Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon
Celebrated Name: Molly Shannon
Real Name/Full Name: Molly Helen Shannon
Gender: Female
Age: 59 years old
Birth Date: 16 September 1964
Birth Place: Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.65 M
Weight: 54 Kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband: Fritz Chesnut (m, 2004)
Children: Yes (Stella Shannon Chesnut and Nolan Shannon Chesnut)
Dating: N/A
Is Molly Shannon Lesbian? No
Profession: Actress and Comedian.
Net Worth in 2024: $8 Million
Last Updated: May 2024

Molly Shannon is a popular American actress and comedian. She is most well-known for her performances on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to 2001. She has also been the winner of the Film Independent Spirit Award for her performance in the film “Other People.” She has voice acted in the movies “Igor” and “Hotel Transylvania” film series. She has appeared in numerous other movies as well including, “Happiness,” “A Night at the Roxbury,” and “Never Been Kissed.”

Maybe you know about Molly Shannon very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Molly Shannon’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Molly Shannon, whose full name is Molly Helen Shannon was born on 16thof September 1964 in Shaker Heights, Ohio, U.S.  She was born to an Irish American Catholic family to parents, James Francis Shannon and Mary Margaret Peg (formerly, Keating). Her father worked as a sales manager, and her mother worked as a teacher.

When she was just four years old, she was involved in a car accident that killed her mother, younger sister, and cousin. When it comes to her education, she went to St. Dominic School in Shaker Heights for grade school, and Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio. She then went to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied drama and graduated in 1987.

Personal Life

Molly Shannon married artist Fritz Chesnut on the 29th of May 2004. Molly gave birth to daughter Stella Shannon Chesnut on the 28th of September 2003 and son Nolan Shannon Chesnut in 2005.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 16 September 1964, Molly Shannon is 59 years old as of 19th May 2024. Her height is 1.65 M tall, and her weight is 54 Kg.


Molly Shannon made her debut with the 1989 horror film “The Phantom of the Opera.” After that, she did play minor roles in two different shows, but her main breakthrough came in February of 1995 when she was hired as a featured player on the TV show “Saturday Night Live.”

She left SNL in 2001 but returned years later to host an episode of Saturday Night Live, which was aired on 12th May 2007. Besides, she has appeared in a special Mother’s Day episode of Saturday Night Live on 8th of May 2010 as well as October 2010 reunion special titled “Women of SNL.”

Before leaving SNL in 2001, she had starred in the movies “Never Been Kissed” (1999), “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000), and “Serendipity” (2001). Her most notable film role came in the 2016 comedy-drama film “Other People,” for which she even won the 2017 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress. Also, she has even performed in Broadway in the role of Marge McDougall for the musical “Promises, Promises.”  She has starred in the 2018 critically successful film “Private Life” as well.

She is into children’s book as well, having authored her first children’s book, “Tilly the Trickster,” which was released on the 1st of September 2001. She has appeared in a video for Sheryl Crow’s song “A Change (Will Do You Good).”

Awards & Achievements

Here is a list covering some of the Awards & Achievements of Molly Shannon:

  • She was the winner of the 2017 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her role in the movie “Other People.”
  • She was a part of the 1998 black comedy-drama film “Happiness.” The cast of the film was the winner of the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast in 1998.
  • She was the winner of the Excellence in Acting Award in 2018 at the Provincetown International Film Festival.
  • She was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in 2000, 2013, and 2018 for her performances in “Saturday Night Live,” “Enlightened,” and “Will & Grace.”

Net Worth & Salary of Molly Shannon in 2024

Molly Shannon Net Worth
Molly Shannon Net Worth

As of May 2024, Molly Shannon has gathered a net worth of $8 Million. She has gathered most of her earnings from her acting career. Her breakthrough role came with the TV show Saturday Night Live and her performance in the movie “Other People” has brought her great critical acclaim as well. She has appeared in numerous other TV shows and movies as well, including “Glee,” “Happiness,” “Private Life,” “Divorce,” and “Never Been Kissed.”

Molly Shannon has been an amazing actor, which is quite evident from her performances in “Saturday Night Live” and “Other People.” One lesson which we can all take from the life of this lady of many talents is her attitude to never give up and not brood in the past. Here’s wishing her the best of luck for all her future endeavors and hope she keeps entertaining us like she always has.


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