August 2, 1964
56 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
35-25-35 in | 89-64-89 cm
54 kg | 119 lbs
10 US | 41 EU
Mary-Louise Parker was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, United States, on August 2, 1964, is an American actress.
Young Mary-Louise Parker first started performing during her years at the North Carolina School of the Arts.
She began her acting career in soap opera Ryan's Hope (1975).
She landed her stage debut in a Broadway production of "Prelude to a Kiss" (1990-1991) in role as Rita, at Helen Hayes Theatre, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and she won a Theatre World Award.
She won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Catherine Llewellyn in a play "Proof" (2000–2001) at Walter Kerr Theatre.
She made her big screen debut in drama film Signs of Life (1989) in role as Charlotte.
Her breakthrough performance came as Ruth Jamison in comedy-drama movie Fried Green Tomatoes (1991).
Red Sparrow (2018) spy thriller in role as Stephanie Boucher, opposite Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton and Charlotte Rampling
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) epic revisionist Western opposite Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck and Sam Rockwell
Bullets Over Broadway (1994) black comedy crime with John Cusack, Dianne Wiest and Jennifer Tilly
Saved! (2004) satirical comedy opposite Jena Malone, Mandy Moore and Macaulay Culkin
Red (2010) and Red 2 (2013) action comedy with Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich
Grand Canyon (1991) drama opposite Danny Glover, Kevin Kline and Steve Martin
The Client (1994) legal thriller with Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones and Anthony LaPaglia
Longtime Companion (1989) drama romance opposite Dermot Mulroney and Michael Schoeffling
The Portrait of a Lady (1996) drama romance with Nicole Kidman, John Malkovich and Barbara Hershey
Boys on the Side (1995) comedy drama opposite Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore and Matthew McConaughey
Howl (2010) drama with James Franco, Todd Rotondi and Jon Prescott
The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) fantasy adventure opposite Freddie Highmore and Sarah Bolger
Solitary Man (2009) comedy drama with Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon and Jesse Eisenberg
Mr. Wonderful (1993) romantic comedy opposite Matt Dillon and Annabella Sciorra
Goodbye Lover (1998) thriller comedy with Patricia Arquette and Dermot Mulroney
R.I.P.D. (2013) science fiction action comedy opposite Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds
Sugartime (1995) docudrama with John Turturro and Elias Koteas
The Maker (1997) drama opposite Matthew Modine and Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Golden Exits (2017) with Emily Browning and Adam Horovitz
She won the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Harper Pitt in HBO miniseries Angels in America (2003).
She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Nancy Botwin in Showtime dark comedy drama television series Weeds (2005-2012) also she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance as Zenia Arden in CBC television movie The Robber Bride (2007).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Amy Gardner in NBC political drama series The West Wing (2001-2006).
The Blacklist (2014) NBC crime thriller series in role as Naomi Hyland
When We Rise (2017) ABC docudrama miniseries in role as Roma Guy
Billions (2017) Showtime drama series in role as George Minchak
Mr. Mercedes (2017) crime drama television series in role as Janey Patterson
Weeds 4.20 (2020) Showtime dark comedy drama series in role as Nancy Botwin
Graduated from Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona.
Graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 1986.
Has Swedish, English, Scottish, Irish, German and Dutch ancestry.
She is youngest of four children.
Good friend with Shelby Lynne.
She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Rachel Fitzsimons in a play "Reckless" (2004) at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
Received the Ally Award in 2016.
She enjoy cooking and baking.
She adopted a baby girl, Caroline Aberash Parker, from Ethiopia in 2007.
Has been engaged to Jeffrey Dean Morgan (2008).
Has been in a long-term relationship with Charlie Mars, since 2009.
Has been in a relationship with Billy Crudup (1996-2003) they have one son, William Atticus Parker.
She dated Adam Duritz (1997-1998), Pat Mannochia (1992-1995) and Timothy Hutton (1990-1992).