In her six years on SNL, Molly Shannon's biggest character was Mary Katherine Gallagher—a hyperactive Catholic schoolgirl who, when nervous, sticks her hands under her armpits and smells them. Molly says Mary Katherine is an exaggerated version of her own personality. "It's like she's anxious and messed up and trips and falls, but she keeps trying and trying and trying and trying. And then she survives."

Molly recently made her Broadway debut in Promise, Promises, and is the author of the children's book Tilly the Trickster. Molly is also a mother of two—Nolan, 6, and Stella, 7. "I still love working and being a mom," she says. "I feel really lucky that that all came together."


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