Melissa McCarthy Net Worth: See the Life and Career of the Gilmore Girls Star

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Melissa McCarthy is one of the most famous comedians in the business after trying to break into the industry for about two decades.

Her hard work has definitely paid off, as she, too, has become one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. So, take a look at McCarthy’s successful life, career, and net worth.

Melissa McCarthy’s Career

The 52-year-old started in the business in the late 1990s. She first gained attention when she played the role of Sookie on Gilmore Girls.

She then did Samantha Who? and Mike & Molly.

In addition, the actress became the host of Saturday Night Live, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017.

McCarthy gained critical acclaim when she did Bridesmaids in 2011 and received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress nomination.

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It was followed by more commercially successful films, like Identity Thief, The Heat, Tammy, St. Vincent, Spy, and The Boss.

She received further acclaim when she played the role of Lee Israel in the biographical movie Can You Ever Forgive Me? in 2018, earning her another Academy Award for Best Actress nomination.

Other films she did are Nine Perfect Strangers and the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

Melissa McCarthy’s Salary and Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, McCarthy earned over $15 million when she did Mike & Molly and other various endeavors.

She earned more than $33 million in 2015 when she made several movies, like Ghostbusters.

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Between July 2016 and July 2017, she made $18 million. She then made $12 million in 2018, and between September 2019 and September 2020, she raked in $25 million, thanks to her shows on HBO, Netflix, and NBC and other film roles.

That said, McCarthy has amassed a net worth of $90 million.

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Melissa McCarthy Shares Hilarious Reason She Doesn’t Want to Watch Gilmore Girls at Home

Though McCarthy started to be known for her role in Gilmore Girls, she revealed she couldn’t watch the show at home this time anymore.

In the sneak preview of her interview on Sunday Today with Willie Geist, she confessed she was afraid to get caught watching the series.

“I watched it with Vivian once, my oldest, and we watched the pilot…and I was watching her watch it,” she said via Just Jared.

She somehow feared that “something’s going to happen, and I’m going to be found in a room watching my own thing.”

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“So, I have a super paranoia about ‘I can’t watch my own stuff in the house,’” she continued.

McCarthy reasoned that she didn’t want paramedics to come in and see her watching her own stuff when something bad occurred, adding it would be a weird scenario.

“Every time I turn on a TV, and it’s me I’m like, ‘Oh god, do I feel lightheaded. I don’t want to pass out in a room where my stuff’s playing,’” she explained.

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