Mary-Louise Parker was born on August 2, 1964 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina and she is an American actress.
Biography and Career
Mary-Louise Parker was on born August 2, 1964and she is an American actress. Some of her roles include Fried Green Tomatoes, Boys on the Side, Proof The West Wing, Angels in America, and her current lead role on Showtime's television series Weeds portraying Nancy Botwin.
She was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Her mother was Swedish and her father was a judge and served in the U.S. Army. They were stationed in Thailand where she attended the International School Bangkok.
She majored in drama at the North Carolina School of the Arts. She then got her start in a bit part on the soap opera Ryan's Hope. In the late 1980s, she moved to New
York, where she got a job measuring feet at ECCO.
After a few minor roles, she made her Broadway debut in a 1990 production of Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss, playing the lead role of Rita. She had moved with the production when it transferred from its origin Off-Broadway.
She won the Clarence Derwent Award for her performance and was nominated for a Tony. Parker also briefly dated her co star Timothy Hutton during this time.
That same year, Parker was noticed by critics when she appeared in the movie adaptation of another Lucas play, Longtime Companion, one of the first movies to confront AIDS in the public arena.
In 2001, she appeared alongside Larry Bryggman in David Auburn's Proof on Broadway, for which she won a Tony Award. During this period, she left the theater for three years to look for other roles: among them, Red Dragon and Pipe Dream.
On January 7, 2004, Parker gave birth to her first child, William Atticus Parker. The boy's father is actor Billy Crudup, whom Parker met during rehearsals when they co starred onstage in a 1996 revival of the William Inge play Bus Stop.
Parker has also dated Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, with whom she remains close friends, and Timothy Hutton. In December 2006, she once again began dating actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, whom she met on the set of Weeds.
Birth Name: Mary-Louise Parker
Birth: August 2, 1964
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