Parker won the Clarence Derwent Award for her performance and was nominated for a Tony Award (although she did not play the role when the film was made).Parker starred with Kevin Kline in Grand Canyon (1991); with Kathy Bates, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Jessica Tandy in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991); with Susan Sarandon and Tommy Lee Jones in The Client (1994); with John Cusack in Bullets over Broadway (1994); and with Drew Barrymore and Whoopi Goldberg in Boys on the Side (1995), as a woman with AIDS.In addition to her many films, Parker enjoyed great popularity for her lead role on Showtime's television series Weeds portraying Nancy Botwin, for which she received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in 2006.Parker has appeared in films and series including RED, RED 2, Fried Green Tomatoes, Boys on the Side, The West Wing, and Angels in America, for which she received a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In addition, she appeared alongside Matthew Modine in Tim Hunter's The Maker (1997).
Mary Parker was from a middle-class family born as Mary Louise Parker in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the United States of America to John Parker and Caroline Louise Morelli Parker.
She was born to the father who served in the US army.
The idea grew out of a piece Parker wrote for a few years ago, her advice about how to be a better man.
Mary-Louise Parker (born August 2, 1964) is an American actress and author.