Mary-Louise Parker is an American actress and writer who started her acting career from Broadway and later moved to Hollywood appearing in movies such as Grand Canyon, Bullets over Broadway, Red, and Green Fried Tomatoes.
She is even more prominent in Television with iconic roles including Amy Gardner in The West Wing and Nancy Botwin in Weeds.
How Rich is Mary-Louise Parker?
Mary-Louise Parker has stacked a hefty sum of money after a three-decade career in Hollywood. As of January 2020, the 55-year-old actress is worth $16 million, earning from her gigs in Broadway, movies, TV series, and through her career as a writer.
Debut Through Broadway In 1990
Louise’s debut in the Broadway in Craig Lucas’s Prelude to Kiss earned her a Tony nomination in 1990 bringing the moviemakers’ attention towards her and making it relatively easy to further her career.
She has been making a regular appearance on the Broadway stage with a role or two every year in the last three decades.
Her appearances in productions such as Bus Stop, How I Learned to Drive, Proof, Reckless, and Hedda Gabler. Her more recent performances included Georgie Burns in Heisenberg and Bella Baird in The Sound Inside.
Record 35 Movie Credits: Film Breakthrough With ‘Grand Canyon’
After her Tony nomination for her acting in Prelude to Kiss, Parker was cast in Grand Canyon alongside Kevin Kline, Danny Glover, and Steve Martin. The movie was a success in the box office earning $40 million and receiving positive reviews from the critics.
After the success of her first movie, she was cast in another blockbuster comedy-drama, Fried Green Tomatoes along with Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy. The movie also managed to cross the $100 million mark over a tiny budget of $11 million.
Parker had many critically acclaimed performances in movies such as The Client, Reckless, and Boys on the Side.
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She joined the cast of 2002 psychological thriller Red Dragon as a supporting character. Red Dragon which was a prequel to The Silence of the Lambs with Anthony Hopkins reprising his role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter and other newer cast members, Edward Norton, Harvey Keitel, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Emily Watson.
Reportedly, the thriller was a critical success and fared well at the box office, collecting $209 million.
Other movie credits of Parker include The Spiderwick Chronicles, Red, Red 2, and her most recent performance coming in 2018 spy thriller Red Sparrow alongside Jennifer Lawrence.
TV Series Appearances: Golden Globe & Primetime Emmy Nomination From ‘Weeds’
The Broadway actress is a regular face on television as well. Her first regular television role was as Amy Gardner in The West Wing in which she appeared for 23 episodes.
Amidst frequent guest appearances in series such Angels in America, The Blacklist, When We Rise, Billions, and Mr. Mercedes, she led the cast of Weeds from 2005 to 2007. Parker is set to reprise her role in the reboot of Weeds 4.20 as Nancy Botwin in 2020.
She has been nominated for six Primetime Emmy Awards winning one in 2004 for her supporting role in Angels in America and five times for Golden Globe-winning two for Weeds and Angels in America.
Multi-Millionaire Residences In New York
Until 2013, Parker owned a 10-room duplex apartment in Manhattan’s West Village. She sold the property in 2013 for $7.45 million.
The same year, she purchased a 9 College Place for $4.6 million in Brooklyn Heights which she sold for $6.2 million in June 2018.
In August 2018, Parker bought a co-op apartment in Brooklyn Heights with her share coming with five-bedroom, four-bathroom for $4.3 million.
She shares the building with nine other co-owners who polled in a total sum of $43.5 million to buy the property.
Mary-Louise Parker’s Personal Life
Mary-Louise Parker was born on August 2, 1962, in Fort Jackson, California to Caroline Louise and John Morgan Parker as the youngest of four.
Her ancestry includes Swedish, English, Scottish, Irish, German, and Dutch. She attended Marcos de Niza High School to graduate high school and majored in drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Parker dated Billy Crudup from 1996 to 2003. The couple split when Parker was seven months into pregnancy with son William Atticus Parker, born in 2004.
Later in 2006, she was involved in an affair with her co-star from Weeds, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and broke up in 2008, two months after announcing their engagement. Parker adopted a baby girl from Ethiopia in 2007 and named her Caroline Aberash Parker.