Molly Shannon Biography (1964-)

Born September 16, 1964, in Shaker Heights, OH; daughter of James F. (a salesmanager) and Peg (a teacher) Shannon; companion of Fritz Chestnut (an artist). Addresses: Contact: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Steven Levy, Framework Entertainment, 9057 Nemo St., Suite C, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
September 16, 1964
Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Member of ensemble cast, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80,SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1995-2001
  • Movies
  • Arguing woman in cafe, Dinner and Driving, HBO, 1997
  • Herself, It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie, ABC, 2002
  • Mrs. Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn, The Music Man, ABC, 2003
  • Specials
  • American Comedy Honors, Fox, 1997
  • Herself, Canned Ham: A Night at the Roxbury, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman, NBC, 1998
  • Host, E! Rack-n-Roll: Behind the Scenes, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (also known as Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special), NBC, 1999
  • VH1 Divas Live '99, VH1, 1999
  • Anna Nicole Smith, SNL Fanatic, NBC, 2000
  • Saturday Night Live: Best of the Clinton Scandal, NBC, 2000
  • (In archive footage) Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 2000,NBC, 2000
  • VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross, VH1, 2000
  • Various characters, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon, NBC, 2001
  • Christmas in Rockefeller Center, NBC, 2001
  • Saturday Night Live: Mother's Day Special, NBC, 2001
  • Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra, NBC, 2001
  • The 2001 TV Guide Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Host, Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments, ABC, 2002
  • Behind the Scenes: The Music Man, 2002
  • NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002
  • Saturday Night Live: TV Tales, NBC, 2002
  • Night of Too Many Stars, NBC, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Judy Swain, "The Black Widow," Twin Peaks, ABC, 1991
  • Police recruit, In Living Color, Fox, c. 1992
  • Second surrogate mother, General Hospital, ABC, 1993
  • Vivian, "Another Average Night," The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1993
  • Cashier, "Wedding Bells and Box Boys," Sister, Sister, The WB, 1994
  • Woman, "The Houseguest," Ellen (also known as These Friends ofMine), ABC, 1994
  • Melody Pugh, "Macho Man," The Single Guy, NBC, 1996
  • Sam, "The Summer of George," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997
  • Herself, The Martin Short Show, syndicated, 1999
  • Val Bassett, "Grace, Replaced," Will & Grace, NBC, 1999
  • Val Bassett, "Girls, Interrupted," Will & Grace, NBC, 2000
  • Herself, "South African Safari," Celebrity Adventures, E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2001
  • Herself, Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2001
  • Herself, The View, ABC, 2001
  • Val Bassett, "Last of the Really Odd Lovers," Will & Grace, NBC, 2001
  • "Ozzie and Drix," Osmosis Jones (animated), The WB, 2001
  • Lily Martin, "The Big Journey," Sex and the City, HBO, 2002
  • Lily Martin, "Cover Girl," Sex and the City, HBO, 2002
  • Lily Martin, "Unoriginal Sin," Sex and the City, HBO, 2002
  • Herself, TV Tales, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • Val Bassett, "Fagel Attraction," Will & Grace, NBC, 2002
  • Linda Berringer, "Babysitting," Ed, NBC, 2003
  • Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2003
  • Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003
  • Herself, The View, ABC, 2003
  • Pilots
  • Lesley, Cracking Up, Fox, 2003
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Assistant talent coordinator, In Living Color, Fox, 1992-1993
  • Film Appearances
  • Meg, The Phantom of the Opera (also known as Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera and Phantom of the Opera: The Motion Picture), 21st Century, 1989
  • Traci, Return to Two Moon Junction, Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Homeless woman, Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (also known asLawnmower Man 2: Jobe's War), New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Aanl, The Thin Pink Line, 1998
  • Emily Sanderson, A Night at the Roxbury, Paramount, 1998
  • Nancy, Happiness, Trimark Pictures, 1998
  • Susan Bradley, Daydream Believer, 1998
  • Anita Olesky, Never Been Kissed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Caroline, Analyze This, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Mary Katherine Gallagher, Superstar, Paramount, 1999
  • Betty Lou Who, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (also known as Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Grinch), Universal, 2000
  • Dr. Barbara Van Dyke, My 5 Wives, Artisan Entertainment, 2000
  • Eve, Serendipity, Miramax, 2001
  • Gail, Wet Hot American Summer, USA Films, 2001
  • Mrs. Boyd, Osmosis Jones, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Mrs. Larson, Shallow Hal (also known as Schwer verliebt), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Voice characterization, Dr. Dolittle 2 (also known as Doctor Dolittle 2, DR2, and DR.2), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001
  • Tracy, The Santa Clause 2 (also known as The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs. Clause and SC2), Buena Vista, 2002
  • Audrey, My Boss' Daughter (also known as The Guests), Miramax/Dimension, 2003
  • Stage actor Joyce, American Splendor, Fine Line, 2003
  • Voice of Owen's mother, Good Boy!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Character creator, Superstar, Paramount, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • Starred in The Rob and Molly Show (improvisation), Upfront ComedyTheatre, Los Angeles.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies, 1998
  • Saturday Night Live Christmas, Trimark Video, 1999
  • Music Videos
  • "A Change Would Do You Good," by Sheryl Crow, 1997
  • WRITINGS
  • Teleplays
  • Various sketches, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's Saturday Night, Saturday Night, Saturday Night Live 80, SNL, and SNL 25), NBC, 1995-2001
  • Writings for the Stage
  • Coauthor of The Rob and Molly Show (improvisation), Upfront ComedyTheatre, Los Angeles.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, May 2, 1997, p. 16; October 15, 1999, pp. 42-43
    • Parade, May 2, 1999, p. 18
    • People Weekly, June 16, 1997, p. 77; April 19, 1999, p. 33; July 31, 2000, p. 18; May 12, 2003, p. 59
    • Playboy, June, 1998, pp. 82-83, 175
    • Rolling Stone, November 27, 1997, pp. 50-55, 57
    • TV Guide, April 5, 1997, pp. 44-46; April 3, 1999, pp. 36-40
    • Us, November, 1998, p. 49

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