Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally


11/12/1958, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

Megan Mullally


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Megan Mullally can be seen weekly in her Emmy and 3-time SAG Award-winning role of "Karen Walker" on NBC's Will & Grace.

Megan made her television series debut with Elaine Stritch and Ellen Burstyn on The Ellen Burstyn Show. Further television credits include a variety of short-lived…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Megan has been nominated for 12 SAG Awards. She was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series from 2001-2007 for Will and Grace. She won from 2002-2004. She was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series from 2001-2005 for the show. She won in 2001.

    • From 2001-2004, Megan was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for Will and Grace.

    • Megan says that she has been mistaken for Saturday Night Live star Tina Fey more times than she can count. "We're like twins!" Megan has said.

    • Megan is an only child.

    • In 1990, Megan auditioned for the role of Elaine on Seinfeld.

    • Megan attended Northwestern University but she left without graduating to continue her career in acting.

    • Megan's former husband, Michael Katcher, is also Alex Baldwin's agent.

    • Her band has released a CD titled "The Supreme Music Program: The Sweetheart Break-In".

    • She is the lead singer of The Supreme Music Program, a band based in Los Angeles.

    • She has two poodles, Willa and Elmo.

    • She won her first emmy in 2000 for her portrayal of Karen Walker on Will & Grace.

    • Megan's character, Karen Walker and the rest of the cast of Will & Grace. were named number 81 in "Bravo's 100 Greatest TV Characters."

    • Megan's hit series Will & Grace has finished its run, but she isn't leaving her character Karen Walker behind - she's planning to write a Broadway musical based on her.

    • Megan was nominated for and won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2006 for her role of "Karen Walker" on Will & Grace.

    • Megan hosted her own syndicated talk show "The Megan Mullally Show" which began on September 18, 2006. Her first guest was Will Ferrell. Unfortunately, due to low ratings, it was cancelled in December 2006.

    • She has been spoofed by actress/comedian Kristen Wiig on Saturday Night Live.

    • Megan and the cast and crew of Will & Grace. had to attend a sexual harrasment seminar.

    • Megan took a vacation with her husband in 2006 to Northern California but did not have a good time because he got poison oak on his genitals.

    • Was breifly married to Michael Katcher during the 1990s.

    • Megan won the first Emmy Idol.

    • Megan's favourite word is Synchronicity.

    • When not busy with Will and Grace, Mullally continues to pursue other projects, playing featured roles in the films Everything Put Together and Monkeybone and starring in a one-woman musical, Sweetheart, in which she shows off her talents as a singer. (Mullally has also released an album of songs from the show, which she produced herself.)

    • Megan picked up the performing bug from her father, and developed a passionate interest in music and especially dance.

    • She worked in Chicago theater for six years.

    • Following her high school graduation from Casady High School, she attended Northwestern University where she majored in English Literature and Art History. She became active in local theater and eventually left college without graduating.

    • She made her Broadway debut in 1994 in Grease and later starred in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opposite Matthew Broderick. She opened in her own one-woman show, Sweetheart, in Los Angeles in 1999.

    • Megan revealed that she was bisexual in a 1999 interview in The Advocate magazine.

    • She studied ballet and was a soloist with Oklahoma City's Ballet Oklahoma. She also studied at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet.

    • Close friend is ER actress Laura Innes. The two met at Northwestern University in the late 70's and have been friends ever since.

    • Megan announced her engagement to actor Nick Offerman in September 2002.

    • Megan's father, Carter Mullally Jr., was a contract player with Paramount in the 1950s. Her mother, Martha, is a former model.

    • She lives in West Hollywood, California.

    • Graduated from Casady High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    • Off-screen, Megan is close friends with the Will & Grace cast, Madonna, Courtney Cox, Rosie O'donell and Matthew Broderick.

    • Her surname, Mullally, is Irish.

    • Megan Mullally and Debra Messing first worked together in Ned and Stacey, however, they didn't appear in a scene together until the first episode of Will and Grace.

    • She married actor Nick Offerman in September 2003. She was formerly married to talent agent Michael Katcher in the mid 1990s.

    • She made her Broadway debut in 1994 in Grease and later appeared in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, with Matthew Broderick. She opened in her own one-woman show, Sweetheart, in Los Angeles in 1999.

    • Megan was born November 12, 1958 in Los Angeles, California but grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    • Unlike actresses like Fran Drescher, her voice in Will & Grace is fake.

    • She had a recent interview in Now magazine about how she would like to try for a baby at 46.

    • In 2004, Megan was named #78 out of 137 on Entertainment Weekly's Must List.

    • Megan is 5'4" and weighs 115 lbs.

  • Quotes

    • Megan: (revealing she gets numerous offers to be naked) 'Why naked? Why now?' is my question. Because I'm going to be 50 in November and I just did a television pilot for a show for another network and I have to be naked in that. Why not when I was 26 and I was really cute? Why is there such demand for me to take all of my clothes off?

    • Megan: (asked to reveal her favourite "Will And Grace" episode) To Serve & Disinfect, when Karen's fetish-film past is revealed. I also loved my first episode with John Cleese, when I had to jump on him in a farcical way. It reminded me of Laurel and Hardy movies.

