Melissa McCarthy

A celebrity born with a silver spoon in their mouth.

Melissa McCarthy
Full NameMelissa Ann McCarthy


Royalty has arrived in the form of Melissa McCarthy, the award-winning actress, comedian and producer. Born to Sandra and Michael McCarthy of Plainfield, Illinois, Melissa was raised on a corn and soybean farm. She began her career as a stand-up comedian in New York, before making her breakthrough in Gilmore Girls (2000). She went on to star in Mike & Molly (2010), and then a string of successful films from Bridesmaids (2011) to Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018). McCarthy continues to enchant audiences worldwide with her dynamic performances, proving that she is a true talent of the silver screen.

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Yes! They also are a nepo parent! Melissa McCarthy comes from the illustrious Wahlberg-McCarthy-Asher family. They have thirty-six celebrities in their family. With four hundred seventy credited apperances in TV, film, and video.

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  • SmartLess
  • The Simpsons
  • Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Gilmore Girls
  • The Conversation
  • Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Great Giveback with Melissa McCarthy and Jenna Perusich
  • Momsplaining with Kristen Bell
  • The Life of David Gale
  • Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  • Barbra: The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!
  • Celebrity IOU
  • Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes Around
  • Love, Gilda
  • Samantha Who?
  • Go
  • St. Vincent
  • The Oscars
  • 71st Golden Globe Awards
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Little Big Shots
  • The 84th Annual Academy Awards
  • White Oleander
  • Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows
  • Nine Perfect Strangers
  • Spy
  • 73rd Golden Globe Awards
  • The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed
  • 72nd Golden Globe Awards
  • Bridesmaids
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Chicken Party
  • The Heat
  • Mike & Molly
  • Life as We Know It
  • The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Chelsea
  • Central Intelligence
  • The Starling
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • This Is 40
  • Stand Up to Cancer
  • The Kid
  • Pumpkin
  • Rita Rocks

Family Tree

The Wahlberg dynasty is a remarkable American family dynasty, boasting a legacy of esteemed actors, producers, writers and directors. The matriarch and patriarch, Robert Wahlberg and Gina Santangelo, have been married since 1994 and have two children. Their sons, Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg, Arthur Wahlberg, Jeff Wahlberg and Robert Asher, have all made names for themselves in the entertainment industry. Mark is a renowned actor, producer, and comedian, with major successes such as The Fighter (2010) and Ted (2012). Arthur is known for his roles in films like Spenser Confidential (2020) and Patriots Day (2016). Jeff is an actor with celebrated films such as Don't Come Back from the Moon (2017) and Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019). Robert has made his mark in the TV world with shows such as Halloween Block Party (2010) and BattleBots (2015). Adding to the illustrious family tree is the great Elizabeth Montgomery, daughter of esteemed actors Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth Allen, who has made her own waves in the industry with films like The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955) and Johnny Dangerously (1984). Her husband, William Asher, was also a revered director and producer, known for Bewitched (1964) and Fireball 500 (1966). Their daughter, Rebecca Asher, is an esteemed director and editor, having worked on films such as Donnie Darko (2001) and Knocked Up (2007). Edward Mallory, husband of the late Elizabeth Montgomery, was an actor and director, known for his roles in The Young and the Restless (1973) and General Hospital (1963). Finally, John Asher, William and Elizabeth's son, is an award-winning writer and director, having directed films such as Kounterfeit (1996) and Chick Flick (1998). This illustrious family of entertainers continues to make history and entertain generations to come.

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