- Faith: Christian - Catholic
- Career: Actress
- Birthday: August 26, 1970
- Accomplishments: Mtv Movie Awards 2012, Emmy Winner
- Fun Faith Fact!: Related to Jenny McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy has come a long way from her family farm in Illinois. Raised in a big Irish-Catholic family, she had a very traditional upbringing, attending Catholic high school in Joliet, IL.
Arguably best known for her roles as Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls and Megan Price in Bridesmaids, Melissa has been very busy for the last decade with her career, but found time to settle down with long-term boyfriend Ben Falcone, and get married and have a family (with her first pregnancy even written into her role on Gilmore Girls.
Melissa has 3 films in the works, and her star is still rising – expect to see a lot more from this comedy queen in the future.