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MARY-LOUISE PARKER's work on Showtime's Weeds earned her the Golden Globe award, four Golden Globe nominations, the Satellite award, three Emmy nominations and six SAG nominations. For Mike Nichols' Angels in America, she received the Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, and her work on The West Wing and in TV movie The Robber Bride were recognized with Emmy nominations, the latter winning her a Gemini Award. For the small screen she recently starred in the miniseries When We Rise, Mr. Mercedes, and Billions. Other television credits include Sugartime, Christmas in Conway, Saint Maybe, A Place for Annie, Vinegar Hill, Miracle Run, and many others.

She appeared in the action-comedies Red and Red 2 with Bruce Willis and John Malkovich, and R.I.P.D., starring Jeff Bridges. Parker's recent film work includes Chronically Metropolitan, and Alex Ross Perry's Golden Exits. Other film work includes The Assassination of Jesse James, Saved!, Behaving Badly, Romance & Cigarettes, Fried Green Tomatoes, Grand Canyon, Reckless, Solitary Man, The Portrait of A Lady, Howl, Boys On The Side, The Client, Naked In New York, Bullets Over Broadway, Longtime Companion, Pipe Dream, Red Dragon, Romance and Cigarettes, Solitary Man, The Five Senses, The Maker, and many more.

Parker recently originated the role of 'Georgie' in Simon Stephens play Heisenberg. She made her Broadway debut originating the role of Rita in Prelude To A Kiss, (Tony nomination, a Theatre World Award, The Clarence Derwent Award, Drama Desk nomination) She originated the role of 'Li'l Bit' in How I Learned To Drive, (Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination) She originated the role of Catherine in Proof (Tony Award, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, Obie, New York Magazine and T. Schreiber awards) and starred on Broadway in Reckless, (Tony nomination) and Bus Stop. Mary-Louise originated roles in Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone, Sharr White's, The Snow Geese, John Patrick Shanley's, Four Dogs and A Bone, and Christopher Shinn's adaptation of Hedda Gabler. She appeared in the U.S. premiere productions of The Art of Success and Communicating Doors. She has worked extensively off and off-off Broadway and in regional theater, and co-founded the Edge Theater with Peter Hedges and Joe Mantello, where she performed in The Age Of Pie and The Girl In Pink, among other productions.

Also a writer, Mary-Louise was an on-staff contributer at Esquire magazine for over a decade, and has written for The New York Times, O magazine, Bullett, Bust, The Riveter, In Style, Hemispheres, and others. Her first book, Dear Mr. You, was published to critical acclaim by Scribner, and was translated into five languages and included on the San Francisco Chronicle's list of best books of the year. The audio book was nominated for best narration by the Audio Publishers Association.

Parker's career has been honored at the Phildelphia and Sonoma Film Festivals, The Robert Brustein awards, Steppenwolf Theater, and New York Women in Film, where she received the Muse award. Her humanitarian efforts were recognized with the Courage award by Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, the GLAAD award and OUT magazine Entertainer of the Year. The Hetrick Martin Institute and the NY LGBTQ Center both awarded her efforts on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Her personal and professional memorabilia are archived at the Howard Gottlieb Center at Boston University.

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