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Mary-Louise Parker is an American Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress known for her role on the Showtime television show Weeds.
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she landed a recurring role on the highly successful ABC drama
The West Wing, featuring film veterans Martin Sheen and Rob Lowe. Her turn as Amy Gardner earned her an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2002.
Continuing with her success on the small screen, Mary-Louise Parker made a splash as a suburban widow to turns to selling marijuana as a means to support her family in the comedy Weeds in 2005. Parker's character, Nancy Botwin, faced all sorts of challenges with her new business venture while trying to raise her two sons, Silas and Shane, right. Her domestic situation was further complicated by the arrival of her wacky, underachieving brother-in-law Andy who wanted in on her operation. The show is currently producing its sixth season.
Other movie projects for Mary-Louise Parker have included the musical film Romance & Cigarettes (2005) and a television adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel The Robber Bride (2006). She also appeared in the film The Assassination of Jesse James, in which she played the famous outlaw's wife.
Mary-Louise Parker has a son named William with former boyfriend actor Billy Crudup. The couple split two months before their son was born in 2003; they had been dating since 1996. Parker has recently been romantically linked to actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
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