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Margot Martindale was born July 18, 1951 in Jacksonville, Texas to William Everett and Margaret (Pruitt) Martindale. The youngest of three children, and the only daughter. She attended Lon Marris College, and later transferred to University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and did a summer study at Harvard University. She made her film debut appearance ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Sneaky Pete (TV Movie) (pre-production)
  Craftique (pre-production)
Madge Hatch
 2015/I The Emissary (Short) (post-production)
Natalie Ray
 2013-2014 The Americans (TV Series)
- Echo (2014) ... Claudia
- The Colonel (2013) ... Claudia
- The Oath (2013) ... Claudia
 2013 Masters of Sex (TV Series)
Miss Horchow
- Pilot (2013) ... Miss Horchow
 2013 Bluebird
 2013 New Girl (TV Series)
- Chicago (2013) ... Bonnie
 2013 Smash (TV Series)
Miriam Abramson
- The Fallout (2013) ... Miriam Abramson
 2012 Suits (TV Series)
Nell Sawyer
- Meet the New Boss (2012) ... Nell Sawyer
 2012 Counter Culture (TV Movie)
 2011 Chaos (TV Series)
Doris Blashik / Doris Balshik
- Proof of Life (2011) ... Doris Blashik
- Pilot (2011) ... Doris Balshik
 2011 Scalene
Janice Trimble
 2011 Harry's Law (TV Series)
Gina Powell
- Innocent Man (2011) ... Gina Powell
 2011 Win Win
 2010 Forged
 2009 La soga
 2009 Hung (TV Series)
- The Pickle Jar (2009) ... Molly
 2009 The Winning Season
 2006-2008 Dexter (TV Series)
- Easy as Pie (2008) ... Camilla
- Sí se puede (2008) ... Camilla
- Truth Be Told (2006) ... Camilla
- Dexter (2006) ... Camilla
 2008 Management
 2008 Stop-Loss
Senator's Secretary (voice)
 2007 Superheroes
Ben's Mother
 2007 Feast of Love
Mrs. Maggarolian
 2007 Mo
 2007 Rocket Science
Coach Lumbly
 2007 The Savages
 2005-2006 Medium (TV Series)
- Blood Relation (2006) ... Catherine
- In Sickness and Adultery (2005) ... Catherine
- Pilot (2005) ... Catherine
 2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Rita Gabler
- Cage (2006) ... Rita Gabler
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
Carol (segment "14e Arrondissement")
 2006 Out There
 2005 Silver Bells (TV Movie)
Mrs. Quinn
 2004 Plainsong (TV Movie)
Mrs. Beckman
 2004 Iron Jawed Angels (TV Movie)
Harriot Blatch
 2004 The Best Thief in the World
Miss Mason
 2003 The Human Stain
 2003 An Unexpected Love (TV Movie)
 2003 Ed (TV Series)
Amanda Myers
- Partners (2003) ... Amanda Myers
 2003 It's All About Love
 2002 The Hours
Mrs. Latch
 2001-2002 100 Centre Street (TV Series)
Michelle Grande / Michelle Grange
- It's About Love (2002) ... Michelle Grande
- Hurricane Paul (2002) ... Michelle Grange
- Zero Tolerance (2002) ... Michelle Grande
- Babies (2002) ... Michelle Grande
- Andromeda and the Monster (2001) ... Michelle Grande
 2002 The Laramie Project (TV Movie)
Trish Steger
 2001 What Girls Learn (TV Movie)
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
 2001 Welcome to New York (TV Series)
- Dusting Diva (2001) ... Rose
 2000 Proof of Life
 2000 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (TV Movie)
Linda Hoffmann-Pugh (Ramsey Housekeeper)
 2000 28 Days
 1999/I Ride with the Devil
Wilma Brown
 1999 Snoops (TV Series)
Hannah Larson
- Pilot (1999) ... Hannah Larson
 1999 Earthly Possessions (TV Movie)
 1999 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Verna Henderson
- The Same Coin (1999) ... Verna Henderson
 1999 In Dreams
Nurse Floyd
 1998 Twilight
Gloria Lamar
 1997 Eye of God
 1997 ...First Do No Harm (TV Movie)
 1996 Ghosts of Mississippi
Clara Mayfield
 1996 Marvin's Room
Dr. Charlotte
 1996 Ruby Jean and Joe (TV Movie)
 1996 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ms. Best
- Atonement (1996) ... Ms. Best
 1995 Dead Man Walking
Sister Colleen
 1995 Sabrina
 1994 Nobody's Fool
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Nurse Warner
- Tasha (1994) ... Nurse Warner
 1993 Emma and Elvis
 1992 Lorenzo's Oil
Wendy Gimble
 1991 Golden Years (TV Series)
 1991 The Rocketeer
 1990 Days of Thunder
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Buffalo Heiffer
- The Plains (1989) ... Buffalo Heiffer (as Margo Matindale)
 1988 The Child Saver (TV Movie)
 1987 Once Again (TV Movie)
Debbie Lupino
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in "Miss Firecracker Contest" by Beth Henley, produced on Broadway (original production). Directed by Stephen Tobolowsky. Also in cast: Holly Hunter, Patricia Richardson, Mark Linn-Baker. Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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Margo Matindale

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And I love having the job to go to every week. With movies, there's a lot of downtime. I like working, and television really does that. See more »


From the late 1970s to early 1980s, she was the "foot tickler" in a series of Downy fabric softener commercials, becoming as recognizable as Jan Miner, who played "Madge the manicurist" for Palmolive dish-washing liquid. See more »

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