Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon

Highest Rated: 94% Private Life (2018)

Lowest Rated: 0% The Layover (2017)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1964

Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA

Another Saturday Night Live cast member who has taken her act to the big screen, Molly Shannon is probably best known to TV and film audiences as Mary Katherine Gallagher, the hapless, armpit-sniffing Catholic school girl she originated on SNL and then brought to multiplexes everywhere as the heroine of Superstar.Born in Shaker Heights, a posh suburb of Cleveland, on September 16, 1964, Shannon developed a proclivity for performing at an early age and dreamt of being famous. After receiving a Catholic school education, she earned a B.F.A. in drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Circle in the Square Studio. Armed with her diploma, she headed West to L.A., where she proceeded to struggle in relative poverty and almost complete obscurity for the next nine years. Although she occasionally found bit parts in film and on such TV series as Seinfeld, Shannon mainly supported herself with odd jobs and waitressing. Finally, in 1994, she got her big break when she won a spot on Saturday Night Live. After making her debut during the 1995 season, Shannon became exceedingly popular with audiences, thanks to her impersonations of the likes of Monica Lewinsky, and Courtney Love.In 1998, Shannon joined fellow SNL cast members Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan to appear in the disastrous A Night at the Roxbury; the following year, she brought her own alter ego to the screen in Superstar. The film earned drastically mixed reviews, although it did fare somewhat better than any number of other SNL film adaptations. Also in 1999, Shannon played Drew Barrymore's newsroom colleague in Never Been Kissed and had a supporting role alongside Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, and Lisa Kudrow in Analyze This. She subsequently starred alongside Jim Carrey in Ron Howard's 2000 screen adaptation of The Grinch.She continued to work primarily in comedies including Wet Hot American Summer, Good Boy, American Splendor, Scary Movie 4, Little Man, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. After a small part in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, she starred in the Mike White film Year of the Dog, and appeared in the big-budget sequel Evan Almighty. She had a short-lived sitcom, Kath & Kim, before appearing in a number of animated films including Igor, Snow Buddies, and Hotel Transylvania. In 2012 she could be seen opposite her old SNL castmate Will Ferrell in the Spanish-language comedy Casa de mi Padre.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
72% Horse Girl Joan 2020
91% Promising Young Woman Mrs. Fisher 2020
91% Wild Nights with Emily Adult Emily 2019
14% Sextuplets Actor 2019
94% Private Life Cynthia 2018
62% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Wanda 2018
55% Half Magic Actor 2018
No Score Yet The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish! Tish Cattigan Producer 2018
0% The Layover Nancy 2017
33% Fun Mom Dinner Jamie 2017
78% The Little Hours Actor $1.7M 2017
70% Miles Pam Walton $2.6K 2017
No Score Yet We Don't Belong Here Deborah 2017
85% Other People Joanne $63.1K 2016
21% Nerdland Business Woman 2016
30% Addicted To Fresno Margaret 2015
56% Hotel Transylvania 2 Wanda 2015
71% I Am Chris Farley Actor 2015
52% Live From New York! Actor 2015
81% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Denise 2015
No Score Yet Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant Emily McCoy 2015
44% Life After Beth Geenie Slocum 2014
53% Trust Me Janice 2014
No Score Yet The Club Actor 2014
No Score Yet The (Dead Mothers) Club Actor 2014
4% Scary Movie 5 Heather Darcy $32.1M 2013
44% Hotel Transylvania Wanda $148.3M 2012
63% The Five-Year Engagement Onion Chef $28.7M 2012
41% Casa de mi padre Sheila $5.9M 2012
44% Bad Teacher Melody (Garrett's Mom) $100.3M 2011
16% What Goes Up Penelope 2009
39% Igor Eva $19.5M 2008
No Score Yet Snow Buddies Molly 2008
No Score Yet The Wedding Weekend Trish 2008
23% Evan Almighty Eve Adams $100.3M 2007
69% Year of the Dog Peggy $1.5M 2007
8% Gray Matters Carrie 2007
No Score Yet More of Me Alice 2007
57% Marie Antoinette Aunt Victoire $16M 2006
No Score Yet Amazing Screw-On Head Patience the Vampire 2006
71% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Mrs. Dennit $148.3M 2006
12% Little Man Soccer Mom $58.3M 2006
35% Scary Movie 4 Marilyn $90.7M 2006
20% Sing Now or Forever Hold Your Peace Trish 2006
No Score Yet Air Buddies Actor 2006
No Score Yet Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie Jackie Frost 2005
No Score Yet 12 Days of Christmas Eve Angie 2004
84% Mean Girls Kristen Hadley $86M 2004
44% Good Boy! Mrs. Baker $37.6M 2003
8% My Boss's Daughter Audrey Bennett 2003
94% American Splendor Stage Actor Joyce $6M 2003
No Score Yet The Music Man Eulalie MacKechnie Shinn 2003
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live - Best of Molly Shannon Actor 2003
90% It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie Herself - Cameo Appearance 2002
56% The Santa Clause 2 Tracy $139.3M 2002
50% Shallow Hal Mrs. Larson $70.8M 2001
58% Serendipity Eve $50M 2001
55% Osmosis Jones Mrs. Boyd $12.4M 2001
36% Wet Hot American Summer Gail 2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2 Actor $111.5M 2001
50% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Betty Lou Who $259.1M 2000
0% My 5 Wives Dr. Barbara Van Dyke 2000
32% Superstar Mary Katherine Gallagher 1999
55% Never Been Kissed Anita 1999
69% Analyze This Caroline 1999
78% My Neighbors the Yamadas Actor 1999
81% Happiness Nancy 1998
11% A Night at the Roxbury Emily 1998
No Score Yet Dinner and Driving Actor 1997
11% Lawnmower Man 2 - Jobe's War (Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace) Homeless Lady 1996
No Score Yet Return To Two Moon Junction Traci 1993
38% The Phantom of the Opera Meg, New York 1989

