Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon

Sep. 16th, 1964
Born in
Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
5' 5"

Molly Shannon's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Divorce TV Show
Kath & Kim TV Show
Kath & Kim
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp TV Show
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Neighbours From Hell TV Show
Neighbours From Hell
VH1 Divas TV Show
VH1 Divas
Cracking Up TV Show
Cracking Up

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Addicted To Fresno
2015 - Hotel Transylvania 2
2015 - Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
2015 - Me & Earl & the Dying Girl
2015 - Live From New York!
2014 - Life After Beth
2012 - The Five-Year Engagement
2012 - Hotel Transylvania
2011 - Bad Teacher
2009 - What Goes Up
2008 - Igor
2007 - Evan Almighty
2006 - Marie Antoinette
2006 - Scary Movie 4
2006 - Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
2006 - The Wedding Weekend
2003 - Good Boy!
2003 - My Boss's Daughter
2003 - American Splendor
2001 - Serendipity
2001 - Osmosis Jones
2001 - Shallow Hal
2001 - Wet Hot American Summer
2000 - My 5 Wives
2000 - The Grinch
1999 - Superstar
1999 - Never Been Kissed
1999 - Analyze This
1998 - Happiness
1998 - A Night at the Roxbury
1996 - Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
1989 - The Phantom of the Opera

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Ann Miller
Val Bassett
Herself - Guest
Millie (Voiced)
Phyllis Marmatan
Lily Martin
Kristy (Voiced)
Kirsten Noble
[Complete List]


Before "Saturday Night Live" (1975), Molly Shannon had a struggling career in films. She gained notice as Meg in the present day sequences in the horror film remake of The Phantom of the Opera (1989) with Robert Englund and Jill Schoelen, which was a major hit in 1989. Her big break came in 1995 when she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (1975), where she played various characters, the best known of which was Mary Katharine Gallagher. After her departure from SNL she refocused on a film career. She again played Mary Katharine Gallagher in Superstar (1999) and had a supporting role in Never Been Kissed (1999). Her more recent films include How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Shallow Hal (2001), The Santa Clause 2 (2002), Serendipity (2001) and Osmosis Jones (2001).

  • Was in a car crash at age 4 that killed her 34 year old mother, her 3 year old sister, and a 25 year old cousin. She has used that as a motivation for her life.
  • She is from the neighborhood in Ohio as 'Paul Newman (I)' (qv), 'Fred Willard' (qv) and 'David Wain' (qv).
  • Dated songwriter and guitarist 'James Patrick Whalen Jr.' (qv).
  • Graduated from NYU in 1987.
  • Appeared in 'Sheryl Crow' (qv)'s 1997 video "A Change Would Do You Good"
  • BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1987)
  • Presented at the 2000 GLAAD Media Awards for films and TV shows that accurately portray gay and lesbian characters.
  • (15 March 2005) Had a second baby, a boy, named Nolan Shannon Chesnut

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