Molly Shannon is an American actress. Her Hollywood career began in the late 1980s. She gained recognition in the ’90s for joining the cast of Saturday Night Live. Simultaneously, she played Val Bassett in the sitcom Will and Grace. She also became more prolific on the big screen with supporting roles in the films Wet Hot American Summer, Shallow Hal, The Santa Clause 2, and My Boss’s Daughter, among others. She later had notable performances in Scary Movie 4, Marie Antoinette, Year of the Dog, and Bad Teacher. In the 2010s, she starred in the movies Scary Movie 5, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Other People, and Fun Mom Diner.