Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker (born August 2, 1964) is an American actress and writer. She has won two Golden Globe Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award. She is best known for television roles as Nancy Botwin on Showtime's comedy-drama series Weeds (2005–12) and Harper Pitt on the HBO mini-series Angels in America (2003), as well as for film roles in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), Boys on the Side (1995), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Red (2010), Red 2 (2013) and Red Sparrow (2018).

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Grand Canyon (1991)

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Kevin Kline  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Steve Martin

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from different races and classes brought together when one finds himself in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Kasdan
CAST:  Danny Glover  •  Kevin Kline  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Steve Martin

Red Dragon (2002)

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Edward Norton  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Harvey Keitel

Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brett Ratner
CAST:  Anthony Hopkins  •  Edward Norton  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Harvey Keitel

Saved! (2004)

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Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom have formed a girl group ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Dannelly
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Mandy Moore  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Patrick Fugit

Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom have formed a girl group ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Dannelly
CAST:  Jena Malone  •  Mandy Moore  •  Macaulay Culkin  •  Patrick Fugit

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)

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Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Dominik
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Brooklynn Proulx  •  Dustin Bollinger

Outlaw Jesse James is rumored to be the 'fastest gun in the West'. An eager recruit into James' notorious gang, Robert Ford eventually grows jealous of the famed outlaw and, when Robert and his brother sense an opportunity to kill James, their murderous action ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Dominik
CAST:  Brad Pitt  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Brooklynn Proulx  •  Dustin Bollinger

The Client (1994)

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A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is buried. Clifford shoots ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Anthony LaPaglia

A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is buried. Clifford shoots ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joel Schumacher
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Anthony LaPaglia

Boys on the Side (1995)

After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh to pick up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Matthew McConaughey

After breaking up with her girlfriend, a nightclub singer, Jane, answers a personal ad from Robin, a real estate agent with AIDS, seeking a cross-country travel partner. On their journey from New York City to Los Angeles, the two stop by Pittsburgh to pick up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Herbert Ross
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Matthew McConaughey

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  John Malkovich  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way befriending a cynical ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jane Campion
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  John Malkovich  •  Barbara Hershey  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

After young playwright, David Shayne obtains funding for his play from gangster Nick Valenti, Nick's girlfriend Olive miraculously lands the role of a psychiatrist—but not only is she a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist—she's a dreadful actress. David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Chazz Palminteri

After young playwright, David Shayne obtains funding for his play from gangster Nick Valenti, Nick's girlfriend Olive miraculously lands the role of a psychiatrist—but not only is she a bimbo who could never pass for a psychiatrist—she's a dreadful actress. David ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Woody Allen
CAST:  John Cusack  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Jennifer Tilly  •  Chazz Palminteri

Longtime Companion (1989)

During the summer of 1981, a group of friends in New York are completely unprepared for the onslaught of AIDS. What starts as a rumor about a mysterious "gay cancer" soon turns into a major crisis as, one by one, some of the friends begin to fall ill, leaving the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman René
CAST:  Campbell Scott  •  Patrick Cassidy  •  John Dossett  •  Bruce Davison

During the summer of 1981, a group of friends in New York are completely unprepared for the onslaught of AIDS. What starts as a rumor about a mysterious "gay cancer" soon turns into a major crisis as, one by one, some of the friends begin to fall ill, leaving the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman René
CAST:  Campbell Scott  •  Patrick Cassidy  •  John Dossett  •  Bruce Davison

Romance & Cigarettes (2005)

Down-and-dirty musical love story set in the world of the working class. Nick is an ironworker who builds and repairs bridges. He's married to Kitty, a dressmaker, a strong and gentle woman with whom he has three daughters. He is carrying on a torrid affair with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Turturro
CAST:  James Gandolfini  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Kate Winslet  •  Steve Buscemi

Down-and-dirty musical love story set in the world of the working class. Nick is an ironworker who builds and repairs bridges. He's married to Kitty, a dressmaker, a strong and gentle woman with whom he has three daughters. He is carrying on a torrid affair with a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Turturro
CAST:  James Gandolfini  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Kate Winslet  •  Steve Buscemi

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Sarah Bolger  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Waters
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Sarah Bolger  •  Nick Nolte  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Solitary Man (2009)

A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Koppelman  •  David Levien
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary-Louise Parker

A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Koppelman  •  David Levien
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Jesse Eisenberg  •  Susan Sarandon  •  Mary-Louise Parker

RED (2010)

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When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Schwentke
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  John Malkovich  •  Helen Mirren  •  Mary-Louise Parker

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Schwentke
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  John Malkovich  •  Helen Mirren  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Murder in Mind (1997)

The L.A. police find two bodies in a fancy house and suspect the wife of one victim. Dr. Ellis, a hypnotherapist, takes her back in time; with the police listening, a pattern of spousal abuse emerges. When each trance ends, however, the woman, Carolyn Walker, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Morahan
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Jimmy Smits  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Jason Scott Lee

The L.A. police find two bodies in a fancy house and suspect the wife of one victim. Dr. Ellis, a hypnotherapist, takes her back in time; with the police listening, a pattern of spousal abuse emerges. When each trance ends, however, the woman, Carolyn Walker, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Morahan
CAST:  Nigel Hawthorne  •  Jimmy Smits  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Jason Scott Lee

Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts (2011)

Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is a feature-length documentary that takes an in depth look at the life, career and mind of the British comic book writer Warren Ellis. The film combines extensive interviews with Ellis with insights from his colleagues and friends, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Meaney
CAST:  Warren Ellis  •  Matt Fraction  •  Darick Robertson  •  Lenora Claire

Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts is a feature-length documentary that takes an in depth look at the life, career and mind of the British comic book writer Warren Ellis. The film combines extensive interviews with Ellis with insights from his colleagues and friends, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Meaney
CAST:  Warren Ellis  •  Matt Fraction  •  Darick Robertson  •  Lenora Claire

Jamesy Boy (2014)

Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trevor White
CAST:  Spencer Lofranco  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  James Woods  •  Ving Rhames

Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Trevor White
CAST:  Spencer Lofranco  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  James Woods  •  Ving Rhames

Behaving Badly (2014)

Teenager Rick Stevens is willing to do whatever it takes to win the heart of Nina Pennington. He'll have to deal with his best friend's horny mom, a drug abusing boss and even the mob if he ever hopes to land the girl of his dreams. Love is never easy!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Garrick
CAST:  Selena Gomez  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Patrick Warburton  •  Elisabeth Shue

Teenager Rick Stevens is willing to do whatever it takes to win the heart of Nina Pennington. He'll have to deal with his best friend's horny mom, a drug abusing boss and even the mob if he ever hopes to land the girl of his dreams. Love is never easy!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Garrick
CAST:  Selena Gomez  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Patrick Warburton  •  Elisabeth Shue

The Simple Life Of Noah Dearborn (2000)

A 91 years old carpenter, who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Champion
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  George Newbern  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Dianne Wiest

A 91 years old carpenter, who is still in completely good health, has to fight developers who are trying to force him to sell his land.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gregg Champion
CAST:  Sidney Poitier  •  George Newbern  •  Mary-Louise Parker  •  Dianne Wiest

RED 2 (2013)

Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Helen Mirren

Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean Parisot
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Helen Mirren

The Robber Bride (2007)

Journalist Zenia Arden has disappeared. When her finger turns up on the shores of Lake Ontario next to her blood-soaked car, the police believe they've uncovered a homicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Evans
CAST:  Shawn Doyle  •  Susan Lynch  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Amanda Root

Journalist Zenia Arden has disappeared. When her finger turns up on the shores of Lake Ontario next to her blood-soaked car, the police believe they've uncovered a homicide.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Evans
CAST:  Shawn Doyle  •  Susan Lynch  •  Wendy Crewson  •  Amanda Root
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