Mary-Louise Parker

Actress Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress, best known for her lead role on Showtime's television series Weeds 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, and Angels in America, for which she received a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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Williamstown Theater Festival Announces Its 2018 Season
NYTimes - 18 days
Matthew Broderick, Mary-Louise Parker and Tavi Gevinson will appear this summer in plays by Douglas Carter Beane, Adam Rapp and Carson McCullers.
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An overnight sensation after 45 years in the biz: Denis Arndt, Mary-Louise Parker's co-star in 'Heisenberg'
LATimes - 8 months
On the surface, actor Denis Arndt appears very much like the character he plays in “Heisenberg”: comfortably masculine and fit, in blue jeans and a plaid shirt. When show time arrives at the Mark Taper Forum, “All I do is put on a different shirt and change jeans,” he says with a laugh. The similarities...
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Queen Latifah Wants To Inspire More Black Travel Through New Mini-Series
Huffington Post - 11 months
Queen Latifah is giving fans a glimpse at how celebrities experience the world’s most beautiful destinations with her new Travel Channel mini-series, “The Best Place To Be.” Executive produced by Latifah and business partner Shakim Compere’s production company Flavor Unit, each one-hour episode follows a noted personality sharing the hidden hot spots of their favorite international destinations, including Anthony Anderson (Barcelona), Jason Biggs and Jenny Mollen (Hong Kong), Mary-Louise Parker (Kenya), and Latifah herself (Rio de Janeiro). The multifaceted media maven told The Huffington Post that she wants viewers to experience travel through the lens of a celebrity. “The premise of it was something that Shakim came up with based on my life,” she said. “When I go on vacations I travel to different places around the world and oftentimes I’m with friends of mine who hip me to the cool places to be and things to go to. And for a lot of celebrities, this is our only little br...
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19 Quotes From Single Parents To Remind You That You're Not Alone
Huffington Post - 11 months
Being a single parent can be isolating in so many ways. For starters, we single parents are physically alone with our kid(s) a lot of the time, without a partner to carry some of the burden or even just have an adult conversation with. And on an emotional level, we’re constantly seeing two-parent families held up as the ideal situation. If I’m not careful, I can end up feeling not just alone, but resentful as hell. But one thing that helps lance my boil of single parent bitterness is seeing people in the public eye going through the same things I am.  Today, on National Single Parent Day, we’re repping for solo parenting by collecting some relatable quotes from celebrities who are (or have been) single parents. Of course having a couple of nannies and a load of disposable income can make things a little easier, but some feelings are universal. Hopefully they’ll serve as a reminder that even though you’re a single parent, you are definitely not alone.  1. Edie Falco: ”...
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Dustin Lance Black Calls 'Bullsh*t' On Hollywood's View Of Trans Actors
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Rachel Carson doc tells the environmentalist's inspiring life story
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Before Rachel Carson became the mother of the modern environmental movement, she was stuck in a job that paid the bills but left her restless. A new documentary revisits Carson's days as an information specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the 1930s and '40s, where at first she filed mundane reports about the agency's conservation work.  It was in that role that Carson learned about DDT — a potent pesticide that farmers sprayed indiscriminately over their crops. Carson exposed the chemical's widespread environmental damage in her groundbreaking 1962 book, Silent Spring.  SEE ALSO: Hawaii's bees are now protected under U.S. Endangered Species Act Her work inspired President John F. Kennedy to launch the first U.S. investigation into the public health risks of pesticides, which later prompted policymakers to create new safeguards for protecting the environment.  The PBS documentary Rachel Carson draws on the biologist's own writings, letters and recent scholarship to tell...
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Here's A Look At 'When We Rise,' ABC's New LGBTQ Rights Miniseries
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The tension is high in the starry trailer for “When We Rise,” Gus Van Sant and Dustin Lance Black’s hotly-anticipated dramatization of the LGBTQ rights movement across several decades.  The eight-hour, seven-episode ABC miniseries stars Guy Pearce as activist Cleve Jones and Mary Louise Parker as women’s rights champion Roma Guy. Also featured in the cast are Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Denis O’Hare and David Hyde Pierce, among others.  “It’s been the honor of my life to research and craft these stories of family, diversity and equality over the past three years,” Black said. “To have collaborators of this caliber sign on to help bring these stories to life is a tremendous vote of confidence, and I hope a testament to the relevancy and necessity of our continued march toward justice for all.” The trailer’s release on Monday couldn’t feel more timely in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise ascension to the U.S. presidency, which has left the future of qu...
