Marcia Gay Harden

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  • Birth Place: La Jolla, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/14/1959, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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Marcia Gay Harden Fast Facts:Father was a captain in the U.S. Navy and the family lived in Europe and Japan.
  • Beat out Julia Roberts, Demi Moore and Jennifer Jason Leigh for the female lead in 1990's Miller's Crossing.
  • In 2004, she and fellow University of Texas grad Renee Zellweger were both Oscar-nominated for Best Supporting Actress (Harden for Mystic River and eventual winner Zellweger for Cold Mountain).
  • Received the 2005 Texas Film Hall of Fame Award.
  • Her 2009 performance as a writer in God of Carnage, a play performed at New York's Bernard Jacobs Theater, was called "inspired" by the New York Times, and it clearly was: She copped a Tony. 
  • Although she did not actually attend her own commencement ceremony upon graduation from the University of Texas at Austin, she did deliver the commencement speech there in 2010.
  • Marcia Gay Harden Relationships:
  • Leslie Jernigan - Sister
  • Sheryl Peyton - Sister
  • Thaddaeus Scheel - Husband (separated)
  • Hudson Harden Scheel - Son
  • Stephanie O'Brien - Sister
  • Beverly Bushfield Harden - Mother
  • Thaddeus Harden - Brother
  • Thaddeus Harden - Father
  • Eulala Grace Scheel - Daughter
  • Julitta Dee Harden Scheel - Daughter
  • Marcia Gay Harden Awards:
  • 2003 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1993 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 2009 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2000 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2009 Tony: Actress (Play) - Winner
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Deree Pierce, Athens, Greece; attended University of Maryland, Munich, Germany; University of Texas, Austin, TX (BA in Theater, 1980); New York University, New York, NY (MFA, 1988)

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