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Mary-Louise Parker Biography

 Mary-Louise Parker
  • Age: 53 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Leo
  • Name: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Father: John Parker
  • Mother: Caroline Louise Morelli Parke
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Ethnicity: White Ethnicity
  • Profession: Acress
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Hair Color: Dark-brown
  • Face Color: White
  • Weight in KG: 54 KG
  • Children: William Atticus Crudup, Caroline Aberash Parker
  • Awards: Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play
  • Movies: Chronically Metropolitan
  • TV Show: The Blacklist
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Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress who was born on the 2nd of August, 1964 and is currently 41 years of age. She was born as the youngest of four children to a house maker mother Caroline Louise and a U.S Army turned Judge father John Morgan Parker. As a nature of her daddy’s job Mary has spent her childhood in different cities of the U.S like Tennessee, Texas, Dakota etc. She has also well lived outside of the states in France, Germany and Thailand. Although for many children it would be a matter of great fun to see a new place every time, however Mary describes her childhood days being gloomy. In an interview, she said "My parents did everything they could; I had books, clothes, a home and a warm bed, but I was never happy".

As a child, she and her siblings grew together although the elder ones were much more in age compared to her She attended the Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona and was a successful student. She was also brilliant in extra- curricular like sketching, dancing and performing. Influenced by art, she wanted to become an actress and for that she joined the North Carolina School of the Arts, after her high school was over. She took part in many different roles and also acted in many off- Broadway theatres. Graduating from there in 1986, she is classmates with actor Joe Mantello. She was raised in a religious family who were Christians, but she says she is not actively involved in religions. An American by nationality, she belongs to white ethnicity.

She started her acting career, in the mid-80s, when she was casted in a soap opera named Ryan’s Hope.  Then she moved to New York City to try and explore more opportunities and took a job at shoe shop to make some money, initially. She was casted in some small roles in different genres, until she got the chance to play her first Broadway production in Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss. She continued with the show that later became Off- Broadway and won the Clarence Derwent Award for her role.

Then in 1991, she got her first ever TV role in a show named Grand Canyon (1991) and immediately got a role in Fried Green Tomatoes, that same year. Then she worked in The Client (1994) with with Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones. She continued to shine with her roles and caught eyes of other directors/ producers who casted her in theor productions. She also played in Bullets over Broadway (1994), Boys on the Side (1995), Reckless (1995), The Portrait of a Lady (1996) and The Maker (1997). The success of her career her is marked by her hectic schedule and continuous work, being featured in one show or another every year. Thus she made a reputation for herself and also made a major fan following from across the world. 

Regarding her personal life, she has been married and divorced too, a couple of times. She was first married to Billy Curdip in 1996 but son separated in 2003, after having a son together. Then in 2006, she was in a relationship with Jeffery Dean Morgan, but they divored just after 2 years. She had a daughter later, which she brough up ion her own.

  • Last modified : 29 March, 2015
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