Birth Date: November 12, 1958 / Age: 55
Birth Place: Oklahoma City, OK
Biography: She grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her father, Carter Mullally, Jr. was a contract player with Paramount Pictures during the 1950s and her mother was a model. She studied ballet from the age of six and performed in a ballet company during high school. Following her high school graduation from Casady High School, she attended Northwestern University where she majored in English Literature and Art History. She became active in local theater and eventually left college without graduating. She worked in Chicago theater for six years.
She moved to Los Angeles in 1981 and began appearing in bit parts in films. She made her television debut in the series The Ellen Burstyn Show (1986) and guest starred in popular sitcoms such as Seinfeld, Frasier and Mad About You. In 1998, she landed the role of Karen Walker, the shrill voiced, pill popping, booze guzzling secretary in the hit series Will and Grace. She has won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
She made her Broadway debut in 1994 in Grease and later appeared in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She opened in her own one-woman show, Sweetheart, in Los Angeles in 1999.
Mullally is also a singer and performs in her own group called The Supreme Music Program. Together they have released two critically heralded albums: "The Sweet-Heart Break" and "Big as a Berry".
Mullally came out as bisexual in a 1999 interview in The Advocate magazine.
She married actor Nick Offerman in September 2003. She was formerly married to talent agent Michael Katcher in the mid 1990s.
With Will & Grace's 8th season (2005 - 2006) presumed to be its last, Mullally has signed a talk show deal to begin in Fall 2006.