‘I Love A Woman Who Doesn’t Play By The Rules’

When I mention these rules to Melissa McCarthy – who made her film breakthrough at 41, is a US size 14 (UK 18) and now the most bankable comedy star in the world – she rolls her eyes and gives a what-century-are-we-in shake of her head. New York magazine recently wrote that McCarthy is in the middle of one of the all-time great comedy rolls, akin to ones we’ve seen in past decades from the likes of Eddie Murphy , Mike Myers , Jim Carrey , Adam Sandler , Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Ben Stiller ” (their inability to find a female comparison was both telling and, sadly, understandable).

But you never know with Melissa; there’s a healthy chance that she’s totally joking about this tip! Melissa is proud of you for making it to the end of this bio and thinks you should buy yourself a drink. Melissa will be an advocate for all working families in Michigan, not just a select few. We are in a photographer’s studio in West Hollywood, where McCarthy has just finished her shoot for the Guardian. Hardworking and committed, Melissa hopes to use her voice to help make a difference for everyday Michiganders.


The other is her longed-for fashion line, Melissa McCarthy Seven7 , which goes up to size 24 and launched last summer. Some critics have complained that McCarthy always plays the same role, which seems even less fair than saying Bill Murray always plays the same role (and no critic ever complained about that). Subscribe to our email list and be the first to know about exclusive offers, in-store events & sales.

One of those cousins is Jenny McCarthy , the actor now best known for her long-running and very public contention that vaccinations cause autism. Melissa landed her first big acting job at age nine playing Laura Ingalls Wilder on Little House on the Prairie. But if there is a McCarthy type, it is the woman who does things you pretty much never see a woman do on screen. Melissa is a writer, actor, producer, a Los Angeles native, a graduate of the Northwestern University theater program and an awkward bio writer. One of the rewards McCarthy has given herself, now that she has celebrity clout, is the production company she and Falcone run.

New York magazine recently wrote that McCarthy is in the middle of one of the all-time great comedy rolls, akin to ones we’ve seen in past decades from the likes of Eddie Murphy , Mike Myers , Jim Carrey , Adam Sandler , Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Ben Stiller ” (their inability to find a female comparison was both telling and, sadly, understandable).

But you never know with Melissa; there’s a healthy chance that she’s totally joking about this tip! Melissa is proud of you for making it to the end of this bio and thinks you should buy yourself a drink. Melissa will be an advocate for all working families in Michigan, not just a select few. We are in a photographer’s studio in West Hollywood, where McCarthy has just finished her shoot for the Guardian. Hardworking and committed, Melissa hopes to use her voice to help make a difference for everyday Michiganders.