Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Megan Mullally. Check it out!
Megan is an only child born in Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Martha, was a model, and her father, Carter Mullally Jr., was a contract player for Paramount. Megan first entered Northwestern University intending to study acting, but switched to English literature. However, she still ended up starring in several campus musicals, which gained attention from producers and prompted her to drop out of school. In 1985, she moved to Los Angeles with no particular success. But, in 1994, she co-starred in “Grease” on Broadway with Rosie O’Donnell and, in 1995, in “How To Succeed In Business” with Matthew Broderick. Her star has been rising ever since. Her band Nancy and Beth have recorded two albums and tour extensively. She has directed four music videos for Nancy and Beth, which can be found at nancyandbeth.com.
Interesting Facts about Megan Mullally
- She was to do a voice-over role in the Disney-Pixar film Finding Nemo (2003), but was fired from the production for refusing to do her Karen Walker voice for the film.
- Starred as “Elizabeth” in Mel Brooks’ original Broadway musical, “Young Frankenstein” in 2008. [September 2007]
- Following her graduation from Casady School in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, she attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where she studied English Literature and Art History, and subsequently became active in Chicago theatre.
- Before Idina Menzel, she auditioned for the role of Elsa in Disney’s Frozen (2013).
- She starred in and directed an original performance art piece, The Sweetheart Break-In. The band released a CD of some of the songs in the show, called The Supreme Music Program: The Sweetheart Break-In. They have released two other CDs: Big as a Berry and Free Again.
- Originally auditioned for the role of Grace on Will & Grace (1998), but was later cast as Karen.
- She won the Women in Film Lucy Award “in recognition of her innovation in creative works that have enhanced the perception of women through the medium of television” in 2005 and the women in film Gracie Award in 2018.
- First cast member of Will & Grace (1998) to win an Emmy. She won in 2000 for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Comedy. Her co-star Sean Hayes also won that year.
- Lives in California with her husband, Nick Offerman.
- She was nominated for a 1979 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical for her performance in “Bagtime” at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
- Starred as Beverly in the acclaimed production of Adam Bart’s “The Receptionist” at the Odyssey Theatre. (notably, the longest sold-out run of a show in that theater’s history), for which she was awarded the 2010 Backstage West Garland Award for Best Performance by an Actress. 
- She appeared in an episode of Ned and Stacey (1995), although she didn’t have a single scene with future Will & Grace (1998) co-star Debra Messing.
Personal Quotes by Megan Mullally
Sean is so funny. One time he went to Ireland for two weeks with his mother, and Ireland is so beautiful, and he got back; we were like, ‘How was it?’ and he was like, ‘Ugh I was so bored.’- Megan Mullally
I’ve done three Broadway musicals and tons of concerts and all kinds of things, but nobody knows that except the people in New York.- Megan Mullally
Actors talking about themselves. Nothing better!- Megan Mullally
I always hear some couples can’t work together, and I don’t get that. We have the most fun when we’re working together.- Megan Mullally
I think of myself as a character actress, and Karen’s just one of the characters I’ve gotten to play, but I feel like Karen takes on so much more weight because the show was on for eight seasons, and it was such a popular show. But you have to move on to telling another story in a different world.- Megan Mullally