Mary Steenburgen

Born: 08 February 1953 (67 years old)
Gender: Female



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Mary Steenburgen is an American actress best known for her leading roles in the television series Back to the Future (1991-1992), Ink (1996-1997) and Joan of Arcadia, from 2003-2005.

Steenburgen was married to Malcolm McDowell from 1980 to 1990, and has been married to actor Ted Danson since 1995. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1980 film Melvin and Howard.

In addition to the recent films Elf and Casa de Los Babys, her feature film credits include Philadelphia, Parenthood, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Grass Harp, Wish You Were Dead, Nobody's Baby, Back to the Future III, Time After Time, A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, Cross Creek, One Magic Christmas, Dead of Winter, End of the Line, Hope Springs, Sunshine State and Life as a House.

Steenburgen starred with her husband, Ted Danson, in the mini-series Talking to Heaven and the television movie Surviving Love. They had previously worked together in 1996 in the mini-series Gulliver's Travels and in the 1994 feature film Pontiac Moon, as well as in Ink.

Steenburgen's additional television credits include the mini-series Noah's Ark and the movie About Sarah.

Her theatre credits include the Broadway productions of Candida and Holiday, the Off Broadway production of The Beginning of August and Marvin's Room at the Tiffany Theatre in Los Angeles.

Born in Newport, Arkansas, Steenburgen was raised in Little Rock and lives in Los Angeles.

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