Mary-Louise Parker - Rotten Tomatoes

Mary-Louise Parker

Highest Rated:   100% Summer Pasture (2011)
Lowest Rated:   0% Behaving Badly (2014)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Red Sparrow
  • Actor
2018
70% Golden Exits
  • Actor
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
43% Red 2
  • Sarah Ross
$53.3M 2013
13% R.I.P.D.
  • proctor
$33.5M 2013
100% Summer Pasture
  • Actor
2011
71% Red
  • Sarah Ross
$89M 2010
62% Howl
  • Gail Potter
$0.7M 2010
80% Solitary Man
  • Jordan Karsch
$4.4M 2010
80% The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Helen Grace
$71.2M 2008
76% The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Zee James
$4M 2007
54% 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
69% 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
43% The Portrait of a Lady
  • Henrietta Stackpole
1996
No Score Yet Sugartime
  • Phyllis McGuire
1995
14% Reckless
  • Pooty
1995
73% Boys on the Side
  • Robin
1995
96% Bullets Over Broadway
  • Ellen
1994
80% The Client
  • Dianne Sway
1994
No Score Yet A Place for Annie
  • Linda Marsten
1994
42% Naked in New York
  • Joanne
1994
53% Mr. Wonderful
  • Rita
1993
73% Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Ruth Jamison
1991
81% Grand Canyon
  • Dee
1991
100% Longtime Companion
  • Lisa
1990
No Score Yet Signs Of Life
  • Charlotte
1989
No Score Yet Too Young the Hero
  • Pearl Spencer
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Voice
  • 2017
81% When We Rise
2016
  • Roma Guy
  • 2017
91% 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
85% The Blacklist
2013
  • Naomi
  • 2014
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
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Nancy Botwin
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Amy Gardner
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
89% Angels in America
2003
  • Harper Pitt
  • 2003
No Score Yet Mr. Mercedes
2017
  • Janey Patterson
66% The Slap
2015
  • Actor

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