Molly Shannon Biography

Hot and Sexy American actress Molly Shannon was born on 16 September 1964 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA to father, James Francis Shannon and mother, Mary Margaret “Peg”. With her both parents of Irish descent she has American nationality and white ethnicity. Belonging to an Irish American Catholic family she was raised by a single parent, her father who was a sales manager as her mother was killed in a car accident including her younger sister and cousin when she was just 4 years old. She has always been motivated from that throughout her life. For grade and high school, she went to St. Dominic School in Shaker Heights and Hawken School in Gates Mills at Ohio. She then graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1987 where she studied BFA in Drama. Her net worth is estimated to be of $5 million.

For the first time, she started her career in Hollywood by doing a supporting role as Meg in 1989 in a horror film, remake of “The Phantom of the Opera”. Afterwards she made short appearances in a few episodes of TV shows: “Twin Peaks” and “In Living Color”. She had to struggle hard until she got a great break in 1995 for a famous TV show “Saturday Night Live” where she worked as repertory company member for six seasons. She made some guest appearances in Seinfeld ( 1997 ), Sex and the City ( 1998 ) , Will and Grace ( 1998 ), Cracking Up ( 2004 ), The Music Man ( 2004 ), and American Dad ( 2005 ). She starred in the Paramount’s hit comedy film “Superstar” as a character, Mary Katherine after which made her the highlight of the people then. She also starred in a controversial film “Happiness” ( 1998 ), Never been Kissed ( 1999 ), How the Grinch Stole Christmas ( 2000 ), Disney’s The Santa Clause 2 ( 2002 ), Wet Hot American Summer ( 2001 ), Osmosis Jones ( 2001 ), My Boss’s Daughter ( 2003 ), Good Boy ( 2003 ), Scary Movie 4 ( 2006 ), More of Me ( 2007 ), Year of the Dog ( 2007 ) and Evan Almighty ( 2007 ). She came back on TV in 2008 starring as Kath with Selma Blair in the US version of the blockbuster Australian sitcom “Kath & Kim”. Later in 2010, she appeared on “Saturday night Live” for an episode of Mother’s Day and as an anchor on reunion special Women of SNL. Apart of all, “Igor”, a CG animated feature of Exodus Film Group borrowed her voice in 2008.

Shannon got married to an artist named Fritz Chestnut on 29 May 2004 where she wore an off-white “garden dress” in her marriage. As she is living a very healthy relationship with her husband, she has not had any divorce till now. They have two children: a daughter named Stella Shannon Chestnut (born on 2003) and a son named Nolan Shannon Chestnut (born on 2005). She seems to be a spectacular mother and a tremendous actress. Her body measurement is 34-31-35 with her bikini size 34B. She wears shoes of 8.5 size on her feet. She has not got any tattoo on her body yet. Everyone praises her magical smile and her humorous part of her nature which she never stops carrying along with her in each of her TV shows.

During her life history and career, Molly Shannon got several opportunities, achievements, nominations and an award as well. She had won NBR Award in 1998 sharing with her crew for Best Acting by Ensemble in “Happiness”. She was also nominated in Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favorite Actress- Comedy in the film “Superstar” in 2000 following her role as Favorite Supporting Actress- Comedy in “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” in 2001. Furthermore, she as well got nominated in Primetime Emmy Awards twice: one for her owing individual performance in a popular Music Program, “Saturday Night Live” in 2000; the other for her character as ‘Eileen Foliente’ regarded as striking Guest Actress in a Comedy TV Series, “Enlightened” in 2013.

Shannon can be seen active on twitter having several followers. Her biography is available on many websites including wiki as well. Likewise, she has made some quotes regarding her personal life, career and experience.


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