Mary McCormack

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Mary McCormack

Born

2/8/1969, Plainfield, New Jersey

Birth Name

Gender

Female
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8.9
out of 10
User Rating
129 votes

Biography

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Studied at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and at the William Esper Studio. 1987 graduate of the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, New Jersey. Theater work: "Cabaret" on Broadway as Sally Bowles "A Fair Country" at Naked Angels The Atlantic Theatre Company Alice's 4th Floor Sister of actor Will McCormack.more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • [On if it was difficult ending The West Wing]
      Mary McCormack: For that amount of time it was difficult but for the rest of the cast and the crew it was like a lifetime. I felt lucky to be there even for as short a time as I was there. The fans were amazing and it was just nice to be on a show that people were watching and talking about. It was a great role and I worked with Allison Janney mostly who's now one of my best friends so it was a great experience.

    • [On her character ftom Traffic]
      Mary McCormack: It's interesting that throughout the show, many characters say, 'I'm just the middle man.' Through our apathy we are all middle men — every time you hire someone to cut your lawn who you don't pay benefits to, you are a middle man. We are all sort of responsible. I thought the show did a really amazing job in pointing out how we are all complicit.

    • [On getting the part in the play Amahl and the Night Visitors]
      Mary McCormack: I was twelve but looked like an eight-year-old boy. As luck would have it, none of the boys in town could sing, so I got the part and wore a hat.

    • [Explaining what a slammer girl is]
      Mary McCormack: I'd wear cutoff shorts and a bra--well, a halter top, but like a bra, with the midriff showing, you know? And I'd wear a holster with tequila on one side and 7Up on the other, and I'd wear a bandoleer with shot glasses, and I'd walk around the bar and go up to a guy.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Great actress.

    8.5
    Beautiful.
  • In plain: Awesome!

    10
    I've seen most of her work by now and I think she's just awesome. She does wit and spunk best but the range of her acting is wider than that. Some of the movies she's done aren't that top notch but she still does a great job in them so creds.

    And yes it was In Plain Sight that really got me hookedand made me start to watch her other work but I do remember her from Murder One (and two *lol*) and High Heels.moreless