Margo Martindale

A standout in roles earthy, empathetic and hardboiled, Emmy-winning Margo Martindale made herself one of the most distinctive character actors of the 1990s and early 2000s. Wielding a dulcet Texan lilt, Martindale ... Read more »
Born: 07/18/1951 in Jacksonville, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (73)

Bluebird 2015 (Movie)

Crystal (Actor)

Mike and Molly 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hollars 2015 (Movie)

Sally Hollar (Actor)

The Millers 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Toxin 2015 (Movie)

Mandy (Actor)

Heaven is for Real 2014 (Movie)

Nancy Rawling (Actor)

The 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Americans 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

August: Osage County 2013 (Movie)

Mattie Fae Aiken (Actor)

Beautiful Creatures 2013 (Movie)

Aunt Del (Actor)

A Gifted Man 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Scalene 2012 (Movie)

Janice (Actor)

Forged 2011 (Movie)

Dianne (Actor)

Main Street 2011 (Movie)

Myrtle (Actor)

Win Win 2011 (Movie)

Eleanor (Actor)

Secretariat 2010 (Movie)

Miss Ham (Actor)

The Winning Season 2010 (Movie)

Donna (Actor)

Hannah Montana: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

Ruby (Actor)

Management 2009 (Movie)

Trish (Actor)

Orphan 2009 (Movie)

Dr Browning (Actor)

Stop-Loss 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Senator's Secretary (Actor)

The Riches 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Bobby Z 2007 (Movie)

Macy (Actor)

Feast of Love 2007 (Movie)

Mrs. Maggarolian (Actor)

Paris, I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("14th Arrondissement") (Actor)

Rails & Ties 2007 (Movie)

Judy Neasy (Actor)

Rocket Science 2007 (Movie)

Coach Lumbly (Actor)

The Savages 2007 (Movie)

Roz (Actor)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 (Movie)

Ma Cox (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Superheroes 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wedding Daze 2006 (Movie)

Betsy (Actor)

The Best Thief in the World 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

It's All About Love 2004 (Movie)

Betsy (Actor)

Million Dollar Baby 2004 (Movie)

Earline Fitzgerald (Actor)

The Human Stain 2003 (Movie)

Psychologist (Actor)

100 Centre Street 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hours 2002 (Movie)

Mrs. Latch (Actor)

28 Days 2000 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Proof of Life 2000 (Movie)

Ivy (Actor)

Snoops 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Dreams 1999 (Movie)

Nurse Floyd (Actor)

Law & Order 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

Linda Bennett (Actor)

Twilight 1998 (Movie)

Gloria Lamar (Actor)

... First Do No Harm 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Critical Care 1997 (Movie)

Connie Potter (Actor)

Eye of God 1997 (Movie)

Dorothy (Actor)

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 (Movie)

Clara Mayfield (Actor)

Marvin's Room 1996 (Movie)

Dr Charlotte (Actor)

Dead Man Walking 1995 (Movie)

Sister Colleen (Actor)

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

nurse (Actor)

Nobody's Fool 1994 (Movie)

Birdy (Actor)

The Firm 1993 (Movie)

Nina Huff (Actor)

Emma and Elvis 1992 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Lorenzo's Oil 1992 (Movie)

Wendy Gimble (Actor)

The Rocketeer 1991 (Movie)

Millie (Actor)

Days of Thunder 1990 (Movie)

Donna (Actor)

A Girl Thing (TV Show)

Actor

An Unexpected Love (TV Show)

Actor

Earthly Possessions (TV Show)

Actor

Iron Jawed Angels (TV Show)

Actor

Lonesome Dove (TV Show)

Actor

Plainsong (TV Show)

Actor

Ruby Jean and Joe (TV Show)

Actor

Silver Bells (TV Show)

Actor

The Child Saver (TV Show)

Actor

The Laramie Project (TV Show)

Actor

What Girls Learn (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A standout in roles earthy, empathetic and hardboiled, Emmy-winning Margo Martindale made herself one of the most distinctive character actors of the 1990s and early 2000s. Wielding a dulcet Texan lilt, Martindale carved a niche as a New York stage actor before securing her footing in feature films as the mother of a chronically ill boy in "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992). It began a series of projects with Susan Sarandon - most notably a turn as a fellow crusading nun in the Oscar-winning "Dead Man Walking" (1995) - and a career track of playing matronly authority figures. She ventured into series television in the courtroom drama "100 Centre Street" (A&E, 2001-02), opening a spigot of series work that would include "The Riches" (FX, 2007-08) and "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ). In 2004, Martindale earned a Tony for her part in the revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." In 2010, she joined the cast of the crime drama "Justified" (FX, 2010- ), wowing critics as a sweet-natured yet murderously Machiavellian godmother of a drug cartel. A go-to performer for tough but textured characters, Martindale well earned the reputation of a supporting player able to effortlessly steal scenes wholesale.

Relationships

Margaret

Daughter
Born 1988; father, Bill Boals

Bill Boals

Husband
Married 1986

EDUCATION

Jacksonville High School,

Jacksonville , Texas 1969
Crowned Miss Jacksonville High School and Football Sweetheart

Milestones

2013

Cast as Aunt Del, the Palimpsest in feature adaptation of young adult fantasy novel "Beautiful Creatures"

2011

Joined second season of FX's "Justified" in role of Mags Bennett, matriarch of Bennett crime family

2011

Cast in supporting role opposite Colin Firth and Orlando Bloom in small-town drama "Main Street"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

2011

Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama

2010

Appeared in family drama "Secretariat" opposite Diane Lane

2009

Acted in recurring role of Nurse Klowden on NBC medical drama "Mercy"

2009

Played Miley Cyrus' maternal grandmother in "Hannah Montana: The Movie"

2007

Played neighbor Nina Burns on FX series "The Riches"

2007

Played Mama Cox opposite John C. Reilly in "Walk Hard"

2006

Featured in "Paris, je t'aime," starring in final segment; directed by Alexander Payne

2006

Landed recurring role as Camilla Figg on Showtime series "Dexter"

2004

Played Hilary Swank's selfish mother in "Million Dollar Baby"

2004

Earned Tony nomination for her role as Big Mama in revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

2002

Co-starred in HBO film "The Laramie Project"

2002

Appeared in Stephen Daldry's feature adaptation of "The Hours"

2001

Landed recurring role as a legal aid supervisor in Sidney Lumet's courtroom drama "100 Centre Street" (A&E)

2000

Played small role as the clinic's receptionist in "28 Days," starring Bullock

1998

Acted in "Practical Magic," starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as witches

1996

Featured as Leonardo DiCaprio's doctor in "Marvin's Room"

1995

Appeared as Susan Sarandon's fellow nun in "Dead Man Walking"

1994

Delivered supporting turn as Birdy in Robert Benton's "Nobody's Fool"

1992

Acted in first film opposite Susan Sarandon "Lorenzo's Oil"

1990

Landed first film role, starring opposite Tom Cruise in "Days of Thunder"

1989

Made early TV appearance in CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove"

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