Melissa McCarthy is one of the most buzzed about people in Hollywood right now, and for good reason – she is amazing! McCarthy is so much more than an actress, she is a comedian, writer, fashion designer, producer, mother and wife, and does it all with an infectious personality and talent that is hard-pressed to be matched. Over the past few years it seems her star has risen to incredible heights in the industry, and fans have flocked to her films to witness her comedic prowess. Despite being a central figure in Hollywood, and always being in the spotlight, not many know too much about the stunning star, so check out 10 things you never knew about Melissa McCarthy!
10. Getting Started
Melissa McCarthy began her career with comedy as part of the famed Improv group the Groundlings, but it was thanks to her famous cousin Jenny McCarthy that she got her start on TV. In 1997 Melissa made her very first TV appearance on an episode of The Jenny McCarthy Show and two years later made her film debut with a 50 second spot in the film Go. Fans are well aware that her big TV break, however, was as Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls, and her big film break was in Bridesmaids.