Melissa Mccarthy
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In just a few years after breaking into the limelight in 2011 for her dazzling comic roles in works like Bridesmaids and The Heat, Melissa Mccarthy has made us laughed harder than most comedians in Hollywood put together. And the good thing is, she is not going to stop soon thanks to her talent especially her ability to play challenging roles in a brilliant and incredibly funny way which keep popping more projects on her to-do list. This ability has also won her an Oscar Award twice. Even so, McCarthy has gone beyond acting to write and produce films. She is also making significant marks in the fashion world as a fashion designer. Here’s everything you should know about the comic actress.


Mccarthy was born in Plainfield Illinois on August 26, 1970, which makes her birth sign Virgo. Raised in the Roman Catholic faith, the actress spent her childhood on her family’s corn and soybean farm. The Oscar-winning actress is from a large family and is a cousin of actress Jenny Mccarthy and pro basketball player Joanne Mccarthy. Her mother Sandra is of English, German and Irish descent while her father, Michael Mccarthy is from an Irish background. The couple were immigrants who settled in Plainfield, Illinois.

She had her education in St. Francis Academy which has been renamed to Joliet Catholic  Academy. She also honed her acting skills in The Groundlings, an improvisational comedy school. The actress loved tennis in her childhood but had to focus on cracking jokes in her teen days.

She then kicked off her career as a standup comedian in clubs before deciding to join The Actors Studio to improve her acting skills. After a while there, she relocated to Los Angeles in her late twenties for better career prospects. However, the few roles she could nab were small appearances on TV and short films. This continued throughout the 1990s. By year 2000, she got her first breakthrough with the role of Sookie in Gilmore Girls. She did a few more comedy performances before finally landing a starring role in the TV show Mike and Molly which sailed her smoothly into becoming a cast of the film Bridesmaids. That 2011 show was her big hit and since then she has remained one of the most adored faces of comedy films. Currently, her filmography is as long as the list of her awards and nominations. More so, the star who is known for explicit comedies was named the second most paid actress in 2016, coming behind Jennifer Lawrence.  In 2017, she was also named the fourth-highest-paid actress with $18 million.

Is Melissa Mccarthy Dead?

This is a really disturbing question to ask because the death of a talented and famous actress like Melissa Mccarthy can’t happen without mainstream media reporting it. But given that these days many online sites have resorted to spreading lies and rumors for clickbait, it is important that we still let you know that the answer is a definite no. Melissa Mccarthy is alive and set out to embark on new projects.

Husband, Kids

Melissa Mccarthy
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You are right to say that any man in the life of Mellisa Mccarthy is lucky because of her unique sense of humor Probably the reason her husband Ben Falcone always wears a smile anytime they are spotted together walking the red carpet. She has been married to the filmmaker and actor since 2005. The duo dated for long before finally walking down the aisle. The interesting thing is that they both have so much in common. First off, they are both alumni of The Groundlings and secondly, they are both in the showbiz.

The couple have two adorable daughters; Vivian and Georgette (born in 2007 and 2010 respectively). Their first daughter Vivian portrayed the younger version of her mom in the 2016 movie The Boss. Her birth was also written into the final season of Gilmore Girls in which Falcone also made a brief appearance in. Ben Falcone has also made small appearances in other movies and TV shows starring Mccarthy like Bridesmaids, The Heat, Tammy, Spy, and Identity Theif.

Her Height and Weight Loss Journey

Melissa is known for her large frame but the actress has slimmed down noticeably. She now weighs 94kg or 207 pounds. Her body measurements (bust, waist, and hips) are 43, 38, 45 inches or 109-96.5-114 cm respectively.  The 5 feet 2 inches star wears size 40c in bras while her shoe size is 9 (US).

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The Oscar nominee credits dieting and exercising for her loss of over 70 pounds since appearing in Spy. It was no magic, instead, the Hollywood superstar had her diet transformed. According to her, she went on a Ketogenic diet and has been working out more after being trained on some stunts for Spy.

The keto diet from the metabolic state of ketosis is a type of dieting in which dieters eat more healthy fats and fewer carbohydrates (5-10 per cent calorie intake daily). The dieters hike their fat intake and keep protein levels moderate. This could be summarised as moderate protein, low carb, less or no junk and to achieve this, MacCarthy eats 3-step vegetable soup as a snack. The soup is made using fresh or frozen vegetables and she usually adds ingredients like brown rice, parmesan cheese, succotash, chicken stock, broccoli, etc. All these are added at once, steamed and is seasoned with pepper, salt, garlic, etc for taste. She also has to sleep as early as 7:30 pm.

Melissa Mccarthy is not stopping this seemingly tough routine yet until she probably achieves a svelte look. We said this given the fact that she keeps keeping the weight off while getting slimmer by the day since 2014.