Megan Mullally Marries!

Will & Grace costars attend union of Mullally and fiancé Nick Offerman

By Marcus Errico Sep 22, 2003 8:45 PMTags

Megan Mullally didn't pick up an Emmy Sunday night, but she did get some shiny new hardware over the weekend.

Will & Grace's helium-voiced, labor-averse personal assistant Karen Walker did the aisle walk in Los Angeles Saturday with boyfriend of three years Nick Offerman.

Mullally's Will & Grace conspirators Sean Hayes, Debra Messing and Eric McCormack were among the guests attending the private ceremony, the actress' publicist Troy Nankin, confirmed Monday.

It was another costar, Shelley Morrison, aka Karen's maid Rosario on the sitcom, who spilled the beans on the nuptials to E! backstage at Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards.

"I've got a big scoop for you guys. Megan Mullally got married last night," Morrison said. "Hand to God.

"It was very private," said Morrison, who did not attend. "[Megan] came running up the aisle [saying], 'I got married last night.' I asked Nick, 'True?' He said, 'True.' "

It's the second marital go-round for the 45-year-old Mullally, who was previously married to talent agent Michael Katcher, and it's the first for her 33-year-old hubby.

She and Offerman hooked up three years ago while rehearsing for a play in Los Angeles and got engaged in spring 2002, with Offerman doing the bended-knee routine in London. He even designed the engagement ring himself. They share a home with Mullally's prized poodle, Willa, in Hollywood's Sunset Strip district.

Since coupling offscreen, Offerman and Mullally have managed work together. He had a cameo as a Karen-kissing plumber on a 2001 episode of Will & Grace. They also shared a credit in the 2002 film Stealing Harvard and appeared onstage together in Los Angeles last spring in a play called Mayhem.

Mullally's credits stretch back to the early '80s and include bit parts in Risky Business, Once Bitten and About Last Night. She also appeared in a couple of Broadway revivals: Grease opposite Rosie O'Donnell; and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opposite Matthew Broderick.

Before landing her Emmy-winning Will & Grace gig, she put her trademark squeak to good use in a couple Flintstones 'toons for ABC, playing Pebbles. She also has showcased her pipes fronting the band Supreme Music Program, whose 2002 CD Big as Berry featured Mullally belting out a Randy Newman cover and the chestnut "Ode to Billy Joe."

Offerman, meanwhile, has appeared on several TV series, including ER, NYPD Blue, The Practice, The West Wing and a multi-episode stint on last season's 24.

Overall, it was a good weekend for the Will & Grace set. While Mullally didn't win for Supporting Actress in a Comedy (she won back in 2000), the sitcom tallied four Emmys, including a first win for Messing for Lead Actress in a Comedy.

The show kicks off its fifth season Thursday night at 8:45 p.m.