Margo Martindale stars in "The Americans" on FX as Claudia, a KGB illegal living in the U.S. who delivers assignments to KGB Directorate S illegals Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, Russian spies posing as Americans. Martindale previously starred in CBS's drama "A Gifted Man" as Rita Perkins-Hall.

Martindale recently starred in FX's "Justified" in the recurring role of Mags Bennett, for which she won a Critics Choice Award and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress. The primary villain of the show's second season, Mags is the quietly ruthless matriarch of a Kentucky crime family. On the big screen, Martindale stars in the comic drama "Win Win," opposite Paul Giamatti, as Eleanor.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Texas, Margo Martindale is an acclaimed character actress, having appeared in more than 60 motion pictures in addition to many memorable television roles. She began her career on the New York stage, creating the iconic role of Truvy in the original production of "Steel Magnolias," and earned a Tony Award nomination for her role in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Martindale's extensive television work includes regular and recurring roles on the award-winning series "The Riches," "Hung," "Dexter," "Medium" and "100 Centre Street." She recently played Miley Cyrus's grandmother, Ruby, in Walt Disney Pictures' "Hannah Montana: The Movie." Her dozens of films credits also include "Twilight," "The Human Stain," "Proof of Life," "The Winning Season," "Million Dollar Baby," Alexander Payne's 14th arrondissement segment of "Paris Je T'Aime," "The Savages," "Nobody's Fool," "Lorenzo's Oil," "The Hours," "Dead Man Walking," "Practical Magic," "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," "Secretariat," "Ghosts of Mississippi," "Marvin's Room," "Orphan" and "Management."

A native of Texas, Margo now lives in New York City with her husband.

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How old is she? Where does she live? Find out here.

Age: 65 years old
Birthday: July 18, 1951
Birthplace: Jacksonville, TX
Current Residence: New York, NY
Husband: William Boals

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meemaw says:
Margo Martindale is nothing short of brilliant!!!! I love to watch all her expressions, especially when she is dispensing rough justice. Do I see Emmy in her future?
mitch says:
Hated to see Margo go she is great as maggs. My wife and I realy think she should get an EMMY for here work on the show. love yah margo!
honey says:
Please Mags don't die!
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