    • Megan: (on keeping in touch with the rest of the "Will And Grace" cast) Sean and I have always been close, so I know we'll maintain that friendship for life. I think with this cast, we've all really bonded for life and I'm sure we'll stay in touch. It's not like Friends, where there were six of them and they were younger. We're older and more established, so we're more of a tight-knit group. Like The Beatles, we'll always be thought of together. None of us will ever want to cut that tie.

    • Megan: (on saying goodbye to "Will And Grace") I didn't know how things would turn out for Karen until I got the last script, and I thought it was perfect that it had her going off to live with Jack. I always felt they were platonically in love and Karen was the gay man that Jack always wanted.

    • Megan: (on women in Hollywood) How do those women lose all that weight in a week?

    • Megan: (on winning her second Emmy) When I was about 20 or 21 I lived in Chicago and I went to a psychic, who told me I was gonna win two Emmys - they were like bookends - for playing a secretary on a sitcom.

    • Megan Mullally: (On having to kiss Alec Baldwin in front of her husband) I'm a character actress so I don't really have a lot of kissing scenes normally, but I had to really kiss Alec for an extended period. My husband who is very sweet - he comes to almost every taping - is there and that's a little uncomfortable, but then, and I swear this is true, my ex-husband is Alec Baldwin's agent, so he's also there. They're both standing there, going, 'Looking good.' It's not fair. The one time I get to kiss somebody and I've got two husbands out there.

    • Megan: (On "Karen: The Musical") I think it's hilarious. It's so, like, wrong. You're never supposed to keep your old character going. But, see, that's what makes me want to keep doing it.

    • Megan Mullally: NBC press releases are always like, 'Megan likes to skip down the sunny lane with her basket of flowers, l king for rainbows' I mean, they make you sound like an idiot. You Know

    • Megan: Everybody thinks I'm this giant alcoholic, and I've never even had a martini!

    • Megan: (on Will And Grace's live episode) I think both shows will be good. The script we're working with right now is very funny. But that's what the writers do anyway, they punch up jokes after the first pass. So it's kind of the same theory.

    • Megan: I've always been singing ever since I was little. When I was like, you know, 4 I knew the lyrics to every single song on Top 40 AM Radio in Oklahoma City, and sang them all at the top of my lungs every chance I got. Its really fun, I mean its really nice to contribute to this particular project and also just to be able to sing with beautiful instrumentation behind you is really thrilling.

    • Megan: (on having kids) The doctor told us we're supposed to do it from day 10 to day 18 and that we're supposed to stay together for 10 minutes afterwards, and the guy's supposed to go on top. He said, 'If it's at night, you can just fall asleep.' I was like, 'Yeah, I'd be dead in 10 minutes.' We have our supplies - I've got my lip balm under my pillow and he's got like a clock under his pillow. It's not very comfortable. It's kinda like being in yoga class.

    • Megan: (on the "Will & Grace" thanksgiving episode) As they're bringing out all the food, we're supposed to be going, 'Oh, it looks delicious,' and I said, 'Oh, this scene is so long!' I said it in every take and nobody knew. So you can watch for that.

    • On Dieting: At one point, I found sausage that had actually been stuffed with cheese. It was disgusting, but it was a good idea. There's a little FRED FLINTSTONE factor that creeps in. I don't need to be really skinny, but I was getting too portly.

    • Megan: (on Jennifer Lopez) She had a rather large entourage. It was an extensive group of people which I thought was interesting because how many people does it take to get an absolutely flawlessly beautiful woman ready? She's gorgeous when she walks in with absolutely no make-up, jeans and a T-shirt.

    • Megan: (on the end of "Will & Grace") It's gonna be traumatic; I'm going to be hospitalized with emotional turmoil or something... I think it will be really sad.

    • Megan: (on having kids) I not only had myself convinced that I was pregnant but I also had myself convinced that I was having a miscarriage. I wasn't any of those things. I thought, 'That's silly, I can't do that to myself. We're trying but I'm like 100. We might adopt. Everybody that I know who has adopted has had such a great experience and I feel like that's sort of a good sign.

    • Of Will & Grace's sweep of the supporting acting in a comedy category (2000 Emmys): The award's great not just for me, but for the show -- and that Sean (Hayes) won.

    • On the day of her final audition for Will & Grace: Two hours before the test, at 2pm, Tracy Lilienfield called me because she knew I was thinking of not showing up. And I was home in my pyjamas, eating scrambled eggs - no makeup or hairdo or anything

    • On her chemistry with Sean Hayes: Sean and I can do things in perfect unison because we have this really weird affinity. We've totally freaked each other out by doing exactly the same thing, having the exact same instinct, at the same time.

    • Megan: (on working with Madonna) I enjoyed working with her because she worked so hard. She just wanted to rehearse and rehearse and rehearse because she just really wanted it to be good.

    • "Taffy Huntington - but my actual porn-star name was something different. You'll have to do the research"

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    Shu Shu Fontaine! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Karen Walker! She's the reason I watched Will & Grace!
  • Singing, acting and dancing, she has it all!

    She is definitely one of my absolute favorite celebrities of all time. I always make sure to have my iPod with every song she has ever recorded with me. Some day I hope that she does another Broadway show so that I can go and see her in it. Her role in Will and Grace was one of the greatest roles of all time as well. I love that she was so great at comedic timing as well as physical comedy. Although her talkshow hardly lasted, I made sure to never miss an episode. I absolutely loved her true personality on the talkshow and miss it a ton.moreless