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Mary McCormack Fast Facts:
At age 12, she made her stage debut playing a boy in a production of
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Studied acting at William Esper Studio in New York.
Made her feature-film debut in 1994's
A Miracle on 34th Street
Breakout movie performance was in 1997's
, playing Howard Stern's wife.
Performed for three New York theaters: the Atlantic Theatre Company, Alice's 4th Floor and Naked Angels.
Acted with her brother, Will McCormack, in the 1997 independent film comedy
Her Tony-nominated turn as Gretchen in the 2008 play
drew praise from the New York Times for her "glorious Olympian strut" and "take-no-prisoners stance."
During her run as Mary Shannon on the cable crime drama,
In Plain Sight
, her character's pregnancy was written into the story. "It's nice I think for women to see an actual pregnant person on TV," she explained; she gave birth to her third daugter in 2011.
Mary McCormack Relationships:
Lillian Morris - Daughter
Norah McCormack - Mother
William McCormack - Father
Margaret Morris - Daughter
Will McCormack - Brother
Michael Morris - Husband
Bridget - Sister
Rose Morris - Daughter
Mary McCormack Awards:
2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
2008 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Play) - Nominee
2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, United States (BA in Comparative Arts, 1991)
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