Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker

Highest Rated: 100% Summer Pasture (2011)

Lowest Rated: 0% Behaving Badly (2014)

Birthday: Aug 2, 1964

Birthplace: Fort Jackson, South Carolina

A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts and winner of the Theatre World award for her performance in the Broadway production of Prelude to a Kiss, Mary Louise Parker has developed into the Mae Marsh of the 1990s: the eternal victim. Poor, put-upon Parker seems to have "kick me" emblazoned on her forehead in most of her screen appearances. However, unlike silent star Marsh, Parker's characters usually enjoy a satisfying "worm has turned" moment -- one of her first major film roles was as the abused wife in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) A more self-reliant Parker was seen in the 1990 AIDS-related TV movie Longtime Companion, as the supportive "earth mother" to a group of urban homosexual men. Still, there's a foredoomed quality in Mary-Louise Parker's performances that can't be easily shaken. While her film career thrives, Parker is also busy on stage and occasionally television. Parker received a Tony nomination for her work in a Broadway production of Prelude to a Kiss. She also appears on productions all over the country. On television Parker appears in television movies such as Sugartime and Saint Maybe (1998).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% This Changes Everything Actor 2019
45% Red Sparrow Stephanie Boucher $17.1M 2018
67% Golden Exits Actor 2018
40% Chronically Metropolitan Annabel 2017
0% Behaving Badly Lucy Stevens/Saint Lola, Pamela Bender/Saint Poppy 2014
26% Jamesy Boy Tracy 2014
No Score Yet Christmas in Conway Suzy Mayor 2013
44% Red 2 Sarah Ross $53.3M 2013
13% R.I.P.D. proctor $33.6M 2013
100% Summer Pasture Actor 2011
71% Red Sarah Ross $89M 2010
63% Howl Gail Potter $0.7M 2010
78% Solitary Man Jordan Karsch $4.4M 2010
80% The Spiderwick Chronicles Helen Grace $71.2M 2008
77% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Zee James $4M 2007
52% Romance & Cigarettes Constance $0.4M 2007
No Score Yet The Robber Bride Zenia Arden 2007
No Score Yet Vinegar Hill Actor 2005
No Score Yet Miracle Run Corrine Morgan 2004
61% Saved! Lillian $8.8M 2004
40% The Best Thief in the World Sue 2004
No Score Yet Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story Bonnie Hanssen 2002
No Score Yet Master Spy: The Life Of Robert P. Hanssen Actor 2002
68% Red Dragon Molly Graham $93M 2002
No Score Yet Short Fuse Actor 2001
72% Pipe Dream Toni Edelman 2001
73% The Five Senses Rona 2000
No Score Yet Cupid & Cate Cate De Angelo 2000
No Score Yet The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn Dr. Valerie Crane 1999
57% Let the Devil Wear Black Julia 1999
No Score Yet Saint Maybe Lucy 1998
No Score Yet Legalese Rica Martin 1998
No Score Yet The Maker Officer Emily Peck 1998
29% Goodbye Lover Peggy Blane 1998
No Score Yet Murder in Mind Caroline Walker 1997
45% The Portrait of a Lady Henrietta Stackpole 1996
No Score Yet Sugartime Phyllis McGuire 1995
14% Reckless Pooty 1995
74% Boys on the Side Robin 1995
97% Bullets Over Broadway Ellen 1994
78% The Client Dianne Sway 1994
No Score Yet A Place for Annie Linda Marsten 1994
42% Naked in New York Joanne 1994
52% Mr. Wonderful Rita 1993
74% Fried Green Tomatoes Ruth Jamison 1991
77% Grand Canyon Dee 1991
94% Longtime Companion Lisa 1990
No Score Yet Signs Of Life Charlotte 1989
No Score Yet Too Young the Hero Pearl Spencer 1988

TV

Credit
93% Mr. Mercedes
2017
Janey Patterson 2019
2018
2017
70% Weeds
2005-2012
Nancy Botwin 2019
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Voice 2017
82% When We Rise
2016-2017
Roma Guy 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013-2018
Guest 2017
2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2015
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest 2015
2012
91% The Blacklist
2013
Naomi 2014
2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest 2014
2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Host 2012
2011
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2010
2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest 2009
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Amy Gardner 2006
2005
2003
2002
2001
2000
90% Angels in America
2003
Harper Pitt 2003
67% The Slap
2015

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.