Molly Shannon Net Worth

Molly Shannon Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Molly Helen Shannon net worth is
$5 Million

Molly Helen Shannon Wiki Biography

Molly Helen Shannon was born on the 16th September 1964, in Shaker Heights, Ohio USA, of Irish descent. She is an actress, comedian and writer, best known for being part of the cast in the series “Saturday Night Live” (1995 – 2001) and also starring in the series “Kath & Kim” (2008 – 2009) alongside co-star Selma Blair. She has also landed a number of roles in feature films, in which she often appears with the actor and comedian Will Ferrell. Shannon has been active in the entertainment industry since 1987.

How rich is the actress? Authoritative sources estimate that the total size of Molly Shannon’s wealth is as much as $5 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Acting is the main source of her net worth.

Molly Shannon Net Worth $5 Million

To begin with, Shannon was raised in Shaker Heights in a Catholic household. Her mother, Peg Shannon, was a teacher whereas his father, James F. Shannon, was a sales manager. Shannon was involved in a car accident when she was four years old, in which her mother, younger sister and cousin were killed. Shannon was educated at St. Dominic school in Shaker Heights and Hawken school in Gates Mills, Ohio. She is a graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts.

Shannon began her career in a supporting role in the film “The Phantom of the Opera” (1989) as Meg, alongside Robert Englund. In 1991, she appeared in the second season of “Twin Peaks”, then in 1993, she appeared in a supporting role in two episodes of “In Living Colour”, in the first with Shawn Wayans and the second with Jim Carrey. Molly joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live” by replacing Janeane Garofalo in 1995. These contributed a steady start to Molly’s net worth.

In 1999, Shannon starred opposite Will Ferrell in the feature film based on her most famous character of SNL, Mary Katherine Gallagher “Superstar”, about an awkward Catholic school student who aspires to be a musical superstar. In 2001, Shannon left SNL, after beating Victoria Jackson as the longest serving member of the cast of women in the show. Later, she starred in the feature films “My Boss’s Daughter” (2003), “American Splendour” (2003) and “Good Boy!”. In 2004, she starred in a series “Cracking Up” with actor Jason Schwartzman, and the same year, Shannon was a guest star in an episode of “Scrubs”. In 2006, Shannon starred in the film “Marie Antoinette”, then the following year was a guest star in the series “Pushing Daisies” and appeared in the film “Evan Almighty”, and was also cast as main in “Year of the Dog” in 2007. Being in constant demand served her net worth very well.

Afterwards, she landed the lead role in the television series “Kath & Kim” (2008 – 2009), and starred in the comedy-drama film “What Goes Up” (2009) co-written, co-produced and directed by Jonathan Glatzer. In 2013, she was in the main cast of comedies “Scary Movie 5” by Malcolm D. Lee and “Trust Me” by Clark Gregg. The same year she appeared as a guest star in the series “Enlightened”, and was nominated for Critic’s Choice and Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of the Outstanding Guest Actress. In 2014, she received mixed reviews starring in the zombie comedy “Life After Beth” by Jeff Baena.

Most recently, Molly has starred in the comedy drama “Other People” written and directed by Chris Kelly, and number of films featuring Shannon will be released – “We Don’t Belong Here” (2016), “Half Magic” (2016), “The Layover” (2016), “Fun Mom Dinner” (2017) and “The Little Hours” (2017).

Finally, in the personal life of the actress, she is married to the artist Fritz Chesnut; the family has two children.

