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MARY-LOUISE PARKER (Zee James), a two-time Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award winner and three-time Tony, four-time Emmy and SAG nominee, can currently be seen in the third season of Showtime's critically acclaimed hit comedy "Weeds.” On the big screen, Parker was most recently in the August release "Romance and Cigarettes,” written and directed by John Turturro and produced by the Coen brothers, which screened at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. She will next be seen in Mark Waters' "The Spiderwick Chronicles,” set for a February 2008 release.

Parker began her film career with starring roles in "Fried Green Tomatoes” and Lawrence Kasdan's "Grand Canyon.” Among her film credits are starring roles in "Reckless,” "Boys on the Side,” "The Client,” "Naked in New York,” "Bullets Over Broadway,” "The Best Thief in the World,” Norman Rene's acclaimed "Longtime Companion,” "Pipe Dream,” "Red Dragon” and Brian Dannelly's dark comedy "Saved!” She also starred in "The Five Senses,” for which she earned a Genie Award nomination for Best Actress.

Parker most recently starred on stage at The Biltmore Theater in the Broadway revival of Craig Lucas' bittersweet comedy "Reckless,” co-produced by Second Stage and The Manhattan Theater Club and directed by Mark Brokaw. Parker earned a 2005 Tony nomination and a 2005 Drama League Performer of the Year nomination for her performance. The show was also nominated for Best Revival of a Play by The Drama League. Among her other recent theatrical credits is the Broadway production of "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. She originated the role of L'il Bit in the critically lauded "How I Learned to Drive,” alongside David Morse, receiving an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress and a Best Actress nomination from the Outer Critics Circle, and followed 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,” and originated the role of Brenda in the Manhattan Theatre Club's productions of "Four Dogs and a Bone” and "The Art of Success.”

Her extensive work in the theater includes classics and new contemporary works in such productions as "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, and "Hayfever,” at the Studio Arena. She was a co-founder of the Edge Theater with Joe Mantello and Peter Hedges, where she performed in "The Age of Pie” and "The Girl in Pink,” among other productions.

For television, Parker starred in Mike Nichols' production of the acclaimed "Angels In America” for HBO, receiving a 2003 Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild nomination and Emmy Award. She was also recently in the Oxygen Channel film of the Margaret Atwood book "Robber Bride,” for which she earned an Emmy nomination; the Lifetime Original Movie "Miracle Run”; and the CBS telepic "Vinegar Hill,” based on the Oprah's Book Club selection. Parker received an Emmy nomination for her role as Amy Gardner on "The West

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