Molly Shannon

Molly Shannon

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1964-09-16 (58 years old)

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Biography

Molly Helen Shannon (born September 16, 1964) is an American actress and comedian who was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001. In 2017, she won the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Other People. She has appeared in supporting roles in a number of films, such as Happiness (1998), A Night at the Roxbury (1998), Never Been Kissed (1999), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Wet Hot American Summer (2001), reprising her character in the miniseries Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015), and its follow-up Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017), 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). Her voice can also be heard in the animated films Igor (2008) and the Hotel Transylvania film series (2012–2022). In television, Shannon is known for her roles in Enlightened (2013), Divorce (2016–2019), The White Lotus (2021) and I Love That For You (2022).

Personal Life

Shannon married artist Fritz Chesnut on May 29, 2004. They have a daughter and a son.

Early Life

Shannon was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, on September 16, 1964, to an Irish-American Catholic family. Her mother, Mary Margaret "Peg" (née Keating), was a teacher, and her father, James Francis Shannon, was a sales manager. Her maternal grandparents were born in Ireland, with her grandfather being from Cloghmore, Achill, Mayo. When Shannon was four years old, her mother, younger sister, and cousin died in a car accident while her father was driving under the influence.Shannon attended St. Dominic School in Shaker Heights for grade school, and Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio. She attended New York University, where she studied drama and graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 1987.

Filmography

All 133

Movies 86

TV Shows 47

Self 19

Voice 12

Diane
A Good Person (2023)

A Good Person (2023)

Movie
Deb
Spin Me Round (2022)

Spin Me Round (2022)

Movie
10
Self
Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special (2022)

Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special (2022)

Movie
Jackie
I Love That for You (2022)

I Love That for You (2022)

TV Show
Wanda (voice)
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022)

Hotel Transylvania: Transformania (2022)

Movie
6.8
Kitty Patton
The White Lotus (2021)

The White Lotus (2021)

TV Show
Mrs. Fisher
Promising Young Woman (2020)

Promising Young Woman (2020)

Movie
7.33
Self
The Drew Barrymore Show (2020)

The Drew Barrymore Show (2020)

TV Show
Joan
Horse Girl (2020)

Horse Girl (2020)

Movie
Southbest Airline Employee
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (2019)

Movie
6
Linda
Sextuplets (2019)

Sextuplets (2019)

Movie
Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh (2019)

Chris Farley: Anything for a Laugh (2019)

Movie
Pat Dubek
The Other Two (2019)

The Other Two (2019)

TV Show
Tish Cattigan
The 2019 Rose Parade with Cord & Tish (2019)

The 2019 Rose Parade with Cord & Tish (2019)

Movie
Cynthia Grimes
Private Life (2018)

Private Life (2018)

Movie
1
Wanda (voice)
Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

Movie
6.02
Tish Cattigan
The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish! (2018)

The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish! (2018)

Movie
Emily Dickinson
Wild Nights with Emily (2018)

Wild Nights with Emily (2018)

Movie
Mistress Valesca
Half Magic (2018)

Half Magic (2018)

Movie
9
Tish Cattigan
The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish (2018)

The 2018 Rose Parade Hosted by Cord & Tish (2018)

Movie
Val Bassett
Will & Grace (2017)

Will & Grace (2017)

TV Show
9
Nancy
The Layover (2017)

The Layover (2017)

Movie
9
Gail
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017)

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017)

TV Show
8
Jamie
Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

Fun Mom Dinner (2017)

Movie
10
Sister Marea
The Little Hours (2017)

The Little Hours (2017)

Movie
4
Pam Walton
Miles (2017)

Miles (2017)

Movie
6
Deborah
We Don't Belong Here (2017)

We Don't Belong Here (2017)

Movie
6
Business Woman (voice)
Nerdland (2016)

Nerdland (2016)

Movie
6
Diane
Divorce (2016)

Divorce (2016)

TV Show
4.5
Joanne
Other People (2016)

Other People (2016)

Movie
6
Go Pilot
Come Simi (2015)

Come Simi (2015)

Movie
Margaret Lipka
Addicted to Fresno (2015)

Addicted to Fresno (2015)

Movie
Wanda (voice)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015)

