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Mary Steenburgen


Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award-winning American actress. She was born February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, USA. Her mother, Nellie May (Wall) Steenburgen, was a school-board secretary, and her father, Maurice H. Steenburgen, was a freight-train conductor. Her surname comes from distant Dutch ancestry, and her roots also include English, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Last Vegas
Last Vegas Diana Boyle
(2013)
Step Brothers
Step Brothers Nancy Huff
(2008)
Back to the Future Part III
(1990)
Time After Time
Time After Time Amy Robbins
(1979)

Filmography

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 2017 Antiquities (completed)
Dr. Margot
 2015-2018 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series)
Gail Klosterman
- Episode #4.10 (2018) ... Gail Klosterman
- Karl (2018) ... Gail Klosterman
- Not Appropriate For Miners (2017) ... Gail Klosterman
- Gender Friender (2017) ... Gail Klosterman
- Double Cheeseburger (2017) ... Gail Klosterman
 2000-2017 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Mary Steenburgen
- The Pickle Gambit (2017) ... Mary Steenburgen
- The Hot Towel (2009) ... Mary Steenburgen
- The Freak Book (2007) ... Mary Steenburgen
- The Anonymous Donor (2007) ... Mary Steenburgen
- Meet the Blacks (2007) ... Mary Steenburgen
 2017 I Do... Until I Don't
Cybil
 2015-2017 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Delia Powell
- Tied to the Tracks (2017) ... Delia Powell
- A Tittin' and a Hairin' (2015) ... Delia Powell
- Don't Make Me Come Back There (2015) ... Delia Powell
- Fear, and Other Smells (2015) ... Delia Powell
- Fake It Till You Fake It Some More (2015) ... Delia Powell
 2017/I The Discovery
Interviewer
 2016 Blunt Talk (TV Series)
Margaret Rudolph
- Is This All Because I Didn't Call You (2016) ... Margaret Rudolph
- Walter Has to Look After Walter (2016) ... Margaret Rudolph
- Love Is Not Linear (2016) ... Margaret Rudolph
 2016 Katie Says Goodbye
Maybelle
 2016 Dean
Carol
 2016 The Book of Love
Julia Mureaux
 2015 Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow (TV Movie)
Aunt Cly
 2014-2015 Justified (TV Series)
Katherine Hale
- Collateral (2015) ... Katherine Hale
- Fugitive Number One (2015) ... Katherine Hale
- Trust (2015) ... Katherine Hale
- Burned (2015) ... Katherine Hale
- Dark as a Dungeon (2015) ... Katherine Hale
 2015 7 Days in Hell (TV Movie)
Louisa Poole
 2015 Togetherness (TV Series)
Linda
- Party Time (2015) ... Linda
- Ghost in Chains (2015) ... Linda
 2015 A Walk in the Woods
Jeannie
 2014 The One I Love
Mom (voice)
 2014 Song One
Karen
 2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
The Bamboo Cutter's Wife / Narrator (English version, voice)
 2013 Last Vegas
Diana Boyle
 2013 Brahmin Bulls
Helen West
 2011-2013 Wilfred (TV Series)
Catherine Newman
- Regrets (2013) ... Catherine Newman
- Confrontation (2013) ... Catherine Newman
- Service (2012) ... Catherine Newman
- Compassion (2011) ... Catherine Newman
 2012 Outlaw Country (TV Movie)
Anastasia Lee
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
Diana Jessup
- What Will Happen to the Gang Next Year? (2012) ... Diana Jessup
- Kidnapped by Danger (2012) ... Diana Jessup
- Hey, Baby, What's Wrong?: Part 2 (2012) ... Diana Jessup
- Hey, Baby, What's Wrong?: Part 1 (2012) ... Diana Jessup
 2011 Bored to Death (TV Series)
Josephine
- Forget the Herring (2011) ... Josephine
- Two Large Pearls and a Bar of Gold (2011) ... Josephine
- I Keep Taking Baths Like Lady Macbeth (2011) ... Josephine
 2011 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Athena
- The Core, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (2011) ... Athena (voice)
 2011 The Help
Elain Stein
 2011 Keepin' It Real Estate (Video short)
Claire
 2011 Beastie Boys: Make Some Noise (Video short)
 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short)
Café Patron
 2010 Southern Discomfort (TV Movie)
 2010 Dirty Girl
Peggy
 2010 Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Video short)
Mrs. Yankovic
 2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Emma Wheeler
 2009 The Open Road
Katherine
 2009/I The Proposal
Grace Paxton
 2009 In the Electric Mist
Bootsie Robicheaux
 2009 Happiness Isn't Everything (TV Movie)
Audrey Veill
 2008 Four Christmases
Marilyn
 2008 Step Brothers
Nancy Huff
 2007 Reinventing the Wheelers (TV Movie)
Claire Wheeler
 2007 Honeydripper
Amanda Winship
 2007 The Brave One
Carol
 2007/I Numb
Dr. Blaine
 2007 Nobel Son
Sarah Michaelson
 2007 Elvis and Anabelle
Geneva
 2006 The Dead Girl
Leah's Mother
 2006 Inland Empire
Visitor #2
 2003-2005 Joan of Arcadia (TV Series)
Helen Girardi
- Something Wicked This Way Comes (2005) ... Helen Girardi
- Common Thread (2005) ... Helen Girardi
- Spring Cleaning (2005) ... Helen Girardi
- Trial and Error (2005) ... Helen Girardi
- Secret Service (2005) ... Helen Girardi
 2004 It Must Be Love (TV Movie)
Clem Gazelle
 2004 Becker (TV Series)
Patient
- DNR (2004) ... Patient (uncredited)
 2004 Capital City (TV Movie)
Elaine Summer
 2003 Elf
Emily
 2003 Casa de los babys
Gayle
 2003 Hope Springs
Joanie Fisher
 2002 Outtakes (Video short)
Clara Clayton (uncredited)
 2002 Sunshine State
Francine Pinkney
 2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Grace Rinato
- Denial (2002) ... Grace Rinato
 2002 Living with the Dead (TV Movie)
Detective Karen Condrin
 2001 Wish You Were Dead
Sally Rider
 2001 I Am Sam
Dr. Blake
 2001 Life as a House
Colleen Beck
 2001 The Trumpet of the Swan
Mother (voice)
 2001 Nobody's Baby
Estelle
 2000 Picnic (TV Movie)
Rosemary Sydney
 1999 Noah's Ark (TV Mini-Series)
Naamah
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Naamah
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Naamah
 1998 About Sarah (TV Movie)
Sarah Elizabeth McCaffrey
 1996-1997 Ink (TV Series)
Kate Montgomery
- Going to the Dogs (1997) ... Kate Montgomery
- Murphy's Law (1997) ... Kate Montgomery
- The Bodyguard Strikes Back (1997) ... Kate Montgomery
- The Debutante (1997) ... Kate Montgomery
- Logan's Run (1997) ... Kate Montgomery
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Mary Gulliver
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... Mary Gulliver
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Mary Gulliver
 1995 Nixon
Hannah Nixon
 1995 Powder
Jessie Caldwell
 1995 The Grass Harp
Sister Ida
 1995 My Family
Gloria
 1995 Frasier (TV Series)
Marjorie
- Retirement Is Murder (1995) ... Marjorie (voice)
 1994 Pontiac Moon
Katherine Bellamy
 1994 The Gift (TV Short)
Catherine
 1994 It Runs in the Family
Mrs. Parker (Mother)
 1994 Clifford
Sarah Davis
 1993 Philadelphia
Belinda Conine
 1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Betty Carver
 1991-1992 Back to the Future (TV Series)
Clara Clayton Brown
- Verne Hatches a Egg (1992) ... Clara Clayton Brown (voice)
- St. Louise Blues (1992) ... Clara Clayton Brown (voice)
- Super Doc (1992) ... Clara Clayton Brown (voice)
- My Pop's an Alien (1992) ... Clara Clayton Brown (voice)
- Hill Valley Brown-Out (1992) ... Clara Clayton Brown (voice)
 1991 The Butcher's Wife
Stella Keefover
 1990 The Long Walk Home
Narrator (voice)
 1990 Back to the Future Part III
Clara Clayton
 1989 Parenthood
Karen
 1989 Miss Firecracker
Elain Rutledge
 1988 The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
Miep Gies
 1987 End of the Line
Rose Pickett
 1987 The Whales of August
Young Sarah
 1987 Dead of Winter
Julie Rose / Katie McGovern / Evelyn
 1985 One Magic Christmas
Ginny Grainger
 1985 Tender Is the Night (TV Mini-Series)
Nicole Warren Diver
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Nicole Warren Diver
- Episode #1.5 (1985) ... Nicole Warren Diver
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Nicole Warren Diver
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Nicole Warren Diver
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Nicole Warren Diver
 1983 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Mary / Little Red Riding Hood
- Little Red Riding Hood (1983) ... Mary / Little Red Riding Hood
 1983 Romantic Comedy
Phoebe Craddock
 1983 Cross Creek
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
 1981 Ragtime
Mother
 1980 Melvin and Howard
Lynda Dummar
 1979 Time After Time
Amy Robbins
 1978 Goin' South
Julia Tate Moon
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Philip Barry's play, "Holiday," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Malcolm McDowell, Cherie Lunghi, Frank Grimes, Geoffrey Burridge, and Don Fellows in the cast. Lindsay Anderson was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Mary and Ted

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

There's a certain arrogance to an actor who will look at a script and feel like, because the words are simple, maybe they can paraphrase it and make it better. See more »

Trivia:

Was in the film End of the Line (1987) in which she played the wife of a railroad worker. The film used Union Pacific tracks in Arkansas, which were formerly the tracks of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Mary's father was a freight train conductor on the Missouri Pacific Railroad in Arkansas. See more »

Trademark:

High-pitched voice with southern accent

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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