Here are the top 5 facts you need to know about the actress Melissa McCarthy.
Melissa McCarthy is one of the most reputed names in the entertainment industry. The actress boasts an impressive acting career, with two Primetime Emmy Awards and nominations for two Academy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards.
Even though she is one of the most recognized celebrities in the country, many of them are not completely familiar with her life, apart from her roles in movies and television series. Below, we take a look at the top facts about the 49-year-old actress, in order to know her better.
Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, on August 26, 1970, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy. Actress and model Jenny McCarthy and the professional basketball player Joanne McCarthy are cousins of Melissa.
Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois.
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Melissa was brought up in a Catholic household. She graduated from St. Francis Academy in Joliet, Illinois, which is now called Joliet Catholic Academy. She began her career through stand-up comedy in Los Angeles and later went to New York City.
Melissa McCarthy-who recently underwent weight loss-currently holds an estimated net worth of $80 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She consistently appears on the list of the highest-paid actresses in the world, as compiled by some of the most prestigious newspapers and magazines in the world.
Melissa McCarthy currently holds an estimated net worth of $80 million.
Melissa McCarthy's net worth reached $23 million in 2015, and Forbes also ranked her as the third highest-paid actress of 2015, with such amount of earnings. She went on making $18 million and $12 million in the subsequent years through huge successes she made from movies she played.
Melissa McCarthy is married to her husband, Ben Falcone. Ben is an actor, comedian, filmmaker, and alumnus of The Groundlings. The couple dated for a long time before they tied the knot on October 8, 2005.
Melissa McCarthy is married to her husband, Ben Falcone.
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Melissa and Ben share two daughters, Vivian, born in May 2007, and Georgette, born in March 2010. Falcone made appearances in McCarthy's movies and TV series, such as a third-season episode of 'Gilmore Girls,' "The Nines," 'Bridesmaids,' 'The Heat,' 'Tammy,' 'Identity Thief,' 'Spy,' 'The Boss,' 'Life of the Party,' 'The Happytime Murders,' and 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?'
Melissa McCarthy is not just a talented actress; she's also a smart person with a college degree. She studied Textiles at Southern Illinois University.
Melissa McCarthy studied Textiles at Southern Illinois University.
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Melissa McCarthy was actually interested in a career in fashion before she pursued a career in acting. She first attended the Fashion Institute of Technology when she first moved to New York City.
Melissa McCarthy, besides her work in movies, also had her hand in fashion lines. She teamed up with Sunrise Brands to manufacture her first clothing collection, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, for plus-size women.
Melissa McCarthy founded her own fashion line Seven7.
Melissa McCarthy stated about her fashion line that 'People don't stop at size 12. I feel like there's a big thing missing where you can't dress to your mood above a certain number. Malls segregate "plus-size" clothes stores and hide these stores away from other sections of the mall.' She debuted her fashion line Seven7 in August 2015.
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