Mary-Louise Parker

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Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker, 2008
Born August 2, 1964 (1964-08-02) (age 49)
Years active 1975–present

Mary-Louise Parker (born August 2, 1964) is an American television and movie actress.

Early life[change | edit source]

Parker was born in 1964 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Her mother was Swedish and her father was a judge and served in the United States Army. They lived in Thailand where she attended the International School Bangkok.[1][2] Parker studied drama at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Her first job in television was a small part on the soap opera Ryan's Hope in 1975. In the late 1980s, she moved to New York, where she got a job measuring feet at ECCO (a shoe shop). After a few small roles, she had her first part in a Broadway play in 1990. The play was called Prelude to a Kiss and she played the main character called Rita. She won the Clarence Derwent Award for this play and was nominated for a Tony Award. Parker dated her co-star Timothy Hutton for a short time.

That same year, Parker was noticed by critics when she appeared in a movie called Longtime Companion. It was one of the first movies about AIDS. After that, she acted in 1991's Grand Canyon, which also starred Mary McDonnell, Danny Glover, Alfre Woodard and Kevin Kline. Parker's next film was Fried Green Tomatoes, with Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kathy Bates and Cicely Tyson.

Movies[change | edit source]

Television[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Mary-Louise Parker Biography (1964-). Film Reference.com.
  2. Today's Profile. 2006 Biography from Current Biography.

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