Full NameMolly Shannon
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 16, 1964
Place Of BirthShaker Heights, Ohio, United States
Height5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
ProfessionActor, Voice Actor, Comedian
EducationSt. Dominic school in Shaker Heights, Hawken school in Gates Mills, Ohio, Tisch School of the Arts
SpouseFritz Chesnut (m. 2004)
ChildrenStella Shannon Chesnut, Nolan Shannon Chesnut
ParentsJames F. Shannon, Peg Shannon
SiblingsMary Shannon Beatty, Katie Shannon
NicknamesMolly Helen Shannon
AwardsNational Board of Review Award for Best Cast
NominationsCritics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series (2013), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (2013)
Movies“The Phantom of the Opera” (1989), “Twin Peaks” (1991), “Marie Antoinette” (2006), "Enlightened" (2013), “Evan Almighty”, “Half Magic” (2016), “The Layover” (2016), “Fun Mom Dinner” (2017), “The Little Hours” (2017)
TV Shows“Saturday Night Live” (1995-2001), “Kath & Kim” (2008 – 2009), “Cracking Up” (2004), “Scrubs”, “Pushing Daisies”
1Known for her characters on Saturday Night Live (1975): Mary Katherine Gallagher (the nerdy Catholic school girl) and Helen Madden (the licensed joyologist).
1My dad was a real fun guy and, despite his personal problems, he was a great father. It wasn't easy, but he did a good job of raising my sister Mary and I all by himself.
2I feel great about it. I did six full years, and I loved it. I just felt like it was time. Not everything is going to be a perfect decision. Sometimes you hit, sometimes you miss, and that's the way it goes - about leaving Saturday Night Live (1975) to pursue a film career.
3I used to get painful crushes on really unavailable guys.
1Mother of Stella Chestnut and Nolan Chestnut.
2Had first born child with the name of Stella Shannon Chestnut. [September 2003]
3Both of her parents were of Irish descent.
4She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
5She is from the neighborhood in Ohio as Paul Newman, Fred Willard and David Wain. Shaker Heights, Ohio is also the name of the place that the Cleaver family was from in the early sitcom, "Leave It To Beaver".
6Wore an off-white "garden dress" designed by SNL wardrobe department head Dale Richards in her May 2004 wedding to Fritz Chestnut.
7Had a second baby, a boy, named Nolan Shannon Chestnut. [March 2005]
8BFA in Drama - New York University, Tisch School of the Arts (1987).
9Molly & Fritz welcomed their first child, a girl named Stella Shannon Chestnut. [September 2003]
10Became engaged to Fritz Chestnut, an artist. [March 2003]
11Appeared in Sheryl Crow's 1997 video "A Change Would Do You Good".
12Graduated from NYU in 1987.
13Was in a car crash at age 4 that killed her 34 year old mother, her 3 year old sister, and a 25 year old cousin. She has used that as a motivation for her life.
14Graduated from Hawken School in Chesterland, Ohio, June 1983, where she was a classmate of actress Greer Goodman.
15Presented at the 2000 GLAAD Media Awards for films and TV shows that accurately portray gay and lesbian characters.


