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With the anticipated Ghostbusters reboot premiering in theaters today, many Ghostbusters fans have already been searching for related terms such as “Melissa McCarthy Ghostbusters,” “Ghostbusters 2016,” and “Melissa McCarthy interview” in order to prepare themselves for today’s movie. Fans are also curious to know about a Melissa McCarthy husband, Melissa McCarthy weight loss, and all of the Melissa McCarthy movies that have made the actress soar from the background to center stage. If you want to learn more, then you came to the right place. So, keep reading as we deliver you all the facts you need to know, in our Melissa McCarthy wiki.

Early Life

It wouldn’t be much of a Melissa McCarthy wiki without getting to know where the actress came from, now would it? Melissa Ann McCarthy was born on August 26, 1970 in Plainfield, Illinois, to parents Sandra and Michael. She grew up on a farm with a big Irish Catholic family. Did you know that she is also a cousin to actress Jenny McCarthy? McCarthy is also an alumna of The Groundlings, an improvisational and sketch comedy troupe, located in Los Angeles, California.

The Husband

McCarthy has been married to fellow American actor Ben Falcone since October 2008. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone have two daughters together, Georgette and Vivian Falcone. Her daughter, Vivian, also played the younger version of McCarthy’s character in the 2016 comedy, The Boss. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone are both alumni of The Groundlings and were dating for quite some time before Ben popped the big question. Ben has often made several cameos in movies and television shows that McCarthy is a part of and also made an appearance on Gilmore Girls.


McCarthy’s most famous breakout role was as a talented chef on the hit WB show, Gilmore Girls, as Sookie St. James. It was reported that the show’s creator, Amy Palladino, had to fight for McCarthy to be on the show and clearly she fought well enough. McCarthy will reprise her role as Sookie in the Netflix series Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, which picks up where the show left off years ago and focuses on where they are now.

McCarthy may have started off as a supporting actress or made cameos in movies like Charlie’s Angels, but that’s not where she finished. She has risen to become an A-list celebrity in her own right and has starred in movies like: Spy, The Boss, The Heat, and Bridesmaids.


McCarthy is now starring in a reboot of the popular ‘80s movie as Dr. Abby Yates, a co-author of a book that proves the existence of paranormal activity. Set in New York City, McCarthy and her friends must battle all sorts of evil beings in order to save the city and the world from total destruction.

Casper the Friendly Ghost

Who ya gonna call? More importantly, who does McCarthy call when there’s a real- life supernatural presence in her house? The Ghostbusters actress told Us Weekly that she had spirits in her Boulder, Colorado home and that she does, in fact, believe in ghosts. A “Melissa McCarthy ghost” search would provide you with the details of her paranormal experience.

Weight Loss

The Mike & Molly actress lost 75 pounds and it wasn’t intentional. What started out as a routine to get in shape for her role in her 2015 comedy Spy, ended up being a lifestyle change. The actress has no intention of losing any more weight but has said that if she does, she wouldn’t complain. The Melissa McCarthy weight loss has garnered her even more attention and support from her fans.

Now thanks to our Melissa McCarthy wiki, you are all experts on the actress. Let us know how your Ghostbusters 2016 movie experience went, in the comments below.