Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen

actress, producer, music department

Mary Steenburgen was born on Feb 08, 1953 in USA. Mary Steenburgen's big-screen debut came with Goin' South directed by Jack Nicholson in 1978. Mary Steenburgen is known for Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas directed by Richard Shepard, Jane Levy stars as Zoey and Skylar Astin as Max. Mary Steenburgen has got 30 awards and 27 nominations so far. The most recent award Mary Steenburgen achieved is Hollywood Critics Association Television Awards. The upcoming new movie Mary Steenburgen plays is Book Club: The Next Chapter which will be released on May 12, 2023.

Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award-winning American actress.She was born February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, USA. Her mother, Nellie May (Wall) Steenburgen, was a school-board secretary, and her father, Maurice H. Steenburgen, was a freight-train conductor. Her surname comes from distant Dutch ancestry, and her roots also include English, Scottish, and Welsh.Young Steenburgen was fond of arts and literature. Mary grew up tap-dancing her way through talent shows and school functions. She was active in her school drama class. After appearing in a number of high school plays, she enrolled at Hendrix College, a highly progressive Southern School located in Conway, Arkansas. Upon the recommendation of her drama professor, she left college in 1972 and moved to New York to study acting professionally. In the past several years, Mary Steenburgen has emerged as one of the most accomplished and sought-after screen actresses. Ever since Jack Nicholson discovered her and cast her as a sassy adventuress in his rollicking western, En route vers le Sud (1978), her career has skyrocketed and she has won acclaim for exceptional performances in each of her diverse film roles. In Nicholas Meyer's C'était demain (1979), Steenburgen was afforded critical praise for her portrayal of a somewhat dippy but liberated young bank clerk in San Francisco who crosses paths, via time machine, with English author H.G. Wells (played by Malcolm McDowell, who later became her husband). In 1980 she shot to fame with her role as Lynda Dummar in Melvin et Howard (1980) for which she won Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Steenburgen again impressed audiences and critics alike with her stunning performance as the strong-willed turn-of-the-century Mother in Ragtime (1981).Steenburgen is a notable patron of arts. She is also an active supporter of humanitarian causes. She has two children from her previous marriage to actor Malcolm McDowell. Since 1995 she has been married to actor Ted Danson, and the couple is living in Los Angeles area.

  • Birthday

    Feb 08, 1953
  • Place of Birth

    Newport, Arkansas, USA
  • Also known

    Mary Nell Steenburgen, Μάρι Στινμπούργζεν, Mary

Known For


30 wins & 27 nominations

Hollywood Critics Association Television Awards
Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy
Winner - HCA Award
Awards Circuit Community Awards
Best Original Song
Winner - ACCA
Best Cast Ensemble
Winner - ACCA
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Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows