|Mary Steenburgen Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||February 8, 1953|
Mary Steenburgen is an American actress and singer who gained prominence by her role as Julia Tate in the 1978 film Goin’ South. She started her music career in 2007 and by 2017, Mary had composed more than 40 songs. She is known to play Amy Robbins in the 1979 sci-fi, adventure, drama film Time After Time and has appeared in numerous TV series and movies.
Mary Nell Steenburgen
Newport, Arkansas, United States
Mary divides her time between Los Angeles (California) and Chilmark (Massachusetts), United States.
Steenburgen attended Hendrix College to study drama before she was selected in Neighborhood Playhouse.
- Father – Maurice Hoffman Steenburgen (Freight-train conductor at Missouri Pacific Railroad)
- Mother – Nellie Mae (née Wall) (School-board Secretary)
- Siblings – Nancy (Steenburgen) Kelly (Sister) (Teacher)
- Others – William Sidney Steenburgen (Paternal Grandfather), Aimee Pauline Davis (Paternal Grandmother), Thomas Wade Wall (Maternal Grandfather), Erma Phillips (Maternal Grandmother)
Mary is represented by –
- United Talent Agency
- Agency for the Performing Arts
- Universal Music
- Neon Cross Music
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Mary Steenburgen has dated –
- Malcolm McDowell (1978-1990) – Mary Steenburgen and the English actor Malcolm McDowell began dating in 1978. They both met on the sets of the 1979 film, Time After Time and got married in 1980. The couple has 2 children together named Lilly Amanda McDowell (b. January 22, 1981) and Charles Malcolm McDowell (b.July 10, 1983). Malcolm and Mary filed for divorce in 1989 and got divorced in 1990.
- Ted Danson (1994-Present) – Mary and the actor Ted Danson met in 1993 while filming for the 1994 adventure film Pontiac Moon and began dating in 1994. In 1995, the couple tied the knot and Mary became a stepmother to Ted’s daughters Kate Danson and Alexis Danson.
Race / Ethnicity
Mary has English, Scottish, Welsh, and distant Dutch ancestry.
- Sculpted Nose
- High Pitched voice
- Southern accent
She gave her voice in a TV commercial for Hormel Pepperoni in 2012.
Best Known For
Playing Lynda Dummar in 1980 film Melvin and Howard and Diana Boyle in the 2013 film Last Vegas
As a Singer
Mary started her musical journey in 2007. She composed numerous songs and signed up with Universal Music as a songwriter. She teamed up with the artists from Nashville. Mary has released songs like Man In The Moon (2016), I Only Have Eyes For You (2013), and You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You (2013).
Steenburgen made her theatrical film debut in the 1978 comedy, western, drama film Goin’ South as Julia Tate.
First TV Show
She made her first TV show appearance on The Alan Hamel Show in 1980.
Mary Steenburgen Facts
- She moved to Dallas to give audition for New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse in 1971.
- Mary has been involved with human rights and environmental groups.
- She served as a waitress at The Magic Pan and for Doubleday during her struggling days.
- Mary was discovered by Jack Nicholson at Paramount New York office’s reception room and Jack cast Mary as a lead in his 2nd direction which was the 1978 film Goin’ South.
- Her critically acclaimed performance was as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in the 1983 film Cross Creek.
- In September 2005, Ted and Mary gave a guest lecture to the students of Clinton School of Public Service.
- Mary’s cameo role was as Jeannie in the 2015 film A Walk in the Woods.
- She was awarded an honorary “Doctor of Humane Letters” degree from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas in 2006.
- In 2007, she became interested in music. She started writing songs and wrote about 40 songs.
- In April 2007, she underwent minor arm surgery.
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