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Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen
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Birth Date

February 8, 1953


68 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 8 in | 173 cm

Net Worth

$80 Million

Body Measurements

36-26-36 in | 91-66-91 cm


58 kg | 128 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

9 US | 40 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Mary Nell Steenburgen was born in Newport, Arkansas, United States, on February 8, 1953, is an American actress.

Young Mary Steenburgen first started acting in high school plays.

She got her television debut in CBS crime drama series Faerie Tale Theatre (1983) in episode "Little Red Riding Hood", in role as Mary /Little Red Riding Hood.

Her breakthrough performance came as Julia Tate Moon in her big screen debut in Western comedy movie Goin' South (1978) directed by Jack Nicholson, for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actress.

She started her music career in 2007.

New Movies

Nightmare Alley (2021) drama thriller in role as Miss Harrington, with Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Bradley Cooper

Happiest Season (2020) comedy romance in role as Tipper, opposite Alison Brie, Dan Levy and Kristen Stewart

Best Movies

She won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Lynda West Dummar in comedy drama film Melvin and Howard (1980).

She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mother in drama movie Ragtime (1981).

She won the Saturn Award for Best Actress for her performance as Amy Robbins in science fiction film Time After Time (1979).

She was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Clara Clayton in science fiction film Back to the Future Part III (1990).

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) drama opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp and Darlene Cates

Philadelphia (1993) legal drama with Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington and Antonio Banderas

Time After Time (1979) science fiction opposite Malcolm McDowell and David Warner

Elf (2003) comedy with Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel

Parenthood (1989) comedy opposite Steve Martin and Joaquin Phoenix

Step Brothers (2008) comedy with Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly

The One I Love (2014) thriller opposite Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss and Ted Danson

Melvin and Howard (1980) comedy drama with Paul Le Mat and Jason Robards

Life as a House (2001) drama opposite Hayden Christensen, Jena Malone and Kevin Kline

The Brave One (2007) psychological thriller with Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard

Powder (1995) fantasy drama opposite Sean Patrick Flanery and Jeff Goldblum

Dead of Winter (1987) horror thriller with Jan Rubeš and Roddy McDowall

The Whales of August (1987) drama opposite Lillian Gish and Bette Davis

One Magic Christmas (1985) family fantasy with Harry Dean Stanton and Elisabeth Harnois

Last Vegas (2013) comedy opposite Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman

Miss Firecracker (1989) comedy with Holly Hunter and Tim Robbins

The Butcher's Wife (1991) romantic comedy opposite Demi Moore and Jeff Daniels

Book Club (2018) romantic comedy with Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda and Candice Bergen

The Help (2011) period drama opposite Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Emma Stone

TV Shows

She was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her role as Nicole Warren Diver in television miniseries Tender Is the Night (1985).

She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her performance as Miep Gies in television film The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988).

She won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Television Series for her role as Helen Girardi in fantasy family drama television series Joan of Arcadia (2003–2005).

She voiced Clara Clayton in animated science fiction comedy adventure television series Back to the Future (1991-1992).

Gulliver's Travels (1996) miniseries in role as Mary Gulliver

Ink (1996–1997) CBS sitcom in role as Kate Montgomery

Noah's Ark (1999) miniseries in role as Naamah

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000–2017) HBO comedy series in role as Herself

Wilfred (2011-2013) comedy television series in role as Catherine Newman

Bored to Death (2011) HBO comedy series in role as Josephine

30 Rock (2012) NBC satirical sitcom in role as Diana Jessup

Justified (2014-2015) FX Western crime drama series in role as Katherine Hale

Togetherness (TV series) HBO comedy drama series in role as Linda

Orange Is the New Black (2015-2017) Netflix comedy drama web series in role as Delia Powell

The Last Man on Earth (2015-2018) Fox post-apocalyptic comedy series in role as Gail Klosterman

Blunt Talk (2016) Starz sitcom in role as Margaret Rudolph

On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019) Showtime dark comedy television series in role as Ellen Joy Bonar

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020- ) NBC musical comedy drama seriesin role as Maggie Clarke

Grace and Frankie (2020) Netflix comedy web series in role as Miriam


Attended Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.

Studied acting at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.

Has a sister, Nancy.

Has Dutch, English, Scottish and Welsh ancestry.

She was discovered by Jack Nicholson in the reception room of Paramount's New York office.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 2009.

Close friend with Hillary Clinton.

Lives in Los Angeles.


She was married to actor Malcolm McDowell (1978-1990) they have two children.

She married actor Ted Danson in 1995.

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