Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen

Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1953-02-08 (69 years old)
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Mary Nell Steenburgen () (born February 8, 1953) is an American actress, comedian, singer, and songwriter. After studying at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse in the 1970s, she made her professional acting debut in 1978 Western comedy film Goin' South. Steenburgen went on to earn critical acclaim for her role in Jonathan Demme's 1980 comedy-drama film Melvin and Howard, for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Steenburgen also received nominations for a Golden Globe Award for Miloš Forman's drama film Ragtime (1981), a BAFTA TV Award for the drama miniseries Tender Is the Night (1985), and a Primetime Emmy Award for the television film The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988). Her other film appearances include Time After Time (1979), Cross Creek (1983), Parenthood (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Philadelphia (1993), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), Nixon (1995), Elf (2003), The Brave One (2007), Step Brothers (2008), The Proposal (2009), The Help (2011), A Walk in the Woods (2015), Book Club (2018), Happiest Season (2020), and Nightmare Alley (2021). Steenburgen appeared in television series such as Back to the Future (1991–1992), Gulliver's Travels (1996), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000–2017), Joan of Arcadia (2003–2005), Wilfred (2011–2013), 30 Rock (2012), Justified (2014–2015), Orange Is the New Black (2015–2017), The Last Man on Earth (2015–2018), Bless the Harts (2019–2021), and Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020–2021). She also worked as a singer-songwriter for numerous films, some of which she starred in. For her song "Glasgow (No Place Like Home)", which was featured in the musical film Wild Rose (2018), she received the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song.

Personal Life

In 1978, Steenburgen met and began dating actor Malcolm McDowell while both were co-starring in Time After Time. They married and had two children together, including son Charlie McDowell. They later divorced. On October 7, 1995, Steenburgen married actor Ted Danson, whom she had met on the set of the film Pontiac Moon, and became the stepmother to Danson's two daughters from his previous marriage to producer Cassandra Coates. Steenburgen resides in the Los Angeles area with her family. An alumna of Hendrix College, she received an honorary doctorate from the institution in 1989. In 2006, Steenburgen received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. In September 2005, she and Danson gave a guest lecture for students at the Clinton School of Public Service where they discussed their roles in public service as well as the foundations and causes in which they are involved.Steenburgen is a friend of former senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and supported, along with Danson, Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign. She also spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Steenburgen also is involved with various groups ranging from human rights to environmental causes.Since 2014, Steenburgen's son Charlie McDowell has had a running joke at her expense, claiming on numerous occasions on social media that his mother is actress Andie MacDowell.

Early Life

Steenburgen was born February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, to Nellie Mae (née Wall), a school-board secretary, and Maurice Hoffman Steenburgen, a freight-train conductor who worked for the Missouri Pacific Railroad. She has a sister, Nancy Kelly (née Steenburgen), a teacher. Her ancestry includes Dutch, English, Scottish, and Welsh.In 1971, she enrolled at Hendrix College to study drama. She subsequently traveled to Dallas at the suggestion of her drama teacher where she successfully auditioned for New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse.

Filmography

All 123

Movies 89

TV shows 34

Self 14

Voice 4

Producer 3

Narrator 2

Carol
Book Club 2 - The Next Chapter (2023)

Book Club 2 - The Next Chapter (2023)

Movie
Mrs. Kimball
Nightmare Alley (2021)

Nightmare Alley (2021)

Movie
6
Maggie Clarke
Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas (2021)

Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas (2021)

Movie
Adriana
Mr. Mayor (2021)

Mr. Mayor (2021)

TV show
5
Tipper
Happiest Season (2020)

Happiest Season (2020)

Movie
Executive Producer
Best Summer Ever (2020)

Best Summer Ever (2020)

Movie
Herself
30 Rock: A One-Time Special (2020)

30 Rock: A One-Time Special (2020)

Movie
Maggie
Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020)

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist (2020)

TV show
Flannery
Flannery (2019)

Flannery (2019)

Movie
Crystalynn (voice)
Bless the Harts (2019)

Bless the Harts (2019)

TV show
Ellen Joy Bonar
On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019)

On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019)

TV show
Self - Guest Star
This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy (2019)

This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy (2019)

TV show
Dr. Margot
Antiquities (2019)

Antiquities (2019)

Movie
Carol
Book Club (2018)

Book Club (2018)

Movie
Maybelle
Katie Says Goodbye (2018)

Katie Says Goodbye (2018)

Movie
Cybil
I Do... Until I Don't (2017)

I Do... Until I Don't (2017)

Movie
Interviewer
The Discovery (2017)

The Discovery (2017)

Movie
3.67
Julia Mureaux
The Book of Love (2017)

The Book of Love (2017)

Movie
Teacher
The Good Place (2016)

The Good Place (2016)

TV show
6.74
Carol
Dean (2016)

