Biography

Mary-Louise Parker (born August 2, 1964, height 5' 7½" (1,71 m)) is an American actress, best known for her lead role on Showtime's television series Weeds (2005–12) portraying Nancy Botwin, for which she has received several nominations and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2006. Parker has appeared in films and series such as RED, Fried Green Tomatoes, Boys on the Side, The West Wing, Angels in America, for which she received a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Parker is also the recipient of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Actress for the Broadway play Proof.

Early life

Parker was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She is the daughter of Caroline Louise (née Morell) and John Morgan Parker, a judge who served in the U.S. Army. Her ancestry includes Swedish (from her maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, German, and Dutch. Because of her father's career, Parker spent parts of her childhood in Tennessee and Texas, as well as in Thailand, Germany, and France. She graduated from Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona. Parker majored in drama at the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Mary-Louise Parker (born August 2, 1964, height 5' 7½" (1,71 m)) is an American actress, best known for her lead role on Showtime's television series Weeds (2005–12) portraying Nancy Botwin, for which she has received several nominations and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2006. Parker has appeared in films and series such as RED, Fried Green Tomatoes, Boys on the Side, The West Wing, Angels in America, for which she received a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Parker is also the recipient of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Actress for the Broadway play Proof.

Early life

Parker was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She is the daughter of Caroline Louise (née Morell) and John Morgan Parker, a judge who served in the U.S. Army. Her ancestry includes Swedish (from her maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, German, and Dutch. Because of her father's career, Parker spent parts of her childhood in Tennessee and Texas, as well as in Thailand, Germany, and France. She graduated from Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona. Parker majored in drama at the North Carolina School of the Arts.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1964-08-02

Place of Birth Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA

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Also Known As

  • Mary Louise Parker

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2018 Red Sparrow as Stephanie Boucher
2018 Golden Exits as Gwendolyn
2017 Mr. Mercedes(10 episodes) as Janey Patterson
2017 Chronically Metropolitan as Annabel
2017 When We Rise(4 episodes) as Roma Guy
2014 Behaving Badly as Lucy Stevens / Saint Lola
2014 Jamesy Boy as Tracy
2013 Christmas in Conway
2013 RED 2 as Sarah Ross
2013 R.I.P.D. as Proctor
2011 Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts as Herself
2010 RED as Sarah
2010 Howl as Gail Potter
2009 Solitary Man as Jordan
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles as Helen Grace
2008 The Assassination of Jesse James: Death Of An Outlaw as Herself
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford as Zeralda James
2007 The Robber Bride as Zenia Arden
2005 Romance & Cigarettes as Constance
2005 Weeds(103 episodes) as Nancy Botwin
2005 Vinegar Hill as Ellen Grier
2004 Saved! as Lillian
2004 The Best Thief In The World as Sue Zaidman
2003 Angels in America(6 episodes) as Harper Pitt
2003 Miracle Run as Corrine Morgan-Thomas
2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story as Bonnie Hanssen
2002 Red Dragon as Molly Graham
2002 The Quality of Mercy as Sarah Richardson
2002 Pipe Dream as Toni Edelman
2002 Short Fuse as Sarah Richardson
2000 Cupid & Cate as Cate DeAngelo
1999 The West Wing(19 episodes) as Amy Gardner
1999 The Five Senses as Rona
1999 The Simple Life Of Noah Dearborn as Dr. Valerie Crane
1999 Let The Devil Wear Black as Julia Hirsch
1998 Saint Maybe as Lucy Dean Bedloe
1998 Legalese as Rica Martin
1998 Goodbye Lover as Peggy Blane
1997 The Maker as Officer Emily Peck
1997 Murder in Mind as Caroline Walker
1996 The Portrait of a Lady as Henrietta Stackpole
1995 Sugartime as Phyllis McGuire
1995 Reckless as Pooty
1995 Boys on the Side as Robin
1994 Bullets Over Broadway as Ellen
1994 The Client as Dianne Sway
1994 A Place for Annie as Linda
1993 Naked in New York as Joanne White
1993 Mr. Wonderful as Rita
1991 Fried Green Tomatoes as Ruth Jamison
1991 Grand Canyon as Dee
1990 Longtime Companion as Lisa
1989 Signs of Life as Charlotte
1988 Too Young The Hero as Pearl Spencer
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(3 episodes)

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