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On the Culture Front: Kings of War, Wilderness and more
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Regina Spektor has a knack for turning simple chord progressions into ethereal expressions of joy, longing and sadness - sometimes all three in the same breadth. Her intonation alternates between whimsy and passion. This was all on display at her recent Town Hall show when she took the stage with a string quartet plus bass and drums. The instrumentation reveals her style of folk baroque. Sitting at the piano for nearly the entire 90-minute set, she was radiant yet shy. She was visibly nervous too. It was her first show in a few years, and she drank a lot of water between each song leaving space in the air for heckles. Most were kind words of support and the sole negative one drew a sharp backlash from adoring fans. That's the thing about her music: it invites you in so graciously and sincerely that it feels improper not to respond in kind. Impropriety is the lifeblood of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's "Oh, Hello," a savage sendup of growing old and out-of-touch but still persisting....
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Mary-Louise Parker: The First Time I Performed in New York (With Actual Egg on My Face)
NYTimes - over 1 year
Ms. Parker was 15 when she was drawn to a newspaper photo of a boy at an arts college; later, his play would draw her to New York.
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Heisenberg--A Small Play with a Huge Heart Opens on Broadway
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker in 'Heisenberg;' photo: Joan Marcus By Mark McLaren, ZEALnyc Editor in Chief, October 19, 2016 Simon Stephens' delicate comedy arrived on Broadway last week, a legitimate successor to his outstanding 2015 Tony Award-winning The Curious Incident of a Dog in the Night-Time that closed earlier this season. On the face of it, the two works are dissimilar. Curious Incident was busy and electric, with an equally vibrant narrative, while the narrative of Heisenberg is as simple as its production is spare. Except that both draw on mathematics and science for inspiration, overtly in the case of Curious Incident, and in the case of Heisenberg, for sound structural guidance that drives his seemingly random plot to an insightful and satisfying conclusion. The play's title is a reference to the scientific principle arguing that the more precisely one particular factor of matter is understood, the less precisely understood is another. Einstein spent h...
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<i>Heisenberg</i>: Two Lost Souls Converge
Huffington Post - over 1 year
In the new play Heisenberg, you can't always trust what you hear. It's not uncommon to be confronted by an untrustworthy character, but this time around it's doubled over by someone whom you're not sure can really help it with the lying. Or is she so in control of everything she does - so calculated, always two steps ahead - that you can't help but admire her incredible foresight? That's not the question at the heart of the play, but it sure is what drives it. An unlikely duo, played by Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker, meet a train station, setting off a string of scenes over the course of the next few weeks in time that leaves the audience curious and craving for some clarity. At the same time, though, it's that mystery that prompts the characters to join together and to grow to tolerate one another, and there's something sweet about the affection they share, despite their glaring, and sometimes glowing, shortcomings. Parker's Georgie is a 40-something woman with loads to say...
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At 77, He Gets to Woo Mary-Louise Parker
NYTimes - over 1 year
By happy accident, the veteran actor Denis Arndt makes his Broadway debut in Simon Stephens’s “Heisenberg.”
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Shelter in Place: A Chat with Novelist Alexander Maksik
Huffington Post - over 1 year
The first line of Alexander Maksik's third novel, "Shelter in Place," perfectly sets the stage for this brutal, elegant book full of yearning and nostalgia. "In the summer of 1991 my mother beat a man to death with a twenty-two ounce Erstwing framing hammer and I fell in love with Tess Wolff." "Shelter in Place" explores questions of family loyalty, love and mental illness, but most importantly, it delves into the frustrating lack of options for those eager to end the epidemic of violence against women. Ensconced in a house in the woods in the present day, Joe March, the novel's narrator, reflects back on his strange coming-of-age, which began that fateful day when his mother snapped in the parking lot of a hardware store after witnessing a man she didn't know hit first his child, and then his wife. In sensual, musical prose, Maksik creates Joe's March's longing for both the love of his life, and the family that was irremediably changed that summer day in 1991. "Shelter in Plac...
