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      Mary Kay Place

      Mary Kay Place

      Highest Rated: 94% I'll See You in My Dreams (2015)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Music (2021)

      Birthday: Sep 23, 1947

      Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

      A versatile and multi-talented performer on film and in television, Emmy winner Mary Kay Place essayed free-thinking, often eccentric women in projects ranging from "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" (syndicated, 1976-77) and "The Big Chill" (1983) to "Being John Malkovich" (1999) and "Big Love" (HBO, 2006-11). Her knack for gentle comedy and singing caught the eye of both Tim Conway and Norman Lear, who provided her first breaks in the early 1970s; a brief stint as an Emmy-nominated writer preceded stardom as Loretta Haggers, would-be country singer on "Mary Hartman," leading to the recording of a successful album as Haggers in 1976. In the 1980s and 1990s, she was a capable character actress, switching deftly from comedy to drama while honing a second career as a TV director. "Big Love" gave her the choicest role of her later career as the Lady Macbeth-like wife of a polygamist leader; her chameleon qualities as an actress, as well as her impressive body of credits, ensured her steady work and admiration from her peers and fans.

      Highest rated movies

      I'll See You in My Dreams poster
      I'll See You in My Dreams
      Being John Malkovich poster Being John Malkovich Diane poster Diane Smooth Talk poster
      Smooth Talk
      Starting Over poster
      Starting Over
      Smashed poster
      Smashed
      Private Benjamin poster
      Private Benjamin
      John Grisham's The Rainmaker poster John Grisham's The Rainmaker

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      7% 14% Music Millie (Character) - 2021
      55% 62% The Prom Grandma Bea (Character) - 2020
      93% 69% Diane Diane (Character) $339.4K 2018
      37% 16% State Like Sleep Elaine (Character) $2.8K 2018
      45% 47% Youth in Oregon Estelle Engersol (Character) - 2016
      46% 59% The Hollars Pam (Character) $1.0M 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakup Girl Joan Baker (Character) - 2015
      59% 73% The Intern Jules's Mom (Character) $75.6M 2015
      94% 68% I'll See You in My Dreams Rona (Character) $7.4M 2015
      25% 36% Miss Meadows Mrs. Davenport (Character) - 2014
      38% 34% Last Weekend Jeannie (Character) $6.1K 2014
      No Score Yet 36% Holidaze Elaine (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Country Christmas Story Sarah (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet You're in Charge Penny Guidry (Character) - 2013
      57% 42% Milo Beatrice (Character) - 2013
      83% 68% Smashed Rochelle (Character) $376.0K 2012
      57% 54% Shrek Forever After Guard Witch (Voice) - 2010
      66% 52% Youth in Revolt Mrs. Saunders (Character) $15.3M 2009
      59% 60% It's Complicated Joanne (Character) $112.7M 2009
      No Score Yet 70% War Eagle, Arkansas Jessie (Character) $43.1K 2008
      54% 46% City of Ember Mrs. Murdo (Character) $7.9M 2008
      63% 60% Grace Is Gone Woman at Funeral (Character) $50.1K 2007
      60% 57% Lonesome Jim Sally (Character) $154.1K 2005
      76% 67% Nine Lives Alma Morgan (Character) $478.3K 2005
      44% 30% Evergreen Susan (Character) $1.6K 2004
      40% 74% Killer Diller Dr. Gwen Bradley (Character) $17.3K 2004
      48% 32% Silver City Grace Seymour (Character) $1.0M 2004
      46% 78% Latter Days Sister Gladys Davis (Character) $819.9K 2004
      75% No Score Yet Death and Texas Mrs. Kim (Character) - 2004
      38% 78% Sweet Home Alabama Pearl (Character) $127.2M 2002
      50% 66% The Safety of Objects Helen Christianson (Character) $319.1K 2001
      No Score Yet 9% Nailed Fern Romano (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Further Tales of the City Prue Giroux (Character) - 2001
      48% 61% Human Nature Nathan's Mother (Character) $695.9K 2001
      53% 75% My First Mister Patty (Character) $621.4K 2001
      43% 35% Committed Psychiatrist (Character) $31.8K 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story Unknown (Character) - 2000
      53% 84% Girl, Interrupted Barbara Gilcrest (Character) - 1999
      94% 87% Being John Malkovich Floris (Character) $22.9M 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story Jan Martinez (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Point Last Seen Coreen Davis (Character) - 1998
      52% 64% Pecker Joyce (Character) $2.3M 1998
      No Score Yet 77% Naturally Native Madame Celeste (Character) $10.5K 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet How to Make The Cruelest Month Unknown (Character) - 1998
      82% 78% John Grisham's The Rainmaker Dot Black (Character) $45.9M 1997
      75% 80% Eye of God Claire Spencer (Character) $85.7K 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love in Another Town Sam (Character) - 1997
      59% 61% Manny & Lo Elaine (Character) $435.0K 1996
      No Score Yet 67% For My Daughter's Honor Betty Ann Dustin (Character) - 1996
      81% 74% Citizen Ruth Gail Stoney (Character) $278.5K 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Very Best Friend Molly Butler (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 50% Teresa's Tattoo Nora (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance Norma Williams (Character) - 1994
      26% 52% Captain Ron Katherine Harvey (Character) $22.5M 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bed of Lies Jean Daniel Murph (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 82% Crazy From the Heart Merrilee Playton (Character) - 1991
      No Score Yet 40% Samantha Marilyn (Character) - 1991
      80% 27% Bright Angel Judy (Character) $17.4K 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Out on the Edge Sondra Evetts (Character) - 1989
      25% 28% A New Life Donna (Character) $7.4M 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Portrait of a White Marriage Joyce Harrison (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 96% The Girl Who Spelled Freedom Prissy Thrash (Character) - 1986
      72% 66% Explorers Mrs. Crandall (uncredited) (Character) - 1985
      92% 45% Smooth Talk Katherine (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love or Money K.K. (Character) - 1984
      No Score Yet 67% Waltz Across Texas Unknown (Character) - 1983
      71% 77% The Big Chill Meg (Character) $57.0K 1983
      No Score Yet 31% Modern Problems Lorraine (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 40% Act of Love Becky Wiggins (Character) - 1980
      83% 60% Private Benjamin Pvt. Mary Lou Glass (Character) - 1980
      20% 33% More American Graffiti Teensa (Character) - 1979
      86% 57% Starting Over Marie (Character) - 1979
      57% 58% New York, New York Bernice Bennett (Character) $91.9K 1977

