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Overview (2)

Born in Jacksonville, Texas, USA
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Margo Martindale was born July 18, 1951 in Jacksonville, Texas, to Margaret (Pruitt) and William Everett Martindale, a lumber company owner and dog handler. She is the youngest of three children, and the only daughter. Margo 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 in Days of Thunder (1990), she played the minor role of Donna. Notable roles include: Sister Colleen, Susan Sarandon's fellow nun in Dead Man Walking (1995). She played a brief but memorable role as the selfish mother to Hilary Swank's character in Million Dollar Baby (2004).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tony.r.vario@gmail.com

Spouse (1)

William Boals (1986 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (19)

Was nominated for Broadway's 2004 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play) for her performance as Big Mama in a revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.".
Has been in four films with Nicole Kidman (The Human Stain (2003), The Hours (2002), Practical Magic (1998), and Days of Thunder (1990)), four with Meryl Streep (August: Osage County (2013), The Hours (2002), ...First Do No Harm (1997) and Marvin's Room (1996)) and four with Susan Sarandon (Earthly Possessions (1999), Lorenzo's Oil (1992), Twilight (1998) and Dead Man Walking (1995)).
Miss Jacksonville High School 1969, Football Sweetheart 1969. Also, a High School Cheerleader.
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.
Her husband, Bill Boals, is a musician.
Has one daughter, Margaret.
Attended Lon Morris College in her hometown of Jacksonville, Texas. Also attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
For her role on Justified (2010), named one of the "8 Actors Who Turn Television into Art", in the cover story of The New York Times Magazine (9/11/11).
In a 2011 interview on the NPR program, "Fresh Air with Terry Gross", Martindale said that Justified (2010), Million Dollar Baby (2004), and her segment in Paris, je t'aime (2006) were her three favorite acting projects of her career.
She was the original "Truvy the hairdresser" in the very first off-Broadway production of "Steel Magnolias". The role was later played by Dolly Parton in the movie version, Steel Magnolias (1989).
Stars in two different new television series for the 2013 television season with Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex (2013) and The Millers (2013).
Has a voice reminiscent of old-time radio star Arlene Harris.
Received her first TV on-screen kiss from John Glover in Snoops: Pilot (1999).
Childhood celebrity crush was actor Troy Donahue.
Top of her bucket list is to sing on Broadway.
Counts her appearance as Truvy Jones in the 1987 Off-Broadway production of Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias" as the catalyst that gave her career its first real breakthrough due to the vast exposure the play generated.
Most difficult role she has played to date (2017) was Claudia in The Americans (2013).
Guilty pleasure Family Feud (1999) with Steve Harvey.
Looks a lot like fellow actor Anne Dowd, and they are commonly mistaken for each other in films by fans.

Personal Quotes (6)

In order for me to have fun, I have to be able to not be buttoned down.
I'm from East Texas, yes.
I played Big Mama in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' when I was 20 years old at the University of Michigan.
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.
I love Kentucky people, but you have to get on the inside before they accept you.
Texas people are very open, because it's open.

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