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Mary Steenburgen


Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award-winning American actress. She was born February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, USA. Her mother, Nellie May (Wall) Steenburgen, was a school-board secretary, and her father, Maurice H. Steenburgen, was a freight-train conductor. Her surname comes from distant Dutch ancestry, and her roots also include English, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Back to the Future Part III
(1990)
The Proposal
The Proposal Grace Paxton
(2009)
Step Brothers
Step Brothers Nancy Huff
(2008)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
(1993)

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 2017 Antiquities (post-production)
Dr. Margot
 2016 Katie Says Goodbye
Maybelle
 2016 Dean
Carol
 2016 The Book of Love
Julia
 2014 The One I Love
Mom (voice)
 2014 Song One
Karen
 2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Bamboo Cutter's Wife / Narrator (English version, voice)
 2013 Brahmin Bulls
Helen West
 2011 The Help
Elain Stein
 2010 Dirty Girl
Peggy
 2007 Honeydripper
Amanda Winship
 2007/I Numb
Dr. Blaine
 2007 Elvis and Anabelle
Geneva
 2003 Elf
Emily
 2003 Casa de los babys
Gayle
 2003 Hope Springs
Joanie Fisher
 2002 Wish You Were Dead
Sally Rider
 2001 The Trumpet of the Swan
Mother (voice)
 2001 Nobody's Baby
Estelle
 1995 My Family
Gloria
 1994 Pontiac Moon
Katherine Bellamy
 1991 The Butcher's Wife
Stella Keefover
 1990 The Long Walk Home
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 1989 Parenthood
Karen
 1987 Dead of Winter
Julie Rose / Katie McGovern / Evelyn
 1983 Romantic Comedy
Phoebe Craddock
 1981 Ragtime
Mother
 1979 Time After Time
Amy
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Philip Barry's play, "Holiday," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Malcolm McDowell, Cherie Lunghi, Frank Grimes, Geoffrey Burridge, and Don Fellows in the cast. Lindsay Anderson was director. See more »

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2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mary and Ted

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

There's a certain arrogance to an actor who will look at a script and feel like, because the words are simple, maybe they can paraphrase it and make it better. See more »

Trivia:

She played Jason Ritter's mother in Joan of Arcadia (2003). Her husband Ted Danson played Ritter's father in Mumford (1999). See more »

Trademark:

High-pitched voice with southern accent

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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