Mary McCormack
Actress
Mary McCormack
Mary Catherine McCormack is an American actress. Known for her work in television, she has had leading roles as Justine Appleton in the series Murder One (1995–97), as Deputy National Security Adviser Kate Harper in The West Wing (2004–06) and as Mary Shannon in In Plain Sight (2008–12). Her film roles include Private Parts (1997); Deep Impact (1998); True Crime (1999); High Heels and Low Lifes (2001); K-PAX (2001); Right at Your Door (2006) and 1408 (2007).
Biography
Mary McCormack's personal information overview.
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35 Years Later, Sister in Durst Case Is Still Looking for Answers
New York Times - 22 days
“I just want to find out what happened to my sister,” Mary McCormack Hughes said in a rare interview about Robert Durst and the death of his first wife, Kathie.
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Celebrities Join Women's Marches Around The World In Solidarity
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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7 Powerful Abortion Stories, As Narrated By Famous Women
Huffington Post - about 1 year
“An unplanned pregnancy put both my job and my health at risk.”  “In the darkest moment of my life I was denied the constitutional right that gave me options.”  “I was not ready to raise a child with the care and attention they deserved." Those are lines from just a few of the powerful abortion stories featured in a new video campaign called "Draw The Line." Created by the Center For Reproductive Rights, "Draw The Line" features seven actresses sharing other women's abortions stories to bring awareness to women's reproductive rights and health.  The campaign includes Elizabeth Banks, Mercedes Mason, Bellamy Young, Mary McCormack, Dascha Polanco, Amy Brenneman and Retta.  In the two-minute supercut above, each actress narrates a real woman's experience. The larger "Draw The Line" series includes seven videos, one from each actress telling the full story of a woman who has had an abortion.  The seven abortion stories featured in the "Draw The Line" series are a ...
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7 Powerful Abortion Stories, As Narrated By Famous Women
Huffington Post - about 1 year
“An unplanned pregnancy put both my job and my health at risk.”  “In the darkest moment of my life I was denied the constitutional right that gave me options.”  “I was not ready to raise a child with the care and attention they deserved." Those are lines from just a few of the powerful abortion stories featured in a new video campaign called "Draw The Line." Created by the Center For Reproductive Rights, "Draw The Line" features seven actresses sharing other women's abortions stories to bring awareness to women's reproductive rights and health.  The campaign includes Elizabeth Banks, Mercedes Mason, Bellamy Young, Mary McCormack, Dascha Polanco, Amy Brenneman and Retta.  In the two-minute supercut above, each actress narrates a real woman's experience. The larger "Draw The Line" series includes seven videos, one from each actress telling the full story of a woman who has had an abortion.  The seven abortion stories featured in the "Draw The Line" series are a ...
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Mary McCormack moving to end marriage after McPhee scandal
Monsters and Critics - over 3 years
Mary McCormack has asked Michael Morris to leave their home.
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'Smash' director Michael Morris' wife, Mary McCormack, 'wants to split' after alleged Katharine McPhee affair: report (Rachel Maresca/NY Daily News)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
Rachel Maresca / NY Daily News: ‘Smash’ director Michael Morris' wife, Mary McCormack, ‘wants to split’ after alleged Katharine McPhee affair: report  —  The wife of the ‘Smash’ director, who was caught kissing McPhee in Hollywood, reportedly wants to part ways with her husband after photos surfaced.  —  Caught in the act!
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Katharine McPhee Caught Cheating With Married 'Smash' Director Michael Morris (REPORT)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Actress Katherine McPhee is the latest star to get caught cheating with her also-married director. TMZ had the first photos of McPhee kissing her former “Smash” director Michael Morris in Hollywood, and we have to say it didn't look like they were trying to hide anything -- despite the fact both are married to other people. The 29-year-old former "American Idol" contestant married producer Nick Cokas, 47, in 2008; Morris is married to actress Mary McCormack, with whom he has three daughters under the age of 10. The status of both their marriages remains unclear, although sources told Life & Style magazine that McPhee and her husband have been separated for six months and have been living apart. Neither McPhee nor Morris has commented since the publication of their very public make out session on Tuesday, but when the singer wed Cokas back in 2008, she told People magazine, "[Nick] is the love of my life. This is a once in a lifetime occasion and everything is just perfect." ...
