Melissa Ann McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, fashion designer, writer and producer. She first became well-known by her role as Sookie St. James on the television serial ‘Gilmore Girls’. Her acting prowess has given her wide popularity and fan following along with several awards and nominations. Now let’s have a close look at Melissa McCarthy’s net worth in 2018.
Melissa McCarthy was born on August 26, 1970, in Plainfield, Illinois, Chicago. Her father was Michael McCarthy and mother Sandra. She graduated from St. Francis Academy in Joliet, Illinois. She is a product of ‘The Groundlings’ Los Angeles, where she learned basics and nuances of theatre and acting.
Melissa McCarthy married Ben Falcone an actor and alumnus of ‘The Groundlings’, on October,8,2005. They have two daughters.
Melissa McCarthy’s first TV role was in ‘Jenny’ an NBC Comedy Series. The comedy film ‘Go’ (1999) was her first film which was a starting point of her long, illustrious career as an actor.
Her initial films “Drowning Mona’, ‘Disney’s The Kid’, ‘Charlie Angels’ and ‘The life of David Gale’ recognised her as a foremost actor. She also did many TV series like ‘Kim Possible’ where she voiced DN Amy and was in the cast as Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls.
In 2007 Melissa McCarthy starred in ‘The Nines’ a science fantasy opposite Ryan Reynolds. Her performance in the popular sitcom ‘Samantha Who?’ as Dena Stevens, a childhood friend of Samantha was widely received and appreciated.
In September 2010, Melissa McCarthy starred in CBS sitcom ‘Mike and Molly’. In 2011 she starred in a comedy film ‘Bridesmaid’ alongside Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph for which she was nominated for an Academy award. This role of her was one of the best roles of her career if we go by several awards and nominations that she got for it.
Her Stellar performance continued with her outstanding role in a comedy series ‘Mike and Molly’ for which she won an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.
Melissa McCarthy was given a recognition for her acting performances by invitation to join the Academy of motion pictures Arts and Science in June 2012. Her performance as a host in NBC ‘Saturday night live’ five times from 2011 to 2017 was one of her most celebrated performance, winning wide acclaim.
In 2013 her performance in the crime comedy ‘Identity Thief’ was a box office hit. It grossed $174 million worldwide. In late 2013 her performance in ‘The Heat’ was even a bigger success. It received critical acclaim and grossed $229 million worldwide.
Melissa McCarthy produced a CBS pilot in which her husband Ben Falcone starred. She co-wrote the script of the movie ‘Tammy’ in 2014.
In 2016 she appeared as a celebrity biographer in dark comedy-drama film ‘Can you ever forgive me?’.
Awards and Achievements
Melissa McCarthy received a record number of nominations for prestigious awards, many of which she won. Some of the awards are as given below:
In 2012 Melissa McCarthy was nominated -Best performance by an actress in a supporting role- Academy Award.
In 2011 she won-Primetime Emmy Award-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series- ‘Mike and Molly’.
In 2011 she won Boston Society Film Critics’ Awards- ‘Best Supporting Actress- ‘Bridesmaid.’
In 2013 she won-Elle Women in Hollywood Awards- ‘Woman of the Year’.
In 2013 she won CinemaCon Award- ‘Female star of the year.’
In 2014 she won-Awards Circuit Community Award-Best actress in a supporting role – ‘Bridesmaid’.
In 2017 she won Primetime Emmy Award-Outstanding guest actress in a comedy series ‘Saturday night live’ (1975).
In 2017 she won Kid’s Choice Award-Blimp Award-Favourite Movie Actress- ‘Ghostbusters’ (2016).
Net Worth of Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy’s net worth is $60 million. Her annual income is estimated at $5 million. The Wall Street Journal estimated that she earned close to $10 million a role.
In 2015 alone, she earned$33 million due to the success of movies like ‘Ghostbusters’. As her movies and serials became hit her net worth increased in tandem. Her forays into clothing business in 2015 was a commercial success and her net worth further increased.
In 2015 Forbes named her third highest paid actress in the world that year.
Melissa McCarthy is an actress and comedian par excellence. She is one of the most awarded actresses in Hollywood, whose awards and nominations list goes long. Her unbounded talent as a comedian using her inborn funny bone and her natural built has made her darling of her fans.
Such is her celebrity status that even her cameo roles can make a film succeed at the box office.