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Molly Shannon

Highest Rated:   94% American Splendor (2003)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Layover (2017)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
  • Wanda
2018
0% The Layover
  • Nancy
2017
32% Fun Mom Dinner
  • Jamie
2017
77% The Little Hours
  • Actor
$1.7M 2017
67% Miles
  • Pam Walton
$2.6k 2017
No Score Yet We Don't Belong Here
  • Deborah
2017
No Score Yet Half Magic
  • Actor
2017
88% Other People
  • Joanne
$63.1k 2016
27% Nerdland
  • Business Woman
2016
29% 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
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Denise
2015
No Score Yet Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
  • Emily McCoy
2015
43% Life After Beth
  • Geenie Slocum
2014
52% 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
37% 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
55% 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
37% 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
83% 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
55% The Santa Clause 2
  • Tracy
$139.3M 2002
51% Shallow Hal
  • Mrs. Larson
$70.8M 2001
59% Serendipity
  • Eve
$50M 2001
55% Osmosis Jones
  • Mrs. Boyd
$12.4M 2001
32% Wet Hot American Summer
  • Gail
2001
42% Dr. Dolittle 2
  • Actor
$111.5M 2001
53% 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
57% Never Been Kissed
  • Anita
1999
69% Analyze This
  • Caroline
1999
75% My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • Actor
1999
85% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Life in Pieces
2015
  • Allie
  • 2017
No Score Yet Wet Hot American Summer:
2017
  • Gail
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Host
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2016
62% Divorce
2016
  • Diane
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
84% Wet Hot American Summer
2015
  • Gail
  • 2015
47% The Millers
2013-2015
  • Miss Pam
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2014
  • 2013
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Maxine
  • 2014
  • 2013
86% Enlightened
2011-2013
  • Eileen
  • 2013
86% Getting On
2013-2014
  • Phyllis
  • 2013
50% Happily Divorced
2011-2013
  • Peggy
  • 2013
33% Super Fun Night
2013-2014
  • Jane Spencer
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Janet
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
18% Partners
2012
  • Cassandra
  • 2012
No Score Yet Web Therapy
2011-2014
  • Kirsten Noble
  • 2012
71% Up All Night
2011-2013
  • Nancy
  • 2012
  • 2011
70% Glee
2009-2015
  • Brenda Castle
  • 2010
No Score Yet Neighbors From Hell
2010
  • Voice
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet The New Adventures of Old Christine
2006-2010
  • Jeannie
  • 2009
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2006
  • 2005
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Actor
  • 2007
No Score Yet Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
  • Dilly Balsam
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2007
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Denise
  • 2004
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
  • Val Neighbor
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet Sex and the City
1998-2004
  • Lilly Lily
  • 2002
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Sam
  • 1997

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