Molly Helen Shannon

Inside Biography


The American Comic actress, Molly Helen Shannon gained public attention for her work as one of the cast members on Saturday Night Live for six years from 1995 to 2001. She has also appeared in several acclaimed movies including, How the Grinch Stole, Superstar, and Christmas as well. 

Early Life and Education

The American comic actress, Molly Shannon Born on September 16, 1964, in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to an Irish American Catholic family. She grew up in Ohio hometown along with her family.

Molly was born to her former teacher mother Mary Margaret Keating and former sales manager, James Francis Shannon. Unfortunately, she lost her sister and mother in a tragic car accident when she was only 4.

Molly attended the segregated school. Following her school level, she moved to New York University's Tisch School of Arts and majored in Arts. Regarding her nationality and ethnicity, Molly is a White American.

Professional Life

Molly Shannon joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in the year 1995. She was cast as a permanent cast later along with renowned artists, David Spade and Mark McKinney.

Some of her most renowned and unusual roles on the show had already been developed in her former act, including a quirky Catholic school girl and Mary Katherine Gallagher character.

However, Molly left the show after becoming the longest-serving female cast part on the show, in the early 2000s. Following that, she appeared along with Ashton Kutcher and Tara Reid in the romantic comedy titled ‘My Boss’s Daughter' in 2003.

In the year 2006, Shannon managed to get a character of Aunt Victoire in Sofia Coppola’s directorial movie titled ‘Marie Antoinette’.

From 2013 to 2010, Shannon appeared in projects like a children’s book, ‘Tilly the Trickster (2011)’, the spokesperson for ‘ (2012) as well as a recurring role in ‘Enlightened (2013)’. 

Personal life 

Molly Shannon is a married woman. She is married to her boyfriend, artist, Fritz Chesnut on May 29, 2004. The couple is blessed with two children. Molly and her husband Fritz welcomed their child, daughter, Stella Shannon Chesnut, on September 28, 2003.

After that, Molly gave birth to her second child, son, Nolan Shannon Chesnut on March 15, 2005. The couple is living happily with their two children and there are no any signs of their divorce.

Net Worth

Molly Shannon is one of the successful comic actresses. Molly has estimated a net worth of $7 million through her comedy, film, and TV career. In 2009, Molly bought a three-bedroom’ house in Florida that cost her $2,600,000.

In the year 2003, Molly put her three-bedroom condominium unit in Chelsea on sale which was worth $1, 600, 000. She also has a lavish White RECARO car which worth around $45,995.

by ab-aashish, 31 Oct, 2017

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