The Actors Studio
Joliet Catholic Academy
Joined Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones for the all-female reboot of "Ghostbusters"
Reunited with writer/director Paul Feig for action comedy "Spy."
Co-starred opposite Bill Murray in the comedy-drama "St. Vincent."
Starred in "Tammy," her first collaboration with husband Ben Falcone.
Cast opposite Jason Bateman in "Identity Thief"
Appeared in "The Hangover Part III"
Starred in "The Heat" with Sandra Bullock
Featured opposite Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in "This Is 40," directed by Judd Apatow
Co-starred with Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph in comedy blockbuster "Bridesmaids"
Starred on CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly"
Co-starred in the romantic comedy "The Back-Up Plan" with Jennifer Lopez
Made writing and directing debut with short film "Polk Valley"; also played the main character
Cast in supporting role alongside Christina Applegate on ABC sitcom "Samantha Who?"
Played lead role in John August directed "The Nines" with Hope Davis and Ryan Reynolds
Landed a small role in "The Life of David Gale"
Played Ben Affleck's office buddy in the romantic comedy "The Third Wheel"
Made series debut as a regular, playing Lorelai's best friend Sookie on The WB's "Gilmore Girls"
Appeared in "The Kid," starring Bruce Willis
Had a small role in Doug Liman's ensemble feature "Go"
Starred in John August's independent short film "God"
Made first TV appearance with a bit part on her cousin's MTV sketch comedy program "The Jenny McCarthy Show"
Was raised on a farm in Plainfield, Illinois.
Started as a standup comedian in New York before joining Los Angeles improv troupe The Groundlings.
Got her breakout role as Sookie St. James in "Gilmore Girls" when Alex Borstein dropped out of the series due to pregnancy and obligations to the animated series "Family Guy." Sookie's boyfriend and eventual husband was played by Borstein's real-life husband Jackson Douglas.
To celebrate retiring "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart on her final appearance on his show in June 2015, she wore a dress covered with silkscreened photos of the host, which she designed and sewed herself.