June 18, 2012 |
Mary-Louise Parker, John Leguizamo and Cheyenne Jackson will be among the new faces joining the nominating committee for next year's Tony Awards. The committee decides on the Tony nominees by seeing all of the productions for the season and then voting for the various categories. The committee's new members will also include playwright Rick Elice, composer Adam Guettel, author and journalist John Darnton, choreographer Donald Byrd, projection designer Wendall K. Harrington and costume designer Ann Hould-Ward.
January 6, 2010
SERIES Sports Jobs With Junior Seau: The former NFL linebacker takes a turn as a reporter facing a deadline while covering the Florida vs. Georgia football game (7 and 10 p.m. VS). This Emotional Life: The episode "Rethinking Happiness" examines behavior that fosters positive emotions includes meditation, compassion, forgiveness and altruism (9 p.m. KCET). Man vs. Wild: Bear Grylls creates critical fresh water and uses tribal techniques to fish while deserted on a Panamanian island in the season premiere of this survival series (9 p.m. Discovery)
June 15, 2008
IN LYNN SMITH'S " 'Weeds' Deals With Growing Pains" [June 8], the show's creator Jenji Kohan says about Mary-Louise Parker, "She'd never done television before." What? Who was that extraordinarily talented actress who lighted up the small screen in "The West Wing"? Well, yes, it does appear to be Mary-Louise Parker playing Amy Gardner, one of Josh's secret weapons. We loved her then; we're crazy about her now. Allison Caine Los Angeles
September 12, 2007 |
MARY-LOUISE PARKER has a crowded mantel at home -- there's an Emmy, a Tony and a couple of Golden Globes. She may need to make room now with two more lead-actress Emmy nominations, one for the Showtime series "Weeds" and the other for the Oxygen movie "The Robber Bride." As Nancy Botwin, the frazzled single mom and pot grower on "Weeds," Parker has critics and fans raving, and she cheerily describes the show as "totally perverse."
August 14, 2006 |
JUST like her character Nancy Botwin, the pot-selling mom in Showtime's popular series "Weeds," Mary-Louise Parker took the job because of her kid. For two decades, Parker has been one of the hardest-working actors in show business -- it was not unusual for her to do three movies a year, on top of an inevitably well-received play plus a little TV work on the side. Then, two years ago, she had a baby and that, as any working mother will tell you, changes everything.
January 17, 2006 |
A widowed, pot-selling mom from the suburbs got the last laugh against the Wisteria Lane women's club. "Desperate Housewives" won its second consecutive Golden Globe for best TV series, musical or comedy, but that triumph was almost overshadowed when Mary-Louise Parker of Showtime's "Weeds" beat out the stars of the hit ABC series -- Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria -- for best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy.