1Melissa McCarthy's original career goal was to become a clothing designer, but she eventually found her passion for acting and comedy

She started her acting career on the stage, performing in various theater productions before transitioning to television and film

Before her breakout role in "Bridesmaids," McCarthy had a recurring role on the popular TV show "Gilmore Girls" as Sookie St. James, where she showcased her comedic talents

McCarthy is not only a talented actress but also an accomplished writer. She co-wrote the screenplay for the hit comedy film "Tammy" and served as an executive producer on several of her projects

Despite her incredible success, McCarthy faced numerous rejections early in her career. She persevered and continued to pursue her dreams, which eventually paid off in a big way

In addition to her comedy roles, McCarthy has also showcased her dramatic acting abilities in films like "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" for which she received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination

She is a dedicated philanthropist and has been involved in various charitable initiatives, including supporting organizations that focus on education and women's empowerment

McCarthy has a deep love for fashion and even launched her own clothing line called "Seven7," which offers inclusive sizes for women

 McCarthy has hosted "Saturday Night Live" multiple times and is widely regarded as one of the show's best hosts, thanks to her impeccable comedic timing and ability to bring characters to life

McCarthy has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including several Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award