When her son was 2, Mo sold her Minneapolis home, packed up her belongings and headed to LA in hopes of making her dreams come true. Within a year, she landed her big break on MadTV. Since then, Collins has made numerous TV appearances and had a starring role in the 2002 movie “Detective Fiction” which made its debut at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
She also appeared in the 1999 short film “Spa” about a woman who enters a spa after being invited there by a relative and refuses to leave. She also appeared in the 2001 film “Factory Accident Sex”. Mo appeared in the 2003 film “La La Wood”, about the life of Jiminy Glick, as well as a well talked about part in the movie “The 40 Year Old Virgin”.
Recently she has a semi-recurring role on NBC’s Parks and Recreation as Joan Callamezzo, the host of Pawnee Today, a spoof of NBC’s Today Show” as well as making appearances on television shows ,”Family Guy” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.
Here’s one of our favorite Mo Moments: