Mary Kay Place

Mary Kay Place (born September 23, 1947) is an American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter.wikipedia
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The Big Chill (film)

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Her numerous film appearances include Private Benjamin (1980), The Big Chill (1983), Captain Ron (1992) and Francis Ford Coppola's 1997 drama, The Rainmaker.
The Big Chill is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams.

Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman

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She is known for portraying Loretta Haggers on the television series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, a role that won her the 1977 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series.
As country and western singer-songwriter Loretta Haggers, Mary Kay Place sang a number of songs over the course of the series.

Captain Ron

Her numerous film appearances include Private Benjamin (1980), The Big Chill (1983), Captain Ron (1992) and Francis Ford Coppola's 1997 drama, The Rainmaker.
Mary Kay Place, Meadow Sisto, and Benjamin Salisbury also star as his wife and children.

The Rainmaker (1997 film)

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Her numerous film appearances include Private Benjamin (1980), The Big Chill (1983), Captain Ron (1992) and Francis Ford Coppola's 1997 drama, The Rainmaker. While not in any scenes together, this marked the third time that Mary Kay had done a film with one of her former My So-Called Life co-stars: first with Claire Danes in The Rainmaker, second with Bess Armstrong in Pecker, then with Jared Leto in Interrupted.
It stars Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Roy Scheider, Mickey Rourke, Virginia Madsen, Mary Kay Place and Teresa Wright in her final film role.

Private Benjamin (1980 film)

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Her numerous film appearances include Private Benjamin (1980), The Big Chill (1983), Captain Ron (1992) and Francis Ford Coppola's 1997 drama, The Rainmaker.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

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She is known for portraying Loretta Haggers on the television series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, a role that won her the 1977 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Comedy Series.

Nicolette Larson

Emmylou Harris, Anne Murray and Nicolette Larson sang backup as well.
Other early career singing credits were for Hoyt Axton and Guy Clark in 1976 and in 1977 for Mary Kay Place, Rodney Crowell, Billy Joe Shaver, Jesse Colin Young, Jesse Winchester, and Gary Stewart.

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason

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While working on Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Place also wrote scripts for several TV situation comedies, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Phyllis and M*A*S*H, usually in collaboration with Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (who would later create Designing Women). Lily Tomlin and Place did the pilot and 5 episodes of 12 Miles of Bad Road from Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, who wrote television scripts with Place in the 1970s.
Her early script-writing work included five episodes of M*A*S*H – of which one episode, "Hot Lips and Empty Arms," written with Mary Kay Place, was nominated for an Emmy Award – as well as scripts for Rhoda, the television version of Paper Moon, and the original pilot for One Day at a Time.

Pecker (film)

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While not in any scenes together, this marked the third time that Mary Kay had done a film with one of her former My So-Called Life co-stars: first with Claire Danes in The Rainmaker, second with Bess Armstrong in Pecker, then with Jared Leto in Interrupted.
Co-starring Christina Ricci, Lili Taylor, Mary Kay Place, Martha Plimpton, Brendan Sexton III, and Bess Armstrong, the film received mixed reviews from critics and was a commercial failure, grossing over $2 million from a $6 million budget.

Big Love

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From 2006 to 2011, she had a recurring role in HBO's Big Love, playing Adaleen Grant, the mother of the Chloë Sevigny character, Nicki.
It features key supporting performances from Amanda Seyfried, Grace Zabriskie, Daveigh Chase, Matt Ross, Mary Kay Place, Bruce Dern, Melora Walters, and Harry Dean Stanton.

Citizen Ruth

In 1996, Place comically portrayed an evangelistic pro-life activist in Alexander Payne's debut feature film Citizen Ruth.

Starting Over (1979 film)

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In the 1979 Burt Reynolds romantic comedy, Starting Over, Place plays the first woman Reynolds dates after a divorce.

Sweet Home Alabama (film)

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In 2002, Place had a sizable role in the Reese Witherspoon movie Sweet Home Alabama as Witherspoon's character's mother, Pearl Smooter.

12 Miles of Bad Road

Lily Tomlin and Place did the pilot and 5 episodes of 12 Miles of Bad Road from Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, who wrote television scripts with Place in the 1970s.

Manny & Lo

Place was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her work in the 1996 film Manny & Lo.
Manny & Lo is a 1996 comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Krueger and starring Scarlett Johansson, Aleksa Palladino, and Mary Kay Place.

Latter Days

Place played a Mormon mother in the film Latter Days (2003).
Mary Kay Place, Erik Palladino, Amber Benson, and Jacqueline Bisset have supporting roles.

Girl, Interrupted (film)

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Place appeared in Being John Malkovich as the receptionist with a reception problem, Floris, and in Girl, Interrupted.

Lady Dynamite

She plays Maria Bamford's mother in the Netflix series Lady Dynamite.

Human Nature (2001 film)

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That same year she was in Human Nature starring Tim Robbins and Patricia Arquette and A Woman's a Helluva Thing with Penelope Ann Miller as well as with Albert Brooks in the dark comedy My First Mister.

Nathan Hale High School (Oklahoma)

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She graduated from Nathan Hale High School and the University of Tulsa, where her father was an art professor; she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and received a speech degree.

The New Normal (TV series)

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In 2013, she appeared as Bryan's mother on The New Normal.

It's Complicated (film)

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The film also features supporting performances by Lake Bell, Hunter Parrish, Zoe Kazan, John Krasinski, Mary Kay Place, Robert Curtis Brown and Rita Wilson, among others.

Bored to Death

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She recently joined the cast of HBO's comedy Bored to Death.