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Born on August 26, 1970 in Plainfield, Illinois, Melissa Ann McCarthy is the daughter of Sandra and Michael McCarthy, Irish-Catholic farmers. McCarthy graduated from St. Francis Academy (now Joliet Catholic Academy) in Joliet, Illinois, and moved to New York to begin her career as a stand-up comedian. She appeared at famous clubs such as Stand Up New York and The Improv. While in the city, McCarthy trained at The Actor's Studio, performing in various stage productions. In the late 1990s, she moved to Los Angeles.

In Los Angeles, McCarthy became a member of the legendary improvisation and sketch comedy theatre The Groundlings. A "Groundling" refers to an individual company member who both writes for and performs in the theatre’s shows while teaching classes at the company’s school. McCarthy spent nine years as a main-stage member, making numerous television and film appearances along the way. From 2000 to 2003, she had supporting roles in films like The Kid, Charlie's Angels, and Go. In 2000, McCarthy landed her breakthrough role on the popular WB show Gilmore Girls playing Sookie St. James, the clumsy chef and best friend of Lorelai Gilmore. The show had a successful run until 2007, at which time McCarthy acted alongside Ryan Reynolds in the psychological thriller The Nines.

From 2007 to 2009, McCarthy played the socially awkward best friend of Christina Applegate in the comedy series Samantha Who? Since 2010, McCarthy has played the fourth-grade teacher Molly on the CBS hit sitcom Mike & Molly, a role for which she received her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2011, she starred in the critically acclaimed film Bridesmaids alongside former Groudling Kristen Wiig. McCarthy played Megan, the confident yet awkward sister of the groom, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as a Screen Actor’s Guild Award and a Critics' Choice Movie Award.

Since Bridesmaids, McCarthy has landed roles in This Is 40 (2012), billed as a "sort-of sequel" to the film Knocked Up; the film Tammy, which she co-wrote with her husband, actor and writer Ben Falcone; and Identity Thief, starring alongside Jason Bateman. Additionally, McCarthy and Annie Mumolo, another Groundling alumnus who co-wrote Bridesmaids, sold a pitch to Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn for Paramount Pictures about a group of Midwestern women who set out to steal the Stanley Cup.

In 2013, McCarthy showed her strong appeal at the box office. She and Sandra Bullock star in the buddy comedy The Heat. McCarthy plays a Boston cop who teams up with a FBI agent (played by Bullock) in this summer blockbuster. This mismatched duo are out to take down a drug lord in the film, which brought in more than $40 million in its first weekend.

January 27, 2015, it was announced that McCarthy had officially signed for the lead role in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters directed by Paul Feig, where she will portray Abby, an author and scientist. In May, 2015, McCarthy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Melissa McCarthy Biography

Born on August 26, 1970 in Plainfield, Illinois, Melissa Ann McCarthy is the daughter of Sandra and Michael McCarthy, Irish-Catholic farmers. McCarthy graduated from St. Francis Academy (now Joliet Catholic Academy) in Joliet, Illinois, and moved to New York to begin her career as a stand-up comedian. She appeared at famous clubs such as Stand Up New York and The Improv. While in the city, McCarthy trained at The Actor's Studio, performing in various stage productions. In the late 1990s, she moved to Los Angeles.

In Los Angeles, McCarthy became a member of the legendary improvisation and sketch comedy theatre The Groundlings. A "Groundling" refers to an individual company member who both writes for and performs in the theatre’s shows while teaching classes at the company’s school. McCarthy spent nine years as a main-stage member, making numerous television and film appearances along the way. From 2000 to 2003, she had supporting roles in films like The Kid, Charlie's Angels, and Go. In 2000, McCarthy landed her breakthrough role on the popular WB show Gilmore Girls playing Sookie St. James, the clumsy chef and best friend of Lorelai Gilmore. The show had a successful run until 2007, at which time McCarthy acted alongside Ryan Reynolds in the psychological thriller The Nines.

From 2007 to 2009, McCarthy played the socially awkward best friend of Christina Applegate in the comedy series Samantha Who? Since 2010, McCarthy has played the fourth-grade teacher Molly on the CBS hit sitcom Mike & Molly, a role for which she received her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2011, she starred in the critically acclaimed film Bridesmaids alongside former Groudling Kristen Wiig. McCarthy played Megan, the confident yet awkward sister of the groom, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as a Screen Actor’s Guild Award and a Critics' Choice Movie Award.

Since Bridesmaids, McCarthy has landed roles in This Is 40 (2012), billed as a "sort-of sequel" to the film Knocked Up; the film Tammy, which she co-wrote with her husband, actor and writer Ben Falcone; and Identity Thief, starring alongside Jason Bateman. Additionally, McCarthy and Annie Mumolo, another Groundling alumnus who co-wrote Bridesmaids, sold a pitch to Lorne Michaels and John Goldwyn for Paramount Pictures about a group of Midwestern women who set out to steal the Stanley Cup.

In 2013, McCarthy showed her strong appeal at the box office. She and Sandra Bullock star in the buddy comedy The Heat. McCarthy plays a Boston cop who teams up with a FBI agent (played by Bullock) in this summer blockbuster. This mismatched duo are out to take down a drug lord in the film, which brought in more than $40 million in its first weekend.

January 27, 2015, it was announced that McCarthy had officially signed for the lead role in the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters directed by Paul Feig, where she will portray Abby, an author and scientist. In May, 2015, McCarthy received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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  • How to book Melissa McCarthy?
    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Melissa McCarthy for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Melissa McCarthy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Melissa McCarthy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Melissa McCarthy?
    Booking fees for Melissa McCarthy, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Melissa McCarthy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Melissa McCarthy?
    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Melissa McCarthy for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Melissa McCarthy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?
    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Melissa McCarthy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Melissa McCarthy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Melissa McCarthy is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Melissa McCarthy for your event is $200,000 and above. Melissa McCarthy generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jennifer Lawrence, Lily Tomlin, Kate McKinnon and Amy Poehler. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Melissa McCarthy for an upcoming event.

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