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Megan Mullally



Actress Megan Mullally was born in Los Angeles in 1958, to a family with show business roots -- her father, Carter Mullally Jr., was an actor who became a contract player with Paramount Pictures during the 1950s. In 1965, with Carter's career on the wane, Mullally's parents pulled up roots and moved to Oklahoma City, OK, where her family had become quite wealthy raising livestock. Megan picked up the performing bug from her father, and developed a passionate interest in music and especially dance. By the time Megan was a high school student, she'd performed as a featured soloist with the Ballet Oklahoma troupe in Oklahoma City, and during summer vacations she studied with George Balanchine's School of American Ballet in New York City.



Her interest in classical dance eventually grew into a desire to act, and while attending Northwestern University, she began appearing in student theater productions. After graduating, Mullally moved to Chicago, where she immersed herself in the city's rich and varied local theater scene. In 1983, she won her first film role, playing a hooker in Risky Business, and in 1986 she relocated to Los Angeles after being cast on a television series, The Ellen Burstyn Show. However, the series proved short-lived, and Mullally was soon busying herself with guest spots on a number of different shows. Mullally continued to work in the theater, and in 1994 fulfilled a longtime dream when she scored a role in the Broadway revival of Grease. The next year, she earned a high-profile role in another noted Broadway musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (playing opposite Matthew Broderick), while continuing to work in television projects. Mullally's dedication and focus finally paid off in 1998, when she was cast as Karen Walker, a self-centered former socialite-turned-office assistant on the popular situation comedy series Will and Grace. A major ratings success, Will and Grace catapulted Mullally into the spotlight, and she won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and an American Comedy Award for her work on the show. When not busy with Will and Grace, Mullally continues to pursue other projects, playing featured roles in the films Everything Put Together and Monkeybone and starring in a one-woman musical, Sweetheart, in which she shows off her talents as a singer. (Mullally has also released an album of songs from the show, which she produced herself.)



Mullally would continue her successful career on Broadway while enjoying the long running success of Will and Grace, and would go on to appear in other successful TV series as well, like In the Motherhood, Party Down, Childrens' Hospital, and Parks and Recreation.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
40% Why Him?
  • Barb Fleming
2016
55% Hotel Transylvania 2
  • Linda
2015
61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Nina
2014
30% Date And Switch
  • Patricia
2014
82% G.B.F.
  • Mrs. Van Camp
2014
33% Apartment Troubles
  • Actor
2014
76% The Kings of Summer
  • Mrs. Keenan
2013
69% Somebody Up There Likes Me
  • Therapist
2013
84% Smashed
  • Principal Barnes
2012
22% What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • Herself
2012
25% Fame
  • Fran Rowan
2009
51% Bee Movie
  • Trudy
2007
No Score Yet Gay Games VII
  • Actor
2006
13% Rebound
  • Principal Walsh
2005
76% Teacher's Pet
  • Adele
2004
No Score Yet Speaking of Sex
  • Jennifer Klink
2003
No Score Yet The Pact
  • Melanie Gold
2002
9% Stealing Harvard
  • Patty Plummer
2002
69% Everything Put Together
  • Barbie
2001
20% Monkeybone
  • Kimmy
2001
64% Anywhere but Here
  • Woman Buying Car
2000
80% Winchell
  • June Winchell
1998
No Score Yet The Flintstones Christmas in Bedrock
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet I Yabba-Dabba Do!
  • Pebbles Flintstone
1993
38% Queens Logic
  • Dolores (Drunk Woman)
1991
No Score Yet Rainbow Drive
  • Ava Zieff
1990
61% About Last Night
  • Pam
1986
No Score Yet Last Resort
  • Jessica Lollar
1986
18% Once Bitten
  • Suzette
1985
96% Risky Business
  • Call Girl
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2014
  • Voice
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Web Therapy
2011-2014
  • Composer Franny
Sofia the First
2013
  • Voice
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Bev
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Shayna Shayna Mund
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
62% Life in Pieces
2015
  • Mary-Lynn
No Score Yet Children's Hospital
2010
  • Chief
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Margaret
67% Happy Endings
2011-2013
  • Dana
83% You, Me and the Apocalypse
2015
  • Leanne
No Score Yet Peep and the Big Wide World
2004-2011
  • Voice
  • Quack No. 2
78% Party Down
2009-2010
  • Lydia Dunfree
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Beth
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet You, Me and the End of the World
2015
  • Actor
90% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • Tammy Tammy 2
73% Trophy Wife
2013-2014
  • Cricket
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
60% Out There
2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet Childrens' Hospital
  • Actor
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
70% Axe Cop
2013-2015
  • Voice
56% Breaking In
2011-2012
  • Veronica Mann
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Renata Hill
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Karen Karen Walker
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
19% In the Motherhood
2009
  • Rosemary
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Betsy

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