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Native Melissa McCarthy Wins Emmy, Includes Plainfield Shoutout in Speech

"I'm from Plainfield, Illinois, and I'm standing here and it's kind of amazing," she said in her Emmys acceptance speech.

Plainfield native Melissa McCarthy included a hometown shoutout in her Emmys acceptance speech Sunday night after winning best lead actress in a comedy series for Mike & Molly.

"I'm from Plainfield, Illinois, and I'm standing here and it's kind of amazing," she said during the Sunday night awards ceremony.

McCarthy, a Plainfield native who has starred in a series of movies and television shows, landed her biggest role to date with . She learned of her Emmy nod while in July.

In an interview with Patch last fall, McCarthy said she based her Emmy award-winning Mike & Molly character on her , who she recalled as Mrs. Breen. After months of searching, who now goes by Lynne Mau and teaches second grade at .

This isn't the first time McCarthy has been vocal about her Plainfield ties. She also mentioned her hometown in a .

Anne Miller September 19, 2011 at 05:36 AM
I have always loved Melissa McCarthy back to The Gilmore Girls, she deserved an emmy many times over for that performance. I am so glad she is finally being recognized!
Margie Bonuchi September 19, 2011 at 12:38 PM
Congratulations Melissa! Thank you for making Plainfield proud! You are such a good role model for other young adults who set out to accomplish their goals!
Betsey September 19, 2011 at 01:21 PM
Congradulation to Melissa McCarthy, a real woman finally wins an Emmy.
Paul Hamiti September 19, 2011 at 01:46 PM
Nabbys would also like to congradulate Ms. Melissa McMarthy on her Emmy, and say thank you to her and and her family for dining at Nabbys Hope to see you soon. Thanks again. Paul & Mike.
Lisa September 19, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Way to go Melissa McCarthy!
Lori Janiec September 19, 2011 at 06:55 PM
It was so awesome to see her get choked up and say "I"m from Plainfield, IL..." She is so cute!
Sue Rosenorn October 08, 2011 at 07:26 AM
I didnt know her cousin is Jenny McCarthy!

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