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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.
I’ve added to the Mary-Louise Parker Central Gallery with new stills from tonight’s episode of “The Blacklist.”
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:
09/22/2014 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Monday) : RED CONFRONTS AN IMPORTANT PERSON FROM HIS PAST– Mary Louise Parker (“Weeds”), Krysten Ritter (Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23) and Peter Stormare (“Fargo”) guest star–Red continues to battle Berlin (guest star Peter Stormare) and faces a new threat from a man named Lord Baltimore. An important person comes back from the past into Red’s world. Meanwhile, Liz (Megan Boone) tries to move forward with her life after her showdown with Tom (Ryan Eggold). Diego Klatenhoff, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison and Mozhan Marno also star.
The Second Annual Hope North Gala will take place Saturday, November 1, at City Winery in Manhattan.
Hosted by Mary-Louise Parker, the celebration will honor Forest Whitaker for his commitment to Hope North and Okello Sam’s vision for peace.
Hope North is educating and healing the young victims of Uganda’s civil war, including orphans and former child soldiers, empowering them to become voices for peace and development.
Founded in 1998 by artist and former child soldier Okello Sam, Hope North is an accredited secondary school with an international arts center, vocational training, and a working farm, staffed by Ugandan educators. Thousands of vulnerable youth have lived at Hope North and today 255 incredible students are working towards their degrees and planning careers. These youth are contributing to peace-building by organizing educational theater and soccer tournaments throughout the north, an area destroyed by years of war, reaching thousands more.
New event photos up in the Mary-Louise Parker Central Gallery from events she was at in 2010.
Not that the panel didn’t cut to the Blacklist chase. There was a big casting announcement with the revelation that Mary-Louise Parker would be joining the NBC series in Season 2 in a recurring role as a character named Naomi Highland. EP/creator Jon Bokenkamp didn’t reveal any more details of the former Weeds star’s Blacklist involvement, but he described the character as “completely tied to Reddington.”