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

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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).

  • (28 September 2003) Molly & Fritz welcomed their first child, a girl named Stella Shannon Chestnut.
  • Graduated from NYU in 1987.
  • Presented at the 2000 GLAAD Media Awards for films and TV shows that accurately portray gay and lesbian characters.
  • Appeared in 'Sheryl Crow' (qv)'s 1997 video "A Change Would Do You Good"
  • 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).
  • (1998) Broke up with longtime boyfriend screenwriter 'Neal Brennan' (qv).
  • Graduated from Hawken School in Chesterland, Ohio, June 1983, where she was a classmate of actress Greer Goodman.

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