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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored actress Melissa McCarthy with the 2,552nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday in front of the historic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX at 6927 Hollywood Blvd.
Ellen DeGeneres, director Paul Feig, and McCarthy’s husband and business partner Ben Falcone helped emcee the event with Hollywood Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Leron Gubler.
A native of Illinois, McCarthy first made her mark on the comedy stage performing stand-up in New York at The Duplex, The Improv and Stand-Up New York. McCarthy starred in a variety of stage productions throughout the city. In Los Angeles, McCarthy spent nine years as a main stage member of the improv and sketch comedy troupe The Groundlings.
McCarthy received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Megan in the comedy “Bridesmaids”, a film directed by Paul Feig and produced by Judd Apatow. She also received BAFTA, Critics’ Choice and SAG Award nominations for the role and won the MTV Movie Award for Comedic Performance of the Year.
In 2014, McCarthy starred opposite Bill Murray in “St. Vincent”, for which she received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination, and in “Tammy”, which she co-wrote with Falcone, who also served as the film’s director. Her other films include “The Heat”, “Identity Thief”, “This is 40” and “The Hangover Part III”. She will star in the action comedy “Spy” this summer, which opens on June 5.
On television, McCarthy stars in the CBS comedy “Mike & Molly”, which she has won an Emmy Award for starring as Molly.
McCarthy will launch her first clothing line “Melissa McCarthy Seven7” this August. Following this launch, she will release an upper tier clothing line called “Melissa McCarthy” in August 2016.
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