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Melissa McCarthy

Born: August 26, 1970, Plainfield, Illinois - USA

Melissa Ann McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer, and producer.

She began appearing in television and films in the late 1990s, and first gained national recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series “Gilmore Girls” (2000–2007).

From 2007 to 2009, she appeared as Dena on the ABC sitcom “Samantha Who?” McCarthy was then cast as Molly Flynn on the CBS sitcom “Mike & Molly” (2010–2016), earning a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series as well as two other nominations during subsequent seasons. She has also been nominated five times (in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017) for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her five appearances as a host on “Saturday Night Live”, winning in 2017.

McCarthy achieved recognition as Megan Price in the comedy film “Bridesmaids” (2011), which garnered her award nominations including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, a BAFTA nomination and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2013, she co-starred in the comedy films Identity Thief and The Heat. She appeared in supporting roles in “The Nines” (2007), “The Back-up Plan” (2010), “Life as We Know It” (2010), “This Is 40” (2012) and “The Hangover Part III” (2013). In 2014, McCarthy starred in the comedy Tammy and the comedy-drama film “St. Vincent”.

In 2015, she headlined the action comedy film “Spy”, for which she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical nomination.

In 2016, she starred in the comedy films “The Boss” and “Ghostbusters”. In 2017 she played White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in several episodes of “Saturday Night Live”.

McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone founded the production company, On the Day. In 2015, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2015, she launched her clothing line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7, and told PeopleStyle that her goal was to be inclusive of all sizes and flatter all women. She launched it with sizes 4 to 24. In her first appearance on HSN, she sold more than 1,400 pairs in two hours, leading the producers to end the segment early as things started to sell out.

Also in 2015, Forbes named McCarthy the third highest-paid actress in the world that year. In 2016, Forbes named her the world's second highest-paid actress, earning $33 million.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

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When bestselling celebrity biographer Lee Israel is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack.

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Life of the Party (2018)

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| 105 Min

After a divorce, Deanna decides to attend college. The same school her daughter Maddie goes to.

0 2018 105
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Love, Gilda (2018)

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| 84 Min

Love, Gilda is a true autobiography of a pioneering woman, told in her own voice and through her own words. It weaves together audiotapes, rare home movies, diary entries, and interviews with her friends and those inspired by her.

0 2018 84
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The Happytime Murders (2017)

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In a world where puppets co-exist with humans as second class citizens, puppet private eye and disgraced ex-cop, Phil Phillips, is hot on the trail of the serial killer who murdered his brother and is now targeting the cast members of the famous 80s television show, “The Happytime Gang.”

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Ghostbusters (2016)

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Erin Gilbert and Abby Bergman are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later, Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Gilbert reunites with Bergman and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and try to save the world.

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Central Intelligence (2016)

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| 107 Min

Comedy superstar Kevin Hart ("Ride Along") stars as Calvin, a mild-mannered accountant whose high school glory days are long behind him. Calvin’s mundane life takes an unexpectedly thrilling turn when he bumps into Bob (Dwayne Johnson, "Fast & Furious 6"), a formerly nerdy classmate who grew up to be a deadly CIA agent. Soon Bob pulls Calvin into the high-stakes world of international espionage, where they must work together in order to save the world from a dangerous enemy. "Central Intelligence" is directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber ("We’re the Millers").

64 2016 107
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The Boss (2016)

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| 99 Min

Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, The Heat) stars as Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison for insider trading. After doing her time, Michelle emerges, ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, but not everyone she steamrolled is so quick to forgive and forget.

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Spy (2015)

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A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

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B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations (2015)

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B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations) is the super classified agency you've never heard of and certainly never seen. Dedicated to protecting humans from evil hauntings, the agents of B.O.O. have a secret weapon: they are ghosts themselves. When newbie agents Jackson Moss and his odd-ball partner Watts uncover a plot to destroy B.O.O. by the agency's Most Wanted Haunter, they must use every trick in their arsenal to defeat his powerful ghost army and save Earth from a ghostly fate.

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St. Vincent (2014)

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| 102 Min

A young boy whose parents just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic, war veteran who lives next door.

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Tammy (2014)

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| 97 Min

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.

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The Hangover Part III (2013)

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| 100 Min

This time, theres no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

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The Heat (2013)

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| 117 Min

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.s \finest,\ is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law officers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: Buddies.

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Identity Thief (2013)

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When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.

57 2013 111
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This Is 40 (2012)

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| 134 Min

Judd Apatow, the creative force behind the smash-hit The 40 Year-Old Virgin, re-teams with Seth Rogen and Paul Rudd in this equally hilarious and affecting comedy about a one-night stand with unexpected consequences. Katherine Heigl portrays an up-and-coming entertainment journalist whose drunken romp with an off-beat slacker (Rogen) results in an unwanted pregnancy. With her only other option to raise the child alone, she tries to give it a shot with the loveable doof—but after they try dating it becomes painfully obvious that they are not the soul mates they’d hoped they might be. Like all of Apatow’s impressive work, Knocked Up draws its hysterical humor from the distinctly relatable humanity of its characters, making the laughs more genuine and the pay-offs that much more rewarding.

