Mary-Louise Parker

2 Aug 1964


Mary-Louise Parker (born August 2, 1964, height 5' 7½" (1,71 m)) is an American actress, best known for her current lead role on Showtime's television series Weeds portraying Nancy Botwin, for which she has received several nominations and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2006. Parker has appeared in films and series such as RED, Fried Green Tomatoes, Boys on the Side, The West Wing, Angels in America, for which she received a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Parker is also the recipient of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Actress for the Broadway play Proof.

Early life

Parker was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She is the daughter of Caroline Louise (née Morell) and John Morgan Parker, a judge who served in the U.S. Army. Her ancestry includes Swedish (from her maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, German, and Dutch. Because of her father's career, Parker spent parts of her childhood in Tennessee and Texas, as well as in Thailand, Germany, and France. She graduated from Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona. Parker majored in drama at the North Carolina School of the Arts.


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Filmography (37 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Red Sparrow
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Stephanie Boucher)
(movie, 2014)
···Behaving Badly
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Lucy Stevens · Saint Lola)
(movie, 2014)
···Jamesy Boy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Tracy)
(movie, 2013)
···Christmas in Conway
Genre: Drama, Romance, Family
Role: Actor
(movie, 2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Proctor)
(movie, 2013)
···RED 2
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sarah Ross)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sarah)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gail Potter)
(movie, 2009)
···Solitary Man
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jordan)
(movie, 2008)
···The Spiderwick Chronicles
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Helen Grace)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Zeralda James)
(movie, 2007)
···The Robber Bride
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Zenia Arden)
(movie, 2005)
···Romance & Cigarettes
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Constance)
(movie, 2005)
···Vinegar Hill
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ellen Grier)
(movie, 2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Lillian)
(movie, 2003)
···Angels in America
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Harper Pitt)
(movie, 2003)
···Miracle Run
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Corrine Morgan-Thomas)
(movie, 2002)
···Red Dragon
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Molly Graham)
Genre: Drama, Biography
Role: Actor (as Bonnie Hanssen)
(movie, 2002)
···Pipe Dream
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Toni Edelman)
(movie, 2000)
···Cupid & Cate
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Cate DeAngelo)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Valerie Crane)
(movie, 1998)
···Goodbye Lover
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Peggy Blane)
(movie, 1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Role: Actor (as Rica Martin)
(movie, 1997)
···Murder in Mind
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Caroline Walker)
(movie, 1997)
···The Maker
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Officer Emily Peck)
(movie, 1996)
···The Portrait of a Lady
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Henrietta Stackpole)
(movie, 1995)
···Boys on the Side
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Robin)
(movie, 1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Crime
Role: Actor (as Phyllis McGuire)
(movie, 1994)
···Bullets Over Broadway
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ellen)
(movie, 1994)
···The Client
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dianne Sway)
(movie, 1994)
···A Place for Annie
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Linda)
(movie, 1993)
···Mr. Wonderful
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Rita)
(movie, 1993)
···Naked in New York
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Joanne White)
(movie, 1991)
···Fried Green Tomatoes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ruth Jamison)
(movie, 1991)
···Grand Canyon
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dee)
(movie, 1989)
···Longtime Companion
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lisa)