Megan Mullally

Actor, Singer, Dancer
Petit and perky, her small frame belied the vast reservoir of talent possessed by actress-dancer-vocalist, Megan Mullally, who became one of the most cherished fixtures on television with her side-splitting portrayal of ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (104)

Childrens Hospital 2009 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

You, Me and the End of the World 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Parks and Recreation 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bob's Burgers 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Date and Switch 2014 (Movie)

Patricia (Actor)

Ernest & Celestine 2014 (Movie)

Lucienne (Voice)

G.B.F. 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Van Camp (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja 2011 - 2014 (TV Show)

Voice

Trophy Wife 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

30 Rock 2008, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Axe Cop 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Voice

Conan 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happy Endings 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Out There 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Voice

Somebody Up There Likes Me 2013 (Movie)

Therapist (Actor)

The Greatest Event in Television History 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Kings of Summer 2013 (Movie)

Mrs. Keenan (Actor)

Trouble Dolls 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Web Therapy 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

3rd Rock From the Sun 1989 - 1993, 1996 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Breaking In 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Caroline in the City 1989 - 1993, 1996 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dear John 1989 - 1993, 1996 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Herman's Head 1989 - 1993, 1996 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1988 - 1993, 1996 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ned and Stacey 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smashed 2012 (Movie)

Principal Barnes (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Up All Night 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

What To Expect When You're Expecting 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Will & Grace 1998 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1989 - 1990, 1998 - 2007, 2009 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

So You Think You Can Dance 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Mortified Sessions 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party Down 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fame 2009 (Movie)

Fran Rowan (Actor)

In the Motherhood 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Bee Movie 2007 (Movie)

Voice of Trudy (Actor)

Boston Legal 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Megan Mullally Show 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Campus Ladies 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

TV Land Awards 2006 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Will & Grace: Backstage Pass 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

A Clay Aiken Christmas 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Christmas in Rockefeller Center 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Rebound 2005 (Movie)

Principal Walsh (Actor)

The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Disney's Teacher's Pet 2004 (Movie)

Voice of Megan Mullally (Actor)

TV Guide's Greatest Moments 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2003 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Madonna Speaks 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

TV's Most Memorable Weddings 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pact 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollywood Unleashed 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

King of the Hill 2002 (Tv Show)

Voice

Stealing Harvard 2002 (Movie)

Patty (Actor)

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Everything Put Together 2001 (Movie)

Barbie (Actor)

Matthew Broderick 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Monkeybone 2001 (Movie)

Kimmy (Actor)

My VH1 Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Speaking of Sex 2000 (Movie)

Jennifer Klink (Actor)

The 54th Annual Tony Awards (CBS) 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The NBC Fall Preview Show 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Anywhere But Here 1999 (Movie)

Woman Buying Car (Actor)

Just Shoot Me 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frasier 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Flintstone Family Christmas 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

Couples 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

I Yabba-Dabba Doo! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

Seinfeld 1993 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fish Police 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Rachel Gunn, R.N. 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

My Life and Times 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ellen Burstyn Show 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

About Last Night 1986 (Movie)

Pat (Actor)

Last Resort 1986 (Movie)

Jessica Lollar (Actor)

Pecos Bill, King of the Cowboys 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Risky Business 1983 (Movie)

Call Girl (Actor)

First Steps (TV Show)

Actor

Rainbow Drive (TV Show)

Actor

The Children Nobody Wanted (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

Under the Biltmore Clock (TV Show)

Actor

Winchell (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Bye, Bye Love 1995 (Movie)

vocalist (Song Performer)

Biography

Petit and perky, her small frame belied the vast reservoir of talent possessed by actress-dancer-vocalist, Megan Mullally, who became one of the most cherished fixtures on television with her side-splitting portrayal of Karen Walker on the hit sitcom, "Will & Grace" (1998-2006). When starting out in the business, she was nearly cast as the female lead in "Risky Business" (1983). There were other minor roles in films like "Last Resort" (1986), and unsuccessful attempts to headline a series, with failed projects like "The Ellen Burstyn Show" (ABC, 1986-87). However, after two high-profile Broadway revivals - "Grease" (1994) and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1995) - Mullally landed the role of perpetually drunk Karen on "Will & Grace," making her one of television's brightest stars during the show's peak. After the show completed its eight-year run, Mullally turned her attention to a short-lived daytime talk show endeavor, "The Megan Mullally Show" (syndicated, 2006-07), continued to perform with her band, Supreme Music Program, and made numerous guest appearances on shows like "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2008- ), the latter, alongside series regular and husband, actor Nick Offerman. The very definition of a "triple-threat," Mullally's versatility ensured that she would remain a sought-after commodity for some time, although it would be as lovable lush Karen Walker for which she would be best remembered.

Relationships

Michael A Katcher Casting

Husband
Married 1992 Divorced 1996

William H. Macy Actor

Companion
Briefly dated while in college

Martha Mullaly

Mother

Carter Mullaly

Father
Was a contract player with Paramount Pictures during the 1950s

Nick Offerman Actor

Husband
Married Sept. 20, 2003 Guest starred on NBC's "Will & Grace" during its fourth season

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois
Studied English Literature and Art History but dropped out after two years

The School of American Ballet

New York , New York
Studied during summers while in high school

Casady School

Oklahoma City , Oklahoma

Milestones

2009

Cast in the short-lived ABC sitcom, "In The Motherhood"

2009

Played a voice instructor in the feature remake of "Fame"

2007

Joined Mel Brooks' Broadway musical, "Young Frankenstein," as Elizabeth

2006

Hosted the syndicated daytime talk show, "The Megan Mullally Show"

2005

Cast as a junior high principal in the Comedy "Rebound," starring Martin Lawrence

2002

Had featured role in "Stealing Harvard"

2001

Played Brendan Fraser's self-absorbed sister in "Monkeybone"

2001

Acted in the ensemble of "Speaking of Sex"; premiered at the Chicago Film Festival

1998

Breakthrough role as the ditsy trophy wife Karen Walker on the NBC sitcom, "Will & Grace"; earned Golden Globe (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004), Emmy (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) and SAG (2001, 2005, 2006, 2007) nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Come

1995

Co-starred with Matthew Broderick in the Broadway revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

1994

Made Broadway debut as the role of Marty in the revival of "Grease"

1993

Provided the voice of Pebbles Flinstone in the ABC specials, "I Yabba-Dabba Doo!" and "Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby"

1992

Played an overenthusiastic new nurse on the short-lived FOX sitcom, "Rachel Gunn, R.N."

1986

Had a small role, opposite Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, in the film "About Last Night"

1986

Debuted as a series regular on ABC's "The Ellen Burstyn Show" playing the title character's daughter

1983

Film debut as a call girl in "Risky Business"

1981

Made television debut in the CBS movie, "The Children Nobody Wanted"

Studied and performed with the Oklahoma City Ballet, while still in high school

Spent six years working in Chicago theater

Bonus Trivia

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"Once you've been known for a TV character, you're supposed to run as fast you can in the other direction so that nobody associates you with the character again, so you don't become Gilligan or something," she said. "But I love Karen." - Mullally to The Los Angeles Times, Oct. 28, 2007

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