Mary-Louise Parker stars in "Mr. Mercedes" on Audience Network as Janey Patterson. She also recently starred in ABC's limited series "When We Rise" and had a recurring role in NBC's "The Blacklist."

Mary-Louise Parker is a multi-award-winning actress with a diverse career in film, television, and theater. Her starring role in Showtime's "Weeds" garnered four Golden Globe nominations, including the win, four SAG nominations, three Emmy nominations, as well as five Satellite nominations, including the win. In addition to her awards for "Weeds," Parker is also the winner of another Golden Globe, a Tony, an Emmy, two Obies, as well as numerous other nominations for her other works seen throughout her strong career.

On the small screen, Parker's portrayal in Mike Nichols's highly acclaimed "Angels In America" garnered her Emmy and Golden Globe wins and a SAG nomination. She received Emmy nominations for her performance on "The West Wing" and for her starring role in Oxygen's "Robber Bride," for which she won the Gemini Award. Parker also starred in "Sugartime," opposite John Turturro, "A Place for Annie," "Saint Maybe," "Cupid & Cate," "The Simple Truth Of Noah Dearborne," "Miracle Run" "and "Vinegar Hill."

Parker's impressive film oeuvre includes the dark Christian comedy "Saved!", opposite Mandy Moore, and "Romance & Cigarettes," written and directed by Turturro and produced by the Coen Brothers. Parker is known widely for her starring roles in "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Grand Canyon," "Reckless," "Boys On The Side," "The Client," "Naked In New York," "Bullets Over Broadway," "The Best Thief In The World," "Longtime Companion," "Pipe Dream," "Red Dragon" and "The Five Senses," for which she was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Actress. Parker most recently starred in "The Spiderwick Chronicles," opposite Freddy Highmore.

Parker also boasts a highly acclaimed and extensive stage career. She made her Broadway debut to rave reviews in "Prelude To A Kiss," garnering a Tony nomination, a Theatre World Award, The Clarence Derwent Award and a Drama Desk nomination. She originated the role of Li'l Bit in the critically lauded "How I Learned To Drive," which earned her an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination. She also starred in "Reckless," for which she received Tony and Drama League nominations. Her performance in "Proof" earned her the 2001 Tony Award, as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, Obie and New York Magazine Awards. She also earned the 2001 T. Schreiber Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre. Most recently, Parker was seen in the Playwrights Horizons production of Sarah Ruhl's "Dead Man's Cell Phone."

Additional theater credits include "Communicating Doors," "Bus Stop," "Four Dogs and a Bone," "The Art of Success," "Throwing Your Voice," "Babylon Gardens," "The Importance Of Being Earnest," "Up In Saratoga," "The Miser" and "Hayfever." She co-founded the Edge Theater, where she performed in "The Age Of Pie" and "The Girl In Pink," among other productions.

Parker is currently a contributing writer for Esquire magazine. She won the Robert Brustein Award for Excellence in Theater and the Philadelphia Film Festival Award for Career Achievement. Her personal and professional belongings, along with career memorabilia, are archived at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University, where she was the youngest person ever inducted.




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Age: 52 years old
Birthday: August 2, 1964
Height: 5' 7"
Birthplace: Fort Jackson, SC


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