5 Things You Don't Know About Melissa McCarthy
December 05, 2011
Melissa McCarthy gave a scene-stealing performance in the hilarious comedy Bridesmaids and appears with Billy Gardell in the successful CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. Here are five things you probably don't know about this Emmy Award-winning star.
1. Born a farmer's daughter in Plainfield, IL on August 26, 1970.
2. Is a cousin of actress and former Playboy model Jenny McCarthy.
3. Studied clothing and textiles in college with the goal of becoming a fashion designer, but eventually dropped out of school to pursue stand-up. But she recently revealed plans to start a plus-size clothing line.
4. Met her actor husband Ben Falcone at The Groundlings improv group in Los Angeles.
5. Voiced the character of 'DNAmy' on several episodes of Disney's Kim Possible.