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Marcia Gay Harden


Marcia Gay Harden was born on August 14, 1959, in La Jolla, California, the third of five children. Her mother, Beverly (Bushfield), was a homemaker, and her father, Thad Harold Harden, was in the military. The family relocated often -- she first became interested in the theater when the family was living in Greece, and she had attended plays in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Into the Wild
Into the Wild Billie McCandless
(2007)
The Mist
The Mist Mrs. Carmody
(2007)
Mystic River
Mystic River Celeste Boyle
(2003)
Miller's Crossing
(1990)

Filmography

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 2018 Fifty Shades Freed (completed)
Grace Trevelyan Grey
 2015-2018 Code Black (TV Series)
Dr. Leanne Rorish
- Episode #3.10 (2018) ... Dr. Leanne Rorish
- Fallen Angels (2017) ... Dr. Leanne Rorish
- The Devil's Workshop (2017) ... Dr. Leanne Rorish
- Vertigo (2017) ... Dr. Leanne Rorish
- Unfinished Business (2017) ... Dr. Leanne Rorish
 2017 Fifty Shades Darker
Grace Trevelyan Grey
 2016 Get a Job
Katherine Dunn
 2015 After Words
Jane Taylor
 2015 Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
President of the FAFAFA
 2015 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Hannah Keating
- It's All My Fault (2015) ... Hannah Keating (uncredited)
- She's a Murderer (2015) ... Hannah Keating
- Best Christmas Ever (2015) ... Hannah Keating
- Hello Raskolnikov (2015) ... Hannah Keating
 2015 Fifty Shades of Grey
Mrs. Grey
 2015 Grandma
Judy
 2013-2014 The Newsroom (TV Series)
Rebecca Halliday
- Oh Shenandoah (2014) ... Rebecca Halliday
- Contempt (2014) ... Rebecca Halliday
- Main Justice (2014) ... Rebecca Halliday
- Run (2014) ... Rebecca Halliday
- Election Night: Part II (2013) ... Rebecca Halliday
 2014 You're Not You
Elizabeth
 2014 Magic in the Moonlight
Mrs. Baker
 2013-2014 Trophy Wife (TV Series)
Diane Buckley
- Mother's Day (2014) ... Diane Buckley
- Back to School (2014) ... Diane Buckley
- There's No Guy in Team (2014) ... Diane Buckley
- The Minutes (2014) ... Diane Buckley
- Couples Therapy (2014) ... Diane Buckley
 2014 Elsa & Fred
Lydia
 2013 The Wine of Summer
Shelley
 2013 Parkland
Nurse Doris Nelson
 2005-2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
FBI Agent Dana Lewis / Star Morrison
- Secrets Exhumed (2013) ... FBI Agent Dana Lewis
- Penetration (2010) ... FBI Agent Dana Lewis
- Informed (2006) ... FBI Agent Dana Lewis
- Raw (2005) ... Star Morrison / FBI Agent Dana Lewis
 2012-2013 TRON: Uprising (TV Series)
Keller
- Welcome Home (2013) ... Keller (voice)
- State of Mind (2012) ... Keller (voice)
 2012 Bent (TV Series)
Vanessa Carter
- Mom (2012) ... Vanessa Carter
 2012 Body of Proof (TV Series)
Sheila Temple
- Sympathy for the Devil (2012) ... Sheila Temple
 2012/III Noah
Aamah (voice)
 2012 If I Were You
Madelyn
 2012 Isabel (TV Movie)
Frances Lorenz
 2011 Smothered (TV Movie)
Fran
 2011 Innocent (TV Movie)
Barbara Sabich
 2011 Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You
Marjorie Dunfour
 2011 Detachment
Principal Carol Dearden
 2011 Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (TV Movie)
Amanda Knox
 2010 Une vie de chat
Jeanne (English version, voice)
 2010 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Dr. Elizabeth Blair
- Big Whoop (2010) ... Dr. Elizabeth Blair
- Frenemies (2010) ... Dr. Elizabeth Blair
- Spasticity (2010) ... Dr. Elizabeth Blair
 2009 Whip It
Brooke Cavendar
 2009 The Maiden Heist
Rose Barlow
 2009 The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (TV Movie)
Janina Krzyzanowska
 2009 Damages (TV Series)
Claire Maddox
- Trust Me (2009) ... Claire Maddox (credit only)
- Look What He Dug Up This Time (2009) ... Claire Maddox (credit only)
- London. Of Course (2009) ... Claire Maddox
- Uh Oh, Out Come the Skeletons (2009) ... Claire Maddox
- You Got Your Prom Date Pregnant (2009) ... Claire Maddox (credit only)
 2008 The Tower (TV Movie)
Zoe Cafritz
 2008 Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage
Maryanne Kinkade
 2008 Sex and Lies in Sin City (TV Movie)
Becky Binion
 2008/I Home
Inga
 2007 The Mist
Mrs. Carmody
 2007 Into the Wild
Billie McCandless
 2007 Rails & Ties
Megan Stark
 2007 The Invisible
Diane Powell
 2006 The Dead Girl
Melora
 2006 The Hoax
Edith Irving
 2006 Canvas
Mary Marino
 2006 In from the Night (TV Movie)
Vicki Miller
 2006 American Dreamz
