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Mary Steenburgen, Award Winner – MovieActors.com

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Steenburgen in
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Mary Steenburgen: Best Supporting Actress 1980: MovieActors.com

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Melvin And Howard (Comedy/Drama – R)

Mary Steenburgen won her Supporting Oscar for playing Melvin's (LeMat) quirky wife in this story about a contested will from Howard Hughes.









About Mary Steenburgen (1953 – )
American leading actress, who was discovered by Jack Nicolson who directed her in the 1978 comedy Goin' South, in which she portrays a woman mining for gold in need of an extra work hand, who selects Nicholson's outlaw character, who is about to be hanged, for a husband.

In 1980 she portrayed the eccentric wife of a man out to befriend an aging Howard Hughes, the better to get at his fortune, in Melvin And Howard. With her characteristic verve and charm, Mary Steenburgen portrayed the author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in Cross Creek, a critically acclaimed movie which follows Rawling's early career, where she buys an orange grove in Florida and begins writing about the locals.

Mary Steenburgen has been married to television star Ted Dansen (Cheers), since 1995. They worked with on the set of the television series Ink in 1996 and on the mini series Gulliver's Travels.

Steenburgen has been an ensemble player in such films as Back To The Future Part III, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Nixon, Elf, The Butcher's Wife, Dirty Girl, and The Help.

Mary Steenburgen's notable movie credits include...

Going South (1978)
Rabbit Test (1978)
Time After Time (1979)
Ragtime (1981)
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
Cross Creek (1983)
Romantic Comedy (1983)
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Dead Of Winter (1986)
The Whales Of August (1987)
Parenthood (1989)
The Long Walk Home (1990) narrator voice
Back To The Future 3 (1990)
Philadelphia (1993)
Powder (1995)
Pontiac Moon (1994)
My Summer Story (1994)
The Butcher's Wife (1991)
Nixon (1995)
The Grass Harp (1995)
Powder (1995)
Nobody's Baby (2001)
Life As A House (2001)
I Am Sam (2001)
Sunshine State (2002)
Wish You Were Dead (2002)
Hope Springs (2003)
Casa De Los Babys (2003)
Elf (2003)
Inland Empire (2006)
The Dead Girl (2006)
Elvis Anabelle (2007)
Nobel Son (2007)
Numb (2007)
The Brave One (2007)
Honeydripper (2007)
Step Brothers (2002)
Four Christmases (2008)
Step Brothers (Reel Comedy) 2002)
The Open Road (2009)
The Proposal (2009)
Did You Hear About The Morgans? (2009)
Dirty Girl (2010)
A Walk In The Woods (2015)

Mary Steenburgen's television credits include...

Gulliver's Travels (Mini-Series; 1996)
Ink (TV Series 1996-1997)
Noah's Ark (Hallmark Hall Of Fame; 1999)
Living With The Dead (TV Mini-Series)
Joan Of Arcadia (TV Series 2003)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series 2000-2009)

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Mary Steenburgen in A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982).

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Mary Steenburgen in Parenthood (1998).

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Mary Steenburgen in Philadelphia (1993).

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Mary Steenburgen in Back To The Future 3 (1990).

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Mary Steenburgen in Melvin And Howard (1980).