Melissa McCarthy Net Worth, Money and More

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Jolly and cute

Cute and jolly actress, stand-up comedian and writer Melissa McCarthy has a lot in her basket to be proud of. Facing a lot of ups and downs in her career, she now stands on a stature where people look on to. The credit obviously goes to her outstanding films, her great scripts and the fabulous comedy she did. Her hits one after the other made her one of the most sorted after actress in Hollywood.

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Her Origins

She was born on August 26, 1970 in Plainfield, Illinois, U.S. Now living in California in Los Angeles, the actress has American nationality. Daughter to Michael McCarthy and Sandra, she is also a cousin to the famous Jenny McCarthy. Raised by the Irish Catholic faith, the ancestors of Melissa were from Country Cork. She is a graduate from St. Francis Academy, now known as Joliet Catholic Academy. In her early years, she was also a part of town stand-up comedy group with the name of The Groundlings.

How much money she makes?

Melissa is among those actresses that make a lot of money! She owes this money to advertisements, endorsements, films and comedy. Her fortune also paid off with the stock investments and property holdings.

Chain of Restaurants

Melissa owns a long chain of restaurants with the name of Fat McCarthy Burger in the entire Washington.

Owner of a football team

She also owns a football team with the name The Plainfield Angels.

Other endorsements

She also owns a fashion line which goes by the name of “Melissa McCarthy Seduction”. She also has launched a brand of vodka, Pure WonderMcCarthy and a perfume (With Love from Melissa).


Outstanding career


Melissa started her career in acting with the television first. Her debut was with the comedy serial Jenny. She was also the part of other serials since then. These include D.C., Gilmore Girls, Kim Possible, Curb your Enthusiasm, Samantha Who, Rita Rocks, Mike and Molly and the all-time favorite Saturday Night Live. In her entire journey in television she played varied roles from doing voice works to playing a control freak.


After deepening her roots in television, Melissa moved towards Hollywood. She was starred in Bridesmaids for which she received a lot of praise and appreciation. She was also a part of Hangover III. One of her movie, Identity thief did not get good reviews but earned 135 million dollars with a meager investment of 75 million dollar. She also tried her hand in writing with Tammy and was also starred in it. Her movie, The Heat earned 229 million dollars!

She was also starred in The Captain, This is 40!, Life As We Know Of It, Pretty Ugly People, The Back-up Plan, Just Add Water, Shooter, The Nines, Susan Cooper, Chicken Party, White Oleander, Drowning Mona, Charlie’s Angels, The Kid, Pumpkin, God, Go, The Third Wheel, Auto Motives.

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Marital status: Married

Melissa McCarthy got the love of her life as her soul partner. The boy- friend turned husband Ben Falcone was also her co- actor when she was a part of The Groundlings. He was also starred together in the movie The Bridesmaids and The Heat. The couple has two daughters, Vivian (born in 2005) and Georgette (born in 2010)

Recognitions, nominations and awards won

  • 98th  Celebrity 100, 91th in Money, 72th in TV/Radio, 76th in Press, 81th  in Social, 47th in Marketability,99th  in 2012.
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • She was nominated for Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Performance
  • Got the MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance, Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie: Chemistry the MTV Movie Award for Best Gut-Wrenching Performance and The Comedy Awards for Best Comedy Actress – Film

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  • I am not a princess, I don’t want to be referred to as a princess – I find that super creepy.
  • As a teenager I went all Goth, but I wasn’t mopey enough. I would pretend to be, but I’d end up making people laugh.
  • I’m always tinkering with something – suddenly I’ll think I can work with wood, but then I’ll realize I can’t, so I go back to sewing.
  • I’m certainly not shy, but I like playing it because I love those characters that are incredibly confident but really still a mess.
  • Even when someone gets to looking like she should be so proud of herself, instead she’s like, ‘I could be another three pounds less; I could be a little taller and have bigger lips.
  • To me, having 500 rolls of fabric around is the most calming thing in the world. I think it’s what football is to some guys.

Fun Facts

  • Though she was one of the five bridesmaids in the film, in her own marriage she just had two bridesmaids, rest all were men! Also she was a bridesmaid in just one of her sister’s marriage.
  •  Most of Melissa’s friends are gay.
  • When she joined the industry, she was shooed by the director saying such fat people don’t have a place in Hollywood, but man….she did prove herself and came out with flying colors!


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