Marsha Mason

Marsha Mason

Highest Rated: 79% The Goodbye Girl (1977)

Lowest Rated: 11% Drop Dead Fred (1991)

Birthday: Apr 3, 1942

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Brunette leading lady Marsha Mason made her Broadway debut in "Cactus Flower" (1965) and soon after landed in her first feature film, the low-budget actioner "Hot Rod Hullabaloo" (1966). For the next several years, she appeared in stage productions on and off Broadway as well as played a recurring role on the daytime drama "Love of Life" (CBS). The early 1970s found her at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre, where she acted in such classics as "The Merchant of Venice," "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "A Doll's House" (all 1972) before coming into her own as a film actress in 1973. That watershed year saw her first as one of George Segal's girlfriends in "Blume in Love" and then opposite James Caan as a hooker with an illegitimate black son in the earthy but touching "Cinderella Liberty," for which she earned her first Best Actress Oscar nomination. She also returned to Broadway that year in Neil Simon's "The Good Doctor." Although the show was not successful, Mason won the playwright's heart and they married.

Highest rated movies

The Goodbye Girl
Max Dugan Returns
Heartbreak Ridge
Blume in Love
Bride & Prejudice
Only When I Laugh
Cinderella Liberty
2 Days in the Valley




No Score Yet No Score Yet Across Grace Alley Grandma (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 84% The Long Shot Mary Lou O'Brian (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 29% Bereft Helen (Character) - 2004
64% 70% Bride & Prejudice Mrs. Catherine Darcy (Character) $6.6M 2004
No Score Yet 88% Dead Aviators Lydia (Character) - 1999
62% 54% 2 Days in the Valley Audrey Hopper (Character) $11.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Broken Trust Ruth (Character) - 1995
31% 47% Nick of Time Gov. Eleanor Grant (Character) $7.8M 1995
22% 33% I Love Trouble Senator Gayle Robbins (Character) $30.8M 1994
11% 77% Drop Dead Fred Polly (Character) $13.9M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Image Jean Cromwell (Character) - 1990
33% 76% Stella Janice Morrison (Character) $20.1M 1990
No Score Yet 58% Trapped in Silence Jennifer Hubbell (Character) - 1986
68% 74% Heartbreak Ridge Aggie (Character) $41.0M 1986
No Score Yet 95% Surviving Lois (Character) - 1985
71% 68% Max Dugan Returns Nora McPhee (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal Lois Gibbs (Character) - 1982
63% 40% Only When I Laugh Georgia (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 50% Promises in the Dark Dr. Alexandra Kendall (Character) - 1979
50% 32% Chapter Two Jennie MacLaine (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Is Everybody Happy but Me? Unknown (Character) - 1979
50% 58% The Cheap Detective Georgia Merkle (Character) - 1978
53% 43% Audrey Rose Janice Templeton (Character) - 1977
79% 84% The Goodbye Girl Paula McFadden (Character) - 1977
68% 53% Blume in Love Arlene (Character) - 1973
63% 62% Cinderella Liberty Maggie Paul (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Rod Hullabaloo Unknown (Character) - 1966


90% 85% Grace and Frankie Arlene (Guest Star) 2016-2018
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Pat Spence (Guest Star) 2010-2013 2015-2017
No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Dr. Kinsey Sherman (Guest Star) 2015-2016
93% 91% The Good Wife Judge Louisa Page (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 61% Army Wives Charlotte Meade (Guest Star) 2008
19% 100% Lipstick Jungle Lorraine Lipman (Guest Star) 2008
85% 50% Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Unknown (Character) 2006
79% No Score Yet The Education of Max Bickford Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
95% 94% Frasier Sherry Dempsey (Guest Star) 1997-1998
50% No Score Yet Sibs Nora Ruscio (Character) 1991-1992
89% 92% Seinfeld Jennie MacLaine (Guest Voice) 1992