This year she’s nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for her hosting gig on Saturday Night Live and Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her role as as Molly Flynn in the CBS comedy Mike & Molly. Last year McCarty won in the same category for her role on Mike & Molly so it’s nice to see her receive recognition for a second year in a row.
Melissa McCarthy is recognized for her role as “Sookie St. James” in the WB series Gilmore Girls. She also starred as “Dena” alongside Christina Applegate on ABC’s Samantha Who? and plays the lead role of “Molly Flynn” on CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. McCarthy held the role of “Megan” alongside her real life husband Ben Falcone, in Bridesmaids. She has also appeared in The Nines, Charlie’s Angeles, The Back-up Plan, and Life as We Know It.
Upcoming films include This Is 40 (completed), Identity Theft (post-production) and The Heat which she is currently filming.
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards air LIVE on ABC Sunday September 23rd at 7pm EST.