Marcia Gay Harden

Birth Place: La Jolla, CA, USA

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Marcia Gay Harden is an American actress. She is the recipient of accolades including an Academy Award and a Tony Award, in addition to nominations for a Critics' Choice Movie Award and three Primetime Emmy Awards.

Born in La Jolla, California, Harden began her acting career appearing in television programs throughout the 1980s. In 1986, she appeared in her first film role, with her breakthrough coming in the 1990 Coen brothers-directed Miller's Crossing. For her portrayal of artist Lee Krasner in the 2000 biographical film Pollock, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She received a second Academy Award nomination for her performance as Celeste Boyle in the drama film Mystic River (2003). Her other notable film credits include The First Wives Club (1996), Flubber (1997), Space Cowboys (2000), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), and the Fifty Shades film trilogy.

Harden made her Broadway debut in 1993, starring in Tony Kushner's epic play Angels in America: Millennium Approaches / Angels in America: Perestroika for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She returned to Broadway in 2009 as Veronica in Yazmina Reza's comedic play God of Carnage, with her performance earning her the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Harden's television credits include the HBO series The Newsroom, the CBS series Code Black, the ABC series How to Get Away with Murder, and the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show. She received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her role as FBI Special Agent Dana Lewis in the crime drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and earned a second Primetime Emmy Award nomination for her performance as Janina Krzyżanowska in the television film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (2009).

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Marcia Gay Harden STAGE CREDITS

Original Broadway Production, 2009

Original Broadway Production, 1993
Council of Principalities

Harper Pitt

Original Broadway Production, 1993
Harper Pitt

Martin Heller

Marcia Gay Harden Movies

[1986]The Imagemaker Stage Manager

[1990]Miller's Crossing Verna

[1991]Late for Dinner Joy Husband

[1992]Used People Norma

[1992]Crush Lane

[1994]Safe Passage Cynthia

[1996]Far Harbor Arabella

[1996]The Spitfire Grill Shelby Goddard

[1996]Spy Hard Miss Cheevus

[1996]The Daytrippers Libby

[1996]The First Wives Club Dr. Leslie Rosen

[1997]Flubber Dr. Sara Jean Reynolds

[1998]Meet Joe Black Allison

[1998]It All Came True Michelle Tippet

[1998]Desperate Measures Dr. Samantha Hawkins

[2000]Space Cowboys Sara Holland

[2000]Pollock Lee Krner

[2001]Gaudi Afternoon Frankie

[2003]Casa de los babys Nan

[2003]Mona Lisa Smile Nancy Abbey

[2003]Mystic River Celeste Boyle

[2004]P.S. Missy Goldberg

[2004]Welcome to Mooseport Grace Sutherland

[2005]American Gun Janet Huttenson

[2005]Bad News Bears Liz Whitewood

[2006]The Hoax Edith Irving

[2006]The Dead Girl Melora

[2006]Canvas Mary Marino

[2006]American Dreamz First Lady

[2007]The Invisible Diane Powell

[2007]The Mist Mrs. Carmody

[2007]Into the Wild Billie McCandless

[2007]Rails & Ties Megan Stark

[2008]Home Inga

[2008]Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage Maryanne Kinkade

[2009]The Maiden Heist Rose Barlow

[2009]Whip It Brooke Cavendar

[2010]A Cat in Paris Jeanne

[2011]Detachment Principal Carol Dearden

[2011]Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Marjorie

[2012]Noah Aamah

[2012]If I Were You Madelyn

[2013]The Wine of Summer Shelley

[2013]Parkland Nurse Doris Nelson

[2014]You're Not You Elizabeth

[2014]Magic in the Moonlight Mrs. Baker

[2014]Elsa & Fred Lydia

[2015]Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant President of the FAFAFA

[2015]After Words Jane

[2015]Grandma Judy

[2015]Fifty Shades of Grey Dr. Grey

[2016]Get a Job Katherine Dunn

[2017]Fifty Shades Darker Grace Trevelyan Grey

[2018]Fifty Shades Freed Grace Grey

[2019]Point Blank Lt. Lewis

[2020]Pink Skies Ahead Pamela

[2021]Moxie Principal Shelly

[2022]Gigi & Nate Claire Gibson

[2022]Confess, Fletch Countess Sylvia de Grsi

Marcia Gay Harden TV Shows

Code Black Dr. Leanne Rorish

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit FBI Agent Dana Lewis, Star Morrison

The Education of Max Bickford Andrea Haskell

The Morning Show Maggie Brener

The Newsroom Rebecca Halliday

TRON: Uprising Keller

Trophy Wife Diane Buckley

Marcia Gay Harden Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Supporting Actress - Play

Marcia Gay Harden, Angels in America: Perestroika

Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Marcia Gay Harden, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

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Marcia Gay Harden News

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Marcia Gay Harden has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

Marcia Gay Harden has not appeared in the West End

Marcia Gay Harden has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. She was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for her role in "God of Carnage." Additionally, she received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for the same production. Harden also received nominations for Outstanding Featured Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Angels in America" and Outstanding Supporting Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Angels in America: Perestroika." Furthermore, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches."

Marcia Gay Harden has won several awards for her performances in the play "God of Carnage." She received the Outstanding Actress in a Play award from the Outer Critics Circle Awards and the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play award from the Tony Awards.

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