Mary-Louise Parker


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  • Birth Name: Mary-Louise Parker
  • Birth Place: Fort Jackson, SC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 08/02/1964, Leo
  • Profession: Actor
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Question: I imagine you must be getting flooded with questions and/or ranting about the finale of How I Met Your Mother. I was among those who left the finale feeling incredibly sad, not what I expect from a show that's kept me laughing (and sometimes crying) for the last nine years, even when others were saying that the quality had declined. The thing is, when looked at objectively, I don't even have a major problem (Major Problem!) with the content of the finale. Yes, people get divorced and people die. People get remarried after both, and I've known several people in my own life who have reconnected with an old girlfriend or high-school sweetheart after the death of a spouse. It doesn't invalidate the marriage or even lessen the feelings of loss. The finale itself had great moments: the high-infinity, Marshall's "positive talk" about his corporate job, Judge Fudge, the mother's Gore/Lieberman costume, robots versus wrestlers, etc. Seeing Barney with a child was wonderful, although I did think he had grown more than immediately going back to his old ways after his divorce. And the scene on the platform was near perfection as they wove in how their almost-shared history was influencing their connection, making the whole nine-year story relevant to how he'd actually met the mother. (By the way, one more TM would be the name we've known Tracy by: The Mother.)

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VIDEO: Charlie Rose (December 1, 2004)

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Stephen Greenblatt Talks With Charlie About His New Book, Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare. Mary-Louise Parker Is A Tony And Emmy Award-Winning Actress. She'S Currently On Broadway In Reckless. She Talks To Charlie About The Play, Her Career, And Her Personal Life. watch

VIDEO: It's Time (Part Two)

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Series finale, Part 2. The Botwins (& Doug!) are at a crossroads. watch


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Year Title Description
2013 Red 2 Movie, Actor - Sarah
2013 R.I.P.D. Movie, Actor - Proctor
2010 Howl Movie, Actor - Gail Potter
2010 Red Movie, Actor - Sarah
2010 AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Mike Nichols TV Show Series, Appearing

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VIDEO: See the Most Awkward Interview Ever with Bruce Willis

Apparently Bruce Willis isn't a huge fan of promoting his work.

Willis and his Red 2 co-star Mary-Louise Parker recently sat down with London's Magic 105.4 to be interviewed about the action sequel, and to say the conversation was awkward would be an understatement.

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Mary Louise Parker Says She's Quitting Acting Because the Internet Is Too Mean

Apparently Alec Baldwin isn't the only actor who wants to quit show business.

Mary Louise Parker says she wants to stop acting thanks in small part to all those mean online haters. "I'm not really that... read more

Weeds Series Finale: Did It All Go Up in Smoke?

The Botwins — if we can still call them that — said farewell Sunday, with a Weeds series finale that a stoner might describe as... a total bummer, man.

For those who have stayed with Weeds over its eight ever-morphing seasons, it was a nice nugget of nostalgia to hear the original version of "Little Boxes" before the final hour. From there, we flashed eight-odd years into the future, as noted by Stevie's impending Bar Mitzvah. The finale featured several fun, but too-brief cameos from former cast members who breezed in and out as we stumbled toward the main question we hoped this finale might answer: Has Nancy (Mary-Louise Parker) learned from her mistakes? And if so, where does she go from here?

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Exclusive: Guillermo Diaz Returning for Final Weeds Episodes

Guillermo is back!

Guillermo Diaz is set to reprise his role as Guillermo Garcia Gómez in the final three episodes of Weeds, beginning with the 100th episode on Sunday, Sept. 9, has learned exclusively.

Weeds' Mary-Louise Parker on the series finale: "I cried when I read it"

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American Pie’s Natasha Lyonne to Light Up Weeds Series Finale

American Pie alum Natasha Lyonne has been booked for the hour-long series finale of Weeds, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lyonne will play a woman named... read more


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