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Mike & Molly (2012)

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| 30 Min

A comedy about a working class Chicago couple who find love at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting.

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Bridesmaids (2011)

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| 125 Min

“Gut-bustingly funny. Bridesmaids gets an A!!!” (Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly) From the producer of Superbad, Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin comes the breakout comedy critics are calling “brazenly hysterical!” (Alynda Wheat, People) Thirty-something Annie (Kristen Wiig) has hit a rough patch but finds her life turned completely upside down when she takes on the Maid of Honor role in her best friend Lillian’s (Maya Rudolph) wedding. In way over her head but determined to succeed, Annie leads a hilarious hodgepodge of bridesmaids (Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper) on a wild ride down the road to the big event.

68 2011 125
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Life as We Know It (2010)

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| 115 Min

Holly and Eric were set up on a blind date by their friends, Peter and Allison who are married. A few years later after Peter and Allison were killed in an accident, they learn that Peter and Allison have named them as the guardians to their daughter, Sophie. So they move into their house and try their best to honor their friends' wishes. But raising a child puts a crimp on their style and they don't exactly get along.

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The Back-Up Plan (2010)

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When Zoe tires of looking for Mr. Right, she decides to have a baby on her own. But on the day shes artificially inseminated, she meets Stan, who seems to be just who shes been searching for all her life. Now, Zoe has to figure out how to make her two lifes dreams fit with each other.

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Pretty Ugly People (2009)

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The grass might not be as green as one might think on the other side of obesity. Pretty Ugly People takes a wickedly comedic look at body image, self-loathing and sex within a group of estranged friends in their mid-30s. Lucy was obese her entire life and had always longed to be a thin so she could finally lose her virginity.

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Samantha Who? (2007)

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Samantha Who? is an American television sitcom that originally aired on ABC from October 15, 2007 to July 23, 2009. The series was created by Cecelia Ahern and Don Todd, who also served as producers. Although highly rated during its first season, the sitcom lost momentum and viewers throughout its second and final season, and ABC canceled the show in May 2009. The series was produced by Brillstein-Grey Entertainment and Touchstone Television partnered with ABC Studios and executive produced by Christina Applegate, Donald Todd, Peter Traugott, Bob Kushell, Alex Reid, and Marco Pennette.

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The Life of David Gale (2003)

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| 130 Min

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

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The Third Wheel (2002)

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| 87 Min

The clumsy and shy Stanley is a nice fellow, beloved by his colleagues in the office. He has a crush on the gorgeous new-hire Diana, but he has difficulties to get close to her. When Stanley finally invites Diana for a date, he hits the homeless Phil with his Taurus, and his planned night turns upside down.

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Charlie's Angels (2000)

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| 98 Min

Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu star as the captivating crime-fighting trio who are masters of disguise, espionage and martial arts. When a devious mastermind embroils them in a plot to destroy individual privacy, the Angels, aided by their loyal sidekick Bosley (Bill Murray), set out to bring down the bad guys. But when a terrible secret is revealed, it makes the Angels targets for assassination.

55 2000 98
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Gilmore Girls (2000)

TV Show
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| 44 Min

Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on The WB to widespread critical acclaim and remained a tent-pole to the WB until it was cancelled in its seventh season, ending on May 15, 2007 on The CW. The entire series has been released on DVD, as well as on iTunes. The show follows single mother Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter, also named Lorelai but who prefers to be called Rory, living in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, a town filled with colorful characters, located approximately 30 minutes from Hartford, Connecticut. Ambition, education, and work constitute part of the series' central concerns, telling Lorelai's story from pregnant teen runaway and high school dropout to co-owner and manager of the Dragonfly Inn. Rory's transition from public school to the prestigious Chilton is similarly followed, exploring her ambition to study at an Ivy League college and to become a foreign correspondent. The show's social commentary manifests most clearly in Lorelai's difficult relationship with her wealthy, appearances-obsessed parents, Emily and Richard Gilmore, and in the interactions between the students at Chilton, and later, Yale University.

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Go (1999)

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| 98 Min

Told from three perspectives, a story of a bunch of young Californians trying to get some cash, do and deal some drugs, score money and sex in Las Vegas, and generally experience the rush of life.

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God (1998)

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Talking to the camera, Margaret tells us about her friendship with God. \We talk every day,\ she explains. And at that moment, her phone rings, and it's God on the line. God's gossip is the best, Margaret tells us. Then, we see what happens to her when she and God have a falling out. Can they patch it up? Is she sane?

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