Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy (born August 26, 1970) is an American actress known most for her portrayal of chef Sookie St. James, Lorelai Gilmore's best friend, on the television series Gilmore Girls, and currently as the title character Molly Flynn on the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. Description above from the Wikipedia article Melissa McCarthy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Charlie's Angels (2000)

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Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Lucy Liu  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Bill Murray

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Lucy Liu  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Bill Murray

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003)

The Angels are charged with finding a pair of missing rings that are encoded with the personal information of members of the Witness Protection Program. As informants are killed, the ladies target a rogue agent who might be responsible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Lucy Liu  •  Bernie Mac

The Angels are charged with finding a pair of missing rings that are encoded with the personal information of members of the Witness Protection Program. As informants are killed, the ladies target a rogue agent who might be responsible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  McG
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Lucy Liu  •  Bernie Mac

Drowning Mona (2000)

The recently deceased Mona Dearly was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash immediately suspects murder rather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Gomez
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Bette Midler  •  Neve Campbell  •  Jamie Lee Curtis

The recently deceased Mona Dearly was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash immediately suspects murder rather ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Gomez
CAST:  Danny DeVito  •  Bette Midler  •  Neve Campbell  •  Jamie Lee Curtis

Go (1999)

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Grocery store clerk Simon occasionally sells drugs from his cash register at work, so when soap opera actors Adam and Zack come looking for Ecstasy on a quiet Christmas Eve, they are surprised to find Ronna covering his shift. Desperate for money, Ronna decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Sarah Polley  •  Jay Mohr  •  Timothy Olyphant

Grocery store clerk Simon occasionally sells drugs from his cash register at work, so when soap opera actors Adam and Zack come looking for Ecstasy on a quiet Christmas Eve, they are surprised to find Ronna covering his shift. Desperate for money, Ronna decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Doug Liman
CAST:  Katie Holmes  •  Sarah Polley  •  Jay Mohr  •  Timothy Olyphant

Pumpkin (2002)

Carolyn's sorority sisters set their sights on the Sorority of the Year award and coaching challenged athletes is their ticket to the trophy. But when the queen of formals finds herself mentoring Pumpkin, a disabled athlete, their two worlds collide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Abrams  •  Adam Larson Broder
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Hank Harris  •  Brenda Blethyn  •  Dominique Swain

Carolyn's sorority sisters set their sights on the Sorority of the Year award and coaching challenged athletes is their ticket to the trophy. But when the queen of formals finds herself mentoring Pumpkin, a disabled athlete, their two worlds collide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Abrams  •  Adam Larson Broder
CAST:  Christina Ricci  •  Hank Harris  •  Brenda Blethyn  •  Dominique Swain

The Life of David Gale (2003)

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A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Mann

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Parker
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Kate Winslet  •  Laura Linney  •  Gabriel Mann

The Kid (2000)

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Spencer Breslin  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Lily Tomlin

Powerful businessman Russ Duritz is self-absorbed and immersed in his work. But by the magic of the moon, he meets Rusty, a chubby, charming 8-year-old version of himself who can't believe he could turn out so badly -- with no life and no dog. With Rusty's help, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon Turteltaub
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Spencer Breslin  •  Emily Mortimer  •  Lily Tomlin

White Oleander (2002)

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A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Kosminsky
CAST:  Alison Lohman  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Cole Hauser  •  Robin Wright

A teenager journeys through a series of foster homes after her mother goes to prison for committing a crime of passion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Kosminsky
CAST:  Alison Lohman  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Cole Hauser  •  Robin Wright

The Third Wheel (2002)

The clumsy and shy Stanley is a nice fellow, beloved by his colleagues in the office. He has a crush on the gorgeous new-hire Diana, but he has difficulties to get close to her. When Stanley finally invites Diana for a date, he hits the homeless Phil with his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Brady
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Denise Richards  •  Jay Lacopo  •  Meredith Salenger

The clumsy and shy Stanley is a nice fellow, beloved by his colleagues in the office. He has a crush on the gorgeous new-hire Diana, but he has difficulties to get close to her. When Stanley finally invites Diana for a date, he hits the homeless Phil with his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jordan Brady
CAST:  Luke Wilson  •  Denise Richards  •  Jay Lacopo  •  Meredith Salenger

