HEAVEN IS FOR REAL
MARGO MARTINDALE (Nancy Rawling) Emmy winner Margo
Martindale is one of the world's busiest and most acclaimed character actresses.
She is currently starring in the Greg Garcia CBS series "We're the Millers,"
opposite Will Arnett and Beau Bridges. Recently,
moviegoers saw her in The Weinstein Company's film adaptation of Tracy Lett's
Pulitzer prize winning play August: Osage County, also starring Meryl Streep,
Julia Roberts and Chris Cooper.
Margo received the 2011 Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama
Series for her tour de force performance as Mags Bennett, the diabolical
matriarch on the FX drama, Justified. The role also earned her the Critics'
Choice Television Award for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a 2011
Television Critics Association Award nomination for Individual Achievement in
Drama. USA Today described her performance as "smart, chilling, amusing,
convincing and unfailingly entertaining", and The Huffington Post called it "the
television performance of the year!" Her association with FX continued this past
season on the brilliant cold war spy series "The Americans," where Margo, as the
deadly KGB handler Claudia, kept viewers and critics riveted.
A native of Jacksonville, Texas, she began her career on the New York stage
where she originated the iconic role of Truvy in the original production of
Steel Magnolias. She also received a Tony Award nomination for her celebrated
portrayal of Big Mama in the 2004 revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot
Moviegoers will recognize her work in Million Dollar Baby, Secretariat, Dead
Man Walking, Nobody's Fool, Lorenzo's Oil, The Hours, Practical Magic, Walk
Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Paris, Je T'aime and Win
Win among others. In 2013, she appeared in Beautiful Creatures with Emily Rossum
and Jeremy Irons. Her stand out television performances include episodes of "New
Girl," "Medium," "Dexter," "The Riches," "Hung" and as a regular in the CBS
drama, "A Gifted Man."
Margo resides in New York City with her husband, Bill. They are the parents
of a daughter, Maggie.
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