Mary-Louise Parker Biography (1964-)

Born August 2, 1964, in Fort Jackson, SC; father, in the U.S. Army and a judge; children: William Atticus. Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency,151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Untitled Entertainment, 23 East 22nd St., Third Floor, New York, NY 10010.; Publicist: Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Birth Details
August 2, 1964
Fort Jackson, South Carolina, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (As Mary Louise Parker) Charlotte, Signs of Life (also known as One for Sorrow, Two for Joy), Avenue, 1989
  • Lisa, Longtime Companion, Samuel Goldwyn, 1989
  • Dee, Grand Canyon, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991
  • Ruth Jameson, Fried Green Tomatoes (also known as Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe), Universal, 1991
  • Rita, Mr. Wonderful, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Dianne Sway, The Client, Warner Bros., 1994
  • Ellen, Bullets over Broadway, Miramax, 1994
  • Joanne White, Naked in New York, Fine Line, 1994
  • Pooty, Reckless, Samuel Goldwyn, 1995
  • Robin Nickerson, Boys on the Side (also known as Avec ou sans hommes), Warner Bros., 1995
  • Henrietta Stackpole, Portrait of a Lady, Gramercy Pictures, 1996
  • Bed of Roses, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Julia Hirsch, Let the Devil Wear Black, Trimark Pictures, 1999
  • Peggy Blane, Goodbye Lover, Warner Bros., 1999
  • Rona, The Five Senses, Fine Line, 1999
  • Molly Graham, Red Dragon (also known as Roter Drache), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2002
  • Sarah Richardson, The Quality of Mercy, 2002
  • Toni Edelman, Pipe Dream, Castle Hill Productions, 2002
  • The Best Thief in the World, 2004
  • Romance & Cigarettes, United Artists, 2004
  • Saved!, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Amy Gardner, a recurring role, The West Wing, NBC, 2002-2003
  • Also appeared in a recurring role in Ryan's Hope, ABC.
  • Miniseries
  • Bonnie Hanssen, Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story, CBS, 2002
  • Harper Pitt, Angels in America, HBO, 2003
  • Movies
  • Pearl Spencer, Too Young the Hero, CBS, 1988
  • Phyllis McGuire, Sugartime, HBO, 1995
  • Caroline Walker, Murder in Mind, HBO, 1997
  • Officer Emily Peck, The Maker, HBO, 1997
  • Rica Martin, Legalese, TNT, 1998
  • Dr. Valerie Crane, The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, CBS, 1999
  • Specials
  • Linda, "A Place for Annie," Hallmark Hall of Fame, ABC, 1994
  • Lucy Ann Deen Dulcimer Bedloe, "Saint Maybe" (also known as "Anne Tyler'sSaint Maybe"), Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1998
  • Cate DeAngelo, "Cupid & Cate," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 2000
  • Herself, Inside "Red Dragon" (documentary), 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • Herself, The 55th Annual Tony Awards, CBS and PBS, 2001
  • Herself, The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002
  • Herself, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004
  • Episodic
  • The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 1995
  • Amy Gardner, "The Women of Qumar," The West Wing, NBC, 2001
  • Also appeared in episodes of other series, including The Isaac MizrahiShow, Oxygen.
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Girl in Pink, Quaigh Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Jackie, Hay Fever, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1986-1987
  • Marianne, The Miser, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, 1987-1988
  • Cecily Cardew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1989-1990
  • Jane Hogarth, The Art of Success, Manhattan Theatre Club, New YorkCity, 1989-1990
  • Rita, Prelude to a Kiss, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Berkeley, CA,then Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1990, then Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1990-1991
  • Jean, Babylon Gardens, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1991
  • Brenda, Four Dogs and a Bone, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, NewYork City, 1993
  • Cherie, Bus Stop, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • L'il Bit, How I Learned to Drive, Vineyard Theatre, New York City,1997-1998
  • Poopay, Communicating Doors, Variety Arts Theatre, New York City,1998-1999
  • Catherine, Proof, Manhattan Theatre Club, Walter Kerr Theatre, NewYork City, 2000-2001
  • Rachel, Reckless, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, beginning 2003
  • Also appeared in The Age of Pie, The Little Foxes, The Night of the Iguana, Throwing Your Voice, and Up in Saratoga.
  • Music Videos
  • Appeared in "You Got It," by Bonnie Raitt.

Further Reference


    • Newsmakers, Issue 2, Gale, 2002
    • Entertainment Weekly, February 10, 1995, pp. 40-41
    • Jane, May, 1999, pp. 88-89
    • Newsweek, October 7, 2002, p. 66
    • People Weekly, December 8, 2003, p. 99
    • Time, April 18, 1994, p. 85

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