Cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001 who was known for her wild and eccentric characters. She played Betty Lou Who in the 2000 movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In 2013, she was nominated for an Emmy for her guest appearance on the HBO series Enlightened.
She studied drama at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she graduated in 1987. She later appeared in the horror film remake of The Phantom of the Opera in 1989 before getting bit roles on In Living Color and Twin Peaks.
She starred in the film Superstar in 1999, which was based on her famous SNL character Mary Katherine Gallagher. She also voices the character Wanda in the Hotel Transylvania films.
Molly Shannon Wealth Stats: Salary, Net Worth, and More
Molly Shannon's net worth, salary and other interesting facts:
|Net Worth||$8 Million|
|Date of Birth||September 16, 1964 (age 59 years)||Gender||Female|
|Height||5 Feet 4 Inches (1.65 m)|
Molly Shannon made her debut with the 1989 horror film “The Phantom of the Opera.” After that, she did play minor roles in two different shows, but her main breakthrough came in February of 1995 when she was hired as a featured player on the TV show “Saturday Night Live.”
She has a daughter and a son with Fritz Chesnut, whom she married in 2004. Her father was a sales manager, and when she was four years old she was involved in a car accident which killed her mother, younger sister, and cousin.
She starred as Kath, with Selma Blair as Kim, on the show Kath & Kim.
Inspirational Quotes by Molly Shannon
Mary Katherine Gallagher is an exaggerated version of me, how I felt when I was little.Molly Shannon
I've definitely read stuff that I've been offered where I've been like, 'I can't do this. I think somebody would be better in this than me.' I don't want to do something if I don't feel like I can do a good job serving the material.Molly Shannon
People would be like, 'Oh, 'Saturday Night Live' is such a stepping stone!' And I remember being like, 'A stepping stone?! This is my everything! I could just stop right here! This is the pinnacle!'Molly Shannon
I had to babysit a lot when I was in high school, and I missed a lot of parties. I felt this longing, like, 'Oh no, I'm going to miss meeting the love of my life at that party!' I feel like that's very Mary Katherine Gallagher.Molly Shannon
I went to NYU drama school, so I was a very serious actress. I used to do monologues with a Southern accent, and I was really into drama and drama school. And then, in my last year of drama school, I did a comedy show, and the show became a big hit on campus.Molly Shannon