Nov. 12th, 1958
Los Angeles, California, USA
Megan Mullally's Main TV Roles
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Megan is an only child born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Martha, was a model. Her father, 'Carter Mullally Jr.', is a retired contract player for Paramount. Megan first entered Northwestern University intending to study acting, but switched to English literature. However, she still ended up starring in several campus musicals, which gained attention from producers and prompted her to drop out of school. In 1985, she moved to Los Angeles with no particular success. But, in 1994, she co-starred in Greas" with 'Rosie O'Donnell' and, in 1995, in How To Succeed In Business with 'Matthew Broderick'. Her star has been rising ever since.
- Auditioned for the role of Elaine on _"Seinfeld" (1990)_ (qv). (According to the Seinfeld special, aired on 25 November 2004.)
- Lives in West Hollywood, California with her poodles, Willa and Elmo.
- She is the lead singer in the LA band, The Supreme Music Program.
- Has won 3 consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) for Outstanding performance by an actress in a comedy, and has a total of 4 SAG Awards and 2 Emmy Awards.
- Before she was cast to appear with Debra Messing on "Will & Grace", Megan Mullally appeared on an episode of Messing's previous series "Ned and Stacey" (1997).
- Originally auditioned for "Grace" on _"Will & Grace" (1998)_ (qv), but was later cast as "Karen".
- Was featured in "Theater Week" as one of six "New Faces of 1995," alongside 'Rufus Sewell' (qv), 'Jude Law' (qv), 'Jennifer Dundas' (qv), 'Justin Kirk' (qv), and 'Billy Crudup' (qv). Ironically, she stated in that issue that she was done with television, and in five years would like "to be doing plays and musicals [in New York], and also film work."
- Her father, 'Carter Mullally Jr.' (qv), who died in the late '90s, was a contract player with Paramount in the 1950s. Her mother, Martha, was a former model.