First Lady
 2006 Drift (TV Movie)
Cheryl
 2005 An American Girl Adventure (TV Movie)
Mrs. Martha Merriman
 2005 American Gun
Janet Huttenson
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Willa Cather
- Willa Cather: The Road Is All (2005) ... Willa Cather (voice)
 2005 Bad News Bears
Liz Whitewood
 2005 Hate (TV Movie)
Chief Jackie Mantello
 2004 P.S.
Missy Goldberg
 2004 See You in My Dreams (TV Movie)
Angela Brown
 2004 Welcome to Mooseport
Grace Sutherland
 2004 She's Too Young (TV Movie)
Trish Vogul
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile
Nancy Abbey
 2003 Casa de los babys
Nan
 2003 Mystic River
Celeste Boyle
 2001-2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Andrea Haskell
- The Pursuit of Happiness (2002) ... Andrea Haskell
- One More Time (2002) ... Andrea Haskell
- The Egg and I (2002) ... Andrea Haskell
- The Bad Girl (2002) ... Andrea Haskell
- Murder of the First (2002) ... Andrea Haskell
 2002 King of Texas (TV Movie)
Mrs. Susannah Lear Tumlinson
 2002 Guilty Hearts (TV Movie)
Jenny Moran
 2002 In the Echo (TV Movie)
 2001 Walking Shadow (TV Movie)
Susan Silverman
 2001 Gaudi Afternoon
Frankie
 2000 From Where I Sit (TV Movie)
Sharon
 2000 Thin Air (TV Movie)
Susan Silverman
 2000 Pollock
Lee Krasner
 2000 Space Cowboys
Sara Holland
 1999 Spenser: Small Vices (TV Movie)
Susan Silverman
 1998 Meet Joe Black
Allison
 1998 It All Came True
Michelle Tippet
 1998 Labor of Love (TV Movie)
Annie Pines
 1998 Desperate Measures
Dr. Samantha Hawkins
 1997 Flubber
Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds
 1996 Far Harbor
Arabella
 1996 The First Wives Club
Dr. Leslie Rosen
 1996 Spy Hard
Miss Cheevus
 1996 The Spitfire Grill
Shelby Goddard
 1996 The Daytrippers
Libby
 1995 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series)
Joan Garbarek
- A Doll's Eyes (1995) ... Joan Garbarek
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Marie
- Good Housekeeping (1995) ... Marie
 1995 Convict Cowboy (TV Movie)
Maggie
 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)
- Talking With (1995)
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Barbara Tomilson
- Internal Affairs (1995) ... Barbara Tomilson
 1994 Safe Passage
Cynthia
 1993 Geoffrey Beene 30 (Short)
Woman
 1992 Used People
Norma
 1992 Crush
Lane
 1992 Sinatra (TV Mini-Series)
Ava Gardner
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Ava Gardner
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Ava Gardner
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Ava Gardner
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Ava Gardner
 1991 Late for Dinner
Joy Husband
 1991 Fever (TV Movie)
Lacy
 1991 In Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Adina Rowan
 1990 Miller's Crossing
Verna
 1990 Kojak: None So Blind (TV Movie)
Angelina
 1989 Gideon Oliver (TV Series)
Lila
- Sleep Well, Professor Oliver (1989) ... Lila
 1988 Superman 50th Anniversary (TV Movie documentary)
Marcia Connelly (as Marcia Harden)
 1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Librarian, Joan
- Ties That Bind (1988) ... Librarian, Joan (as Gay Hagen)
 1987 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Kim
- In the Lion's Den (1987) ... Kim
 1986 The Imagemaker
Stage Manager
 1984 Footloose
Dancer (uncredited)
 1979 Not Only Strangers (Short)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Self (61 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: "And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson," at New Playwrights' Theatre, Washington, DC. Playwright: Jim Leonard, Jr. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 7 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gay Hagen | Marcia Harden | Marsha Gay Harden

Height:

5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on winning the Oscar despite low pre-award expectations] "Vegas had me at 12-to-1 odds. I sure do wish I had bet on myself and made a little money." See more »

Trivia:

When she first saw her future husband on the set of The Spitfire Grill (1996), she asked her co-star, Ellen Burstyn, her opinion of him. Ellen didn't think he was Marcia's type. Fortunately, Marcia didn't take her advice. Ellen became godmother of Marcia's three children. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays conflicted, unsure characters who go through a radical change in their lives

Star Sign:

Leo

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