Movie
6.32
Silca (voice)
Moonbeam City (2015)

Moonbeam City (2015)

TV Show
6
Self
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)

TV Show
5.5
Self
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

TV Show
Herself
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015)

Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (2015)

Movie
5.67
Gail
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015)

TV Show
Herself
I Am Chris Farley (2015)

I Am Chris Farley (2015)

Movie
Tricksy
The Spoils Before Dying (2015)

The Spoils Before Dying (2015)

TV Show
6
Denise Kushner
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Movie
5.13
Emily McCoy
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant (2015)

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant (2015)

Movie
Herself
Live from New York! (2015)

Live from New York! (2015)

Movie
Judge Conner
Benched (2014)

Benched (2014)

TV Show
4
Geenie Slocum
Life After Beth (2014)

Life After Beth (2014)

Movie
1
Self
The (Dead Mothers) Club (2014)

The (Dead Mothers) Club (2014)

Movie
Self
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV Show
3.5
Meredith Sennheiser
The Spoils of Babylon (2014)

The Spoils of Babylon (2014)

TV Show
8
Phyllis Marmatan
Getting On (2013)

Getting On (2013)

TV Show
6
Joy Button
Ghost Ghirls (2013)

Ghost Ghirls (2013)

TV Show
Herself
Hollywood Game Night (2013)

Hollywood Game Night (2013)

TV Show
6
Janice
Trust Me (2013)

Trust Me (2013)

Movie
Heather Darcy
Scary Movie 5 (2013)

Scary Movie 5 (2013)

Movie
5.39
Kidnapper
Hannibal (2013)

Hannibal (2013)

TV Show
6.48
Wanda (voice)
Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Movie
6.59
Onion Chef
The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

Movie
7
Sheila
Casa De Mi Padre (2012)

Casa De Mi Padre (2012)

Movie
Beverly Shannon
Jessie (2011)

Jessie (2011)

TV Show
6.35
Kirsten Noble
Web Therapy (2011)

Web Therapy (2011)

TV Show
6
Melody (Garrett's Mom)
Bad Teacher (2011)

Bad Teacher (2011)

Movie
6.09
Millie (voice)
Bob's Burgers (2011)

Bob's Burgers (2011)

TV Show
6.75
Various
The Women of SNL (2010)

The Women of SNL (2010)

Movie
Maxine
Raising Hope (2010)

Raising Hope (2010)

TV Show
6.24
Tina Hellman
Neighbors from Hell (2010)

Neighbors from Hell (2010)

TV Show
Penelope Little
What Goes Up (2009)

What Goes Up (2009)

Movie
Brenda Castle
Glee (2009)

Glee (2009)

TV Show
6.63
Kath Day
Kath & Kim (2008)

Kath & Kim (2008)

TV Show
Kirsten Noble
Web Therapy (2008)

Web Therapy (2008)

TV Show
Eva
Igor (2008)

Igor (2008)

Movie
8
Molly (voice)
Snow Buddies (2008)

Snow Buddies (2008)

Movie
5.4
Dilly Balsam
Pushing Daisies (2007)

Pushing Daisies (2007)

TV Show
4.78
Alice McGowan
More of Me (2007)

More of Me (2007)

Movie
Eve Adams
Evan Almighty (2007)

Evan Almighty (2007)

Movie
7.09
Peggy
Year of the Dog (2007)

Year of the Dog (2007)

Movie
Amanda Masterson
Mastersons of Manhattan (2007)

Mastersons of Manhattan (2007)

Movie
Trish
The Wedding Weekend (2006)

The Wedding Weekend (2006)

Movie
Molly (voice)
Air Buddies (2006)

Air Buddies (2006)

Movie
5.39
Carrie
Gray Matters (2006)

Gray Matters (2006)

Movie
Katherine Catherine
30 Rock (2006)

30 Rock (2006)

TV Show
6.1
Soccer Mom
Little Man (2006)

Little Man (2006)

Movie
8.33
Patience the Vampire (voice)
The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)

The Amazing Screw-On Head (2006)

Movie
Mrs. Dennit
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Movie
6.5
Madame Victoire
Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Movie
6
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies (2006)

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies (2006)

Movie
Marilyn
Scary Movie 4 (2006)

