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Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play (2001) for her role as Catherine in "Proof" (for which she also received the Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk awards) and was nominated for a Tony for Rita in "Prelude to a Kiss." She won an Obie Award and was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for "How I Learned to Drive." Her other off-Broadway roles include "Four Dogs and a Bone" and "The Art of Success" at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Parker's regional theatre credits include "The Importance of Being Earnest" at Hartford Stage and "Up in Saratoga" at the Old Globe. She has had featured roles in films including THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, BOYS ON THE SIDE, MR. WONDERFUL, NAKED IN NEW YORK, GRAND CANYON, FRIED GREEN TOMATOES and LONGTIME COMPANION. She also appeared in the Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilm A PLACE FOR ANNIE. 2003 Golden Globe winner for supporting actress in acclaimed HBO production of "Angels in America." Emmy Award nominee for her role as Amy Gardner in NBC’s “The West Wing.”

Read about Parker winning her second Golden Globe Award.