Mary-Louise Parker

Biography: Parker was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina and remains the youngest child of an Army brat family. She grew up in places such as Arizona, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Germany and France while her father served in the US Army. She became interested in acting in high school and was a Drama major at the North Carolina School of the Arts.

She has starred in many productions of the stage and screen. By 1990 had already earned her first Tony Award nomination for her performance as a young bride who accidentally swaps souls with an old man in Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss. She had a recurring role in the highly acclaimed series The West Wing. She won a award for her role as "Harper Pitt" in Angels in America, and HBO production. She went on to roles in more films including Naked in New York (1994), Mr. Wonderful (1993), The Client (1994), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Boys on the Side (1995), Portrait of a Lady (1996), The Five Senses (1997), and Red Dragon. In 2004, Parker
Parker was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina and remains the youngest child of an Army brat family. She grew up in places such as Arizona, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Germany and France while her father served in the US Army. She became interested in acting in high school and was a Drama major at the North Carolina School of the Arts.

She has starred in many productions of the stage and screen. By 1990 had already earned her first Tony Award nomination for her performance as a young bride who accidentally swaps souls with an old man in Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss. She had a recurring role in the highly acclaimed series The West Wing. She won a award for her role as "Harper Pitt" in Angels in America, and HBO production. She went on to roles in more films including Naked in New York (1994), Mr. Wonderful (1993), The Client (1994), Bullets Over Broadway (1994), Boys on the Side (1995), Portrait of a Lady (1996), The Five Senses (1997), and Red Dragon.

In 2004, Parker landed a lead role in the Showtime comedy series Weeds. She plays a widowed mother of two who runs a weed-dealing business from her home.
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Mary-Louise Parker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 73 Golden Exits
Lowest Metascore: 18 Behaving Badly
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
20 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
63 Howl Sep 24, 2010 Gail Potter 6.7
69 Solitary Man May 21, 2010 Jordan Karsch 5.4
62 The Spiderwick Chronicles Feb 14, 2008 Helen Grace 6.6
68 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Sep 21, 2007 Zee James 7.9
64 Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner Oct 4, 2006 Harper Pitt 8.0
62 Saved! May 28, 2004 Lillian 8.3
tbd The Maker Oct 17, 1997 Officer Emily Peck tbd
65 The Client Jul 20, 1994 Dianne Sway 7.7
64 Grand Canyon Dec 25, 1991 Dee 7.7
73 Golden Exits TBA Cast tbd