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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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 2015 Dean (post-production)
 2015 A Walk in the Woods
 2014 The One I Love
Mom (voice)
 2014 Song One
 2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Bamboo Cutter's Wife / Narrator (English version, voice)
 2013 Last Vegas
 2013 Brahmin Bulls
Helen West
 2011 The Help
Elain Stein
 2010 Dirty Girl
 2007 Honeydripper
Amanda Winship
 2007/I Numb
Dr. Blaine
 2007 Elvis and Anabelle
 2003 Elf
 2003 Casa de los babys
 2003 Hope Springs
Joanie Fisher
 2002 Wish You Were Dead
Sally Rider
 2001 The Trumpet of the Swan
Mother (voice)
 2001 Nobody's Baby
 1995 My Family
 1994 Pontiac Moon
Katherine Bellamy
 1991 The Butcher's Wife
Stella Keefover
 1990 The Long Walk Home
Narrator (voice)
 1987 Dead of Winter
Julie Rose / Katie McGovern / Evelyn
 1983 Romantic Comedy
Phoebe Craddock
 1981 Ragtime
 1979 Time After Time
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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 »

Alternate Names:

Mary and Ted


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I was this person with this weird last name from New York that no one had ever heard of. But my screen test I guess, according to him, was the best. So I got the part, which was incredible. See more »


Was in the film End of the Line (1987) in which she played the wife of a railroad worker. The film used Union Pacific tracks in Arkansas, which were formerly the tracks of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Mary's father was a freight train conductor on the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Arkansas. See more »


High-pitched voice with southern accent

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