Mary-Louise Parker Heads Off-Broadway in ‘Heisenberg’

Mar 9 • by Colleen • No CommentsNews

Mary-Louise Parker will renew her long association with Manhattan Theatre Club this year when she stars in the off-Broadway world premiere of Simon Stephens’ two-hander Heisenberg.

Commissioned by MTC, the play traces the life-changing connection that develops between Parker’s character Clare and a much older man, played by veteran Canadian actor Kenneth Welsh, when she plants a kiss on his neck in the middle of a crowded London train station.

Mark Brokaw (Cinderella) will direct the production, which is scheduled for a strictly limited six-week engagement. It begins previews May 19 in the Stage II studio space at New York City Center, with an official opening June 3.


NBC Recast Scoop: Uma Thurman In, Mary-Louise Parker Out in The Slap

Nov 2 • by Colleen • No CommentsNews

In a last-minute switch, Uma Thurman has replaced Mary-Louise Parker in NBC’s upcoming all-star miniseries The Slap, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Parker was forced to step aside due to health reasons (the actress is recovering from a bout of pneumonia).
An eight-hour take on the 2011 Australian series, The Slap is about how one man’s punishment of another couple’s child explodes into a complex family drama.


The Blacklist screencaps “Dr Linus Creel”

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The Blacklist Promo for next week

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The Blacklist – New Stills

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The Blacklist “Monarch Douglas Bank” Screencaps

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Mary-Louise Parker to pen memoir in the form of letters

Sep 30 • by Colleen • No CommentsNews

Actress Mary-Louise Parker will tell her life story through a series of letters penned to the most important men in her life—so exes Billy Crudup and Jeffrey Dean Morgan should maybe look out. Dear Mr. You will be released by Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner in fall 2015. “I am so honored and thrilled to be working with Scribner and in the company of such wonderful writers,” said Mary-Louise Parker in a Scribner press release.

“From Frank McCourt to Jeannette Walls to Anjelica Huston, Scribner loves a great memoirist, and Mary-Louise Parker is one,” added senior vice president and publisher Nan Graham. “Her writing is magnificent; the conceit—a memoir in letters to men—is wholly original and brilliantly executed.” The Emmy-, Tony-, and Golden Globe-winning actress is best known for her critically acclaimed role as pot-dealing widow Nancy Botwin on Showtime’s Weeds.


The Blacklist – Screencaps

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The Blacklist – Episode Stills

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I’ve added to the Mary-Louise Parker Central Gallery with new stills from tonight’s episode of “The Blacklist.”

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A Definitive Ranking of Every Character on ‘The West Wing’

Sep 14 • by Colleen • No CommentsNews

5. Amy Gardner

Played By: Mary-Louise Parker
Number of Episodes: 23

Started out as a lobbyist for feminist groups; eventually served as a sometimes advisor to the Bartlet administration and later as the First Lady’s chief of staff. I tend to be very accommodating to other points of view, and I am hardly ever a “shipper” for the shows that I watch, but if you preferred Josh and Donna to Josh and Amy, you are wrong. (Unless your rationale is that Josh and Donna are both kinda sucky and deserve each other, in which case: I’ll allow it.) The simple truth of the matter is that Amy Gardner is not only a superior character to Donna, but she is much better suited to Josh. Their chemistry was off the charts, their political maneuverings gave fire to season three, and she gave as good as she got and pushed Josh to do the same. I pine for the apocryphal eighth season of The West Wing for many reasons, but none more than because Amy signed on to the Santos administration. – JR

Signature Episode: Season four’s “Privateers,” a.k.a. Amy’s first day on the job as Abbey Bartley’s chief of staff, during which, among other political maneuverings, she had to put up with this foolishness: