Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Mary-Louise Parker. Check it out!
Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker was born on August 2, 1964 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the youngest of four children of Judge John Morgan Parker, and the former Caroline Louise Morell. She is of mostly Swedish, English, and Scottish descent. Her father’s occupation took the family both around the country and abroad while growing up.
Interesting Facts about Mary-Louise Parker
- The Counting Crows song “Butterfly in Reverse” was written for her.
- Was author Stephenie Meyer’s original choice for the role of “Esme Cullen” in the film adaptation of her novel, Twilight (2008).
- Son, William Atticus, born 7 January 2004.
- Good friend of Shelby Lynne.
- Split with actor Billy Crudup in November of 2003, after seven years. She was seven months pregnant with his child at the time.
- Listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1990” in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 42.
- 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.”
- 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.
- [April 8, 2008] Broke up with her Weeds (2005) co-star, Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Later reconciled and became engaged and then broke engagement.
- Considered for the role of Susan Mayer in Desperate Housewives (2004).
- Has supported LGBT youth, AIDS foundation, Worldwide Orphans foundation, Hope North for Ugandan child soldiers and victims.
- Her favorite movie growing up was Meet Me In St. Louis (1944).
Personal Quotes by Mary-Louise Parker
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.- Mary-Louise Parker
I like A&E. I like those corny intimate-portrait things. They’re so kind of ingenious and artificial and soothing.- Mary-Louise Parker
My parents have been together for 65 years. They’re both really stubborn. They’re not quitters.- Mary-Louise Parker
I’m not comfortable with getting a job by being at the right Hollywood party; I’m not a terribly sociable creature.- Mary-Louise Parker