20Saved: Melissa McCarthy (Sookie)
Melissa McCarthy plays Sookie, the Dragonfly Inn's resident chef and Lorelei's best friend. Few, if any, viewers would have guessed that she would go on to become one of the biggest comedy stars in the world. That's because the actress knew her wild and crazy type of humor wasn't right for
the show. It required a more subtle comedic style, which she capably supplied.
McCarthy was previously a member of the Groundlings improv troupe, where she learned the immense value of being a team player. That quality served her well on Gilmore Girls. Sookie is funny and lovable, and the actress portraying her knows when to come to the forefront and when to lift up her fellow cast members.