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Overview (3)

Born in Marshalltown, Iowa, USA
Birth NameMary Beth Supinger
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Beth Hurt was born on September 26, 1948 in Marshalltown, Iowa, USA as Mary Beth Supinger. She is an actress, known for Interiors (1978), The World According to Garp (1982) and The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005). She has been married to Paul Schrader since August 6, 1983. They have two children. She was previously married to William Hurt.

Spouse (2)

Paul Schrader (6 August 1983 - present) (2 children)
William Hurt (2 December 1971 - 9 December 1982) (divorced)

Trivia (13)

Scott Supinger, a relative of hers, appeared on an episode of The Tracey Ullman Show (1987).
Has been nominated for Tony Awards three times: as Best Actress (Featured Role -Play), in 1976 for "Trelawny of the 'Wells'" and in 1982 for "Crimes of the Heart;" and as Best Actress (Play), in 1986 for "Benefactors."
Has a daughter, Molly Johanna Schrader (born 1984), and a son, Sam Schrader (born 1988), with her husband, Paul Schrader.
Sister-in-law of Leonard Schrader and Chieko Schrader.
Won an Obie Award in 1980/81 for her role in Crimes of the Heart.
Attended the NYU School of the Arts.
Her childhood babysitter was actress Jean Seberg, also a Marshalltown native. Hurt played the role of Seberg, in voice-over, in Mark Rappaport's 1995 documentary From the Journals of Jean Seberg (1995).
Received her B.A. from the University of Iowa in 1968.
Attended the University of Iowa, as did Gene Wilder, Ashton Kutcher, and Ben Rollins.
Growing up in Marshalltown, Iowa, she had Jean Seberg as a baby sitter. The Sebergs lived next door to her.
Hurt's New York debut was as Uncle Remus, a 98 year-old Vietnamese man, at a Public Theater production of Michael Weller's rock musical, "More Than You Deserve." There she was seen and recruited by Joseph Papp for his Shakespeare in the Park productions.
She is of German, English, and smaller amounts of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, descent.
She was awarded the 1978 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance in the play, "Dusa, Fish, Stas & Vi" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Personal Quotes (2)

I've never been cast as a mistress. I'm the girl men marry, not the girl they have affairs with.
I think I always was an actress. It was a matter of finding out that acting was a profession. That happened the first time I ever saw a play. It was put on by high school kids who lived in the neighborhood; and I suddenly realized that all those people on television and the movies were actors. Once I knew that,it wasn't a matter of that's what I wanted to be, but that's what I was.

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