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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 February 1969Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameMary Catherine McCormack
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary McCormack began her acting career performing in a stage production of Gian Carlo Menotti's Christmas opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors". "I was twelve but looked like an eight-year-old boy" she recalls. "As luck would have it, none of the boys in town could sing, so I got the part and wore a hat". Mary continued working regionally throughout New Jersey and continued her education at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. At Trinity, she majored in English and painting and continued her stage work in many more musicals. Mary finished an acting program at the William Esper Studio. She has worked in many New York theaters, some of which include The Atlantic Theatre Company, Alice's 4th Floor and Naked Angels, where she recently appeared in Jon Robin Baitz's "A Fair Country".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Michael Morris (July 2003 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (20)

Graduated from the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, New Jersey, in 1987.
Older sister of actor Will McCormack.
Her husband is Brothers & Sisters (2006) producer, Michael Morris.
Graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut in 1991.
Nominated for the 2008 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "Boeing-Boeing".
She has an older sister, Bridget Mary McCormack, who is a law professor at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Daughter of William Joseph McCormack Sr. and Norah Magdalene Ross McCormack.
She is of Irish descent.
Friend of Chelsea Handler. Both are from New Jersey and their fathers are both car dealers.
Was 6 months pregnant with her daughter Lillian when she took maternity leave from filming In Plain Sight (2008).
She is the godmother of Frederick Weller's daughter.
Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her daughter Lillian in order to begin filming the 5th series of In Plain Sight (2008).
In 2012, her older sister, Bridget Mary McCormack, ran for and won a seat on Michigan's State Supreme Court. Mary and many of her The West Wing (1999) costars appeared in a campaign video as their "West Wing" characters.
Took over for Jennifer Jason Leigh in the Broadway production of "Cabaret". She has been playing the lead role of Sally Bowles since March. [December 2004]
Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her role as "Gretchen" in the 2008 Broadway revival of the play "Boeing Boeing" at the Longacre Theatre. [May 2008]
Has just begun filming the third season of her USA Network television show In Plain Sight (2008) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [January 2010]
Was separated from her husband of 10 years Michael Morris from October 20, 2013 to March 2014.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a daughter Rose McCormack Morris on May 15, 2007. Child's father is her husband, Michael Morris.
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 42, a daughter Lillian McCormack Morris on September 10, 2011. Child's father is her husband, Michael Morris.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a daughter Margaret McCormack Morris on September 3, 2004. Child's father is her husband, Michael Morris.

Personal Quotes (16)

I mean one of the weird things about TV and one of the things that some actors don't like but I kind of dig is that you never know where you're headed, I mean you never know what the writer might think of next.
I can be a little acerbic.
You won't believe what our kids are eating in the public schools. It's just nuts.
Five years is a long time to play one part.
I love Los Angeles. I love when people make fun of it. I think, 'Good, don't come.' All the jokes about it feel out of date.
Witness protection just makes for exciting stories and it's a really rich sort of place to grab stories from... people starting over completely, saying goodbye to their lives before... it never ends in terms of story opportunities.
I eat anything, especially sweets. Chocolate, cookies, and I love mint-chip ice cream.
I'm from durable stock. I'm made to work. I'm Irish.
I think it's good for moms to work. I have three daughters, so I like them to see me working and doing something I'm passionate about.
Most women get pregnant and even though it's a challenge physically and uncomfortable, they generally wanted to be pregnant.
There's nothing more fun than acting on stage with a live audience and that immediate feedback.
Really, I'm just a simple girl from Jersey.
I always want to work.
I've done an informal, anecdotal survey about marriage, and I've found no evidence that it brings happiness.
I'm not the most delicate - I'm not the most graceful person, and I like playing a sport where being not delicate and not graceful is actually a good thing.
If you're a caretaker, who are you when there's no one else to take care of?

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