Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon
Real Name/Full Name Molly Helen Shannon
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Molly Shannon
Birth Place: Shaker Heights, Ohio, US
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 16 September 1964
Age/How Old: 59 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 165 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
Weight: In Kilograms – 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119 lbs
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Parents Name: Father – James Francis Shannon
Mother –  Mary Margaret “Peg”
Siblings: Mary Shannon Beatty (sister)
Katie Shannon (sister, deceased)
School: St. Dominic School, Shaker Heights, Hawken School, Gates Mills, Ohio
College: New York University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Fritz Chestnut (m.2004)
Kids/Children Name: Stella Shannon Chestnut (daughter)
Nolan Shannon Chestnut (son)
Profession: Actress and comedian
Net Worth: $8 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Molly Helen Shannon is an amazing actress and comedian of American nationality. She gained popularity for performing in the American comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live’ from 1995 to 2001. Her voice has been featured in movies like ‘Igor’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania’ series. In 2007, she was honored with the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was awarded for her spectacular acting in the film ‘Other People.’ She has appeared on many television shows and movies like ‘Happiness,’ ‘Never Been Kissed,’ ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, and ‘Osmosis Jones.’

Well, how well do you know about Molly Shannon? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Molly Shannon’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 Molly Shannon to date.

Biography and Early Life

Molly Shannon was born on September 16, 1964, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, US. Her parents John Francis Shannon and Mary Margaret “Peg,” are Irish Americans. Her mother was a teacher, while her father was a sales manager. Her siblings are Katie Shannon and Mary Shannon Beatty. She was raised as a Catholic.

When Molly was only four years old, the family suffered a tragic loss. She was in a car accident that took her mother, her younger sister Katie and her cousin. Despite the loss, she found strength from the incident and used that as motivation to live a fulfilled life.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Molly Shannon in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Molly Shannon’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 16 September 1964. Though, she is 5′ 5″ in feet and inches and 165 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 119 lbs in Pound and 54 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Dark Brown.


Molly Shannon attended her grade school at St. Dominic School in Shaker Heights. Then she went on to attend Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio. In 1987, Molly graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts. She studied drama there. Molly was a bright student, and the teachers were quite confident of her doing great in the future. She surely did not disappoint her teachers, and now she has become a popular actress.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Molly Shannon married Fritz Chestnut, an artist, on May 29, 2004. They have two beautiful children; Stella Shannon Chestnut, their daughter (born 2003), and Nolan Shannon Chestnut, their son (born 2005). Molly and her husband are leading a happy marriage with thier two kids and wish to continue living the world peacefully.

Is Molly Shannon Lesbian?

We have not found any conclusive reports stating that Molly Shannon is maybe lesbian. In her industry, she has worked with many female colleagues but has not reported any interest in homosexual relationships. She has been happily married to her husband Fritz Chestnut for around 16 years, and they have two children together. Thus it would be safe to assume her to be a straight-oriented person.

Professional Career

Molly Shannon went to New York to study and to become an actress. Initially, she struggled to get any roles before finally making her debut as a supporting actress in the 1989 horror film ‘The Phantom of the Opera. She also did cameos in television shows like ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘In Living Color.’

Her primary role and the one that pushed her into stardom came in 2005 when she was hired as a featured player in the American TV show ‘Saturday Night Live. She brought many characters for SNL, like that of ‘Sally O Malley’ and ‘Mary Catherine Gallagher.’ She left the show in 2001 but came back for a special Mother’s Day episode in 2010. She was also featured in Saturday Night Live’s special reunion episode ‘Women of SNL.’

She has starred in several films like ‘Happiness’ (1998), ‘A Night at the Roxbury’ (1998), ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ (2000), and many more. Her other outstanding works could be found in movies like ‘Serendipity’ which was released in 2001, and ‘My Boss’s Daughter,’ in 2003. She is also in the cast of 2018 critically acclaimed film’ Private Life.’

She has also written a book for children called ‘Tilly the Trickster. It was released on September 1, 2001.


As we all know, Molly is an impeccable actress, and her acting skills are way beyond imagination. Thus it would not be surprising to know about the plethora of awards she has received over the acting career. She got the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her role in the film ‘Other People’ in 2017.

Molly was also presented with the Excellence in Acting Award at the prestigious Provincetown International Film Festival in 2018. The cast of the movie ‘Happiness’ won the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast in 1998. She has also been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards thrice: in 2000, her performance in ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2013 for ‘Enlightened’ and 2018 for ‘Will and Grace.’

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Molly Shannon in 2024

Molly Shannon Net Worth
Molly Shannon Net Worth

As of 2024, Molly Shannon’s current net worth is $8 million. Most of her fortune is earned through her acting career. Her roles in ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Other People,’ and ‘Will and Grace’ have helped her gain immense popularity and fame.

She has also done several advertisements for many international and domestic brands and has added a lot to her account. Molly was part of many significant projects like, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Sally O Malley, and many more that have also helped her make a name and gather a whooping wealth for herself.

Molly Helen Shannon is a talented and hard-working actress and comedian who has tickled many a funny bone. She has entertained her fans through her stellar performance in many movies and television shows. Miss Shannon turned a painful event in her life as her motivation and went on to live an entire life. She goes on to show us that one can achieve anything if one does not give up.


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