CAST & CHARACTERS
Nancy Botwin is a danger junkie extraordinaire. As one perilous adventure piled on another, and the bodies and money piled up along the way, Nancy continued to tease fate and keep her family together. But at the end of Season 6, Nancy was forced to turn herself in to the FBI as her family scattered. Now three years later, she's out of the slammer and on the streets of New York trying to piece her life back together, with the help of her tart tongue and inspired resourcefulness.
MARY-LOUISE PARKER is a multi-award winning actress with a diverse career in film, television and theater. Her work in WEEDS has garnered five Golden Globe® nominations, including the win; four SAG® nominations; three Emmy® nominations; as well as one Satellite win and four nominations. In addition to her awards for WEEDS, Parker is also the winner of another Golden Globe®, a Tony®, an Emmy®, two Obies, as well as numerous other nominations for her other works seen throughout her revered career.
Parker recently wrapped production on Brian Koppelman and David Levien's film Solitary Man. She stars opposite Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito and Jenna Fischer. The romance centers on an ex-auto dealership owner (Douglas) whose career and marriage have collapsed because of his less-than-ethical behavior. Parker plays 'Jordan', Ben's (Douglas') girlfriend, a beautiful Upper East Side businesswoman whose teenage daughter also happens to catch Ben's eye.
On the small screen, Parker's portrayal in Mike Nichols' highly acclaimed Angels In America garnered her Emmy® and Golden Globe® wins and a SAG® nomination. She received Emmy® nominations for her performance on The West Wing and for her starring role in Robber Bride, for which she won the Gemini Award. Parker also starred in Sugartime, A Place For Annie, Saint Maybe, Cupid & Cate, The Simple Truth Of Noah Dearborn, Miracle Run and Vinegar Hill.
Parker's impressive film oeuvre includes the dark Christian comedy Saved!, opposite Mandy Moore, and Romance & Cigarettes, written and directed by John Turturro and produced by the Coen Brothers. Parker is known widely for her starring roles in Fried Green Tomatoes, Grand Canyon, Reckless, Boys On The Side, The Client, Naked In New York, Bullets Over Broadway, The Best Thief In The World, Longtime Companion, Pipe Dream, Red Dragon, The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Five Senses, for which she was nominated for a Genie Award for 'Best Actress'. Parker most recently starred in Red, opposite Bruce Willis and also starring Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren and John Malkovich.
Parker also boasts a highly acclaimed and extensive stage career. She made her Broadway debut to rave reviews in Prelude To A Kiss, garnering a Tony® nomination, a Theatre World Award, The Clarence Derwent Award and a Drama Desk nomination.
She originated the role of 'Li'l Bit' in the critically lauded How I Learned To Drive, which earned her an Obie Award, a Lucille Lortel Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination. She also starred in Reckless, for which she received Tony® and Drama League nominations. Her performance in Proof earned her the 2001 Tonyv Award, as well as the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Lucille Lortel, Obie and New York Magazine Awards. She also earned the 2001 T. Schreiber Award for 'Outstanding Achievement in Theatre'. In 2008, Parker starred in the Playwrights Horizons production of Sarah Ruhl's Dead Man's Cell Phone, for which she received a Drama League nomination. She was most recently seen in the Broadway revival of Hedda Gabler, directed by Ian Rickson, for which she also received a Drama League nomination.
Additional theatre credits include Communicating Doors, Bus Stop, Four Dogs And A Bone, The Art Of Success, Throwing Your Voice, Babylon Gardens, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Up In Saratoga, The Miser and Hayfever. She co-founded the Edge Theater, where she performed in The Age Of Pie and The Girl In Pink, among other productions.
Parker is currently a contributing writer for Esquire magazine. She won the Robert Brustein Award for 'Excellence in Theater' and the Philadelphia Film Festival Award for 'Career Achievement'. Her personal and professional belongings, along with career memorabilia, are archived at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University, where she was the youngest person ever inducted.