Who is Mo Collins?
Born Maureen Ann Collins on the 7th July 1965, in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, she is an actress and comedian, perhaps still best known to the world for her appearances in the sketch comedy series “Mad TV” from 1998 until 2004. Some of the most popular characters she portrayed include Doreen, the overgrown toddler Stuart’s screechy-voiced mother, and Loraine, a middle-aged woman often confused and annoying people around her, among others.
Mo Collins Wiki: Early Life, Parents, and Education
Mo is the daughter of Winnie Collins; unfortunately, there is no information about her biological father and whether she has any siblings or not. She went to Robbinsdale Armstrong High School, but eventually matriculated from West Charlotte High School. It was during her high school years that she became interested in comedy, when one of her professors took her in his improv class, who nicknamed her Mo, not unusual for Maureen. In addition to improv classes, Mo was a part of the Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis and also performed for two years at Disney’s Pleasure Island Comedy Warehouse in Orlando. Upon high school matriculation, Mo enrolled at the University of Florida.
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Career Beginnings and Rise to ProminenceMo’s professional career started in 1996 with a minor role in the film “Jingle All the Way”. She waited two years for her next prominent engagement, but the wait eventually paid off, as she was chosen as a cast member for the sketch comedy series “Mad TV”. She started off shy, but as the show progressed, Mo steadily became more popular, not only through many impressions of celebrities, but through characters that she created. We already stated which characters were the most popular ones, but let’s now mention some of her impressions – these included Barbara Bush, Madonna, Pamela Anderson, Angelina Jolie, Catherine Hicks, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Shania Twain, among many others which only increased her popularity. Although she left the comedy series in 2004, she re-appeared as a guest star on several occasions, including the 300th episode in which she was Loraine Swanson, one of her most popular characters. Thanks to “Mad TV”, Mo became a star, and it became quite easy for her to secure new prominent roles.
In 2005, Mo had a role in the award-winning romantic comedy film “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”, starring Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, and Paul Rudd, while in 2007 she featured in the comedy film “Cougar Club”. The following year she portrayed Emily in the comedy series “According to Jim” and then in 2009 starred in the film “Flying By”, next to Ahnaise Christmas and Billy Ray Cyrus. The same year she was chosen for another prominent role, as Joan Callamezzo in the TV comedy series “Parks and Recreation”, and though appearing in only 19 episodes from 2009 to 2015, her character has become rather popular with the public. She struggled a lot professionally in the early 2010s but has re-emerged in recent years with the role of Molten Lava in the comedy film “McDick” (2017), written and directed by Chris McDonnell, and also as Susan in the TV comedy series “Lady Dynamite” (2016-2017). Most recently, she started portraying Sarah in the drama series “Fear the Walking Dead” (2018).
An Accomplished Voice Actress
In addition to screen roles, Mo has also been recognized for her voice acting; she started in 2000 with several characters in the animated series “Family Guy”, and continued with such animated series as “King of the Hill”, then “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West” from 2014 to 2016, and most recently in “F Is for Family” (2015-2017).
Do You Know How rich Mo Collins Is?Since launching her career, Mo has garnered over 90 film and TV credits to her name; some of them increased her wealth and popularity to a large degree, including the most successful “Mad TV”, “Parks and Recreations”, and also “Fear the Walking Dead”. So, have you ever wondered how rich Mo Collins is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Collins’ net worth is as high as $600,000. Undoubtedly, this number will increase in the upcoming years assuming she successfully continues her career.
Mo Collins Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Cancer Diagnosis
When it comes to her personal life, Mo has been quite open about the ups and downs that happen to her behind the camera. She has been married to actor Alex Skuby, best known to the world as Doug Pruzan in the TV series “King of the Queens”, since 2013 after dating for two years. The couple doesn’t have children. Alex is Mo’s second husband; previously she was married to Jimi Englund from 1992 to 2009, and has a son from this marriage, Cullen Englund.
Back in 2011, Mo was diagnosed with a quite rare gastrointestinal stromal tumor; she found a lump in her abdomen and in the first place she thought it was nothing, but on her then-boyfriend Alex’s advice she went to the hospital; she is now in remission.
Mo has a decent fan base on social media platforms, especially Twitter and Instagram. Her official Twitter account has over 11,000 followers, and she has used it to promote her career, such as the announcement of the new episode of the series “Fear the Walking Dead”. She is also quite active on Instagram, on which she has over 10,000 followers, and is also focused on sharing details from her career, often posting pictures from the set of “Fear the Walking Dead”, among other projects on which she works.