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'Welcome To The Family' Canceled By NBC
Huffington Post - over 3 years
NBC's freshman comedy "Welcome to the Family" has been canceled, HuffPost TV has confirmed. The move comes as part of a schedule shake-up across NBC's lineup, which includes the cancellation of "Ironside" and newly announced premiere dates for "Community" (Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. ET) and "Chicago Fire" spinoff "Chicago P.D." (Jan. 8 at 10 p.m. ET). Boo. Well thanks for watching little f'ers. #wttf — Mary McCormack (@marycmccormack) October 18, 2013 "Welcome to the Family" will be replaced on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET by original episodes of "Parks and Recreation," as well as holiday specials, and live episodes of "The Sing-Off" and "The Voice." Per a release from NBC via Deadline, the new Thursday 8 p.m. timeslot will be as follows: Oct. 24: “The Voice” (encore) Oct. 31: “SNL Halloween” Nov. 7: “The Voice” (live) Nov. 14: “Parks and Recreation” (back-to-back new episodes) Nov. 21: “Parks and Recreation” (back-to-back new episodes) Nov. 28: “Sunday Night Football” Thank ...
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Television Review: Will Arnett, Sean Hayes and Mary McCormack in New Shows
NYTimes - over 3 years
Three new comedies — “The Millers,” “Sean Saves the World” and “Welcome to the Family” — stand out for their veteran leads.     
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mary McCormack
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 44
    In late 2013, McCormack became estranged from Morris, when he had an affair with Katharine McPhee, an actress on the television series Smash, for which he was a director.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had reconciled by mid-2014.
    In October 2013, McCormack started filming scenes for A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island alongside Frank Grillo, AnnaSophia Robb, Minnie Driver, Dianna Agron, John Leguizamo, Ed Westwick, Christopher McDonald and Maggie Q.
    More Details Hide Details The film is directed by Aram Rappaport and produced by Hilary Shor, Atit Shah and Aaron Becker. Jekyll Island is set to release in 2016.
  • 2012
    Age 43
    In 2012, McCormack reunited with the cast of West Wing to film a video that served both as a reminder that U.S. voters should vote for non-partisan candidates when they cast their ballots and as a video promoting McCormack's sister's ultimately successful judicial candidacy for the Michigan State Supreme Court.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    Age 39
    McCormack was nominated for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for the role of Gretchen in the 2008 Broadway revival of Boeing Boeing.
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  • 2004
    Age 35
    In 2004, McCormack joined the cast of The West Wing as Deputy National Security Advisor and ex-CIA officer Kate Harper.
    More Details Hide Details Her character soon became a recurring role and remained throughout the last three seasons until the series finale. McCormack starred in USA Network series In Plain Sight. She portrayed Mary Shannon, a deputy United States marshal attached to the Albuquerque, New Mexico office of the Federal Witness Security Program (WITSEC), more commonly known as the Federal Witness Protection Program. On July 28, 2010, the show was renewed for its fourth and fifth seasons, to run in 2011 and 2012. The show was cancelled in 2011, making the fifth season its last. After its end, McCormack was cast as the lead in Kari Lizer's untitled comedy pilot on ABC.
  • 2003
    Age 34
    In July 2003, McCormack married director and producer Michael Morris.
    More Details Hide Details They have three daughters, Margaret (born c. 2004), Rose (born c. 2007), and Lillian (born 2011). McCormack is the godmother of In Plain Sight co-star Fred Weller's daughter.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 28
    She starred in Howard Stern's movie Private Parts in 1997.
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  • 1991
    Age 22
    In 1991, she received her BA in comparative arts, specifically painting and creative writing, from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
    More Details Hide Details McCormack began her acting career at age 12, performing in Gian Carlo Menotti's Christmas opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. She continued her stage work in musicals and finished an acting program at the William Esper Studio. She has worked in New York theater productions, including The Atlantic Theater Company, Alice's 4th Floor, and Naked Angels, where she appeared in Jon Robin Baitz's A Fair Country. McCormack portrayed Justine Appleton on Murder One (1995 - 1997) and also starred in the HBO series K Street, which aired for only ten episodes.
  • 1990
    Age 21
    McCormack was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. She is the daughter of clinical therapist Norah and car dealership and ice cream parlor owner William McCormack. Her parents divorced in 1990.
    More Details Hide Details Her sister Bridget is a justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, and a former professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, and her brother William is an actor who has appeared in a recurring role as FBI agent Robert O'Connor on In Plain Sight.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 14
    In 1983, McCormack graduated from the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, New Jersey.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Age 0
    Born on February 8, 1969.
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