Los Angeles Times

Melissa McCarthy, 'Gilmore Girls'

Then: The always adorable and always enthusiastic BFF chef, Sookie, not to be confused with that other Sookie, whose name is pronounced Suhkie. Now: Melissa McCarthy has finally broken away from playing the cute best friend. She won an Emmy for her role on Chuck Lorre's "Mike & Molly," airing Mondays at 9:30 p.m. on CBS, and after a critically acclaimed performance in "Bridesmaids," she's a highly sought after movie actress, too. CBS/WB
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