MARY-LOUISE PARKER (Molly Graham) was most recently seen on Broadway starring in
Proof, for which she received the 2001 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, as well as The Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Lucille
Lortel, Obie and New York Magazine Awards. She also earned the 2001 T. Schreiber Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre.
For her role as 'Rita' in the Craig Lucas/Norman Rene Broadway production of Prelude To A
Kiss, Parker received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, Theatre World Award, The Clarence Derwent Award and a Drama Desk nomination for her performance. She originated the role of
'L'il Bit' in the critically lauded How I Learned To Drive, alongside David Morse, where she received an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress and a Best Actress nomination from the Outer Critics Circle.
She followed How I Learned To Drive with the American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's play,
Communicating Doors. Previously, she appeared on Broadway as 'Cherie' in the Broadway revival of
Bus Stop, opposite Billy Crudup, and originated the role of
'Brenda' in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Four Dogs And A Bone.
Other stage credits include Throwing Your Voice at the Ensemble Studio Theatre,
Babylon Gardens at Circle Repertory Company (of which she was a member),
The Importance Of Being Earnest at the Hartford Stage, Up In Saratoga at the Old Globe,
The Miser at the Syracuse Stage, Hayfever at the Studio Arena Theatre with Joe Mantello and Peter Hedges, where she performed in
The Age Of Pie and The Girl In Pink, among others.
Parker began in film with starring roles in Fried Green Tomatoes and Lawrence Kasden's
Grand Canyon. Other film credits include starring roles in Reckless, Boys On The Side, The Client, Naked In New York,
Bullets Over Broadway and Norman Rene's highly acclaimed Longtime
Companion. She also starred in The Five Senses, for which she was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Actress.
On television, Parker starred for HBO in John Smith's Sugartime, opposite John
Turturro, and in the Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilms, A Place For Annie, Saint Maybe and Cupid
And Cate. She also starred in The Simple Truth Of Noah Dearborne opposite Sidney
Poitier. Parker will next be seen in the CBS mini-series, Hanssen, co-starring William Hurt.
Parker has completed production on the independent feature Pipe Dream, in which she stars opposite Martin Donovan.
She recently received an Emmy nomination for her role as 'Amy Gardner' on NBC's
The West Wing and will soon be seen alongside Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson in the Mike Nichols production of
Angels In America on HBO.
Parker is a graduate of the North Carolina School Of The Arts and lives in New York City.
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