Love and Distrust (2010)

This collection of five short films artfully portrays desire's ability to both empower and destroy those who encounter it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lorraine Bracco  •  Warner Loughlin  •  Eric Kmetz  •  Diana Valentine  •  Daisy Gili  •  Darcy Yuille
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  James Franco  •  Amy Adams  •  Dawn Anderson

This collection of five short films artfully portrays desire's ability to both empower and destroy those who encounter it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lorraine Bracco  •  Warner Loughlin  •  Eric Kmetz  •  Diana Valentine  •  Daisy Gili  •  Darcy Yuille
CAST:  Robert Downey Jr.  •  James Franco  •  Amy Adams  •  Dawn Anderson

Cook-Off! (2007)

Amateur 'chefs' from around the country compete for a million dollar prize in the ultimate food fight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Shalem  •  Cathryn Michon
CAST:  Melissa McCarthy  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Stephen Root  •  Ben Falcone

Amateur 'chefs' from around the country compete for a million dollar prize in the ultimate food fight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Guy Shalem  •  Cathryn Michon
CAST:  Melissa McCarthy  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Stephen Root  •  Ben Falcone

Tammy (2014)

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Falcone
CAST:  Melissa McCarthy  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Allison Janney  •  Mark Duplass

After losing her job and learning that her husband has been unfaithful, a woman hits the road with her profane, hard-drinking grandmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Falcone
CAST:  Melissa McCarthy  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Allison Janney  •  Mark Duplass

The Hangover Part III (2013)

This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Ed Helms  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Justin Bartha

This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Phillips
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Ed Helms  •  Zach Galifianakis  •  Justin Bartha

Identity Thief (2013)

When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Gordon
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Jon Favreau  •  Amanda Peet

When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Gordon
CAST:  Jason Bateman  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Jon Favreau  •  Amanda Peet

The Heat (2013)

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Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Demián Bichir  •  Michael Rapaport

Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Sandra Bullock  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Demián Bichir  •  Michael Rapaport

God (1998)

Talking to the camera, Margaret tells us about her friendship with God. "We talk every day," she explains. And at that moment, her phone rings, and it's God on the line. God's gossip is the best, Margaret tells us. Then, we see what happens to her when she and God ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John August
CAST:  Melissa McCarthy  •  Sam Pancake

Talking to the camera, Margaret tells us about her friendship with God. "We talk every day," she explains. And at that moment, her phone rings, and it's God on the line. God's gossip is the best, Margaret tells us. Then, we see what happens to her when she and God ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John August
CAST:  Melissa McCarthy  •  Sam Pancake

This Is 40 (2012)

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jason Segel  •  Maude Apatow

Pete and Debbie are both about to turn 40, their kids hate each other, both of their businesses are failing, they're on the verge of losing their house, and their relationship is threatening to fall apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Judd Apatow
CAST:  Paul Rudd  •  Leslie Mann  •  Jason Segel  •  Maude Apatow

Bridesmaids (2011)

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Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Rose Byrne  •  Jon Hamm  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Melissa McCarthy

Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Feig
CAST:  Rose Byrne  •  Jon Hamm  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Melissa McCarthy

Pretty Ugly People (2008)

Lucy has always used food to escape life's problems, but when this self-titled "fat friend" lures her group of old college buddies to the Montana wilderness, she reveals a new self - skinny, beautiful and still flawed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Missi Pyle  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Josh Hopkins  •  Octavia Spencer

Lucy has always used food to escape life's problems, but when this self-titled "fat friend" lures her group of old college buddies to the Montana wilderness, she reveals a new self - skinny, beautiful and still flawed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tate Taylor
CAST:  Missi Pyle  •  Melissa McCarthy  •  Josh Hopkins  •  Octavia Spencer

Life As We Know It (2010)

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After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Berlanti
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Josh Lucas

After a distastrous first date for caterer Holly and network sports director Messer, all they have is common is a dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter Sophie. But when they suddenly become all Sophie has in this world, Holly and Messer must ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Greg Berlanti
CAST:  Katherine Heigl  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Josh Lucas
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