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15 Of The Worst Movies On Netflix According To Rotten Tomatoes
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Netflix can be a treasure trove of hidden gems (see: "The Babadook," "Short Term 12"), but for every great movie there are about 10 terrible ones clogging your feed.  To help you weed out a few of the bad seeds, we've put together a list of the worst films on the streaming service, according to their Rotten Tomatoes ratings. (But hey, "worst" is subjective here. Who doesn't love watching a terrible movie every now and then?)  With each of these films earning a 0 percent rating, it doesn't really get any worse. Happy watching! 1. "United Passions" (2014) "United Passions," starring Gérard Depardieu, is all about the rise of the FIFA World Cup. According to Tim Appelo at TheWrap, it's "one of those rare films so unfathomably ghastly you could write a better one while sitting through its interminable 110 minutes." 2. "The Ridiculous 6" (2015) "The Ridiculous 6" -- Adam Sandler's comedy about six strangers who discover they have the sa...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Mary-Louise Parker
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 51
    The play will transfer to Broadway at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, with previews starting on September 20, 2016, and Parker and her co-star Denis Arndt reprising their roles.
  • 2015
    Age 50
    In November 2015, Scribner Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, published Parker's memoir in letters entitled Dear Mr. You.
  • FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 48
    In 2013 Parker was honored for her work with Hope North, an organization that works in the educating and healing of young victims in Uganda's civil war.
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    In 2013 she played roles in both RED 2 and R.I.P.D. She appeared in the Broadway Manhattan Theatre Club production of the play The Snow Geese by Sharr White at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from October 24 through December 15, 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 46
    In 2011, Parker became the host for the tenth season of the PBS documentary series Independent Lens.
  • 2009
    Age 44
    In 2009, Parker was dating singer Charlie Mars, and appeared in a video for his "Listen to the Darkside."
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    She filmed the Donna Vermeer film Les Passages alongside Julie Delpy. Following this, she returned to work on the fifth season of Weeds. Parker took the lead role in the Roundabout Theatre Broadway revival of the play Hedda Gabler, running from January through March 29, 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 43
    On February 12, 2008, Parker and Morgan announced their engagement, only to break up the following April.
    Parker appeared in 2008's The Spiderwick Chronicles and in off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons production in the New York premiere of Dead Man's Cell Phone, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, alongside Drama Desk Award Winner Kathleen Chalfant.
  • 2007
    Age 42
    In August 2007, she posed nude for an ad for the third season of Weeds.
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    In August 2007, Parker continued her role in the third season of Weeds.
    She then portrayed Zerelda Mimms in the Andrew Dominik film The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, which opened in cinemas in September 2007.
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    In March 2007, Parker played the lead role in the television film The Robber Bride.
  • 2006
    Age 41
    In December 2006, Parker began dating actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, whom she met on the set of Weeds.
    Parker received the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, for her lead role in Weeds.
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  • 2005
    Age 40
    In November 2005, Parker was the subject of a career exhibition at Boston University, where memorabilia from her career were donated to the University's library.
    The production, directed by Mark Brokaw, earned Parker another nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actress in 2005.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 39
    In 2004, Parker appeared in the comedy Saved!, and a television film called Miracle Run, based on the true story of a mother of two sons with autism, as well as appearing in Craig Lucas' Reckless on Broadway.
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  • 1999
    Age 34
    She starred along side Sidney Poitier in the 1999 movie The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn.
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  • 1997
    Age 32
    From 1997 to November 2003, Parker dated actor Billy Crudup, who left her for Claire Danes while she was seven months pregnant with their son, William Atticus Parker, born in 2004.
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    Parker's theater career continued when she appeared in Paula Vogel's 1997 critical smash How I Learned to Drive, with David Morse.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1990
    Age 25
    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.
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  • 1986
    Age 21
    Parker majored in drama at the North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in 1986.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on August 2, 1964.
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