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Height: 5' 5"
Birth Name: Molly Helen Shannon
Date Of Birth: Sep 16, 1964 (56 years)
Place of Birth:  Shaker Heights, Ohio, Ohio
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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 & Kim (2008), 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 (2008), 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 (2007), 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 (2007), for writer-director Mike White.Shannon's recent film credits include a cameo in Evan Almighty (2007), the sequel to the hilarious comedy, Bruce Almighty (2003), opposite Steve Carell; Keenen Ivory Wayans' LiTTLEMAN (2006); Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) with Will Ferrell and an appearance in the box-office smash hit, Scary Movie 4 (2006). Molly's independent film credits include Sue Kramer's Gray Matters (2006) opposite Heather Graham and Bruce Leddy's Shut Up and Sing (2006).Shannon starred as "Betty Lou Who" in Ron Howard's worldwide blockbuster, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000); and the title role in Paramount's hit comedy, Superstar (1999), portraying everybody's favorite Catholic schoolgirl, "Mary Katherine Gallagher". Additionally, she also starred in the following feature films: A Night at the Roxbury (1998), a spin-off of the popular head-bopping, nightclubbing brothers on Saturday Night Live (1975); Warner Bros. comedy, Analyze This (1999), opposite Billy Crystal and Robert De Niro; Todd Solondz's controversial Happiness (1998); and Fox 2000's Never Been Kissed (1999), opposite 'Drew Barrymore'; Good Boy! (2003), a CGI-animated live-action comedy; My Boss's Daughter (2003) with Ashton Kutcher; Miramax's romantic comedy, Serendipity (2001), opposite John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale; Osmosis Jones (2001), the animated comedy co-starring Bill Murray; the independent feature film, Wet Hot American Summer (2001), opposite Janeane Garofalo and David Hyde Pierce; and a featured cameo opposite Tim Allen in Disney's The Santa Clause 2 (2002).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 (2007) director, Mike White. Molly also starred in USA Networks original movie, The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004), and appeared in the remake of the classic musical, The Music Man (2003), co-starring Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth. Additional television guest appearances include memorable roles on Will & Grace (1998), Sex and the City (1998) and Seinfeld (1989), among many others.Molly Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on Saturday Night Live (1975), 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. moreless


Molly Shannon in Saturday Night Live: Season 46, Episode 4 | TVBuzer

Saturday Night Live: Season 46, Episode 4

Aired: Oct 24, 2020

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SNL's Molly Shannon to Co-Star in Vanessa Bayer Comedy Pilot Big Deal

Showtime is hosting a little Saturday Night Live alumni party, tapping Molly Shannon to co-star in Vanessa Bayer’s comedy pilot Big Deal, TVLine has learned. Inspired by Bayer’s own past, Big Deal — which was first ordered to pilot last November — stars the actress as a woman who overcame childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of landing a job as a successful home s... more

Molly Shannon Joins Showtime Comedy Pilot 'Big Deal'

Molly Shannon has signed on to the Showtime half-hour comedy pilot “Big Deal,” Variety has learned. She joins previously announced lead Vanessa Bayer in the pilot, in which Bayer plays a character who overcame childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of landing a job as a successful home shopping channel host. Shannon will star as Jackie, the charismatic, popular host at the network. Bayer’s character is inspired by her own life. Like Bayer, Shannon is a “Sat... more

Molly Shannon, Ioan Gruffudd, Becki Newton & More Cast in New Pilots

And the pilot casting updates continue to grow! According toDeadline,'SNL' alum Molly Shannon has been cast as the female lead in ABC's upcoming pilot'Bambi Cottages'. The show will center around an overworked father who dreams of being "on vacation all year" and decides to uproot his family from the city and move to New Hampshire. And while they end up opening a group of tourist cottages, it isn't the relaxing lifestyle they'd hoped for. Shannon will play the deadpan wife Cathleen – an exhausted, b... more


Molly Shannon AWARDS

  • 2013 (1)

    Won or Nominated
      • Primetime Emmy Awards Enlightened(2011)
        Nominated Primetime Emmy
  • 2001 (1)

    Won or Nominated
      • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards How the Grinch Stole Christmas(2000)
        Nominated Blockbuster Entertainment Award
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