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Mary N. Steenburgen
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Actor; comedian; producer; executive producer; playwright
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Mary Steenburgen Fast Facts:
Sold books at Doubleday while attending the first-year program at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.
Cofounded and acted with the improv-comedy troupe Cracked Tokens, which performed skits for the halfway houses of NYC's Bureau of Alcoholism.
Was discovered by Jack Nicholson in the reception room of Paramount's New York office. He later cast her as the lead in his second directorial effort, the 1978 Western
Along with Alfre Woodard, founded Artists for a Free South Africa in 1989.
Met second husband Ted Danson in 1994 on the set of the reviled road pic
Actively participates in charity work, supporting the ASPCA, Heifer International, Oceana and the Young Storytellers Foundation.
Won two awards for her involvement in social and charitable causes: a Desert AIDS Project Award in 1995 and Liberty Hill Foundation's prestigious Upton Sinclair Award a year later.
Was appointed the national spokesperson of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in 1997.
Mary Steenburgen Relationships:
Nell Steenburgen - Mother
Lilly McDowell - Daughter
Maurice Steenburgen - Father
Alexis Danson - Stepdaughter
Malcolm McDowell - Ex-husband
Ted Danson - Husband
Charles McDowell - Son
Katherine Danson - Stepdaughter
Nancy Kelly - Sister
Mary Steenburgen Awards:
1979 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Nominee
1980 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
1986 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
1988 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
Attended Hendrix College, Conway, AR
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