Melissa McCarthy is an American actress. She started her Hollywood career in the mid ’90. Her breakthrough came as Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls. After the show’s 7-season run, she joined the main cast of Samantha Who? as Dena. In the 2010s, she became known for her role as Molly Flynn on the sitcom Mike & Molly. Her performance on the show earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress. During this period, her film career also became prolific. She starred in the films Bridesmaids, This Is 40, The Hangover Part III, Spy, and Ghostbusters. She also wrote and produced the films Tammy and The Boss.