Ben Falcone

Benjamin Scott Falcone (born August 25, 1973) is an American filmmaker, comedian, and actor. He is married to actress Melissa McCarthy, with whom he has two children.[1][2] He had co-starring roles in What to Expect When You're Expecting and Enough Said. He has also had small roles in Bridesmaids, Identity Thief, The Heat, Spy, and Can You Ever Forgive Me?, all of which starred his wife.

Ben Falcone
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Falcone in 2016
Benjamin Scott Falcone

(1973-08-25) August 25, 1973 (age 48)
OccupationFilmmaker, Comedian, Actor
Years active2001–present
(m. 2005)

Falcone made his directorial debut in 2014 with Tammy, which he co-wrote with McCarthy, and he also directed, co-wrote, and produced The Boss, Life of the Party, Superintelligence, and Thunder Force, all of which starred McCarthy.

Personal lifeEdit

Falcone was born in Carbondale, Illinois, the son of Peg and Steve Falcone.[3] He is of Italian, English, German, and Irish descent.[4]

Falcone married his longtime girlfriend, actress Melissa McCarthy, with whom he has two daughters, on October 8, 2005.[1]



Year Title Director Producer Writer
2014 Tammy Yes Executive Yes
2016 The Boss Yes Yes Yes
2018 Life of the Party Yes Yes Yes
The Happytime Murders No Yes No
2020 Superintelligence[5] Yes Yes No
2021 Thunder Force[6] Yes Yes Yes
2021 Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed[7] No Yes No
TBA Margie Claus[8] Yes Yes Yes

Acting roles


Year Title Director Executive
Writer Notes
2011-2012 The Looney Tunes Show No No Yes 14 episodes
2017-2018 Nobodies Yes Yes No Pilot episode

Acting roles


  1. ^ a b Arieanna (October 22, 2005). "Melissa McCarthy gets married!!". Gilmore News. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  2. ^ "Ben Falcone". The Groundlings Theatre & School. 2011. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  3. ^ Rush, Linda (July 7, 2011). "Local actor, wife each have roles in 'Bridesmaids'". The Southern Illinoisan.
  4. ^ "Adorable Details About Melissa McCarthy's Relationship With Husband, Ben Falcone". YourTango. 2020-11-11. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  5. ^ a b N'Duka, Amanda (April 20, 2018). "Warner Bros Dates Melissa McCarthy Comedy 'Superintelligence' & Michael B. Jordan's 'Just Mercy'". Deadline. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  6. ^ Fleming, Mike (March 29, 2019). "Octavia Spencer & Melissa McCarthy As Superheroes? Netflix Closing 'Thunder Force,' With Ben Falcone At Helm". Deadline. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  7. ^ Brian Lowry. "Review: 'Bob Ross' paints a complex portrait of the artist's life, and the battle that followed it". CNN.
  8. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (June 8, 2017). "Melissa McCarthy Christmas Comedy 'Margie Claus' To Deck Theaters November 2019". Deadline. Retrieved July 17, 2017.

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