Mary Nell Steenburgen is a renowned American actress who is best known for winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. As per Steenburgen’s biography, she was born on February 8, 1953, which makes her be at the age of 65 years old now. She has also achieved Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her incredible performances in the movie Melvin and Howard (1980) where she portrayed the role of Lynda Dummar. Here on this page, we’ll offer you the complete available wiki of the Steenburgen and eliminate your curiosity about how tall is Mary Steenburgen.
Early Life and Education
Steenburgen was born in 1953 in Newport, Arkansas. She was born to the parents named Nellie Mae Wall (mother) and Maurice Hoffman Steenburgen (father). Talking about their professional life, Mary’s father was a freight-train conductor who used to work as an employee of the Missouri Pacific Railroad. Her mother was a school-board secretary by profession. She is blessed with a sister named Nancy Kelley who is a teacher. Talking about Steenburgen’s ethnicity, she carries the ancestry from Dutch, Scottish, English and Welsh.
Regarding her education, Mary went to Hendrix College where she studied drama as her major subject. Because of her passion and desire in the drama, Mary’s teacher suggested her to travel Dallas for giving an audition for New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse. She was successful in that audition which became the first success in her professional acting career.
Career and Professional Life
It was her aim to become a successful actress from her early age. And, Mary is somehow successful in achieving her early dreams. Talking about her career progression, she was selected by the Neighborhood Playhouse and therefore went to study acting in Manhattan, New York City. While continuing her study, she worked for The Magic Pan.
Steenburgen made a great step in her acting career as she was caught by the discovering eyes of Jack Nicholson. She was cast in the Western Goin’ South (1978) as a female lead. In 1979, she appeared in a lead role in the movie titled Time After Time where she portrayed the role as a modern woman. In that movie, she was of such a character that she fell in love with the character H. G. Wells as an author, the role was played by Mary’s future husband Malcolm McDowell.
In 1980, mary appeared in the movie Melvin and Howard which was her third film. From that movie, she became able to grab Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in her name. She appeared in the role of the wife of Melvin Dummar as Lynda Dummar. Later, she contributed to film Cross Creek as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Some of her other contribution to the film industry include Book Club (2018) as Carol, I Do…Until I Don’t (2017) as Cybil, Katie Says Goodbye (2016) as Maybelle, A Walk in the Woods (2015) as Jeannie, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013) as The Bamboo Cutter’s Wife, Keepin’ It Real Estate (2011) as Claire, Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) as Emma Wheeler, The Open Road (2009) as Katherine, In the Electric Mist (2009) as Bootsie Robicheaux, Honeydripper (2007) as Amanda Winship, Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2205) as Marienne Hotchkiss, Elf (2003) as Emily Hobbs, Wish You Were Dead (2002) as Sally Rider, Nobody’s Baby (2001) as Estelle and much more.
Moving to her television career, Mary appeared in 1996’s Ink as Kate Montgomery being accompanied by her Ted Danson. She also starred in Joan of Arcadia as Helen Girardi. As of now, she is involved in The Last Man on Earth where she is portraying the character as Gail Klosterman.
Some of her notable television contributions include Finding Your Roots (2017), Blunt Talk (2016) as Margaret Rudolph, Turkey Hollow (2015) as Aunt Cly, Orange Is the New Black (2015-2017) as Delia Powell, Happiness Isn’t Everything (2009) as Audrey Veill, It Must Be Love (2004) as Clem Gazelle, Outlaw Country (2012) as Anastasia Lee and much more.
Career as a songwriter
On April 17, 2007, Mary suffered an injury on her arm for which she has to go through a minor surgery. At that time, she developed a new interest in songwriting and singing. The passion towards the music made her compose more than 40 songs as of now. As a songwriter, she has the contractual agreement with Universal Music.
Awards and Nominations
The versatile lady Mary is an inspiring person who has grabbed numerous awards, nominations and titles in her name. In 2011, she won Screen Actors Guild under the category of “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.” For her best-supporting roles, she has won Academy Awards, Boston Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, National Society of Film Critics Awards and Golden Globe Awards in 1980 for her amazing performance in the movie named Melvin and Howard.
Mary Steenburgen was married to actor Malcolm McDowell in 1980. They first met two years earlier in 1978 while they were starred together in Time After Time. From their married life, mary gave birth to a son named Charlie McDowell and a beautiful daughter Lilly McDowell. Their relationship was not going and finally, they decided to live separately in 1989 and after years the couple legally ended their relationship by means of a divorce.
After five years of divorced life, Mary married to Ted Danson on October 7, 1995. Ted Danson is also an actor with whom Mary met while shooting for the movie Pontiac Moon. After their marriage, Mary became the step-mother to Alexis and Kate who were born from Danson’s earlier marriage. Actress Steenburgen with her husband and children lives near the Los Angeles.
How tall is Mary Steenburgen? Well, she is blessed with an adorable height of 5 feet 8 inches and her weight is maintained to 57 kg. Her bra size is 36C and possesses seductive body measurements of 36-24-36 inches. With her brown-black colored hair, she looks amazing in that sparkling smile. Her pretty decent height and maintained body structure are one of the inspiring facts that one needs to notice even at this age of 60’s.
Salary and Net worth
American actress Mary Steenburgen net is estimated to be 12 million USD which is a massive monetary value. Most of her earning sources rely on her acting career but she also generates money from her music career as she is signed to Universal Music as a songwriter.
Beautiful Steenburgen is also active in social work and charity related activities. She is associated with various organizations which are concerned with the various field including environmental and human rights. Her outstanding salary from The Last Man on Earth (2015 to present) for the role of Gail Klosterman has boosted up Steenburgen’s net worth rapidly.
Wiki and Facts
In 2006’s Democratic National Convention, Steenburgen has spoken for it. She is also a good friend to Hillary Clinton who is best known for being the former Senator and Secretary of State. One can find Mary Steenburgen bio on Wikipedia, IMDb and some other popular wiki sites as well. Join Mary on Twitter @MarySteenburgen and on Instagram @mary_steenburgen where she has amassed more than 30k and 41k followers respectively.