Mary-Louise Parker

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Quotes (15)

  • Mary-Louise: (After winning her Golden Globe in 2006)I was really surprised. I thought Felicity Huffman would win. I think we're all desperate housewives. My character is just a little bit more desperate than theirs."

  • Mary-Louise: (On her show Weeds) I don't think it's that controversial. I'm really in favor of legalizing marijuana. I thought people would be more offended by [this series] than they are. I'm surprised they weren't.

  • Mary-Louise: (When asked whether she is an easy-going girlfriend) I actually think I'm pretty easy, because I've never been anybody to ask for anything. I've never been able to ask for anything... which... maybe is not very good.

  • Mary-Louise: (On her show Weeds) Dude, I'm naked every time I turn around on the show! I'm, like, "Hey, when do I get to wear clothes?" But I don't think of nudity as being outrageous.

  • Mary-Louise: (On whether she has any vices) I was fairly guileless when I was younger, but when you have two young kids, you have to redirect the monorail. So I'm pretty square.

  • Mary-Louise: (When asked what she would do if one of her kids wanted to be an actor) I would hope they would want to do theater. If one of my kids came to me and said, 'I want to be a movie star,' I would be, like, 'Go to your room.'

  • Mary-Louise: I'm really angry that someone who is a singer, or an athlete, or a politician, or a model -- whatever -- can turn around and [act] and it will be accepted... They can be an actor. No one blinks an eye!

  • Mary-Louise: (remaining tight-lipped on her split from Billy Crudup) I didn't comment on my personal life when everyone thought it was boring and now that it's exciting, I don't comment on it either.

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Trivia (31)

  • Parker has Ophidiophobia or a fear of snakes.

  • She is a contributing writer for Esquire magazine.

  • Mary-Louise met her former flame Billy Crudup when the two appeared in the play "Bus Stop" in 1996.

  • In 1975, Mary-Louise landed her first professional acting role when she appeared on Ryan's Hope.

  • Mary-Louise's role on The West Wing was originally only supposed to be for one episode, but it turned into 23.

  • In early 2008, Mary-Louise was briefly engaged to her Weeds co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan, but they broke up a few months later. She briefly dated Academy Award winning actor Timothy Hutton.

  • The cast of Weeds teases Mary-Louise because even though she plays a pot dealer on the show, she has never smoked it in real life.

  • In 2008, Mary-Louise appeared in the play "Dead Man's Cellphone" after a four year absence from theater.

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