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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 & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Get a Job (completed)
Katherine Dunn
 2014 The Librarian (completed)
Jane
 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
- Secrets Exhumed (2013) ... FBI Agent Dana Lewis
- Penetration (2010) ... FBI Agent Dana Lewis
- Informed (2006) ... FBI Agent Dana Lewis
- 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
 2003 Casa de los babys
Nan
 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 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
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Marie
- Good Housekeeping (1995) ... Marie
 1994 Safe Passage
Cynthia
 1993 Geoffrey Beene 30 (Short)
Woman
 1992 Used People
Norma
 1992 Sinatra (TV Movie)
Ava Gardner
 1992 Crush
Lane
 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
 1979 Not Only Strangers (Short)
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Other Works:

Appeared in "Burrhead" by Deborah Pryor - New Playwrights' Theatre, Washington DC (1982). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 7 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 2 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:

[2012, on Spy Hard] Ugh. I hated doing that movie. It was, I thought, going to be an opportunity to have a lot of fun, but it was just chaos and, uh, not so much fun. And not so funny. I mean, Leslie [Nielsen] was great, but it was really his show, and it was just... very chaotic. Behind schedule, over budget. See more »

Trivia:

A close friend of Shohreh Aghdashloo. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Leo

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