Megan Mullally | Biography

Megan Mullally is an American actress and singer born on November 12, 1958. Megan has appeared in various supporting roles in film and television productions. She has appeared in several Broadway musicals. Her debut with Broadway was Grease in which she appeared in 1994. She has appeared as a guest star in various television shows like Parks and Recreation, Happy Endings, 30 Rocks Up, Up All Night, Boston Legal and The New Adventures of Old Christine. In TV sitcom, Will and Grace, Megan played the role of Karen Walker from 1998 to 2006. She hosted her own show The Megan Mullally how which aired for a short span of time from 2006 to the beginning of 2007. Her other roles are as Lydia on Party Down, Chief on Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, Tammy Swanson on Park and Recreation, Dana Hartz on Happy Endings and Aunt Gayle on Bob’s Burgers. Out of seven consecutive Emmy Award nominations she received for her role on Will and Grace as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, she was able to win the award twice in 2000 and 2006. Besides, she was recognized by nominating her for Golden Globe awards for four times. She is also the recipient of four Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Mullally was born to Martha and Carter Mullally, Jr in Los Angeles, California. When she was at the age of six, she moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with her parents. At the time, she learned ballet and performed at the Oklahoma City Ballet when she was still in her high school at School of American Ballet in New York City. She received her high school diploma from Casady School and went to Northwestern University where she studied English Literature, and Art History. Right after her college, she engaged herself in Chicago theatre.

Mullally was married for the first time in the mid 1990s. Her husband Michael Katcher was a talent agent with whom she divorced later. In 2000, she started dating actor Nick Offerman with whom she married in 2003. The couples were seen playing together on Will & Grace and Parks and Recreation. In an interview with The Advocate magazine in 1999, Mullally stated, “I consider myself bisexual, and my philosophy is, everyone innately is.” In March 2013, she appeared on the talk show Kathy with her husband and fellow guest Michelle Trachtenberg. During the show, Mullally raised her hand when Kathy asked who is heterosexual. During post-Advocate interviews with AfterEllen in 2006 and Queerty in 2009, she was again proved to be heterosexual. In 2010 interview with The Advocate, she clarified her comment she gave in 1999, saying, “I know the gay community wants me to be bisexual, but unfortunately I’m not as bisexual as people have wanted me to be. I am married to a man, we’ve been together 10 years, and I’ve never had sex with a woman. But I do still think everybody has an ability to love that isn’t limited by gender.”

Megan Mullally is also a lead singer in The Supreme Music Program. She lives with her two poodles in West Hollywood, California.  She was a star cum director of The Sweetheart Break-In.  Her father used to be a contract player with Paramount 1950s and her mother Martha is a former model. Her close friend is Laura Innes who is an ER actress.  Mullally met Laura at Northwestern University in the late 70s. Initially, she was auditioned for Will & Grace for the role of Grace but was later cast as Karen. Megan was recognized for her performance in Bagtime and was nominated as Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical for 1979 Joseph Jefferson award at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Megan had disputes with director Joe Mantello while working with broadway production and so she had to withdraw from Lips Together and Teeth Apart. For her role as Beverly in Adam Bart’s The Receptionist at the Odyssey Theatre, she was awarded with 2010 Backstage West Garland Award for Best Performance by an Actress. Currently, Megan Mullally is starring the character of Elizabeth in Mel Brooks’ new musical Young Frankenstein. Her height is five feet and four inches. The actress and singer’s net worth is $15 million.

 

By: Dana Luica | Famous People >> Actor | Dec 2 2013

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