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MARY-LOUISE PARKER (HELEN) is a two-time Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award winner and three-time Tony, two-time Emmy and SAG nominee, with a diverse career in movies, television and on stage.

Parker is currently in production on Season 3 of Showtime's critically-acclaimed hit comedy "Weeds,” from Emmy-winning writer-producer Jenji Kohan. The show centers on a suburban mom (Parker) who turns to selling pot to make a living after her husband dies unexpectedly. Season three began in August 2007.

In film, Parker will next be seen in "Romance & Cigarettes,” written and directed by John Turturro and produced by the Coen brothers. She stars opposite James Gandolfini, Kate Winslet and Mandy Moore. The film premiered at the 2005 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.

Parker most recently starred on stage at The Biltmore Theater in the Broadway revival of Craig Lucas' "Reckless,” the bittersweet comedy which follows Rachel (Parker) through a bizarre, fantastic and sometimes nightmarish journey as she travels across the country, finding "home” with a succession of intimate strangers. Parker starred opposite Rosie Perez and Debra Monk. The play was co-produced by Second Stage and The Manhattan Theatre Club and directed by Mark Brokaw. Parker received a 2005 Tony nomination for her performance as well as a 2005 Drama League Performer of the Year nomination. The show was also nominated for Best Revival of a Play by the Drama League.

In 2001, Parker starred on Broadway 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 René 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, for which she received an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award for Best Actress and a Best Actress nomination from the Outer Critics Circle. Parker 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” and originated the role of Brenda in the Manhattan Theatre Club productions of "Four Dogs and a Bone” and "The Art of Success.”

Parker's extensive work in the theater includes both the 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 "Hay Fever” 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 others. Parker was recently seen in Brian Dannelly's dark comedy "Saved!” opposite Mandy Moore, Jena Malone, Eva Amurri and Macaulay Culkin.

Parker began in film with starring roles in "Fried Green Tomatoes” and Lawrence Kasdan's "Grand Canyon.” Other film credits include starring roles in "Reckless,” "Boys on the Side,” "The Client,” "Naked in New York,” "Bullets Over Broadway,” "The Best Thief in the World,” Norman René's highly acclaimed "Longtime Companion,” "Pipe Dream” and "Red Dragon.” She also starred in "The Five Senses,” for which she was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Actress.

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