With a net worth of $8 million, actress and comedienne Melissa McCarthy has plenty to be jolly about. In addition to her net worth, she's reached a new level of fame thanks to her breakout role in the comedy hit Bridesmaids and her role as one half of the titular duo of the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. In 2011 alone, Melissa earned over $6 million! Cousin to actress and writer Jenny McCarthy, Melissa is a graduate of the famous Groundlings comedy troupe in Los Angeles, California. She has also performed stand up comedy and has been seen in a variety of television shows and movies, including Disney's The Kid, The Life of David Gale, and the HBO improvised sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm. She has also done a little bit of voice over work, most notably in three episodes of the popular children's cartoon KimPossible, seen on The Disney Channel. Between the years of 2000 and 2007, McCarthy played the character of Sookie St. James on the WB drama/comedy The Gilmore Girls. Her star continued to rise as she appeared in various Judd Apatow productions (among other roles in comedies), until the year 2011, when she got her roles on both Mike & Molly and Bridesmaids. Now, she is a genuine comedy star.