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An Irish Pair
Win Emmy Awards

Clockwise from top left - Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally.

By Irish America Staff
December / January 2001

If this year’s Emmy awards are any indication, the Irish still have the market on humor cornered. Two Irish Americans, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes, of NBC’s hit sitcom Will & Grace took the Best Supporting Actress/Actor in a Comedy Series awards. Mullally plays Karen Walker, Grace’s assistant, and Hayes portrays Will’d hysterical friend Jack McFarland,

Both actors are veterans of Chicago’s theater scene. Mullally studied at Northwestern University and won her first television role playing fellow Irish American Ellen Burstyn’s daughter on The Ellen Burstyn Show. Hayes, also an accomplished musician, grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He served as music director at Chicago’s Pheasant Run Theatre and is an alumnus of the famed Second City improvisational comedy group. ♦

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