American actress, producer, and comedian Melissa McCarthy is a household name now. She rose to prominence with her role as Sookie St. James in the popular WB television series ‘Gilmore Girls’ in the early 2000s. McCarthy received global critical acclaim for her performance in the ‘Bridesmaids’ (2011). Today you might know her as one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, but did you know she started off her career as a stand-up comedian? Her first-ever television appearance was in the NBC comedy series called ‘Jenny’. From then onwards, she has appeared in numerous comedy films including ‘The Heat’, ‘The Boss’, ‘Identity Thief’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Tammy’, ‘Spy’ and many more.
McCarthy received nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her outstanding performance in ‘Bridesmaids’. Her role as Lee Israel in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ brought her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her role in ‘Spy’ earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She is also the recipient of two Primetime Emmy Awards.
In 2013, she founded the On the Day Productions along with her husband Ben Falcone. A former student of Textiles from Southern Illinois University, she had always been interested in a career in fashion before she gained fame as an actress. In 2015, McCarthy launched her clothing line for plus-sized women called Melissa McCarthy seven7 as a part of her entrepreneurial venture. Her attempt to normalize plus sizes in the mainstream fashion industry is a huge stepping stone towards inclusive fashion.
McCarthy has a career graph that has only gone up over the past years. She was ranked as the third highest-paid actress of 2015, with earnings of $23 million. However, after her exceptional performance in the dark comedy-drama film ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’, she hasn’t appeared on the big screen for some time. So now you must be wondering what is the next Melissa McCarthy movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of all upcoming Melissa McCarthy films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020.
10. The Kitchen (2019)
Melissa McCarthy will be seen next in this action punched crime comedy. The film is all set to hit the theatres in the US on 9 August, 2019. It is based on the Vertigo comic book miniseries of the same name by DC, written by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. ‘The Kitchen’ is written and directed by debutant director Andrea Berloff. The cast includes Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Camp, and others. According to the official press release of Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema, McCarthy, Haddish, and Moss are to play three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose gangster husbands are convicted by the FBI. The women take the Irish mafia matters into their own custody and continue their husbands’ racket after they are imprisoned.