Melissa McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer, fashion designer, and producer. McCarthy first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls (2000–07). On the ABC sitcom Samantha Who? (2007–09), she portrayed Dena.
McCarthy achieved major success and fame for her breakthrough film role as Megan Price in the 2011 comedy hit Bridesmaids, which garnered her numerous 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 2014, McCarthy starred in the comedy Tammy and the comedy-drama film St. Vincent. In 2015, she headlined the action comedy Spy, for which she received Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical nomination. In 2016, McCarthy is set to star in comedy films The Boss and Ghostbusters.
September 19, 2021
Actor, comedian, and producer Melissa McCarthy feels just delightful about being Conan O’Brien’s best friend.
Melissa sits down with Conan to chat about getting her start in stand-up and at The Groundlings, catapulting to stardom with Bridesmaids, and producing the Netflix documentary Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed. Later, Conan receives a visual update from tattoo artist Kristina.
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April 8, 2016
It’s a Happy Sad Confused first as Josh welcomes Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick to chat about their new quirky comedy action film Mr. Right in theaters now. Then, hilarious power couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone join Josh to talk about their new film The Boss, coming up through The Groundlings together, Ghostbusters and much more.