Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker

Highest Rated: 97% Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

Lowest Rated: 0% Behaving Badly (2014)

Birthday: Aug 02, 1964

Birthplace: Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA

One of the most steadily working actresses on both coasts, Mary-Louise Parker enjoyed a Tony-winning career with Broadway dramas like "Prelude to a Kiss" and "Proof" before winning over television audiences as the subversive suburban centerpiece of Showtime's dark comedy, "Weeds" (2005-2012). Parker also made several successful forays into feature films with "Fried Green Tomatoes" (1991), "Grand Canyon" (1991), "Bullets Over Broadway" (1994), "The Client" (1994) and "Boys on the Side" (1995). But it was on the small screen that she made her greatest impact, thanks to spending several seasons in recurring fashion as political activist Amy Gardner on "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006). During that time, she earned multiple awards - including an Emmy and Golden Globe - for her supporting turn as the Valium-addicted wife of a closeted Mormon in the critically acclaimed miniseries "Angels in America" (HBO, 2003). Forever shifting gears between film and the stage acting that was her primary passion, Parker appeared in the comedy "Saved!" (2004) at the time she gave birth to her son fathered by actor Billy Crudup, who famously broke things off with her during her pregnancy. Meanwhile, she landed the role of Nancy Botwin, a widowed mother who resorts to selling marijuana to make ends meet on "Weeds," which also led to her on-again, off-again affair with her show's dead husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan. With roles in varied projects like "The Spiderwick Chronicles" (2008) and "Red" (2010), Parker maintained her status as a talented performer very much in demand.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
45% 49% Red Sparrow Stephanie Boucher (Character) $46.7M 2018
67% 38% Golden Exits Gwendolyn (Character) $37.5K 2017
40% 38% Chronically Metropolitan Annabel (Character) - 2016
26% 58% Jamesy Boy Tracy (Character) - 2014
0% 29% Behaving Badly Lucy Stevens/Saint Lola (Character) - 2014
13% 38% R.I.P.D. Proctor (Character) $33.6M 2013
No Score Yet 49% Christmas in Conway Suzy Mayor (Character) - 2013
44% 63% Red 2 Sarah (Character) $53.2M 2013
72% 72% Red Sarah (Character) $90.4M 2010
63% 58% Howl Gail Potter (Character) $617.3K 2010
79% 50% Solitary Man Jordan (Character) $4.4M 2009
80% 63% The Spiderwick Chronicles Helen Grace (Character) $71.1M 2008
No Score Yet 19% The Robber Bride Zenia Arden (Character) - 2007
77% 75% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Zee James (Character) $3.9M 2007
No Score Yet 33% Vinegar Hill Ellen Grier (Character) - 2005
52% 56% Romance & Cigarettes Constance (Character) $540.1K 2005
No Score Yet 89% Miracle Run Corrine Morgan-Thomas (Character) - 2004
40% 8% The Best Thief in the World Sue Zaidman (Character) - 2004
61% 78% Saved! Lillian (Character) $459.4K 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in America Harper Pitt (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 20% Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story Unknown (Character) - 2002
68% 74% Red Dragon Molly Graham (Character) $92.9M 2002
72% 31% Pipe Dream Toni Edelman (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 53% Cupid & Cate Cate DeAngelo (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 84% The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn Dr. Valerie Crane (Character) - 1999
74% 79% The Five Senses Rona (Character) $497.1K 1999
57% 27% Let the Devil Wear Black Julia Hirsch (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 38% Saint Maybe Lucy Dean Bedloe (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 9% Legalese Rica Martin (Character) - 1998
29% 38% Goodbye Lover Peggy Blane (Character) $1.9M 1998
No Score Yet 25% Murder in Mind Caroline Walker (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 53% The Maker Officer Emily Peck (Character) - 1997
45% 52% The Portrait of a Lady Henrietta Stackpole (Character) $3.7M 1996
74% 69% Boys on the Side Robin (Character) $22.2M 1995
14% 50% Reckless Pooty (Character) $103.4K 1995
No Score Yet 44% Sugartime Phyllis McGuire (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 68% A Place for Annie Linda (Character) - 1994
78% 69% The Client Dianne Sway (Character) $90.8M 1994
97% 83% Bullets Over Broadway Ellen (Character) $11.4M 1994
42% 40% Naked in New York Joanne White (Character) $1M 1993
52% 43% Mr. Wonderful Rita (Character) $2.1M 1993
77% 70% Grand Canyon Dee (Character) $32.3M 1991
74% 91% Fried Green Tomatoes Ruth Jamison (Character) $81.2M 1991
89% 83% Longtime Companion Lisa (Character) $4.6M 1990
No Score Yet 25% Signs of Life Charlotte (Character) $11.1K 1989
No Score Yet 50% Too Young the Hero Pearl Spencer (Character) - 1988

TV

Credit
91% 76% Mr. Mercedes Janey Patterson (Character) 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Mercedes Janey Patterson (Character) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best Place to Be Host 2017
82% No Score Yet When We Rise Roma Guy (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Experience Unknown (Voice) 2017
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning: Saturday Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
91% 86% The Blacklist Naomi Hyland (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013
70% 77% Weeds Nancy Botwin (Character) 2005-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood & Dine Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008
75% 95% The West Wing Amy Gardner (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2005-2006 2001-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angels in America Unknown (Character) 2003

QUOTES FROM Mary-Louise Parker CHARACTERS

Idgie Threadgoode says: There's so many (voice breaking) things I wanna say to you.

