- NAME: Molly Shannon
- OCCUPATION: Actress, Comedian
- BIRTH DATE: September 16, 1964 (Age: 49)
- Did You Know?: Molly Shannon was advised not to do Mary Katherine Gallagher, who would be one of her most popular characters on Saturday Night Live, during her audition for the show.
- EDUCATION: New York University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Shaker Heights, Ohio
- Full Name: Molly Helen Shannon
- AKA: Molly Shannon
- ZODIAC SIGN: Virgo
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Molly Shannon is an American actress known for her work on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001.
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Since leaving SNL in 2001, Molly Shannon has tackled a variety of projects, including making guest appearances on TV's 30 Rock and Glee. In 2008, she sought sitcom success with Kath & Kim, and American remake of a popular Australian series, starring alongside Selma Blair. But the show failed to catch on with viewers. More recently,
Shannon had a recurring role on Enlightened with Laura Dern in 2013.
Shannon has also done some voice work as well, lending her vocal talents to such animated series as American Dad! and Neighbors From Hell, and such films as Hotel Transylvania (2012). On the big screen, she made the most of some small parts in films like Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Evan Almighty (2007) and 2013's Scary MoVie (also known as Scary Movie 5, the fifth installment of the Scary Movie spoof film series).
Shannon married artist Fritz Chestnut in 2004. The couple lives in Los Angeles with their two children, daughter Stella and son Nolan. Shannon published her first children's book, Tilly the Trickster, in 2011.
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