Mary Steenburgen :: Biography
An American actress, ‘Mary Steenburgen’ was born on February 8, 1953 in Newport, Arkansas, U.S. Steenburgen won the prestigious awards like Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress-Motion Picture for portraying the role of Lynda Dummar in 1980 movie ‘Melvin and Howard’. She follows Jewish religion and American by nationality.She is the daughter of Nellie Mae who is a school-board secretary. Her father, ‘Maurice Steenburgen is a freight-train conductor who worked at Missouri Pacific Railroad.
Talking about her professional career, she moved to Manhattan in the year 1972 where she worked as waitressing at Magic Pan. While studying acting at New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse, she served at Doubleday. Steenburgen got golden opportunity when she was discovered by Jack Nicholson in the reception room of Paramount’s NewYork office. Later in the year 1978, she was casted as the female lead in his second directorial effort, ‘Goin’ South’. After that role, she never turned back to her early life. She was casted as a leading role in the 1979 movie ‘Time After Time’. In the movie, she played the role of modern woman who falls in love with the author H.G.Wells. She was highly appreciated for her performance in the 1980 movie, ‘Melvin and Howard’. She even received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie. In the year 1983, she was seen in the movie ‘Cross Creek’ where she played Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings who is the author of The Yearling. In 1990, she played the role of Clara Clayton in ‘Back to the Future Part III’. She also supplied her voice for the character in ‘Back to the Future: The Animated Series’. Her other notable was seen in the movies, ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape’, ‘Nixon’ and ‘Elf’. She also tried her luck in the comedy movies like Step Brothers, Four Christmases and The Proposal. In 2011, she became the part of critically acclaimed movie ‘The Help and featured a role of lounge singer in a love triangle in 2013 comedy ‘Last Vegas’. Apart from her movie roles, she was also seen the television series. She starred in ‘Ink’ with her husband Ted Danson and co-starred in the television miniseries ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ in the year 1996. Mary portrayed the role of mother in the CBS drama series ‘Joan of Arcadia’.
Moving towards her personal life biography, her marital status is married. She got married to actor Malcolm McDowell in 1980. From her marital relation with McDowell, she had two children. However, their marriage ended in 1989. She got married to actor Ted Danson on October 7, 1995. She became the stepmother to her Ted’s daughters Kate and Alexis. The couple gave a guest lecture for the students at the Clinton School of Public Service. At the school, they discussed their roles in the public service as well as the foundations and causes they are involving. In 1989, she earned an honorary doctorate from the Hendrix College. She also received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas.
This alluring beauty has an amazing good looks and body measurements. She has gorgeous body figure which is so attractive that anybody can go crazy for her. However, there is no information revealed about her exact body measurements size. But from her appearances in the movies, she seems to have close body measurements size of 36-24-36 inches. She stands with the exemplified height of 5 feet 8 inches. There was once a hoax that she has gone through a plastic surgery to look more beautiful. But no confirmation has been made to the rumor. Her hot and beautiful pair of legs and feet looks mesmerizing when she wears the sexy bikini outfit.
The talented actress has earned total net worth amount of $12 million as of 2104. More additional information about Mary Steenburgen can be obtained from the wiki and other internet sites. Her fans can also follow her on twitter @MarySteenburgen where she frequently shares her recent updates.