Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon

Highest Rated: 94% American Splendor (2003)

Lowest Rated: 0% My 5 Wives (2000)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1964

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA

Molly Shannon, the vivacious comedian with the twinkling blue eyes and elfin grin, started out as a mid-season replacement on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). By the time she left in 2001 to pursue a film career, Shannon had become the longest-running female cast member on a program famously male-dominated for decades. With impeccable comedic timing and little regard for her personal safety - like Gilda Radner years before her - Shannon impressed producers and writers with a chutzpah that matched her talent, performing her own stunts with reckless abandon and creating some of the show's most memorable characters, including Mary Katherine Gallagher, a sexually overripe Catholic school girl who was an exaggerated version of Shannon's own dorky childhood self. After leaving the safety of 30 Rock, Shannon segued easily into big screen comedies like "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" (2006) and "Evan Almighty" (2007), and surprised critics with her touching lead turn in the dark comedy, "Year of the Dog" (2007). Although her first attempt at sitcom stardom, mother-daughter sitcom "Kath & Kim" (NBC, 2008-09), only lasted a single season, Shannon matured into an eclectic character actress, taking on both broad and subtle turns in films ranging from animated hit "Hotel Transylvania" (2012) and its 2015 sequel to indie dysfunctional family comedy-drama "Other People" (2015), coming of age hit "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" (2015), and Jeff Baena's "The Little Hours" (2017), in which she played a Mother Superior in a 14th-century Italian convent. With success on both the big and small screens, this funny girl proved she had staying power beyond her initial "SNL" characterizations.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Wanda (Voice) - 2021
90% 88% Promising Young Woman Mrs. Fisher (Character) $6.4M 2020
71% 47% Horse Girl Joan (Character) - 2020
14% 39% Sextuplets Linda (Character) - 2019
66% 93% Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Joline (Character) $2.8M 2019
62% 48% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Wanda (Voice) $167.5M 2018
93% 79% Private Life Cynthia (Character) - 2018
55% 55% Half Magic Mistress Valesca (Character) - 2018
89% 54% Wild Nights With Emily Adult Emily (Character) $519.2K 2018
No Score Yet 22% We Don't Belong Here Deborah (Character) - 2017
78% 49% The Little Hours Mother Superior (Character) $1.6M 2017
32% 35% Fun Mom Dinner Jamie (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 8% The Layover Nancy (Character) - 2017
70% 43% Miles Pam Walton (Character) $2.1K 2016
21% 27% Nerdland Unknown (Voice) - 2016
85% 79% Other People Joanne (Character) $62.6K 2016
30% 29% Addicted to Fresno Margaret (Character) - 2015
81% 86% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Denise Kushner (Character) $6.6M 2015
No Score Yet 58% Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Emily McCoy (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come Simi Go Pilot (Voice) - 2015
55% 63% Hotel Transylvania 2 Wanda (Voice) - 2015
45% 31% Life After Beth Geenie (Character) $80.3K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Club Self - 2014
4% 38% Scary Movie V Heather Daltry (Character) $32M 2013
52% 38% Trust Me Janice (Character) - 2013
45% 72% Hotel Transylvania Wanda (Voice) $167.9M 2012
45% 36% Bad Teacher Melody (Character) $100.3M 2011
16% 31% What Goes Up Penelope (Character) - 2009
39% 38% Igor Eva (Voice) $19.5M 2008
No Score Yet 0% More of Me Unknown (Character) - 2007
23% 52% Evan Almighty Eve Adams (Character) $100.3M 2007
69% 43% Year of the Dog Peggy (Character) $1.5M 2007
20% 31% Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace Trish (Character) $21.9K 2006
57% 56% Marie Antoinette Anne Victoire (Character) $16M 2006
71% 73% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Mrs. Dennit (Character) $148.2M 2006
8% 45% Gray Matters Carrie (Character) $59.6K 2006
12% 55% Little Man Suburban Mom (Character) $58.3M 2006
No Score Yet 64% Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie Jackie Frost (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet 37% 12 Days of Christmas Eve Angie (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 59% The Music Man Mrs. Eulalie MacKechnie Shinn (Character) - 2003
94% 86% American Splendor Stage Actor Joyce (Character) $6M 2003
8% 23% My Boss's Daughter Audrey (Character) $15.5M 2003
44% 40% Good Boy! Mrs. Baker (Character) $37.6M 2003
38% 75% Wet Hot American Summer Gail (Character) $292.1K 2001
58% 79% Serendipity Eve (Character) $50.2M 2001
55% 41% Osmosis Jones Mrs. Boyd (Character) $13.6M 2001
49% 56% How the Grinch Stole Christmas Betty Lou Who (Character) $260.4M 2000
0% 46% My 5 Wives Barbara Van Dyke (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Neighbors the Yamadas Matsuko Yamada (Voice) - 1999
69% 62% Analyze This Caroline (Character) $106.8M 1999
55% 69% Never Been Kissed Anita Olesky (Character) $55.5M 1999
32% 60% Superstar Mary Katherine Gallagher (Character),
Writer
$30.6M 1999
11% 69% A Night at the Roxbury Emily Sanderson (Character) $30.3M 1998
No Score Yet 40% Dinner & Driving Arguing Woman in Cafe (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 50% Return to Two Moon Junction Traci (Character) - 1994
38% 54% The Phantom of the Opera Meg (New York) (Character) $4.1M 1989

TV

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91% 86% Bob's Burgers Millie (Guest Voice) 2021 2017 2015 2013
74% No Score Yet Will & Grace Val (Guest Star) 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018-2019
78% 64% Divorce Diane (Character) 2018-2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016-2019 2013 2011
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2019 2015-2016 2011 2008
94% 82% The Other Two Pat (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2018-2019 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2016-2018
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA Day Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2018 2016 2013-2014
No Score Yet 73% Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Gail von Kleinenstein (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017
No Score Yet 87% Life in Pieces Allie (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017
No Score Yet 31% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Patricia Heaton Parties Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2015
84% 72% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Gail von Kleinenstein (Character) 2015
47% 44% The Millers Miss Pam (Guest Star) 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015 2013
69% 75% Benched Judge Conner (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Guest 2013-2014
96% 89% Raising Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Doc McStuffins Rita the Cheetah (Guest Star) 2014
32% 61% Super Fun Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
92% 94% Hannibal Kidnapper (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Janet (Guest Star) 2013 2011
87% 90% Enlightened Eileen (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Divorced Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2012
No Score Yet 60% Web Therapy Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 67% Up All Night Unknown (Guest Star) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2011 2008
36% No Score Yet Neighbors From Hell Unknown (Voice) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest,
Host
2008-2010
70% 71% Glee Brenda Castle (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
2010 2007 1995-2001 1991
89% 81% The New Adventures of Old Christine Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
20% No Score Yet Kath & Kim Kath Day (Character) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
96% 95% Pushing Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Kristy (Guest Voice) 2007 2005
78% 93% 30 Rock Katherine Catherine (Guest Star) 2007
83% 87% Scrubs Denise (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Val Bassett (Guest Star) 2004 1999-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cracking Up Lesley Shackleton (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
70% 85% Sex and the City Lily Martin (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
89% 93% Seinfeld Sam (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Single Guy Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Living Color Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
82% 89% Twin Peaks Judy Swain (Guest Star) 1991

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