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Mary-Louise Parker

Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker, from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, was born on August 2, 1964, the youngest of the family's brood. Her parents were Caroline Louise (Morell) and John Morgan Parker, a judge who served in the U.S. army. She has Swedish (from her maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, German, and Dutch ancestry. ... See full bio »
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 7 wins & 28 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Behaving Badly
Lucy Stevens / Saint Lola
 2014 Feed Me (TV Series)
- The Goal of Sexual Intercourse (2014) ... Emma
 2014 Jamesy Boy
 2013 Christmas in Conway (TV Movie)
Suzy Mayor
 2013 RED 2
 2013 R.I.P.D.
 2010 RED
Sarah Ross
 2010 Howl
Gail Potter
 2007 The Robber Bride (TV Movie)
Zenia Arden
 2001-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
Amy Gardner
- Requiem (2006) ... Amy Gardner
- Freedonia (2005) ... Amy Gardner
- Han (2003) ... Amy Gardner
 2005 Vinegar Hill (TV Movie)
Ellen Grier
 2004 Saved!
 2002 The Quality of Mercy (Short)
Sarah Richardson
 2000 Cupid & Cate (TV Movie)
Cate DeAngelo
 1999 Let the Devil Wear Black
Julia Hirsch
 1998 Saint Maybe (TV Movie)
Lucy Dean Bedloe
 1998 Legalese (TV Movie)
Rica Martin
 1998 Goodbye Lover
Peggy Blane
 1997 The Maker
Officer Emily Peck
 1997 Murder in Mind
Caroline Walker (as Mary Louise Parker)
 1995 Sugartime (TV Movie)
Phyllis McGuire
 1995 Reckless
 1995 Boys on the Side
 1994 A Place for Annie (TV Movie)
 1993 Mr. Wonderful
 1993 Naked in New York
Joanne White
 1991 Grand Canyon
 1989 Longtime Companion
 1989 Signs of Life
Charlotte (as Mary Louise Parker)
 1988 Too Young the Hero (TV Movie)
Pearl Spencer
 1975 Ryan's Hope (TV Series)
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Other Works:

Starred in a one-night performance of "Escape: 6 Ways to Get Away" at the Circle in the Square Theatre (January 31, 2005). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mary Louise Parker | Moore and Parker


5' 7½" (1.71 m)

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Words are really powerful. I don't believe that axiom at all - words can absolutely hurt you. Words can wound. They can do a lot of damage. I think they can do way more damage than sticks and stones. I'll take sticks and stones. See more »


Loves Corona beer. Loves to listen to albums by Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker and Tom Waits. See more »


Often plays loud, talkative women

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