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Overview (2)

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Kay Place was born on September 23, 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. She is an actress, known for Being John Malkovich (1999), Girl, Interrupted (1999) and The Big Chill (1983).

Trivia (10)

She worked with pop artist, John Stewart, on his 1979 album, "Bombs Away Dream Baby", featuring the hit song, "Gold". She sang background vocals on this LP.
She wrote three M*A*S*H (1972) episodes, in conjunction with Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. They were broadcast between December 1973 and December 1974. One of those episodes, M*A*S*H: Hot Lips and Empty Arms (1973), was nominated for a comedy writing Emmy.
She recorded two music albums: Tonite! At the Capri Lounge Loretta Haggers (1976) and Aimin' to Please (1977).
Production assistant Jess Place is her nephew.
A Varsity cheerleader in high school, Place graduated from the University of Tulsa. She was initiated into the Gamma Tau (Tulsa) chapter in 1966, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
Never married and has no children. Divides her time between her home in Los Angeles and New York apartment.
First big break came in playing wannabe country-western singer Loretta Haggers on cult TV's Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (1976) .
Character actress who has found a niche on film and TV playing quirky country moms, including Reese Witherspoon's in Sweet Home Alabama (2002) in both serious and comical settings.
Her ancestry includes English, Swedish, Polish, and more distant Scottish, Welsh, Dutch, and German. Her maternal grandfather was the son of immigrant parents (a Swedish father and a Polish mother, who both moved to Texas).
Daughter of Gwendolyn and Bradley E. Place, who was a university art professor.

Personal Quotes (4)

Instead of being a waitress, when I first moved to LA, I got entry-level jobs at CBS Television City because I figured if you're going to be at the bottom of the barrel why not be in the business that you're interested in learning about.
I have a history of doing what I call Martian projects, as opposed to civilian projects or mainstream projects.
[on Diane (2018)] This was a miracle and I'm not expecting more than one.
I was in certain movies for certain people as favors or because I thought it was a worthy cause.

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