Scary Movie 4 (2006)

Movie
5.95
Jeannie
The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)

The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006)

TV Show
1
Jackie Frost (voice)
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie (2005)

Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie (2005)

Movie
The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005)

The Showbiz Show with David Spade (2005)

TV Show
Herself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)

Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (2005)

TV Show
Kristy (voice)
American Dad! (2005)

American Dad! (2005)

TV Show
6.48
Angie
12 Days of Christmas Eve (2004)

12 Days of Christmas Eve (2004)

Movie
Lesley Shackleton
Cracking Up (2004)

Cracking Up (2004)

TV Show
Cyclist (archive footage) (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (2003)

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (2003)

Movie
Mrs. Baker
Good Boy! (2003)

Good Boy! (2003)

Movie
6
Audrey Bennett
My Boss's Daughter (2003)

My Boss's Daughter (2003)

Movie
10
Stage Actor Joyce
American Splendor (2003)

American Splendor (2003)

Movie
5.65
Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn
The Music Man (2003)

The Music Man (2003)

Movie
Herself
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)

Movie
7
Tracy
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

Movie
5.28
Herself / Various Characters (archive footage)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (2002)

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell (2002)

Movie
Mrs. Mary Larson (uncredited)
Shallow Hal (2001)

Shallow Hal (2001)

Movie
7
Eve
Serendipity (2001)

Serendipity (2001)

Movie
5
Denise / Denise Lemmon
Scrubs (2001)

Scrubs (2001)

TV Show
6.72
Mrs. Boyd
Osmosis Jones (2001)

Osmosis Jones (2001)

Movie
Gail
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

Movie
Various Characters
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (2001)

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (2001)

Movie
Linda Berringer
Ed (2000)

Ed (2000)

TV Show
4.33
Barbara Van Dyke
My 5 Wives (2000)

My 5 Wives (2000)

Movie
Betty Lou Who
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1999)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1999)

Movie
6.24
Mary Katherine Gallagher
Superstar (1999)

Superstar (1999)

Movie
Self
Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special (1999)

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special (1999)

Movie
Anita
Never Been Kissed (1999)

Never Been Kissed (1999)

Movie
5.42
Caroline
Analyze This (1999)

Analyze This (1999)

Movie
6
Nancy
Happiness (1998)

Happiness (1998)

Movie
8
Aanl
The Thin Pink Line (1998)

The Thin Pink Line (1998)

Movie
Emily Sanderson
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Movie
7.13
Val Bassett
Will & Grace (1998)

Will & Grace (1998)

TV Show
6.33
Kelly
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998)

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (1998)

Movie
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV Show
8
Arguing Woman in Cafe
Dinner and Driving (1997)

Dinner and Driving (1997)

Movie
Homeless Lady
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)

Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)

Movie
6
Melody Pugh
The Single Guy (1995)

The Single Guy (1995)

TV Show
Traci
Return to Two Moon Junction (1995)

Return to Two Moon Junction (1995)

Movie
Woman
Ellen (1994)

Ellen (1994)

TV Show
6
Self - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

TV Show
6
Self
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

TV Show
5.75
In Living Color (1990)

In Living Color (1990)

TV Show
5.33
Judy Swain
Twin Peaks (1990)

Twin Peaks (1990)

TV Show
5.48
Meg (New York)
The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

Movie
4.33
Sam
Seinfeld (1989)

Seinfeld (1989)

TV Show
5.99
Self - Host / Various / Sally O'Malley / Jeannie Darcy
Saturday Night Live (1975)

Saturday Night Live (1975)

TV Show
6.36
Herself
Today (1952)

Today (1952)

TV Show
Cathleen Burke
Bambi Cottages

Bambi Cottages

Movie

Ratings

Average 6.26
Based on 5.16 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1952
2002
2009
2003
2022
Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1964-09-16 (58 years old)

