Molly Shannon Biography

Birthday: 1964-09-16
Place of Birth: Shaker Heights, Ohio USA
Height: s, Ohio, USA Birth Name Molly Helen Shannon
Wiki Biography: Molly Shannon has successfully become one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents on television and the silver screen. Shannon returned to television in 2008 starring in the US version of the popular Australian sitcom, "Kath and Kim" for NBC with Selma Blair. "Kath and Kim" earned a "Favorite New Comedy" nomination from the People's Choice Awards in its first season. The very busy Shannon also lent her voice to Exodus Film Group's CG animated feature Igor, a comedy that brought a new twist to the classic monster genre, along with Jeremy Piven, Steve Buscemi and John Cleese. Shannon was also seen in the Lifetime Original movie, More of Me, playing multiple versions of an overwhelmed and overextended career woman who struggles to find balance in her roles as a wife, mother and working professional. In her most recent big screen appearance, Shannon starred in the quirky Paramount Vantage comedy Year of the Dog for writer-director Mike White. Shannon's recent film credits include a cameo in Evan Almighty, the sequel to the hilarious comedy Bruce Almighty, opposite Steve Carell; Keenen Ivory Wayans' Little Man; Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby with Will Ferrell and an appearance in the box-office smash hit Scary Movie 4. Molly's independent film credits include Sue Kramer's Gray Matters opposite Heather Graham and Bruce Leddy's Shut Up & Sing. Shannon starred as Betty Lou Who in Ron Howard's worldwide blockbuster, How the Grinch Stole Christmas; and the title role in Paramount's hit comedy, Superstar, portraying everybody's favorite Catholic schoolgirl, Mary Katherine Gallagher. Additionally, she also starred in the following feature films: A Night at the Roxbury, a spin-off of the popular head-bopping, nightclubbing brothers on "Saturday Night Live" (1975); Warner Bros. comedy, Analyze This, opposite Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro; Todd Solondz's controversial Happiness; and Fox 2000's Never Been Kissed, opposite 'Drew Barrymore'; The Good Boy!, a CGI-animated live-action comedy; My Boss's Daughter with Ashton Kutcher; Miramax's romantic comedy, Serendipity, opposite John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale; Osmosis Jones, the animated comedy co-starring Bill Murray; the independent feature film, Wet Hot American Summer, opposite Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce; and a featured cameo opposite Tim Allen in Disney's The Santa Clause 2. On television, Shannon has been seen opposite Christopher McDonald and Jason Schwartzman in the off-beat comedy series, "Cracking Up" (2004), created by her Year of the Dog director, Mike White. Molly also starred in USA Networks original movie, 12 Days of Christmas Eve and appeared in the remake of the classic musical, The Music Man, co-starring Matthew Broderick and Kristen Chenoweth. Additional television guest appearances include memorable roles on "Will & Grace," "Sex and the City," and "Seinfeld," among many others. Molly Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on "Saturday Night Live," primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine Gallagher and Sally O'Malley. She is also praised for her parodies of Courtney Love, Liza Minnelli, Monica Lewinsky, and Meredith Vieira. Prior to joining "SNL," Molly appeared at The Up Front Comedy Theater in Los Angeles in "The Rob and Molly Show," an improvisational show she co-wrote with Rob Muir. Born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Molly earned a BFA in drama from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Happiness! Nancy 1998 Comedy
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Betty Lou Who 2000 Comedy
Happiness 2001 - 2003 Comedy
The Amazing Screw-On Head 2006 Animation
The Amazing Screw On Head 2006 Animation
Neighbors from Hell Tina Hellman 2010 Animation
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Cracking Up 1977 0, 0
The Phantom of the Opera Meg 1989 Drama, Horror, Music
Return to Two Moon Junction Traci 1995 Drama, Romance
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace 1996 Action, Sci Fi, Thriller
Happiness 1998 Drama, Comedy
Analyze This Caroline 1999 0
Superstar Mary Katherine Gallagher 1999 0, 0
Never Been Kissed Anita 1999 Comedy, Drama, Romance
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Betty Lou Who 2000 0, 0
My 5 Wives Barbara Van Dyke 2000
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Betty Lou Who 2000 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Wet Hot American Summer 2002 Comedy, Romance
Good Boy! Mrs. Baker 2003 Comedy, Drama, Family
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie 2005 Animation, Drama, Family
Scary Movie 4 Marilyn 2006 Comedy
Little Man 2006 Comedy, Crime
Marie Antoinette Aunt Victoire 2006 Drama, History
Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace Trish 2007
Evan Almighty Eve Adams 2007 0, 0
Year of the Dog Peggy 2007 0, Biography
Gray Matters Carrie 2007 Comedy, Romance
Igor Eva 2008 Drama, 0, 0
What Goes Up Penelope Little 2009
Hotel Transylvania 2012 Drama, 0, 0
Life After Beth Geenie Slocum 2014 Reality Tv, Biography, 0
Fresno Margaret 2015 Comedy
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Emily McCoy 2015
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Denise Kushner 2015 Drama
The Greens Are Gone Deborah 2016 Drama
Other People Joanne 2016 Drama