MARY-LOUISE PARKER's work on Showtime's Weeds earned her the
Golden Globe award, four Golden Globe nominations, the Satellite award, three
Emmy nominations and six SAG nominations. For Mike Nichols' Angels in America,
she received the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, 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 recently starred in the
miniseries When We Rise, Mr. Mercedes, and Billions. Other television credits
include Sugartime, Christmas in Conway, Saint Maybe, A Place for Annie, Vinegar
Hill, Miracle Run, and many others.
She appeared in the action-comedies Red and Red 2 with Bruce Willis and John
Malkovich, and R.I.P.D., starring Jeff Bridges. Parker's recent film work
includes Chronically Metropolitan, and Alex Ross Perry's Golden Exits. Other
film work includes The Assassination of Jesse James, Saved!, Behaving Badly,
Romance & Cigarettes, Fried Green Tomatoes, Grand Canyon, Reckless, Solitary
Man, The Portrait of A Lady, Howl, Boys On The Side, The Client, Naked In New
York, Bullets Over Broadway, Longtime Companion, Pipe Dream, Red Dragon, Romance
and Cigarettes, Solitary Man, The Five Senses, The Maker, and many more.
Parker recently originated the role of 'Georgie' in Simon Stephens play
Heisenberg. She made her Broadway debut originating the role of Rita in Prelude
To A Kiss, (Tony nomination, a Theatre World Award, The Clarence Derwent Award,
Drama Desk nomination) She originated the role of 'Li'l Bit' in How I Learned To
Drive, (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination)
She originated the role of Catherine in Proof (Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer
Critics Circle, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, Obie, New York Magazine and T.
Schreiber awards) and starred on Broadway in Reckless, (Tony nomination) and
Bus Stop. Mary-Louise originated roles in Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone,
Sharr White's, The Snow Geese, John Patrick Shanley's, Four Dogs and A Bone, and
Christopher Shinn's adaptation of Hedda Gabler. She appeared in the U.S.
premiere productions of The Art of Success and Communicating Doors. She has
worked extensively off and off-off Broadway and in regional theater, and
co-founded the Edge Theater with Peter Hedges and Joe Mantello, where she
performed in The Age Of Pie and The Girl In Pink, among other productions.
Also a writer, Mary-Louise was an on-staff contributer at Esquire magazine
for over a decade, and has written for The New York Times, O magazine, Bullett,
Bust, The Riveter, In Style, Hemispheres, and others. Her first book, Dear Mr.
You, was published to critical acclaim by Scribner, and was translated into five
languages and included on the San Francisco Chronicle's list of best books of
the year. The audio book was nominated for best narration by the Audio
Parker's career has been honored at the Phildelphia and Sonoma Film
Festivals, The Robert Brustein awards, Steppenwolf Theater, and New York Women
in Film, where she received the Muse award. Her humanitarian efforts were
recognized with the Courage award by Los Angeles County Commission on Human
Relations, the GLAAD award and OUT magazine Entertainer of the Year. The Hetrick
Martin Institute and the NY LGBTQ Center both awarded her efforts on behalf of
the LGBTQ community. Her personal and professional memorabilia are archived at
the Howard Gottlieb Center at Boston University.
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