Dean (2016)

Movie
6
Aunt Cly
Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow (2015)

Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow (2015)

Movie
Jeannie
A Walk in the Woods (2015)

A Walk in the Woods (2015)

Movie
Louisa Poole
7 Days in Hell (2015)

7 Days in Hell (2015)

Movie
6
Miriam
Grace and Frankie (2015)

Grace and Frankie (2015)

TV show
6.67
Gail Klosterman
The Last Man on Earth (2015)

The Last Man on Earth (2015)

TV show
8
Linda
Togetherness (2015)

Togetherness (2015)

TV show
3
Mom (voice) / Thanks
The One I Love (2014)

The One I Love (2014)

Movie
6
Self
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)

TV show
3.5
Karen
Song One (2014)

Song One (2014)

Movie
The Bamboo Cutter's Wife / Narrator
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)

Movie
5.05
Diana Boyle
Last Vegas (2013)

Last Vegas (2013)

Movie
7.17
Helen West
Brahmin Bulls (2013)

Brahmin Bulls (2013)

Movie
Delia Powell
Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Orange Is the New Black (2013)

TV show
5.88
Anastasia Lee
Outlaw Country (2012)

Outlaw Country (2012)

Movie
Self
Finding Your Roots (2012)

Finding Your Roots (2012)

TV show
Elain Stein
The Help (2011)

The Help (2011)

Movie
7.29
Catherine Newman
Wilfred (2011)

Wilfred (2011)

TV show
5.55
Café Patron
Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)

Movie
Tales from the Future (2010)

Tales from the Future (2010)

Movie
Peggy
Dirty Girl (2010)

Dirty Girl (2010)

Movie
Mrs. Yankovic
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2010)

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2010)

Movie
Emma Wheeler
Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)

Movie
herself
Clarkworld (2009)

Clarkworld (2009)

Movie
Grace Paxton
The Proposal (2009)

The Proposal (2009)

Movie
7.74
Bootsie Robicheaux
In the Electric Mist (2009)

In the Electric Mist (2009)

Movie
6
Katherine
The Open Road (2009)

The Open Road (2009)

Movie
Marilyn
Four Christmases (2008)

Four Christmases (2008)

Movie
6.33
Nancy Huff
Step Brothers (2008)

Step Brothers (2008)

Movie
7.18
Narrator
American Outrage (2008)

American Outrage (2008)

Movie
Carol
The Brave One (2007)

The Brave One (2007)

Movie
6
Amanda Winship
Honeydripper (2007)

Honeydripper (2007)

Movie
Dr. Cheryl Blaine
Numb (2007)

Numb (2007)

Movie
Sarah Michaelson
Nobel Son (2007)

Nobel Son (2007)

Movie
6
Geneva
Elvis & Anabelle (2007)

Elvis & Anabelle (2007)

Movie
Beverley, Leah's Mother
The Dead Girl (2006)

The Dead Girl (2006)

Movie
Visitor #2
Inland Empire (2006)

Inland Empire (2006)

Movie
5.67
Executive Producer
Bye Bye Benjamin (2006)

Bye Bye Benjamin (2006)

Movie
Self
O Lucky Malcolm! (2006)

O Lucky Malcolm! (2006)

Movie
Marienne Hotchkiss
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)

Movie
Self
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)

TV show
6.08
The Tony Danza Show (2004)

The Tony Danza Show (2004)

TV show
Clem Gazelle
It Must Be Love (2004)

It Must Be Love (2004)

Movie
Emily
Elf (2003)

Elf (2003)

Movie
6.76
Helen Girardi
Joan of Arcadia (2003)

Joan of Arcadia (2003)

TV show
5
Gayle
Casa de los Babys (2003)

Casa de los Babys (2003)

Movie
6
Self
E!'s 101 (2003)

E!'s 101 (2003)

TV show
Joanie Fisher
Hope Springs (2003)

Hope Springs (2003)

Movie
Francine Pinkney
Sunshine State (2002)

Sunshine State (2002)

Movie
Sally Rider
Wish You Were Dead (2002)

Wish You Were Dead (2002)

Movie
Detective Karen Condrin
Talking to Heaven (2002)

Talking to Heaven (2002)

Movie
6
Dr. Blake
I Am Sam (2001)

I Am Sam (2001)

Movie
10
Colleen Beck
Life as a House (2001)

Life as a House (2001)

Movie
Self
Good Day Live (2001)

Good Day Live (2001)

TV show
Dinner for Five (2001)

Dinner for Five (2001)

TV show
6
Mother
The Trumpet Of The Swan (2001)

The Trumpet Of The Swan (2001)

Movie
Estelle
Nobody's Baby (2001)

Nobody's Baby (2001)

Movie
6
Mary Steenburgen
Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

TV show
6.07
The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story (2000)

