Marcia Gay Harden was born August 14, 1959 in La Jolla, California. She is the middle child of five. They moved around a lot when she was growing up because her father was in the military. While living in Greece Marcia enjoyed attending plays in Athens. Marcia attended…more
Marcia met her husband during the filming ofthe movie The Spitfire Grill he was the prop man for the movie.
Marcia first became interested in acting when the family was living in Greece.
Marcia moved to Washington, DC where she began acting in regional theater and on local.
Marcia began college in Athens, Greece.
At the age of 13, Marcia posed as a boy for a period in Japan.
Marcia's family moved several times throughout her school years due to the fact that she is the daughter of a Navy captain.
For the 2000 movie Pollock Marcia made $1,000,000.
Marcia is 5'4" tall.
Marcia's young nephew and niece were killed in a tragic fire on December, 15 2003. Marcia's ex sister in law later died from her fire related injuries. The fire started when a candle was left to close to the sofa and caught it on fire.
Marcia won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress in 2001 for the 2000 movie Pollock.
Marcia was the first University of Texas at Austin graduate to win an Oscar.
Marcia and her husband, Thaddaeus Scheel, have three children.
Marcia earned an MFA from the graduate theater program at New York University.
Marcia graduated from Surrattsville Sr. High in Clinton, Maryland in 1976.
Marcia graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in theater in 1980.
Marcia was in the 2003 movie Mona Lisa Smile as Nancy Abbey.
Marcia's husband, father and brother are all named Thaddaeus.
Marcia: (On her character in movie Pollock) When she was first married, Lee's main concern was pleasing Jackson, she was the kind of woman who hung her hat on another man's peg to find herself, in spite of how brilliant she was in her own right. Their marriage was wonderful, fabulous, and hideous. They fed off each other in ways that weren't always healthy, but, if they hadn't been together, Pollock never would have become world famous and Lee wouldn't have pushed herself to the artistic limits she did. As soon as they split, one of them was bound to destruct".
Marcia: Until people get to know me they think I'm a dark, sensuous bitch.
Marcia: The only thing that seemed to me I could do in such a way that no one else could was acting. I thought, I can be a doctor, but there's going to be someone else who is just as good or better. I can be a lawyer, which I still sometimes think I would love to be, but I think there's someone who can do it just as good or better. So, being an actor, there will be people who can do it just as good or better, but I'll have my voice, and no one will have my voice.
Marcia: (On her Oscar win that no one thought that she would get) Vegas had me at 12-to-1 odds. I sure do wish I had bet on myself and made a little money.