A-lister Melissa McCarthy is living her best life at age 47! Though the actress is busier than ever, Melissa always finds time to focus on her husband, Ben Falcone, and their two adorable daughters, Vivian, 11, and Georgette, 8. To learn all about Melissa’s family life, Hollywood career, and more fun facts, scroll down!

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As a teen, Melissa waitressed at a nursing home. “When somebody who’s 80 tells you it’s going to be OK, you take that in,” she once told AARP The Magazine. From her mom, Sandy, she learned, among many things, “the world’s a nicer, happier place if everybody has a sandwich!”


Melissa met husband Ben, now 44, when she joined the Groundlings improv theater in LA where he was also a comic. He recalled, “She did these high-energy versions of Midwestern moms and I thought, ‘This is the funniest woman on earth!'”

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Melissa and her husband, Ben.


The two-time Emmy winner doesn’t let sexist comments or bullying get her down. “I’m never going to change things by sitting in my living room bawling,” she told People. “This has been a tough chunk of history for women. But at one point I just said, ‘I’m not going to wallow in this anymore.’ I look to the men who have made my life better, and [remember] they’re the norm.”


“I just find it dumb and boring,” she has said of the world’s obsession with women’s weight. Melissa has reportedly lost about 75 pounds in the past few years, but an insider told Closer Weekly, “She doesn’t want to be obsessive about it.”

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Melissa before (left) and after (right) her weight loss. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)


Melissa, Ben, and their daughters, Vivian and Georgette, love Disneyland, and “the kids go to different camps — yoga, cooking, swim camps,” an insider told Closer of the family’s summer plans.

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