Mary Steenburgen

Movie Actress

Mary Steenburgen was born in Newport, Arkansas, United States on February 8th, 1953 and is the Movie Actress. At the age of 70, Mary Steenburgen biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Mary Nell Steenburgen, Mary
Date of Birth
February 8, 1953
United States
Place of Birth
Newport, Arkansas, United States
70 years old
Zodiac Sign
$80 Million
Actor, Film Actor, Film Producer, Television Actor, Television Producer, Voice Actor
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Mary Steenburgen Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 70 years old, Mary Steenburgen has this physical status:

Hair Color
Dark Brown
Eye Color
Not Available
Mary Steenburgen Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
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Hendrix College, Neighborhood Playhouse
Mary Steenburgen Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Ted Danson
2, including Charlie McDowell
Dating / Affair
Malcolm McDowell (1978-1990), Ted Danson (1994-Present)
Maurice Hoffman Steenburgen, Nellie Mae
Nancy (Steenburgen) Kelly (Sister) (Teacher)
Other Family
William Sidney Steenburgen (Paternal Grandfather), Aimee Pauline Davis (Paternal Grandmother), Thomas Wade Wall (Maternal Grandfather), Erma Phillips (Maternal Grandmother)
Mary Steenburgen Career

Steenburgen moved to Manhattan in 1972 after the Neighborhood Playhouse offered her an opportunity to study acting. She worked as a server at The Magic Pan and for Doubleday while studying under William Esper.

Steenburgen's break came when she was discovered by Jack Nicholson in the reception room of Paramount's New York office and was cast as the female lead in his second directorial work, the 1978 Western Goin' South.

Steenburgen had a leading role, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Actress, in the 1979 film Time After Time, as a modern woman who falls in love with author H. G. Wells, played by Malcolm McDowell, whom she married the following year.

In her third film, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1980 film Melvin and Howard, playing Lynda Dummar, the wife of Melvin Dummar, then a trucker and aspiring singer, who claimed to have befriended reclusive eccentric Howard Hughes. Another notable film appearance came in the well-received 1983 film Cross Creek, portraying Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling. In 1985, she also starred in the movie One Magic Christmas as a mother and wife who falls on devastating times at Christmas only to rely on a Christmas miracle to save her family. In 1989, she played Karen Buckman in Parenthood. In Back to the Future Part III (1990), Steenburgen played Clara Clayton, a school teacher who falls in love with Doc Brown. She was persuaded to play the role by her children, as well as by fans of the Back to the Future films, and reprised the role by providing the character's voice in Back to the Future: The Animated Series.

Other performances have been: in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993), as a woman who is having an affair with the title character; My Summer Story (1994), as the mother of Ralphie Parker (the sequel to A Christmas Story); the role of Hannah Nixon in the Oliver Stone biopic, Nixon (1995); and the Will Ferrell 2003 comedy Elf, as a woman who discovers that her husband is the father of one of Santa's elves.

She has appeared in the comedy films Step Brothers (2008), playing the mother of Will Ferrell's character; Four Christmases (2008); and The Proposal (2009).

Dirty Girl, which featured Steenburgen, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2010. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed film The Help (2011) and had a featured role as a lounge singer, who is the romantic interest in a love triangle, in the 2013 comedy Last Vegas.

She had a small part in the 2015 film A Walk in the Woods as Jeannie. In 2018, Steenburgen starred in the romantic comedy film Book Club.

In television, Steenburgen appeared as Kate Montgomery in Ink (1996) and co-starred as Mary Gulliver in Gulliver's Travels (1996). She has a recurring role as herself in Curb Your Enthusiasm. Steenburgen co-starred as Helen Girardi, the mother of Amber Tamblyn's title character in Joan of Arcadia. In 2011, she had a recurring role as Josephine in the HBO sitcom Bored to Death. Steenburgen starred as Anastasia Lee in the 2011 FX pilot, Outlaw Country, but it was passed by the network. She appeared in the dark sitcom Wilfred from 2011 through 2013 as Catherine Newman, the title character's eccentric and mentally ill mother. Steenburgen had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock from 2012 to 2013 where she played Diana Jessup.

In 2014, she began a recurring role as former Dixie Mafia boss Katherine Hale in the fifth and sixth seasons of Justified.

From 2015 to 2018, she starred as Gail Klosterman on the comedy series The Last Man on Earth.

From 2020 to 2021, she played the role of Maggie Clarke in the NBC musical comedy-drama series Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist for two seasons. She reprised the role for The Roku Channel television film Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas.

In 2007, Steenburgen underwent minor surgery on her arm, which required a general anesthetic; shortly thereafter, she began experiencing "music (...) playing in her head day and night". She subsequently took music lessons so that she could write down what she was hearing, and by 2013 had almost 50 songwriting credits. She has collaborated with musicians from Nashville and was also signed to Universal Music as a songwriter. She performs one of her own songs in Last Vegas.

In 2018, her composition "Glasgow (No Place Like Home)" as performed by Jessie Buckley featured as the climactic musical moment in the film Wild Rose and won Steenburgen several awards, including Critics Choice Award. On October 30, 2020, Steenburgen signed a global publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.


As Elf marks its 20TH anniversary, FEMAIL reveals what became of its iconic cast - from rollercoaster love lives to tragic losses, November 5, 2023
Elf hit the big screen and became a holiday staple 20 years ago in 2003. The film follows Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) after he realizes he's not quite like the other elves and leaves the North Pole to find his real father. As he struggles to fit into the real world, he discovers his true father is no-nonsense businessman Walter Hobbs (James Caan). After a DNA test proves Walter is his true father, he reluctantly takes Buddy in who comes to live with him and his wife Emily (Mary Steenburgen) and son Michael (Daniel Tay). Plenty has happened with the cast of Elf since the holiday film took the world by storm.

Lily Collins shares a heartfelt tribute to husband Charlie McDowell on their second wedding anniversary: 'Two years today and a lifetime to come', September 5, 2023
While workers of the United States enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend, Lily Collins is celebrating her second wedding anniversary with Charlie McDowell. The 34-year-old actress and daughter of singer Phil Collins tied the knot with the 40-year-old filmmaker and son of Malcolm McDowell and Mary Steenburgen on September 4, 2021 at Dunton Hot Springs, Colorado. Collins took to Instagram on Sunday, sharing snaps from her wedding along with a heartfelt message to her husband.

Diane Keaton calls herself 'disgusting' and 'stupid' after watching herself dance on The View, May 13, 2023
Diane Keaton could barely stand the sight of herself when she joined her Book Club: The Next Chapter costars on The View on Friday. The 77-year-old Oscar winner was chatting about the new comedy with Jane Fonda, Mary Steenburgen and Candice Bergen when to the hosts decide to focus on Keaton. She signaled how the segment was going to go when she interject 'No, not me' as soon as co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said her name.
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