Melissa McCarthy
Melissa McCarthy
Real Name/Full Name Melissa Ann McCarthy
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Melissa McCarthy
Birth Place: Plainfield, Illinois, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 26 August 1970
Age/How Old: 53 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimeters – 157 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 2″
Weight: In Kilograms – 94 Kg
In Pounds – 207 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Light Brown
Parents Name: Father – Michael McCarthy
Mother – Sandra McCarthy
Siblings: Margie McCarthy
School: Juliet Catholic Academy
College: Southern Illinois University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Ben Falcone (m. 2005)
Kids/Children Name: Vivian Falcone, Georgette Falcone
Profession: Actress, comedian, writer, producer, fashion designer
Net Worth: $100 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Melissa McCarthy is a multi-talented person who is an actress, comedian, writer, producer, and recipient of numerous awards such as the Primetime Emmy Awards. In the year 2016, she was inducted in the list of 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine.

She is considered to be one of the richest actresses of the world as of now, and in 2020 she ranked #22 in The New York Times’ 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century. She is known for her appearances in films and television shows such as Gilmore Girls, Samantha Who, Bridesmaids, Spy, and The Boss.

Well, how well do you know about Melissa McCarthy? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Melissa McCarthy’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Melissa McCarthy to date.

Biography and Early Life

Melissa McCarthy took birth on 26 August 1970, in the city of Plainfield, Illinois, the U.S. Her parents’ names Sandra and Michael McCarthy. She grew up with her two cousins, who are popular celebrities of the industry as well, known as, Jenny McCarthy and professional basketball player Joanne McCarthy.

She hails from a Catholic family and is of Irish, English, and German descent. She also has a sibling, Margie McCarthy. In the early years of her career, she worked as a drag queen in New York City and was also a part of the comedy troupe The Groundlings.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Melissa McCarthy in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Melissa McCarthy’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 16th July 2024 having been born on 26 August 1970. Though, she is 5′ 2″ in feet and inches and 157 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 207 lbs in Pound and 94kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Green and hair color is Light Brown.


Melissa McCarthy graduated from St. Francis Academy, now called Joliet Catholic Academy, located in Joliet, Illinois. When she was young, she was interested in fashion, and to achieve her dream, and she got herself enrolled in Southern Illinois University and later attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Melissa McCarthy With Husband Ben Falcone 
Melissa McCarthy With Husband Ben Falcone

Melissa McCarthy is currently married to long time partner Ben Falcone, who is an actor. She met him during their time in the comedy troupe, The Groundlings. They got hitched in 2005 and now have two beautiful daughters, Vivian and Georgette. Her daughters have made cameo appearances in Melissa’s films. Since her first appearance in Mike & Molly, Melissa has lost a considerable amount of weight, which she credited to her balanced diet and regular exercise.

Is Melissa McCarthy Lesbian?

Melissa McCarthy has been married to her long-time boyfriend, Ben Falcone, since 2005, with whom she has two daughters. Not much is known about her past relationships, but she is inevitably a straight woman.

Professional Career

Melissa McCarthy’s career began way back in the 90s, when she received her first role in the NBC comedy series Jenny, starring opposite her cousin. She made her first film appearance in the 1999 film, Go. She received subsequent offers from films such as Drowning Mona, Charlie’s Angels, and David Gale’s Life. The first significant role she was offered was in the TV series Gilmore Girls, where she played the protagonist’s best friend.

She gained recognition from the show and appeared in films in principal roles such as the 2007 film The Nines, The Captain, and Pretty Ugly People. Her other television roles include Rita Rocks, Best Laid Plans. In 2010, she got the central role in the television series Mike & Molly. She earned plaudits for her role, and in 2011, she was cast in the film Bridesmaids. Her success in the film landed her roles in The Hangover: III, Identity Thief, and The Heat. In 2014, she starred in St. Vincent, and in 2015, she starred in Spy.


Melissa McCarthy is a very accomplished actress, and she has earned numerous awards and nominations for her role in films and television series. In 2011, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for her role in Mike & Molly. In 2017, she won her 2nd Emmy Award for her guest appearance on Saturday Night Live. In 2011, she won two MTV Movie & TV Awards for her performance in Bridesmaids’ 2011 film. She is the recipient of several People Choice Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Melissa McCarthy in 2024

Melissa McCarthy Net Worth
Melissa McCarthy Net Worth

As of 2024, Melissa McCarthy has an estimated net worth of $100 Million. At one time, she was one of the highest-earning actresses in Hollywood, and in 2015, she earned $33 Million due to her successful films. She has also earned a part of her fortune from her interest in the clothing business, in which she has achieved success.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Melissa McCarthy was a cheerleader in her high school.
  • She began her career as a stand-up comedian in New York City.
  • Her hobby is playing tennis in her free time.
  • She gave her voice for the popular kids’ show Kim Possible which ran from 2002 to 2005.
  • She has her own fashion line known as Melissa McCarthy Seven7.
  • Before getting any role in any movie, she worked as a nanny in Colorado.
  • Her husband Falcone is the co-writer of the movie Tammy.

Melissa McCarthy is an excellent actress who has achieved massive success in the film and television industry. She has won numerous plaudits for her roles, and her talent as a comedian has made her a fan favorite.


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