A Closer Look At Melissa McCarthy’s Family And How Much She Is Worth

The Award-winning Melissa McCarthy is a famous American actress, producer, fashion designer, writer, and comedian. She is best known for her exceptional comedy skills and outstanding roles in movies such as Mike & Molly and Gilmore Girls among others.

McCarthy has been outstanding since the inception of her acting career and has received wide recognition based on her brilliant performances. She has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and was also inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015. Read on to find out more about the super-talented actress and comedian.

Who is Melissa McCarthy?

The amazing star was born as Melissa Ann McCarthy in Plainfield, Illinois in the United States on August 26, 1970. She was raised by her father Michael McCarthy who is of Irish descent and her mother Sandra who is of English, Irish, and German origin. Her cousins Jenny McCarthy is a famous actress and model, while Joanne McCarthy is a professional basketball player. She came from a large Catholic family and she attended St. Francis Academy in Joliet, Illinois. Melissa is also an alumna of the California-based comedy troupe called The Groundlings.

She Started From Standup Comedy

McCarthy began her career as a standup comedian in Los Angeles and later on, she moved to New York City where she kicked off her acting career. She made her film debut in 1997 when she starred alongside Jenny McCarthy in the NBC series titled Jenny. Later on, she appeared in the feature comedy film Go as well as God, Charlie’s Angels, D.C., Gilmore Girls, The Third Wheel, and The Life of David Gale among others.

She came into the limelight in 2010 following her break out role as Molly in the sitcom titled Mike & Molly. The series aired on CBS from 2010 and it ended in 2016. She appeared in the comedy film titled Bridesmaid in 2010, starring alongside Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, and Ellie Kemper. She was cast along with Jason Bateman in the 2013 movie titled Identity Thief and alongside Sandra Bullock in The Heat the same year. McCarthy co-wrote and also starred in the film titled Tammy in 2014. She featured with Bill Murray, her husband Ben Falcone, her daughter Vivian Falcone, and Susan Sarandon.

Melissa was cast in the 2016 movie The Boss as well as the all-female reboot of Ghostbusters in the same year. In 2017, she appeared on Saturday Night Live Show portraying the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.

Some of her other movies include Spy, The Happytime Murders, Can You Ever Forgive Me and currently on set for the 2019 movie The Kitchen. Other television series include Nobodies, Private Practice, and the animated series Penguins of Madagascar.

Who Is Melissa McCarthy’s Husband?

Melissa is very sexy, smart and with her there’s never a dull moment because you keep on cracking your ribs. Despite being multi-talented, she is also a married woman and an amazing mother of two. You can imagine what a typical day would be like having her in the house. She married her long-term sweetheart whose name is Ben Falcone. The couple met each other a long time ago and after being together for so many years, the duo tied the knot on October 8, 2005. They were blessed with two daughters – Vivian Falcone born on May 2007 and Georgie Falcone born on March 2010. Falcone’s family is well-grounded in the entertainment biz; Vivian acted the younger version of her mom’s character in the movie titled The Boss. Ben Falcone also starred alongside his wife and daughter in the same movie and many others.

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More so, McCarthy and her husband Falcone co-founded a production company called On The Day Productions in 2013. The company has produced several movies in collaboration with Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, and Gary Sanchez productions among others. Their first project was Tammy a low budget movie costing $20 million.

How much is she worth now?

Melissa McCarthy currently has a net worth of $60 million. She earns significantly from her acting career, television shows, adverts, and other business endeavors. Melissa has appeared in ads including Super Bowl LI ad for Kia Motors among others. She is the co-founder of On The Day Productions Company that began in 2013. Being a fashion designer, the amazing star launched her own clothing line called Melissa McCarthy Seven7 in 2015 and was also named as the third highest-paid actress in the world the same year. She rose to number two the preceding year, having received whopping $33 million in earnings.

What is her weight loss story

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McCarthy’ – before and after her weight loss

When you are always on camera, you always have to look smart for your fans and for yourself too. Being obese is not something anyone would ever dream of achieving, talk more about celebrities. Melissa McCarthy is one of those celebrities who has been criticized several times courtesy of her excessive weight. She was controversially referred to as obese by a film critic Rex Reed. Her weight loss journey started in 2016 when she reportedly lost 75 pounds (35 kg) after undergoing a weight loss routine. During the routine, she concentrated on high protein and low carbohydrate diets as well as regular exercises and good sleep. Additionally, she used a weight loss supplement called Keto Advanced Weight Loss that was recommended in an episode of Dr. Beth Collins show.

After her weight loss, as you can see on her before and after images above; Melissa wowed her fans when she appeared in wonderful shape with visible curves in the right places. Another interesting fact to note is that her previous look contributed to her success in playing the role of Molly in the series Mike & Molly. Her weight loss constitutes the reason why the series came to end because she doesn’t fit into her character after having the new look.

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Death Rumors

Many a time famous celebrities are often caught up in a celebrity death hoax and the likes of Melissa McCarthy isn’t an exception to this. She too has had a share in the death hoax saga. Just recently in May 2018, out of the blue, a Facebook page with the name R.I.P Melissa McCarthy was created. The page started attracting millions of likes and condolence messages from her fans across the world. Other social media sites went abuzz when the fake news got trending that the famous actress is no more. However, who would ever think that the multi-talented star is dead and no mainstream media reported the news?

Furthermore, the rumors were later dismissed when Melissa’s representative confirmed that she is very much alive and that people should stop believing everything they see on the internet. Many of her fans have expressed anger over the reckless, hurtful, and distressing fake report. McCarthy is already part of the long list of prominent celebrities who have been victims of a death hoax. Apparently, Melissa is alive, hail, and hearty, there’s no sign of ill health or death related news about the star actress.

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You can connect with Melissa on social media platforms such as Twitter @melissamccarthy and Instagram @melissamccarthy.

Ikenna Nwobodo
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Ikenna has been writing or editing for several websites and publications for over 4 years, When he is not writing, he likes taking adventures, playing the piano or singing, and hanging out with friends.


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