Debuting April 8, “The Boss” stars comedian Melissa McCarthy alongside Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage.
The film follows Michelle Darnell, a former industry titan who is arrested for insider trading and later attempts to rebuild her empire by selling Girl Scout cookies. Here’s a look at the film’s biggest stars, their net worths and lucrative careers.
Melissa McCarthy Net Worth: $20 Million
Melissa McCarthy had her breakout role in “Bridesmaids,” the 2011 romantic comedy written by “Saturday Night Live” star Kristen Wiig. The role earned McCarthy nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
McCarthy also appeared on “Gilmore Girls” and as Molly in the CBS sitcom “Mike and Molly.” In film, she largely tackles comedic roles, appearing in movies like “The Heat,” “Identity Thief” and “Spy,” which earned her first Golden Globe nomination.
Melissa McCarthy’s net worth is $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, a celebrity finance outlet.
Kristen Bell Net Worth: $20 Million
Kristen Bell stars in “The Boss” as Claire, Michelle Darnell’s assistant. After Darnell is released from prison, Claire takes in the former business mogul, helping her back on her feet.
Kristen Bell grew an occult following with her lead role in “Veronica Mars,” a television series that ran from 2004 to 2007. During the show’s run, Bell won a Satellite Award.
Following her success on “Veronica Mars,” Bell landed a recurring role on “Heroes” as Elle Bishop. She also played a leading role in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” alongside Jason Segel. She later went on to voice Princess Anna in Disney’s “Frozen.”
In her personal life, Kristen Bell is known for her marriage to actor Dax Shepard. Her net worth is estimated at $20 million.
Ben Falcone Net Worth: $2 Million
Melissa McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, also appears in “The Boss.” In addition to directing the film, Falcone plays Michelle Darnell’s lawyer. The director and actor’s net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Peter Dinklage Net Worth: $10 Million
Peter Dinklage is known for playing Tyrion Lannister in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” a role that’s earned him two Emmys and a Golden Globe. He’s held other notable roles in films like “Elf,” which starred Will Ferrell, and television series like “Nip/Tuck,” in addition to numerous off-broadway productions.
Peter Dinklage reportedly earns $150,000 per episode of “Game of Thrones,” helping him maintain a net worth of $10 million.
Kathy Bates Net Worth: $32 Million
In “The Boss,” Kathy Bates plays Ida Marquette, the mentor of Michelle Darnell.
The actress spent much of her early acting career on Broadway. A role in the 1990 film “Misery,” based on a Stephen King novel, catapulted her to Hollywood stardom. In “Misery,” Bates plays a psychopath who kidnaps and tortures her favorite author. Her chilling portrayal earned her an Oscar and a Golden Globe for best actress.
Following her success in “Misery,” Bates went on to star in a slew of other films, like “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Dolores Claiborne,” “About Schmidt” and “Midnight in Paris.” She also appeared in the popular TV series “The Office” before landing a recurring role on “American Horror Story,” which earned her an Emmy.
Kathy Bates’ net worth is $32 million.
Cecily Strong Net Worth: $1 Million
Cecily Strong appears in “The Boss” opposite Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell. Best known for her work on “SNL,” Strong is breaking into the film industry, appearing in the “Ghostbusters” movie reboot in July 2016.
The actress has her roots in the Chicago comedy scene. In 2012, she landed a recurring spot on “SNL.” Strong’s net worth is estimated at $1 million.