awards & nominations

Spy: Unrated (2015)

Melissa McCarthy as "Susan Cooper"

Despite having solid field training, CIA analyst Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) has spent her entire career as a desk jockey, working hand-in-hand with dashing agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law). Using high-tech equipment and a hidden earpiece, Susan is the guardian angel who helps Bradley avoid danger. However, when Bradley is assassinated by Bulgarian arms dealer Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne), Susan wrangles her way into her first undercover assignment to help capture Boyanov and avenge Bradley.

Golden Globe (2015)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Mike & Molly (2010)

Melissa McCarthy as "Molly Flynn"

Mike, a Chicago police officer, meets fourth-grade teacher Molly one day when he speaks at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting and they fall in love, thanks in part to their mutual love of pie and the desire to resist it. Both face challenges in their quest to lose weight -- Molly from her slender sister and mother and Mike at the diner where he frequently eats. But having found each other, they will support each other as they try to achieve their goals, be it weight loss or Molly's decision to quit teaching and pursue her dream as a writer.

Emmy (Primetime) (2014)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2012)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2011)WonOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Bridesmaids (2011)

Melissa McCarthy as "Megan"

Annie (Kristen Wiig) is a single woman whose own life is a mess, but when she learns that her lifelong best friend, Lillian (Maya Rudolph), is engaged, she has no choice but to serve as the maid of honor. Though lovelorn and almost penniless, Annie, nevertheless, winds her way through the strange and expensive rituals associated with her job as the bride's go-to gal. Determined to make things perfect, she gamely leads Lillian and the other bridesmaids down the wild road to the wedding.

Academy Award (2011)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)NominatedSupporting Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture