Marcia Gay Harden
August 14, 1959
62 years old
5 ft 4 in | 164 cm tall
38-29-40 in | 96.5-74-102 cm
69 kg | 152 lbs
9 US | 39.5 EU
Marcia Gay Harden was born in La Jolla, California, United States, on August 14, 1959, is an American actress.
Young Marcia Gay Harden first started performing during her years at the University of Texas at Austin, in student-produced film (1979).
She made her big screen debut in neo-noir gangster film Miller's Crossing (1990) in role as Verna Bernbaum.
She got her television debut in anthology series CBS Summer Playhouse (1987) in episode "In the Lion's Den", in role as Kim.
Her breakthrough performance came as Dr. Leslie Rosen in comedy movie The First Wives Club (1996).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Angels in America: Perestroika" (2001) in role as Harper Pitt, at Walter Kerr Theatre, for which she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Lee Krasner in biographical film Pollock (2000).
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Celeste Boyle in neo-noir mystery crime drama film Mystic River (2003).
She won the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast for her role as Dr. Leslie Rosen in comedy movie The First Wives Club (1996).
She was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance as Janet Huttenson in crime drama film American Gun (2005).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Janina Kyzyzanowska in war drama movie The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009).
She was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her performance as Mrs. Susannah Lear Tumlinson in Western film King of Texas (2002).
She was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mrs. Carmody in science fiction horror film The Mist (2007).
She played Grace Trevelyan Grey in Fifty Shades film trilogy series:
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her role as Billie McCandless in biographical adventure drama movie Into the Wild (2007).
Meet Joe Black (1998) romantic fantasy opposite Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani
The Daytrippers (1997) comedy drama with Hope Davis, Parker Posey and Liev Schreiber
Detachment (2011) drama opposite Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks and Sami Gayle
The Hoax (2006) drama with Richard Gere, Alfred Molina and Julie Delpy
Spy Hard (1996) comedy opposite Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette Sheridan
Desperate Measures (1998) action thriller with Michael Keaton, Andy García and Brian Cox
The Spitfire Grill (1996) melodrama opposite Alison Elliott, Ellen Burstyn, and Will Patton
Flubber (1997) science fiction comedy with Robin Williams and Christopher McDonald
Magic in the Moonlight (2014) romantic comedy opposite Emma Stone, Colin Firth and Hamish Linklater
Pink Skies Ahead (2020) comedy drama with Jessica Barden, Michael McKean and Rosa Salazar
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Lewis in NBC crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2005-2013).
The Education of Max Bickford (2001) CBS drama television series in role as Andrea Haskell
Damages (2009) FX legal thriller series in role as Claire Maddox
Royal Pains (2010) USA Network comedy drama series in role as Dr. Elizabeth Blair
The Newsroom (2013-2014) HBO political drama series in role as Rebecca Halliday
Trophy Wife (2013-2014) ABC sitcom in role as Diane
Code Black (2015-2018) CBS medical drama series in role as Dr. Leanne Rorish
The Morning Show (2019) Apple TV+ drama series in role as Maggie Brener
Barkskins (2020) National Geographic drama series in role as Mathilde Geffard
Graduated from Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland (1976).
Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (1980) with a bachelor of arts in theatre.
She received a master of fine arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1988.
Has three sisters and one brother.
Close friend with actress Shohreh Aghdashloo.
She won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Veronica in a play "God of Carnage" (2009), at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
She dated actor Morgan Freeman.
She was married to Thaddaeus Scheel (1996-2012), they have a daughter, Eulala Grace Scheel and twins: Julitta Dee Scheel and Hudson Harden Scheel.