Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress. Best known for her lead role on Showtime’s television series Weeds portraying Nancy Botwin, she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2006.
Parker was born on August 2, 1964 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the youngest of four born to Judge John Morgan Parker and the former Caroline Louise Morell. Her family lineage has includes Swedish, Scottish, English, Dutch German and Scots-Irish ancestry. She spent time living in countries such as Thailand, Germany, and France because her father was in the U.S. Army.
Mary-Louise Parker Height and Weight, Bra Size, Body Measurements
Mary-Louise Parker Weight: 119 lbs (54 kg)
Mary-Louise Parker Height: 5′ 7½” (171 cm)
Mary-Louise Parker Measurements: 32-24-33 in
Mary-Louise Parker Bra Size/Breast Size: 32B
Mary-Louise Parker Bra Cup Size: B
Mary-Louise Parker Shoe Size/Feet Size: 10 (US)
Mary-Louise Parker Dress Size: 4 (US)
Mary-Louise Parker Star Sign: Leo
Mary-Louise Parker Net Worth: $12 million
Mary-Louise Parker Hair Color: Dark Brown
Mary-Louise Parker Eye Color: Dark Brown
Date Of Birth: 2 August 1964
Birth Place: Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA
Race/Ethnicity: Swedish (maternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), German, Dutch
Partner: Billy Crudup (1996–2003), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (2006–2008)
Parents: John Parker, Caroline Louise Morelli Parker
Children: Caroline Aberash Parker, William Atticus Crudup
Mary-Louise Parker Facts
At age 43, she adopted her second child, a baby girl from Africa, named Ash. This is apparently a shortened version of her birth name, Aberash. The girl’s full name is Caroline Aberash Parker.
Good friend of Shelby Lynne.
Loves Corona beer. Loves to listen to albums by Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker and Tom Waits.
Was author Stephenie Meyer’s original choice for the role of “Esme Cullen” in the film adaptation of her novel, Twilight (2008).
Her favorite movie growing up was Meet Me in St. Louis (1944).
Graduated high school from North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in acting along with Dane DeHaan, Hannah Telle, and Anthony Mackie.
Has had a long-time close friendship with Counting Crows front man, Adam Duritz. Their birthdays are a day apart; he was born on August 1, 1964, she on August 2, 1964.
Has starred in three movies with the word “Red” in the title. Such movies are Red Dragon (2002), RED (2010), and RED 2 (2013).
Listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1990” in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 42.
Her critically acclaimed role as a jaded London prostitute named Poopay in “Communicating Doors” played in New York City at the Variety Arts Theatre on Third Avenue, 1998.
Mary-Louise’s maternal grandfather was the son of Swedish immigrants. Mary-Louise’s other ancestry includes English, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, German, and Dutch.
Performed in “Proof,” which first opened at Manhattan Theatre Club, then moving to Broadway. She won the Tony award for Best Actress in a Play for this in 2001.
The Counting Crows song “Butterfly in Reverse” was written for her.
Graduated from the prestigious North Carolina School of Arts.
Split with actor Billy Crudup in November of 2003, after seven years. She was seven months pregnant with his child at the time.
Son, William Atticus, born 7 January 2004.
Won Broadway’s 2001 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for “Proof.” She had previously received a Tony nomination in the same category in 1990 for “Prelude to a Kiss.”
Nominated for the 2005 Tony Award for “Reckless” (Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play).
For the film The Best Thief in the World (2004), originally Eric Stoltz was offered the role of her husband, but Mary-Louise Parker wanted someone older so asked the producers to hire the actor David Warshofsky. The film never received a theatrical release.
Turned down the opportunity to replace Shannen Doherty on Charmed (1998).
Considered for the role of Susan Mayer in Desperate Housewives (2004).
[April 8, 2008] Broke up with her Weeds (2005) co-star, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Later reconciled and became engaged and then broke engagement.