About Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker is a talented and successful actress from the United States who made her career debut as a Broadway actress in the play called Prelude to a Kiss as Rita. She is also a writer who has published her own memoir in 2015. She is considered to be one of the best actresses of the generation.

Quick Info
Full NameMary-Louise Parker
Date of Birth2nd August of 1964
Birth PlaceFort Jackson of South Carolina, in the United States
Parentsohn Morgan Parker and Caroline Louise Parker.
Birth signLeo
Net Worth16 million dollars

Early life

Mary-Louise Parker was born on 2nd August of 1964 in the Fort Jackson of South Carolina, in the United States. She is the youngest daughter of John Morgan Parker and Caroline Louise Parker. Her father used to serve in the U.S. Army; thus, she moved to different places during childhood. She stayed in France, Germany, Thailand, Texas, and Tennessee while growing up. She has 3 other siblings who are older than her.

Parker attended Marcos de Niza High School and later graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 1986. Despite being raised in a wealthy family, Parker expressed about being an unhappy child.




Mary-Louise Parker started off her career off-Broadway play The Art of Success in 1989 but earned fame in the following year from the Broadway play called Prelude to a Kiss. The play was performed in Helen Hayes Theatre, and it gained her Theatre World Awards, additionally Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards nomination in 1990. She then appeared in the on and off-Broadway plays, including Four Dogs and a Bone, Bus Stop, How I Learned to Drive, making her next breakthrough in 2000 from the play Proof as Catherine Llewellyn. She earned 2 Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, and her first Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play in 2001.

Parker further received a Tony Awards nomination in 2005 after her role in Reckless as Rachel Fitzsimons. She then performed in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Hedda Gabler, Heisenberg, The Sound Inside, which was performed in 2018 till 2020. She received Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play in 2020.

Mary-Louise Parker


Mary-Louise Parker made her film debut in1989 from the film Signs of Life, where Charlotte made her appearance. She landed her first major role in 1991 in the film Grand Canyon where she appeared as Rita. The following year, she received a Genie Awards nomination after her performance in the Canadian drama film, The Five Senses. Since then, she has appeared in numerous films, among which few of them are Red Dragon, Pipe Dragon, Solitary Man, Howl, Red, Red 2, Behaving Badly, Golden Exits, red Sparrow, and so on.



Mary-Louise Parker received wider success in the television sector than in films. She has played in numerous television films, among which her first television debut was from the historical drama war film Too Young the Hero as Pearl Spencer in 1988. She then appeared in other tv films A Place for Annie, Sugartime, Saint Maybe, Legalese, The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn, Cupid & Cate.

In 2001, she played a major role in the American serial political drama tv series The West Wing as Amy Gardner, for which she earned Primetime Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination in 2002 and 2003, respectively.

Parker earned her first Golden Globe Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards in 2004 after her appearance in the tv series, Angels in America. In 2005, she starred in the American dark comedy tv series Weeds as Nancy Botwin, earning Satellite Awards in 2005, Golden Globe Awards in 2006, and multiple other nominations. The series finally ended in 2012. Since then, she has made her appearance in multiple other tv series, The Robber Bride, the Blacklist, When We Rise, Billions, Mr. Mercedes, and her starring role in Weeds 4.20 2020.

Mary-Louise Parker

Personal life

Mary-Louise Parker never got married in her life, but she has a son named William Atticus Crudup, whom she gave birth to in 2003 from her first known boyfriend, Billy Crudup- an American actor. They were in a relationship starting 1996, and it ended 2 months before giving birth to their son William, named by actress Susan Sarandon. After breaking up with Crudup, she next dated actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

They started their relationship at the end of 2006 and declared they were about to get engaged in February of 2008. Their relationship, as well as engagement, broke in April the same year. Since then, she hasn’t been in a rumor with anyone, so she is believed to be single. She has a daughter named Caroline Aberash Parker, whom she adopted in 2007. She currently resides in Brooklyn Heights.

Unfortunately, Mary-Louise Parker isn’t active in any social media accounts, but she has numerous fan accounts updating her every detail. Parker is a social activist. She has provided aid for Uganda’s civil war victims, providing them education and other supports. She has also participated in several charity works mainly focus on post-traumatic stress disorder.


Physical statistics & others

Mary-Louise Parker is 56 years old as of 2020, but she is as beautiful and active in her career as she could ever be. It seems that even her age could not agree with her beauty. She has a tall height of 5 feet and 8 inches, about 173 cm, and a body weight of about 55 kg. She has a slim body build having banana-shaped. Her body measurements are 35-25-35 inches.

Parker belongs to white ethnicity, and she has Dutch, German, Swedish, Scotch-Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry. Her nationality is American. She has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color. Her sexual orientation is straight, and she has Leo as her birth sign.

Mary-Louise Parker

Net worth

As of 2020, Mary-Louise Parker’s net worth is estimated to be around 16 million dollars. She earns her millions solely from her film and television career. It has been 32 years of her career, and it’s no wonder to learn about her earning till now. She will be making more millions until she decides to take the rest of her acting career.