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Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker

Birthday: 2 August 1964, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA
Height: 171 cm

Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker, from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, was born on August 2, 1964, the youngest of four born to Judge John Morgan Parker and the former Caroline Louise Morell. She comes ...Show more

Mary-Louise Parker
I don't put myself out there, so people aren't necessarily familiar with me or my face. I don't put myself out there, so people aren't necessarily familiar with me or my face.
I never know why people come up to me. I think a lot of them just get super-excited because they rec Show more I never know why people come up to me. I think a lot of them just get super-excited because they recognize me from TV but they don't remember where. Hide
I do love my avocados, which are great for the skin. I eat pretty healthfully. I do love my avocados, which are great for the skin. I eat pretty healthfully.
My parents have been together for 65 years. They're both really stubborn. They're not quitters. My parents have been together for 65 years. They're both really stubborn. They're not quitters.
I don't get tired of hearing that somebody liked my work. I don't get tired of hearing that somebody liked my work.
Mediocrity is underrated. Mediocrity is underrated.
My sister's fish tacos are out of control. I'd give her a restaurant if I were a gazillionaire. My sister's fish tacos are out of control. I'd give her a restaurant if I were a gazillionaire.
The theater is who I am - it's where I feel the most inspired, the most at home, the most useful. The theater is who I am - it's where I feel the most inspired, the most at home, the most useful.
I just want to make lunches and organize my kids' playroom. I just want to make lunches and organize my kids' playroom.
I have to say, I haven't really worked with that many people in my career that I haven't liked, whic Show more I have to say, I haven't really worked with that many people in my career that I haven't liked, which I think is really rare. Hide
I enjoy cooking and baking. Alicia Silverstone's vegan cookbook is awesome. I enjoy cooking and baking. Alicia Silverstone's vegan cookbook is awesome.
I like A&E. I like those corny intimate-portrait things. They're so kind of ingenious and artificial Show more I like A&E. I like those corny intimate-portrait things. They're so kind of ingenious and artificial and soothing. Hide
It's good to feel stupid sometimes and do things that are out of your comfort zone. It's good to feel stupid sometimes and do things that are out of your comfort zone.
I have a child and I don't want to be at work all the time when he's small. I want to spend time wit Show more I have a child and I don't want to be at work all the time when he's small. I want to spend time with him. Hide
My way to combat anything is just to walk straight into it with my fists up. My way to combat anything is just to walk straight into it with my fists up.
[on Demián Bichir in Weeds (2005)] I might use a word that sounds pretentious, but his performance Show more [on Demián Bichir in Weeds (2005)] I might use a word that sounds pretentious, but his performance was almost holy. It was beyond being just about depth. He made the film into a Greek tragedy. And he is one of the few actors I know who could make that part humane. He is pretty delicious. Hide
My mother is a beauty. My mother is a beauty.
I don't often see the movies I'm in; I'm usually disappointed in myself and it only serves to make m Show more I don't often see the movies I'm in; I'm usually disappointed in myself and it only serves to make me self-conscious. Hide
I feel like movies, if there's any kind of budget whatsoever, there's so much sitting, and I really Show more I feel like movies, if there's any kind of budget whatsoever, there's so much sitting, and I really like to work. Otherwise my blood sugar just drops, you know, six hours sitting in a camper. Hide
I don't think you necessarily have to be part of a traditional nuclear family to be a good mother. I don't think you necessarily have to be part of a traditional nuclear family to be a good mother.
I don't live in Los Angeles and I don't do a lot of superfluous press. I don't live in Los Angeles and I don't do a lot of superfluous press.
People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life. People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life.
Words are really powerful. I don't believe that axiom at all - words can absolutely hurt you. Words Show more Words are really powerful. I don't believe that axiom at all - words can absolutely hurt you. Words can wound. They can do a lot of damage. I think they can do way more damage than sticks and stones. I'll take sticks and stones. Hide
I like to pretend that I'm a tough guy. It's kind of an admission of defeat if I have to ask for hel Show more I like to pretend that I'm a tough guy. It's kind of an admission of defeat if I have to ask for help - or even kindness. But if it doesn't come, at some point I snap and demand it. Hide
I don't really ever think about whether or not I like the characters I'm playing. I'm more into the Show more I don't really ever think about whether or not I like the characters I'm playing. I'm more into the minutiae of their behaviour or what they're doing in a certain scene. Hide
My favorite scene in all of movies is Gregory Peck in 'To Kill A Mockingbird': You see him where he' Show more My favorite scene in all of movies is Gregory Peck in 'To Kill A Mockingbird': You see him where he's on the porch, and his face is almost completely obscured. I don't want to see his face. Hide
I certainly was never the pretty girl at school, but I can go to a lot of different places with this Show more I certainly was never the pretty girl at school, but I can go to a lot of different places with this face. Hide
I never feel more useful than when I'm making my kids a bowl of soup. I never feel more useful than when I'm making my kids a bowl of soup.
Look, I don't care if anyone likes me when it comes to my work. But I can be massively insecure in o Show more Look, I don't care if anyone likes me when it comes to my work. But I can be massively insecure in other parts of my life. Hide
In college, my teachers were usually after me for going after comedy too much, leaning too much in t Show more In college, my teachers were usually after me for going after comedy too much, leaning too much in that direction. Hide
I'm not comfortable with getting a job by being at the right Hollywood party; I'm not a terribly soc Show more I'm not comfortable with getting a job by being at the right Hollywood party; I'm not a terribly sociable creature. Hide
Mary-Louise Parker's FILMOGRAPHY
as Actor (40)
Mary-Louise Parker Mary-Louise Parker'S roles
Naomi Highland
Naomi Highland

Tracy
Tracy

Suzy Mayor
Suzy Mayor

Lillian
Lillian

Gwendolyn
Gwendolyn

Amy Gardner
Amy Gardner

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