Reprising her role from the 2010 box office hit Red, MARY-LOUISE PARKER (Sarah Ross) is a
multi-award winning actress with a diverse career in film, television and theater. Mary-Louise Parker's
work in on Showtime's "Weeds" earned her the Golden Globe award, as well as four Golden Globe
nominations, the Satellite award, along with five nominations, three Emmy nominations, and six SAG
nominations. Parker's work in Mike Nichols' "Angels in America" garnered her an Emmy award and the
Golden Globe Award; and her work on "The West Wing" and in TV movie "The Robber Bride" were
recognized with Emmy nominations, the latter winning her a Gemini Award. For the small screen she
also starred in "Sugartime", "Saint Maybe", "A Place for Annie", "Vinegar Hill", and many others.
Audiences most recently saw Parker on the big screen in the hit action-comedy Red with Bruce
Willis and John Malkovich. Her upcoming feature films include R.I.P.D., the action-comedy starring
Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Bacon; Jamesy Boy and Behaving Badly.
Parker made her Broadway debut in Prelude To A Kiss, garnering a Tony Award nomination, a
Theatre World Award, The Clarence Derwent Award and a Drama Desk nomination. She originated the
role of 'Li'l Bit' in "How I Learned To Drive", which earned her an Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and an
Outer Critics Circle nomination. Her performance in Proof earned her the 2001 Tony Award , as well as
the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, Obie, New York Magazine Award, and
the T. Schreiber Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre. She also starred in Reckless, for which
she received her third Tony Award nomination. In 2008, Parker starred in Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell
Phone, and was most recently seen in the Broadway revival of Hedda Gabler.
Parker's film work includes the dark Christian comedy Saved!, Romance & Cigarettes, written and
directed by John Turturro and produced by the Coen Brothers. Parker is known widely for her starring
roles in Longtime Companion, Grand Canyon, Fried Green Tomatoes, Naked In New York, The Client,
Bullets Over Broadway, Boys On The Side, Reckless, The Five Senses, for which she was nominated for a
Genie Award, Pipe Dream, Red Dragon, The Best Thief In The World, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Solitary
Man and Howl. Additional theatre credits include Communicating Doors, Bus Stop, Four Dogs And A Bone,
The Art Of Success, Throwing Your Voice, Babylon Gardens, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Up In
Saratoga, The Miser and Hayfever. She co-founded the Edge Theater, where she performed in The Age Of
Pie and The Girl In Pink, among other productions.
This fall Parker will next star in Snow Geese at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Parker is currently a contributing writer for Esquire Magazine. She won the Robert Brustein
Award for 'Excellence in Theater' and the Philadelphia Film Festival Award for 'Career Achievement' and
was recently awarded Steppenwolf theaters' 'Excellence in the Arts'. Her personal and professional
belongings, along with career memorabilia, are archived at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center
at Boston University.
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