Ruth Jamison says: No, I love your stories. Tell me a story, Idgie.

Ruth Jamison says: (pause) Go on you old Bee Charmer, tell me a good tall tale.

Ellen says: I could love a man if he's not a real artist. But I couldn't love an artist if he's not a real man.

Idgie Threadgoode says: I can't believe that he swore on the Bible!

Ruth Jamison says: Well, if that judge had looked any closer, he'd have seen that it was a copy of Moby Dick.

Ruth Jamison says: Idgie Threadgoode, you old beecharmer, you.

Ruth Jamison says: You're just a bee charmer, Idgie Threadgoode. That's what you are, a bee charmer.

Ruth Jamison says: My daddy used to say there was a separate god for children.

Rona says: He's like Julia Child with a blender up her ass.

Robin says: Don't you knock.

Jane says: Not in a public toilet, no.

Massarelli says: Are you a lesbian too, Ms. Nickerson?

Robin says: No, sir, but at times I understand inclination.

Buddy Jr. says: Mommy, I can hit! You should see me. Aunt Idgie. She hit me in the back with a curveball. I didn't duck, and I hardly cried.

Ruth Jamison says: She hit you? Well, she did that to me once too but I think I did cry.

Buddy Jr. says: Mama, I'm sorry if you're sad.

Ruth Jamison says: Well... give me a kiss then, and I'll never be sad again. And you best not be sad either.

Idgie Threadgoode says: You're never gonna jump, are you?

Ruth Jamison says: Don't you ever say never to me.

Ruth Jamison says: I've been thinkin', maybe I should move on because of Frank and all. I just... don't want you to feel like you have to look out for us. I just don't wanna be selfish, that's all. Maybe if I wasn't here you'd settle down.

Idgie Threadgoode says: I'm as settled as I ever hope to be.

proctor says: I think you're smelling what I'm selling.

Marvin Boggs says: Do you know what's wrong with this country?

Sarah Ross says: They're all tryin' to kill us?

Marvin Boggs says: Exactly!

Ruth Jamison says: (leaving Frank's house) Towanda, the amazin' amazon woman.

Ruth Jamison says: Towanda, the amazin' amazon woman.

Ruth Jamison says: (Talking to Sipsey about Idgie) I can understand havin' a funeral for an arm. I just don't know WHY she insists on callin' him Stump.

Ruth Jamison says: I can understand havin' a funeral for an arm. I just don't know why she insists on callin' him Stump.

Sipsey says: Miss Idgie says everybody else will be callin' him that, we might as well be the first.

Rita says: He's a genuine three S--smart, successful and single.

Rita says: Can you say the word.? Commitment.

Gus DeMarco says: C..c..c..Which way to Speech Therapy?

Sarah Ross says: This is just like Love's Savage Secret.

Frank Moses says: It's not that bad, people get shot all the time.

Sarah Ross says: No they don't, they get paper cuts.

Marvin Boggs says: I mostly get shot.

Marvin Boggs says: Do you what's wrong with this country?

Sarah Ross says: They're all trying to kill us?

Marvin Boggs says: Exactly!

Idgie Threadgoode says: (chasing Ruth) Where are you goin' with my money?.

Idgie Threadgoode says: [chasing Ruth] Where are you goin' with my money?

Ruth Jamison says: (walking to the car) We're goin' home?.

Ruth Jamison says: [walking to the car] We're goin' home?

Idgie Threadgoode says: Who are you to be boss around?.

Idgie Threadgoode says: Who are you to be boss around?

Ruth Jamison says: I'm the one holdin' your money. That's who?.

Ruth Jamison says: I'm the one holdin' your money. That's who?

Prosecutor says: Why did you go with Idgie Threadgoode

Judge says: Answer the question, Ms. Bennett.

Ruth Jamison says: Because she.... she's the best friend I've ever had, and I love her.

Ruth Jamison says: My daddy always use to say there was a separate God for children.

Ruth Jamison says: Towanda!, the amazin' amazon woman.

Ruth Jamison says: Towanda, the amazing amazon woman!

Grady Kilgore says: Ruth, I have to say that Idgie's been a bad infludence on you.

Grady Kilgore says: I have to say. I believe Idgie's been a bad influence on you.

Ruth Jamison says: I agree.

Ruth Jamison says: I agree!

Ruth Jamison says: It hasn't anything to do with trains, does it?.

Ruth Jamison says: It hasn't anything to do with trains, does it?

Dianne Sway says: All I've ever wanted as a white house with a walk-in closet.

Ruth Jamison says: Don't you ever say never to me.

Sarah Ross says: "I am high! You have such beautiful eyes"

Sarah Ross says: I am high! You have such beautiful eyes.

Sarah Ross says: I am high! You have beautiful eyes.