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Entertainment SeeHer Story Celebrates Melissa McCarthy's Ever-Evolving Hollywood Career in Episode 10

15:02  26 august  2020
15:02  26 august  2020 Source:   people.com

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Melissa McCarthy in The Heat. Photo: Twentieth Century Fox. Since Bridesmaids, McCarthy has starred in five studio comedies — Identity Thief, The Heat, Tammy, Spy, and the Instead, McCarthy stuck with it uncomplainingly for five more seasons and 103 more episodes , until the network finally

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Melissa McCarthy posing for the camera: SeeHer Story airs every week on PEOPLE.com and @PeopleTV social handles © Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic SeeHer Story airs every week on PEOPLE.com and @PeopleTV social handles

Throughout Melissa McCarthy's time in Hollywood, she hasn't let anyone define her genre-bending career. The critically acclaimed star has remained unapologetically herself, creating her own roles and never giving up on her dreams as an actress.

McCarthy's profound accomplishments and dedication to inspiring others are why SeeHer Story is celebrating the actress in this week's episode. (Plus, it happens to be her birthday!)

Katie Couric Media and PEOPLE partnered to create the second season of SeeHer Story, a weekly digital video series produced to celebrate various female trailblazers from the past 100 years to today.

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McCarthy was born to a farming family in Plainfield, Illinois on Aug. 26, 1970. At 20 years old, she moved to New York City to pursue an acting career.

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After struggling to break out of the New York comedy scene, McCarthy moved to Los Angeles with hopes of expanding her career. Instead, McCarthy landed jobs in everything but acting.

"I shucked clams, I was a waiter for nine hundred years, I was a nanny. I worked in retail, I worked in restaurants. I worked in a nursing home," she said in an early interview.

She finally earned her first TV gig playing a small role in her cousin Jenny McCarthy's MTV series, The Jenny McCarthy Show.

Shortly before turning 30, McCarthy was ready to give up on acting — until she got her big break as Sookie St. James on Gilmore Girls. The long-running show was a hit and put McCarthy on the path to an acclaimed career.

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Then, in 2011, McCarthy gained even more attention for her unforgettable role in the comedy Bridesmaids. The film made nearly $300 million and scored McCarthy her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

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Ever since Melissa McCarthy debuted her explosive Sean Spicer impression on Saturday Night Live last month, audiences have been The same day, McCarthy , who had been busy promoting her new project—TV Land’ s upcoming comedy Nobodies—told reporters that she hadn’t yet caught the presser.

She went on to star in a string of blockbuster comedies, including Tammy, The Heat and Spy, which made her the second-highest-paid actress in the world by 2016 — partly thanks to her advocating for equal pay.

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In 2019, McCarthy turned to more dramatic characters. She earned a second Academy Award nomination for her performance as Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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The actress continues to break barriers, and take on new challenges in her career without letting anyone deter her.

“Every time someone tries to tell you what you can’t do —  that is the first person to ignore," she said in a previous interview.

SeeHer Story will be a regular feature in PEOPLE’s print edition, the weekday morning newsletter Wake-Up Call with Katie Couric and on PeopleTV’s entertainment show, PEOPLE Now.

"SeeHer Story celebrates the important contributions of bold women from the past 100 years who have changed our country forever,” said Couric in a statement. “We hope recognizing them and telling their stories will not only give them their due but will also inspire the next generation of leaders.”

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After the episode aired, McCarthy ’ s sketch quickly went viral. Spicer apparently found out about it while heading home from church Sunday morning. The Spicer sketch (which also featured a wide-eyed Kate McKinnon playing Betsy DeVos) was just one facet of a highly political episode .

She added, “Together with Meredith and PEOPLE, I’m so excited to bring back a second season of stories of women whose names you may know — and put those whose achievements are not as well-known — front and center so we can celebrate them as well.”


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