Molly Helen Shannon, popularly known as Molly Shannon is an American actress and comedian. Shannon is best known as the former cast member on Saturday Night Live. She was cast of SNL from 1995 to 2001. She later appeared in numerous movies and television shows. In movies, she is known for her supporting roles in Happiness, A Night at Roxbury, Never Been Kissed, Wet Hot American Summer, and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl among others. In television, she is known for her roles in Enlightened, Divorce, and The White Lotus among others. She is also known for her roles in the series version of Wet Hot American Summer.
What is Molly Shannon Famous For?
- The cast of SNL from 1995 to 2001.
Where is Molly Shannon From?
Molly Shannon was born on 16 September 1964. Her birth name is Molly Helen Shannon. Her birth place is in Shaker Heights, Ohio in the United States. She holds an American nationality. She was born to her father, James Francis Shannon, and a mother, Mary Margaret “Peg” Keating. She belongs to white ethnicity and her religion is Catholic. She belongs to Irish ancestry as her maternal grandparents were from Ireland. She had two sisters, Mary and Katie.
Regarding her educational background, she attended St. Dominic School and later Hawken School. After graduating from high school, she attended New York University. She graduated with a degree in drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1987.
Molly Shannon Career
- Molly Shannon was worked as a hostess at Cravings restaurant on Sunset Boulevard and food demo girl at Gelson’s supermarket in Marina Del Rey.
- She then auditioned for the supporting role in the 1989 horror film remake of The Phantom of the Opera. She got the role and it became her acting debut as well as her film debut.
- She made her television debut with a guest role in the series, Twin Peaks in 1991.
- She then appeared in several television series in minor roles before joining the cast of SNL.
- She landed her breakthrough after she joined SNL in 1995 replacing Janeane Garofalo.
- She remained a cast member of SNL from 1995 to 2001, where she played various characters.
- She later returned to SNL as a host in 2007 becoming the second former female cast member to host.
- She later starred in numerous movies in supporting roles.
- Shannon-starring major films are Happiness (1998), A Night at the Roxbury (1998), Never Been Kissed (1999), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Osmosis Jones (2001), My Boss’s Daughter (2003), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) among others.
- For her role as Joanne Mulcahey in the 2016 comedy-drama film, Other People, she won the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was also nominated for several other awards for the same role.
- Shannon-starring major television series are Kath & Kim, Enlightened, Divorce, and The Other Two among others.
- She voiced Tina Hellman in Neighbors from Hell, Rita in Doc McStuffins, Millie in Bob’s Burgers, Olivia in Animals, and Murna in Spy Kids: Mission Critical.
- She has guest appeared in several other television series as well.
- She published her first children’s book, Tilly the Trickster in 2011.
Who is Molly Shannon Husband?
Molly Shannon is a married woman. She is married to Fritz Chesnut. The couple tied a knot to each other on 29 May 2004. They share two children together, Stella, and Nolan.
How Tall is Molly Shannon?
Molly Shannon stands at the height of 1.65 m i.e. 5 feet and 5 inches tall. She has a body weight of 128 lbs i.e. 58 kg. She has a slim body build. Her body measurements are 35-25-35 inches. Her eye color is brown and her hair color is dark brown. Her sexual orientation is straight.
What is Molly Shannon Net Worth?
Molly Shannon earns from her career in the entertainment industry. The majority of her income comes from her acting career. She is best known as the former cast member of SNL, where she was paid a handsome salary. She has starred in numerous movies and television series. She has also provided voice roles in several movies and tv shows. She replaced Pauley Perrette as the spokesperson for Expedia in 2012. Summing up, Shannon earns from her career in the entertainment industry. At present, her net worth is estimated at around $7 million.