Vivian Falcone is an American child actress who is the oldest daughter of actress, Melissa McCarthy, and filmmaker Ben Falcone. The quieter one of the two sisters, Vivian has been exposed to the spotlight since her birth. Despite this, her parents have worked tirelessly to give her and her sibling a modicum of order and regularity in their personal lives. She made her acting debut in 2016 in The Boss, a comedy film starring her mother and directed by her father. When her younger sister, Georgette Falcone, came to know that Vivian was working in a film, she expressed her desire to do the same as well. Their parents eventually acquiesced to let both of their children appear in the film.
Born Country: United States
Vivian Falcone made her film debut in the 2016 comedy film The Boss. Directed by Ben Falcone, the movie stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Kathy Bates, Tyler Labine, and Peter Dinklage. The screenplay was penned by Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy and Steve Mallory. Vivian portrayed the 10-year-old version of her mother’s character, Michelle Darnell. Georgette also makes an appearance in the film. Neither of her parents wants her and her sister to immediately pursue a career in acting. Instead, they wish for them to concentrate on their education first. When asked about his daughters’ acting aspirations, Falcone said to eonline.com, “We’ll see what happens... I’m not going to discourage it but I’m also not going to encourage it”. He revealed in the same interview that they had not requested for more work yet.
Vivian Falcone was born on May 5, 2007, in the United States of America to Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. Her younger sister, Georgette, was born on February 11, 2010. McCarthy and Falcone have been in a relationship for years. Melissa and Ben rose through the ranks together to attain their Hollywood dreams. The couple exchanged wedding vows on October 8, 2005.
Originally from Illinois, Melissa McCarthy established herself as a stand-up comedian before landing her first acting role. She performed in the comedy clubs in Los Angeles and later moved to New York. In 1997, she debuted as an actress in her cousin’s TV series, The Jenny McCarthy Show. Her first important role was as Sookie St. James in The Gilmore Girls. She later played Dena in Samantha Who?, Mindy Boone in Rita Rocks, and Molly Flynn in Mike & Molly. She was the breakout star of the 2011 comedy film Bridesmaid and has since worked in films like the action comedy Central Intelligence (2016), the comedy horror Ghostbusters (2016), and the crime comedy The Happytime Murders (2018). She has also parodied Sean Spicer, the former White House Press Secretary in the Donald Trump administration, in multiple episodes of Saturday Night Live.
Vivian’s father, Ben Falcone, is also active in the entertainment industry. He has essayed memorable supporting characters in films like What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) and Enough Said (2013). He made his directorial debut with the 2014 comedy Tammy, starring his wife. McCarthy has portrayed the central protagonists in all of his other films as well.
The names of Vivian’s maternal grandparents are Sandra and Michael McCarthy. Actress, model, and television host Jenny McCarthy and professional basketball player Joanne McCarthy are her maternal aunts. Her paternal grandparents are Peg and Steve Falcone.