Mary-Louise Parker Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Aug, 2018
Facts of Mary-Louise Parker
Date of Birth: 1964 , August-2
Age: 54 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
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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American actress and writer, Mary-Louise Parker is the recipient of both Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Harper Pitt on the acclaimed HBO TV series, Angels in America in 2003. She received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Catherine Llewellyn in David Auburn's Proof in 2001, among other accolades. She rose to fame after her film roles in films such as  Grand Canyon (1991), Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Client (1994), Bullets over Broadway (1994), Boys on the Side (1995), The Portrait of a Lady (1996), and The Maker (1997). 

Early Life Of Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress who was born on the 2nd of August, 1964. 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 extracurricular 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.

Mary-Louise Parker's Career

She started her acting career, in the mid-80s, when she was cast 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 a shoe shop to make some money, initially.

She was cast 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 Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones.

She continued to shine with her roles and caught eyes of other directors/ producers who cast 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. 

Mary-Louise Parker's Net Worth And Salary

Mary-Louise Parker's net worth is $16 million at present. She has earned a huge amount of salary from her career and added up such an incredible net worth in her life. 

She received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Catherine Llewellyn in David Auburn's Proof in 2001, among other accolades. She has won both Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy Awards for her portrayal of Harper Pitt on the acclaimed HBO TV series, Angels in America in 2003.

Mary-Louise Parker's Personal Life

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.

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