ByGenevieve Van Voorhis, writer at Creators.co
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Genevieve Van Voorhis

The 45-year-old and fabulously funny Melissa McCarthy is one of the hottest actors in Hollywood at the moment, with just about everything she touches turning into box office gold. Whether you've been a fan of her since her days cooking on Gilmore Girls as the quirky Sookie St. James, or have just discovered her recently, here are 10 fun facts you should know about Melissa McCarthy.

1. The Spy star grew up in a big Irish Catholic family on a farm in Plainfield, Illinois.

Melissa McCarthy yearbook photo
Melissa McCarthy yearbook photo

2. Melissa was initially really nervous to meet her The Heat co-star Sandra Bullock, and couldn't stop saying both her first and last name (we don't blame you, Melissa McCarthy!). But now the two are BFF and have play dates together with their kids!

Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in The Heat
Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in The Heat

3. She went through a goth phase as a kid, when she used to wear turtlenecks as pants...

4. McCarthy was the voice of DNAmy from Kim Possible.

DNAmy from Kim Possible
DNAmy from Kim Possible

5. When she first started out as a comedian in LA, she joined the improv comedy group The Groundlings, which is where she met her Bridesmaids castmates Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Wendi McClendon-Covey.

The Groundlings
The Groundlings

6. Speaking of bridesmaids, when McCarthy married Ben Falcone, she only had two female bridesmaids and the rest were dudes.

Melissa and Ben
Melissa and Ben

7. You might recognize Ben from his cameo in Bridesmaids as the air marshall.

Ben Falcone in Bridesmaids
Ben Falcone in Bridesmaids

8. Melissa and Ben both agree that their kids will never, ever see that erotic sandwich scene from after the end credits.

9. She did a short film called "god" where she played a character named Margaret that talked to God on the phone.

10. Both of her daughters made their film debuts in The Boss. Vivian, 8, played the younger version of her mom's character, and Georgette, 6, played one of the little girls in the Brownie troop.

What's your favorite thing about Melissa McCarthy?

Sources: Mirror (Sandra Bullock), Mirror (Ben Falcone), Discover LA