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 .