TV

Credit
94% The Other Two
2019
Pat 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
2018
No Score Yet Will & Grace
2017
Val 2019
2018
77% Divorce
2016
Diane 2019
2018
2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2016
2015
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Spy Kids: Mission Critical
2018
Voice 2018
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010-2018
Appearing 2018
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2018
2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2018
2016
2014
2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest Host 2018
2017
2016
2013
2012
2011
2010
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2018
2017
2016
2010
2009
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015-2019
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer:
2017
Gail 2017
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015-2019
Allie 2017
2016
91% Bob's Burgers
2011
Voice 2017
2015
2013
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest 2016
2014
84% Wet Hot American Summer
2015-2017
Gail 2015
47% The Millers
2013-2015
Miss Pam 2015
2014
92% Getting On
2013-2015
Phyllis 2015
2013
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing 2014
2013
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Maxine 2014
2013
87% Enlightened
2011-2013
Eileen 2013
44% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
Peggy 2013
No Score Yet Jessie
2011-2015
Col. Beverly Shannon 2013
32% Super Fun Night
2013-2014
Jane Spencer 2013
No Score Yet The Middle
2009-2018
Janet 2013
2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2013
2011
2010
17% Partners
2012
Cassandra 2012
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
Nancy 2012
2011
No Score Yet Web Therapy
2011-2014
Kirsten Noble 2012
2011
71% Glee
2009-2015
Brenda Castle 2010
36% Neighbors From Hell
2010
Voice 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Appearing Performer Host 2010
2007
2001
2000
1999
1998
1997
1996
1995
89% The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
Jeannie 2009
20% Kath & Kim
2008-2009
Kath Day 2009
2008
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
Voice 2008
2007
2006
2005
85% 30 Rock
2006-2013
2007
96% Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
Dilly Balsam 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2007
2004
2003
2001
2000
83% Scrubs
2001-2010
Denise 2004
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Val Neighbor 2004
2002
2001
2000
1999
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Linda 2003
No Score Yet Johnny Bravo
1997-2004
Voice 2003
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Lilly Lily 2002
88% Seinfeld
1989-1998
Sam 1997
No Score Yet Rhett and Link's Buddy System
2016-2017

QUOTES FROM Molly Shannon CHARACTERS

Margaret says: That's one hundred dicks.

Peggy says: This is my love. It is mine, and it fills me and it defines me and it compels me on.

Peggy says: I've always been disappointed by people. I've only been able to really count on my pets.

Al says: Accidents can happen. That's why I never keep guns in my house.

Peggy says: That's good.

Al says: Just knives.

Mary Katherine Gallagher says: (to Evian) Go drink a bottle of yourself!

Mary Katherine Gallagher says: [to Evian] Go drink a bottle of yourself!