Place of birth
Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America

Awards
Independent Spirit Awards

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8 Movies
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2 Movies
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4 Movies
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Ken Marino worked together with Molly Shannon in:
2 Movies
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Patton Oswalt worked together with Molly Shannon in:
2 Movies
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Steve Buscemi
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5 Movies
4 TV Shows
David Koechner
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David Koechner worked together with Molly Shannon in:
3 Movies
6 TV Shows
Elizabeth Banks
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Elizabeth Banks worked together with Molly Shannon in:
2 Movies
7 TV Shows
Sean Hayes
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Sean Hayes worked together with Molly Shannon in:
2 Movies
7 TV Shows
Paul Rudd
Molly Shannon
Paul Rudd worked together with Molly Shannon in:
4 Movies
5 TV Shows
Kristen Wiig
Molly Shannon
Kristen Wiig worked together with Molly Shannon in:
2 Movies
7 TV Shows
Beth McCarthy-Miller
Molly Shannon
Beth McCarthy-Miller worked together with Molly Shannon in:
6 Movies
2 TV Shows
Horatio Sanz
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Horatio Sanz worked together with Molly Shannon in:
4 Movies
4 TV Shows
Bob Odenkirk
Molly Shannon
Bob Odenkirk worked together with Molly Shannon in:
2 Movies
6 TV Shows
Jennifer Coolidge
Molly Shannon
Jennifer Coolidge worked together with Molly Shannon in:
3 Movies
5 TV Shows
Robert Smigel
Molly Shannon
Robert Smigel worked together with Molly Shannon in:
5 Movies
3 TV Shows
Jon Lovitz
Molly Shannon
Jon Lovitz worked together with Molly Shannon in:
5 Movies
3 TV Shows
Jack Black
Molly Shannon
Jack Black worked together with Molly Shannon in:
2 Movies
6 TV Shows
John Michael Higgins
Molly Shannon
John Michael Higgins worked together with Molly Shannon in:
2 Movies
6 TV Shows
Amy Poehler
Molly Shannon
Amy Poehler worked together with Molly Shannon in:
4 Movies
4 TV Shows
Jane Lynch
Molly Shannon
Jane Lynch worked together with Molly Shannon in:
1 Movie
7 TV Show
Nick Offerman
Molly Shannon
Nick Offerman worked together with Molly Shannon in:
4 Movies
4 TV Shows
Kate Micucci
Molly Shannon
Kate Micucci worked together with Molly Shannon in:
3 Movies
5 TV Shows
John C. Reilly
Molly Shannon
John C. Reilly worked together with Molly Shannon in:
5 Movies
3 TV Shows
Conan O'Brien
Molly Shannon
Conan O'Brien worked together with Molly Shannon in:
2 Movies
6 TV Shows
Andrew Steele
Molly Shannon
Andrew Steele worked together with Molly Shannon in:
4 Movies
3 TV Shows
Chris Farley
Molly Shannon
Chris Farley worked together with Molly Shannon in:
5 Movies
2 TV Shows
Chris Rock
Molly Shannon
Chris Rock worked together with Molly Shannon in:
5 Movies
2 TV Shows
Tina Fey
Molly Shannon
Tina Fey worked together with Molly Shannon in:
4 Movies
3 TV Shows
John Goodman
Molly Shannon
John Goodman worked together with Molly Shannon in:
4 Movies
3 TV Shows
Ana Gasteyer
Molly Shannon
Ana Gasteyer worked together with Molly Shannon in:
4 Movies
3 TV Shows
Christopher Meloni
Molly Shannon
Christopher Meloni worked together with Molly Shannon in:
2 Movies
5 TV Shows
Cheri Oteri
Molly Shannon
Cheri Oteri worked together with Molly Shannon in:
5 Movies
2 TV Shows
Amy Sedaris
Molly Shannon
Amy Sedaris worked together with Molly Shannon in:
7 TV Shows
Mike Myers
Molly Shannon
Mike Myers worked together with Molly Shannon in:
5 Movies
2 TV Shows
Maya Rudolph
Molly Shannon
Maya Rudolph worked together with Molly Shannon in:
3 Movies
4 TV Shows
Will Forte
Molly Shannon
Will Forte worked together with Molly Shannon in:
1 Movie
6 TV Show
Jimmy Fallon
Molly Shannon
Jimmy Fallon worked together with Molly Shannon in:
3 Movies
4 TV Shows
Dan Aykroyd
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Dan Aykroyd worked together with Molly Shannon in:
5 Movies
2 TV Shows
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