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
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. Expand

Mary-Louise Parker's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 56
Highest Metascore: 69 Solitary Man
Lowest Metascore: 25 R.I.P.D.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
17 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
29 Jamesy Boy Jan 17, 2014 Tracy 5.3
25 R.I.P.D. Jul 19, 2013 Procter / Procter / Proctor 4.5
47 RED 2 Jul 19, 2013 Sarah Ross / Sarah / Sarah Ross 6.8
60 RED Oct 15, 2010 Sarah / Sarah Ross 7.0
63 Howl Sep 24, 2010 Gail Potter 6.9
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 7.8
55 Romance & Cigarettes Sep 7, 2007 Constance 6.9
64 Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner Oct 4, 2006 Harper Pitt 8.0
62 Saved! May 28, 2004 Lillian 7.6
58 Pipe Dream Oct 4, 2002 Toni Edelman 6.0
60 Red Dragon Oct 4, 2002 Molly Graham 6.8
56 The Five Senses Jul 14, 2000 Rona 7.0
tbd The Maker Oct 17, 1997 Officer Emily Peck tbd
61 The Portrait of a Lady Dec 24, 1996 Henrietta Stackpole 8.3
61 Boys on the Side Feb 3, 1995 Robin 7.0
64 Grand Canyon Dec 25, 1991 Dee 8.0