Then and Now: Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy is truly multi-talented. The Plainfield, Illinois, native attended Southern Illinois University, where she majored in textiles. Although McCarthy has used her fashion skills launch a denim line for plus-size women, we know her more for her acting and comedic chops. 

The comedian is a triple threat in the entertainment industry as an actress, writer and producer. Her projects include roles in the movies Bridesmaids and The Hangover III. Most recently, we have seen her on SNL performing parodies of the former White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer. Of course, our favorite role of McCarthy's is Molly in Mike & Molly.

McCarthy will be in the upcoming movie Life of the Party, which is expected to hit theaters in May 2018. 

Make sure you tune it at 6PM on The U to watching Melissa McCarthy in Mike & Molly.