Fun Mom Dinner2017completedJamie
Half Magic2017completed
Untitled Emily Dickinson Project2017post-productionAdult Emily
We Don't Belong Here2017completedDeborah
The Layover2016/Ipost-production
An Affairpre-productionWoman Friend
The Little Hours2017Mother Superior
Divorce2016TV SeriesDiane
Rhett and Link's Buddy System2016TV SeriesRhonda
Miles2016Pam Walton
Nerdland2016Business Woman (voice)
Childrens Hospital2016TV SeriesPaula Reilly
Animals.2016TV SeriesOlivia
Other People2016/IJoanne
Hotel Transylvania 22015Wanda (voice)
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp2015TV SeriesGail
The Spoils Before Dying2015TV Mini-SeriesTricksy
The Millers2014-2015TV SeriesMiss Pam
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant2015Emily McCoy
Addicted to Fresno2015Margaret Lipka
Bob's Burgers2013-2015TV SeriesMillie
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl2015Denise
Mulaney2015TV SeriesMarkie
Benched2014TV SeriesJudge Conner
Raising Hope2013-2014TV SeriesMaxine
The Spoils of Babylon2014TV SeriesMeredith Sennheiser
Life After Beth2014Geenie Slocum
Bambi Cottages2014TV MovieCathleen Burke
Getting On2013TV SeriesPhyllis Marmatan
Super Fun Night2013TV SeriesJane Spencer
Jessie2013TV SeriesCol. Beverly Shannon
Ghost Ghirls2013TV SeriesJoy Button
Hannibal2013TV SeriesKidnapper
Trust Me2013Janice
Scary Movie 52013Heather Daltry
The Middle2011-2013TV SeriesJanet
Enlightened2013TV SeriesEileen
Happily Divorced2013TV SeriesPeggy
Doc McStuffins2013TV SeriesRita
Partners2012TV SeriesCassandra
Hotel Transylvania2012Wanda (voice)
Web Therapy2012TV SeriesKirsten Noble
The Five-Year Engagement2012Onion Chef
Casa de mi Padre2012Sheila
Up All Night2011-2012TV SeriesNancy
Bad Teacher2011Melody (Garrett's Mom)
Neighbors from Hell2010TV SeriesTina Hellman
Glee2010TV SeriesBrenda Castle
Saturday Night Live1995-2010TV SeriesVarious Mary Katherine Gallagher Courtney Love ...
Web Therapy2010TV SeriesKirsten Noble
The New Adventures of Old Christine2009TV SeriesJeannie
What Goes Up2009Penelope Little
Kath & Kim2008-2009TV SeriesKath Day
Igor2008Eva (voice)
Snow Buddies2008VideoMolly (voice)
The Mastersons of Manhattan2007TV MovieAmanda Masterson
Pushing Daisies2007TV SeriesDilly Balsam
More of Me2007TV MovieAlice McGowan
American Dad!2005-2007TV SeriesKristy
Evan Almighty2007Eve Adams
30 Rock2007TV SeriesKatherine Catherine
Year of the Dog2007/IPeggy
Air Buddies2006VideoMolly (voice)
Gray Matters2006/ICarrie
The Amazing Screw-On Head2006TV ShortPatience the Vampire (voice)
My Gym Partner's a Monkey2006TV SeriesPretties
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006Mrs. Dennit
Littleman2006Soccer Mom
Marie Antoinette2006Aunt Victoire
Cracking Up2004-2006TV SeriesLesley Shackleton
Scary Movie 42006Marilyn
Shut Up and Sing2006Trish
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie2005VideoJackie Frost (voice)
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve2004TV MovieAngie
Scrubs2004TV SeriesDenise Lemmon
Will & Grace1999-2004TV SeriesVal Bassett
Good Boy!2003Mrs. Baker
My Boss's Daughter2003Audrey Bennett
Ed2003TV SeriesLinda Berringer
The Music Man2003TV MovieMrs. Eulalie Mackechnie Shinn
Johnny Bravo2003TV SeriesHeather Asplund / Woman / Hequia
American Splendor2003Stage Actor Joyce
The Santa Clause 22002Tracy
Sex and the City2002TV SeriesLily Martin
Shallow Hal2001Mrs. Mary Larson (uncredited)
Osmosis Jones2001Mrs. Boyd
Saturday Night Live Primetime Extra 12001TV ShortElizabeth Taylor
Wet Hot American Summer2001Gail
How the Grinch Stole Christmas2000Betty Lou Who
My 5 Wives2000Barbara Van Dyke
SNL Fanatic2000TV ShortAnna Nicole Smith
Superstar1999Mary Katherine Gallagher
My Neighbors the Yamadas1999Matsuko Yamada (English version, voice)
Never Been Kissed1999Anita
Analyze This1999Caroline
The Thin Pink Line1998Aanl
A Night at the Roxbury1998Emily Sanderson
Dinner and Driving1997Arguing Woman in Cafe
Seinfeld1997TV SeriesSam
The Single Guy1997TV SeriesMelody Pugh
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace1996Homeless Lady
Return to Two Moon Junction1995Traci
Ellen1994TV SeriesWoman
Sister, Sister1994TV SeriesChecker
The John Larroquette Show1994TV SeriesVivian
In Living Color1992-1993TV SeriesOfficer Trainee / Various
General Hospital1993TV SeriesSurrogate Mother #2
Twin Peaks1991TV SeriesJudy Swain
The Phantom of the Opera1989Meg (New York)


The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV Special performer: "SNL 40th Medley"
Saturday Night Live1995-2010TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Scrubs2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Music Man2003TV Movie performer: "Pick A Little Talk A Little", "Its You"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon2001Video short performer: "Do-Re-Mi", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "What's Love Got to Do with It", "Private Dancer", "Proud Mary", "Sometimes When We Touch" - uncredited
Superstar1999performer: "Out Here on My Own"




Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising2016special thanks
On the Set: Serendipity2001TV Short documentary special thanks
Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm1999TV Movie special thanks