The Tulsa Lynching of 1921: A Hidden Story (2000)

Movie
Rosemary Sydney
Picnic (2000)

Picnic (2000)

Movie
Grace Rinato
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)

TV show
6.19
Naamah
Noah's Ark (1999)

Noah's Ark (1999)

TV show
6
Patient (uncredited)
Becker (1998)

Becker (1998)

TV show
Sarah Elizabeth McCaffrey
About Sarah (1998)

About Sarah (1998)

Movie
Self
The View (1997)

The View (1997)

TV show
6
Kate Montgomery
Ink (1996)

Ink (1996)

TV show
Mary Gulliver
Gulliver's Travels (1996)

Gulliver's Travels (1996)

TV show
6
Hannah Nixon
Nixon (1995)

Nixon (1995)

Movie
6
Jessie Caldwell
Powder (1995)

Powder (1995)

Movie
Sister Ida
The Grass Harp (1995)

The Grass Harp (1995)

Movie
Gloria
My Family (1995)

My Family (1995)

Movie
Katherine Bellamy
Pontiac Moon (1994)

Pontiac Moon (1994)

Movie
Mrs. Parker (Mother)
It Runs in the Family (1994)

It Runs in the Family (1994)

Movie
Sarah Davis
Clifford (1994)

Clifford (1994)

Movie
Self (uncredited)
Ellen (1994)

Ellen (1994)

TV show
6
Belinda Conine
Philadelphia (1993)

Philadelphia (1993)

Movie
5
Betty Carver
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

Movie
8
Marjorie (voice)
Frasier (1993)

Frasier (1993)

TV show
5.35
Earth and the American Dream (1992)

Earth and the American Dream (1992)

Movie
Stella Keefover
The Butcher's Wife (1991)

The Butcher's Wife (1991)

Movie
6
Clara Clayton Brown
Back to the Future (1991)

Back to the Future (1991)

TV show
6
Narrator (voice)
The Long Walk Home (1990)

The Long Walk Home (1990)

Movie
Herself
The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy (1990)

The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy (1990)

Movie
Clara Clayton
Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Movie
5.9
Karen
Parenthood (1989)

Parenthood (1989)

Movie
6.04
Elain Rutledge
Miss Firecracker (1989)

Miss Firecracker (1989)

Movie
Miep Gies
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)

The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)

Movie
Young Sarah
The Whales of August (1987)

The Whales of August (1987)

Movie
6
Rose Pickett / Executive Producer
End of the Line (1987)

End of the Line (1987)

Movie
Julie Rose / Katie McGovern / Evelyn
Dead of Winter (1987)

Dead of Winter (1987)

Movie
Ginny Grainger
One Magic Christmas (1985)

One Magic Christmas (1985)

Movie
Nicole Warren Diver
Tender Is the Night (1985)

Tender Is the Night (1985)

TV show
Mary / Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood (1983)

Little Red Riding Hood (1983)

Movie
Phoebe
Romantic Comedy (1983)

Romantic Comedy (1983)

Movie
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Cross Creek (1983)

Cross Creek (1983)

Movie
Mary / Little Red Riding Hood
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)

Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)

TV show
Adrian
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)

Movie
4
Mother
Ragtime (1981)

Ragtime (1981)

Movie
7.5
Lynda Dummar
Melvin and Howard (1980)

Melvin and Howard (1980)

Movie
5
Amy Robbins
Time After Time (1979)

Time After Time (1979)

Movie
2.67
Julia Tate Moon
Goin' South (1978)

Goin' South (1978)

Movie
Self
The Oscars (1953)

The Oscars (1953)

TV show
Audrey Veill
Happiness Isn't Everything

Happiness Isn't Everything

TV show
Miep Gies
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank

The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank

TV show

Ratings

Average 6.44
Based on 4.55 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1953
1994
2004
1996
2021
Mary Steenburgen
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Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1953-02-08 (69 years old)

Birth name
Mary Nell Steenburgen

Place of birth
Newport, United States

Height
173-centimetre, 173-centimeter

Relationships
Malcolm McDowell (1980-09-29 - 1990-10-01)

Spouse
Ted Danson

Children
Charlie McDowell

Citizenships
United States of America

Residences
Arkansas · Manhattan, United States of America

Also known as
Mary Nell Steenburgen, Μάρι Στινμπούργζεν, Mary

Awards
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

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4 Movies
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4 Movies
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Missi Pyle
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4 TV shows
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2 Movies
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Ana Gasteyer
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1 Movie
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2 Movies
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4 Movies
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2 Movies
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Michael McKean
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4 TV shows
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3 Movies
1 TV shows
Thomas F. Wilson
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3 Movies
1 TV shows
Michael J. Fox
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3 Movies
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Joe Mantegna
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2 Movies
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Harry Dean Stanton
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3 Movies
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