Mary McCormack

  • Birth Place: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • 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 Private Parts, 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 Colin Fitz.
  • Her Tony-nominated turn as Gretchen in the 2008 play Boeing-Boeing 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.

Awards

  • 2008, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Michael Morris — Husband
  • Bridget — Sister
  • Rose Morris — Daughter
  • Lillian Morris — Daughter
  • William McCormack — Father
  • Will McCormack — Brother
  • Margaret Morris — Daughter
  • Norah McCormack — Mother

College

  • Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, United States (BA in Comparative Arts, 1991)
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