Variety Studio: Actors on Actors2017TV SeriesHerself
Conan2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2011-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Co Host / Herself - Co-Host / ...
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Today2015-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Patricia Heaton Parties2016TV SeriesHerself
I Am Chris Farley2015DocumentaryHerself
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot2015DocumentaryHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2008-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Host
Live from New York!2015DocumentaryHerself - Featuring
Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special2015TV SpecialHerself / Mary Katherine Gallagher
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Red Carpet Special2015TV SpecialHerself
The IMDb Studio2015TV Series shortHerself
The (Dead Mothers) Club2014DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood Game Night2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Made in Hollywood2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Entertainers with Byron Allen2013TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007-2013TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2013TV SeriesHerself
ES.TV HD2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Overheard2012TV SeriesHerself - interviewee
Will Ferrell: Mark Twain Prize2011TV MovieHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
The Oprah Winfrey Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Just Josh!2011TV SeriesHerself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2011TV SeriesHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Women of SNL2010TV MovieHerself Monica Lewinsky Mary Katherine Gallagher ...
Comic-Con 2010 Live2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Tavis Smiley2007-2010TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again2010TV Special documentaryHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2008TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999-2008TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2008TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2008TV SeriesHerself
The Joe Buck Show2008TV MovieHerself
The View2007TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Host
Evan Almighty: Steve Carell Unscripted2007Video shortHerself
Evan Almighty: The Ark-Itects of Noah's Ark2007Video shortHerself
Evan Almighty: The Building of Noah's Ark2007Video shortHerself
Under the Pink Carpet2007TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live1995-2007TV SeriesHerself / Various / Herself - Host / ...
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Special documentaryHerself / Various
Reel Comedy2006TV SeriesHerself
Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live2005TV Special documentaryHerself
Dinner for Five2004TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Night of Too Many Stars2003TV MovieHerself
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
100 Moments That Rocked TV2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Host
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie2002TV MovieHerself - Cameo Appearance
NBC 75th Anniversary Special2002TV SpecialHerself
Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments2002TV SpecialHost
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2002TV SeriesHerself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Saturday Night Live: TV Tales2002TV SpecialHerself
How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Who School2001Video shortHerself
Celebrity Adventures2001TV SeriesHerself
HBO First Look2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Primetime Glick2001TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live: Mother's Day Special2001TV SpecialHerself (Various Characters)
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHerself
3rd Annual TV Guide Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
On the Set: Serendipity2001TV Short documentaryHerself - 'Eve'
VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross2000TV SpecialHerself
Jim Carrey Uncensored2000TV Special documentaryHerself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself
VH1 Divas Live 21999TV Movie documentaryShania Twain
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn1999TV SeriesHerself
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show1999TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1999TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live: Best of the Clinton Scandal1999TV SpecialHerself / Monica Lewinsky / Various Characters
The Michael Moore Show1997TV MovieHerself
Intimate Portrait1993TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers1998Video documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman1998TV Special documentaryKelly (uncredited)
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
An SNL Valentine2015TV SpecialVarious
Saturday Night Live: Christmas Special2014TV SpecialTerry Rialto / Various
Saturday Night Live: Christmas2013TV SpecialTerry Rialto (uncredited)
Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl2012TV SpecialHerself
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009TV MovieVarious (uncredited)
Michel Gondry 2: More Videos (Before and After DVD 1)2009VideoHerself (segment "A Change Would Do You Good")
Saturday Night Live2005TV SeriesTerry Rialto
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin2005TV Special documentaryTeri Rialto (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon2005TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieBig Bad Brawn's Lady (uncredited)
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHerself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan2004Video documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 22004Video documentaryVarious (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri2004TV Special documentaryVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan2003TV SpecialVarious Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Christmas 20022002TV SpecialVarious (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell2002TV Special documentaryHerself / Various Characters (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon2001Video shortVarious Characters
Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash 20002000TV SpecialHerself / Monica Lewinsky
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialSimone X (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live Christmas1999VideoTerry Rialto Mom
SNL: 25 Years of Music1999TV MovieVarious (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley1998TV Special documentaryCyclist (uncredited)

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