Margo Martindale



  • Birth Place: Jacksonville, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/18/1951, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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Margo Martindale Fast Facts:
  • Was a high-school cheerleader, and was voted Football Sweetheart and Miss Jacksonville Sweetheart in her senior year.
  • Received a theater scholarship to the University of Michigan.
  • After college, performed with Christopher Reeve in a 1974 Harvard Summer School Repertory Theater production of The Threepenny Opera.
  • Performed with Actors Theatre of Louisville in 1982 and '83 before landing in New York, where her credits included the original production of  Steel Magnolias ('87).
  • Had a small role in Lonesome Dove (1989); later TV credits include recurring roles in Dexter, 100 Centre Street and The Riches.
  • Made movie debut in the 1990 Tom Cruise NASCAR action adventure Days of Thunder; other notable films include The Rocketeer ('91), Lorenzo's Oil ('92), Dead Man Walking ('95), Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Hannah Montana: The Movie ('09).
  • Earned a 2004 Tony nomination for her Broadway debut as Big Mama in a revival of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
  • Margo Martindale Relationships:
  • William Everett Martindale - Father
  • Margaret Boals - Daughter
  • Bill Boals - Husband
  • Margaret Pruitt Martindale - Mother
  • Bobby Tim Martindale - Brother
  • Bill Martindale - Brother
  • Margo Martindale Awards:
  • 2004 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Lon Morris College, Jacksonville, TX (1971) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (BA, 1974)

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