      TV

      Credit
      49% 62% The Romanoffs Marilyn Hopkins (Character) 2018
      93% 90% Imposters Marsha Bloom (Guest Star) 2017-2018
      97% 78% Lady Dynamite Marilyn Bamford (Character) 2016-2017
      90% 85% Grace and Frankie Amanda (Guest Star) 2015-2016
      No Score Yet 63% Family Guy Lady (Guest Voice) 2016
      No Score Yet 89% The Mentalist Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
      68% 71% Rake Judge Cunningham (Guest Star) 2014
      51% 72% The New Normal Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      57% 77% Californication Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      91% 90% Suburgatory Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      80% 79% Big Love Adaleen Grant (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2006-2007 2009-2011
      96% 95% Pushing Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
      84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      75% 95% The West Wing Surgeon General Millicent Griffith (Guest Star) 2001 2004
      No Score Yet 66% King of the Hill Helen Pell (Guest Voice) 1998 2004
      73% No Score Yet The Handler Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Hope Garrett (Guest Star) 2002
      93% 90% Undeclared Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Citizen Baines Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys Unknown (Guest Voice) 2000
      95% 94% My So-Called Life Camille Cherski (Guest Star) 1994-1995
      83% No Score Yet thirtysomething Patsy Klein (Guest Star) 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Boom Director 1988
      No Score Yet 48% Saturday Night Live Host 1977
      No Score Yet 100% Forever Fernwood Loretta Haggers (Character) 1976-1977
      No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Sally Jo Hochkiss (Guest Star),
      Writer
      1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Paper Moon Writer 1974
      No Score Yet 90% M*A*S*H Lt. Louise Simmons (Guest Star) 1974
      No Score Yet 90% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1973