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Marcia Gay Harden


Marcia Gay Harden was born on August 14, 1959, in La Jolla, California, the third of five children. Her mother, Beverly (Bushfield), was a homemaker, and her father, Thad Harold Harden, was in the military. The family relocated often -- she first became interested in the theater when the family was living in Greece, and she had attended plays in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Into the Wild
Into the Wild Billie McCandless
(2007)
Mystic River
Mystic River Celeste Boyle
(2003)
The Mist
The Mist Mrs. Carmody
(2007)
Miller's Crossing
(1990)

Filmography

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 2016 Get a Job
Katherine Dunn
 2015 After Words
Jane Taylor
 2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
President of the FAFAFA
 2015 Grandma
Judy
 2014 You're Not You
Elizabeth
 2013 The Wine of Summer
Shelley
 2005-2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
FBI Agent Dana Lewis / Star Morrison
- Raw (2005) ... Star Morrison / FBI Agent Dana Lewis
 2012-2013 TRON: Uprising (TV Series)
Keller
- Welcome Home (2013) ... Keller (voice)
- State of Mind (2012) ... Keller (voice)
 2012 Bent (TV Series)
Vanessa Carter
- Mom (2012) ... Vanessa Carter
 2012 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Sheila Temple
- Sympathy for the Devil (2012) ... Sheila Temple
 2012/III Noah
Aamah (voice)
 2012 If I Were You
Madelyn
 2012 Isabel (TV Movie)
Frances Lorenz
 2011 Smothered (TV Movie)
Fran
 2011 Innocent (TV Movie)
Barbara Sabich
 2010 A Cat in Paris
Jeanne (English version, voice)
 2009 The Maiden Heist
Rose Barlow
 2009 The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (TV Movie)
Janina Krzyzanowska
 2008 The Tower (TV Movie)
Zoe Cafritz
 2008 Sex and Lies in Sin City (TV Movie)
Becky Binion
 2008/I Home
Inga
 2006 Canvas
Mary Marino
 2006 In from the Night (TV Movie)
Vicki Miller
 2006 American Dreamz
First Lady
 2006 Drift (TV Movie)
Cheryl
 2005 An American Girl Adventure (TV Movie)
Mrs. Martha Merriman
 2005 American Gun
Janet Huttenson
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Willa Cather
- Willa Cather: The Road Is All (2005) ... Willa Cather (voice)
 2005 Hate (TV Movie)
Chief Jackie Mantello
 2004 See You in My Dreams (TV Movie)
Angela Brown
 2004 She's Too Young (TV Movie)
Trish Vogul
 2001-2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Andrea Haskell
- The Pursuit of Happiness (2002) ... Andrea Haskell
- One More Time (2002) ... Andrea Haskell
- The Egg and I (2002) ... Andrea Haskell
- The Bad Girl (2002) ... Andrea Haskell
- Murder of the First (2002) ... Andrea Haskell
 2002 King of Texas (TV Movie)
Mrs. Susannah Lear Tumlinson
 2002 Guilty Hearts (TV Movie)
Jenny Moran
 2002 In the Echo (TV Movie)
 2001 Walking Shadow (TV Movie)
Susan Silverman
 2001 Gaudi Afternoon
Frankie
 2000 From Where I Sit (TV Movie)
Sharon
 2000 Thin Air (TV Movie)
Susan Silverman
 1998 Meet Joe Black
Allison
 1998 It All Came True
Michelle Tippet
 1998 Labor of Love (TV Movie)
Annie Pines
 1997 Flubber
Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds
 1996 The First Wives Club
Dr. Leslie Rosen
 1996 The Daytrippers
Libby
 1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Joan Garbarek
- A Doll's Eyes (1995) ... Joan Garbarek
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Marie
- Good Housekeeping (1995) ... Marie
 1995 Convict Cowboy (TV Movie)
Maggie
 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Talking With (1995)
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Barbara Tomilson
- Internal Affairs (1995) ... Barbara Tomilson
 1994 Safe Passage
Cynthia
 1993 Geoffrey Beene 30 (Short)
Woman
 1992 Used People
Norma
 1992 Crush
Lane
 1992 Sinatra (TV Series)
Ava Gardner
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Ava Gardner
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Ava Gardner
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Ava Gardner
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Ava Gardner
 1991 Late for Dinner
Joy Husband
 1991 Fever (TV Movie)
Lacy
 1991 In Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Adina Rowan
 1990 Kojak: None So Blind (TV Movie)
Angelina
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Lila
- Sleep Well, Professor Oliver (1989) ... Lila
 1988 Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary)
Marcia Connelly (as Marcia Harden)
 1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Librarian, Joan
- Ties That Bind (1988) ... Librarian, Joan (as Gay Hagen)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Kim
- In the Lion's Den (1987) ... Kim
 1986 The Imagemaker
Stage Manager
 1984 Footloose
Dancer (uncredited)
 1979 Not Only Strangers (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: "And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson," by Jim Leonard, Jr., at New Playwrights' Theatre, Washington, DC. Playwright: See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 7 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gay Hagen | Marcia Harden | Marsha Gay Harden

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on working on Code Black (2015)] "It is a glorious organized chaos for the doctors and it is super exciting," See more »

Trivia:

Was nominated for Broadway's 1993 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for Tony Kushner's "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches." See more »

Trademark:

Often plays conflicted, unsure characters who go through a radical change in their lives

Star Sign:

Leo

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her roles in movies jakeboy76
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