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‘SNL’ Star Molly Shannon Ties Knot

June 2, 2004 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Molly Shannon, a longtime fixture on NBC’s late-night comedy show ``Saturday Night Live,″ has married.

Shannon, 39, married her artist fiance, Fritz Chesnut, in a private ceremony Saturday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Santa Barbara. The couple has an 8-month-old daughter, Stella Shannon Chesnut.

Shannon is known for her trademark sketches on ‘SNL’ as Mary Katherine Gallagher, the nerdy Catholic school girl, and Helen Madden, a licensed ``joyologist.″

She has also appeared in movies, including ``How the Grinch Stole Christmas,″ ``Shallow Hal,″ ``The Santa Claus 2,″ ``Serendipity″ and ``Osmosis Jones.″