Mary-Louise Parker Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Mary-Louise Parker was born on 2 August 1964, in Fort Jackson, South Carolina USA, of ancestry covering English, Scottish, Scots-Irish, Swedish, German and Dutch. She is a two-times Golden Globe and one Emmy award winning actress, who has made her name in film and on Broadway alike, appearing in a number of critically acclaimed films and plays. Parker’s performance in the Broadway musical “Proof” found particular success, earning her a Tony Award for Best Actress in 2001.
So just how rich is actress Mary-Louise, as of mid-2016? Authoritative sources estimate that she has accrued a net worth of more than $12 million over the course of her career to date, which began in 1988.
Mary-Louise Parker Net Worth $12 Million
Mary-Louise Parker was a regular military brat – her father, John Morgan Parker, was a judge with the US Army at the time of her birth. Parker spent much of her youth travelling around the world as the family moved in accordance with her father’s postings, and she has spent time variously in Germany, France, Thailand and several states of the US. Acting appears to have been Mary-Louise Parker’s passion since at least her high school years, and the future professional actress went on to study drama in the North Carolina School of the Arts graduating in 1986. Parker’s first roles were theatre and opera productions, and the 1990 Broadway play “Prelude to a Kiss” – written and directed by Craig Lucas – is widely considered Mary-Louise’s breakout performance.
Having toured the US together with the “Prelude to a Kiss” cast, Mary-Louise Parker broke through on the big screen in 1995 with the film version of another of Lucas’s productions, “Reckless”, in which Parker performed alongside fellow lead actress Mia Farrow. Parker’s film debut, while relatively low-profile, paved the way for her role in the successful 1996 “The Portrait of a Lady” – which boasted a true celebrity cast including John Malkovich, Christian Bale and Barbara Hershey among others. Since then, Mary-Louise Parker has continued to appear in various cinema adaptations of plays, including possibly her most successful appearance in HBO’s hit miniseries, “Angels in America”, alongside Al Pacino, Meryl Streep and Patrick Wilson, and for which she won Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Best Supporting Actress. Another Golden Globe for Parker’s performance in the comedy-drama series “Weeds” as the central character, Nancy Botwin, followed in 2006.
A versatile and talented actress, Mary-Louise has worked alongside such fellow celebrities as Nicole Kidman, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt and Bruce Willis throughout her career, and her ability to hold her own and stand out even alongside such giants of acting is ample proof of Parker’s ability as an actress, and of the fact that her impressive net worth is well-deserved. She has appeared in over 30 films, and more than 20 TV productions.
In her personal life, Mary-Louise lived with actor Billy Crudup(1997-2003) with whom she has a son, and despite a subsequent engagement to fellow actor and “Weeds” co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Parker remains single. Since 2013, the actress has been involved with the foundation “Hope North”, devoted to helping the victims of the civil war in Uganda, as well as a number of other charitable causes.
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.
Mary-Louise's maternal grandfather was the son of Swedish immigrants. Mary-Louise's other ancestry includes English, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, German, and Dutch.
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.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1990" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 42.
Often plays loud, talkative women
I never know why people come up to me. I think a lot of them just get super-excited because they recognize me from TV but they don't remember where.
I'm not comfortable with getting a job by being at the right Hollywood party; I'm not a terribly sociable creature.
In college, my teachers were usually after me for going after comedy too much, leaning too much in that direction.
Look, I don't care if anyone likes me when it comes to my work. But I can be massively insecure in other parts of my life.
I never feel more useful than when I'm making my kids a bowl of soup.
I just want to make lunches and organize my kids' playroom.
I don't put myself out there, so people aren't necessarily familiar with me or my face.
I have a child and I don't want to be at work all the time when he's small. I want to spend time with him.
I have to say, I haven't really worked with that many people in my career that I haven't liked, which I think is really rare.
I don't often see the movies I'm in; I'm usually disappointed in myself and it only serves to make me self-conscious.
My mother is a beauty.
I do love my avocados, which are great for the skin. I eat pretty healthfully.
I like A&E. I like those corny intimate-portrait things. They're so kind of ingenious and artificial and soothing.
I don't get tired of hearing that somebody liked my work.
I don't live in Los Angeles and I don't do a lot of superfluous press.
I feel like movies, if there's any kind of budget whatsoever, there's so much sitting, and I really like to work. Otherwise my blood sugar just drops, you know, six hours sitting in a camper.
My parents have been together for 65 years. They're both really stubborn. They're not quitters.
I enjoy cooking and baking. Alicia Silverstone's vegan cookbook is awesome.
I don't think you necessarily have to be part of a traditional nuclear family to be a good mother.
I like to pretend that I'm a tough guy. It's kind of an admission of defeat if I have to ask for help - or even kindness. But if it doesn't come, at some point I snap and demand it.
Words are really powerful. I don't believe that axiom at all - words can absolutely hurt you. Words can wound. They can do a lot of damage. I think they can do way more damage than sticks and stones. I'll take sticks and stones.
Mediocrity is underrated.
It's good to feel stupid sometimes and do things that are out of your comfort zone.
People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life.
I certainly was never the pretty girl at school, but I can go to a lot of different places with this face.
My favorite scene in all of movies is Gregory Peck in 'To Kill A Mockingbird': You see him where he's on the porch, and his face is almost completely obscured. I don't want to see his face.
My sister's fish tacos are out of control. I'd give her a restaurant if I were a gazillionaire.
My way to combat anything is just to walk straight into it with my fists up.
The theater is who I am - it's where I feel the most inspired, the most at home, the most useful.
I don't really ever think about whether or not I like the characters I'm playing. I'm more into the minutiae of their behaviour or what they're doing in a certain scene.
[on Demián Bichir in Weeds (2005)] I might use a word that sounds pretentious, but his performance was almost holy. It was beyond being just about depth. He made the film into a Greek tragedy. And he is one of the few actors I know who could make that part humane. He is pretty delicious.