Date of Birth: August 26th 1970
American actress known for her portrayal of Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls. She currently plays the role of Dena on the ABC sitcom Samantha Who?
McCarthy, a cousin of actress Jenny McCarthy, was born in Plainfield, Illinois. She graduated from Joliet Catholic Academy (Formerly St. Francis Academy) in Joliet, IL. Her career started with stand-up comedy and includes film, television, and theater.
She has had small roles in the films The Kid, Charlie's Angels, Go, The Third Wheel and The Life of David Gale. She also did voice work in three episodes of Kim Possible where she played DNAmy. McCarthy is a member of the Los Angeles-based Groundlings improvisational comedy troupe. In 2007 she acted opposite Ryan Reynolds in The Nines, written and directed by John August. McCarthy also made a cameo in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
McCarthy married her longtime boyfriend, Ben Falcone, on October 8, 2005. They have a daughter, Vivian, born May 5, 2007.