Mary Louise Wilson

A respected presence on the Broadway stage for more than five decades, Mary Louise Wilson tackled challenging roles in dramas and musicals, including "Cabaret" and "Grey Gardens," while enjoying a more modest second ... Read more »
Born: 11/12/1931 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (29)

The Humbling 2014 (Movie)

Mrs.Rutledge (Actor)

Nebraska 2013 (Movie)

Aunt Martha (Actor)

She's The Best Thing In It 2013 (Movie)

(Herself)

Nurse Jackie 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Women 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sopranos 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosby 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Searching for Paradise 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

School Counselor (Actor)

Confronting Violence 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Mr. Wonderful 1993 (Movie)

Muriel Manners (Actor)

The Adventures of Huck Finn 1993 (Movie)

Miss Watson (Actor)

Punch & Judy Get Divorced 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Everybody Wins 1990 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Green Card 1990 (Movie)

Mrs Sheehan (Actor)

Pet Sematary 1989 (Movie)

Dory Golman (Actor)

She-Devil 1989 (Movie)

Mrs Trumper (Actor)

The Thorns 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

A Mistaken Charity 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Money Pit 1986 (Movie)

Benny's Mom (Actor)

Teachers 1984 (Movie)

Teacher (Actor)

Zelig 1983 (Movie)

Sister Ruth (Actor)

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas 1982 (Movie)

Modene (Actor)

King of the Gypsies 1978 (Movie)

Ivy (Actor)

I'm a Fan 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

Klute 1971 (Movie)

Producer in advertising agency (Actor)

A Season For Miracles (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Spot (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A respected presence on the Broadway stage for more than five decades, Mary Louise Wilson tackled challenging roles in dramas and musicals, including "Cabaret" and "Grey Gardens," while enjoying a more modest second career as a film and television actress in Woody Allen's period comedy "Zelig" (1983), mob drama "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1997-2007) and indie sleeper "Nebraska" (2013), among other titles. Her stage career began in 1963 on an ignominious note in the failed musical "Hot Spot," but Wilson soon graduated to major productions like Bacharach and David's "Promises, Promises" and a 1974 revival of "Gypsy." Film and television began with minor parts in the early '70s before gradually encompassing supporting and character turns in major features like the Tom Hanks comedy "The Money Pit" (1986) and the romantic comedy-drama "Green Card" (1990). Her long stage career began to receive its due in the late '90s with awards for the one-woman show "Full Gallop" in 1995 and a Tony nod for "Cabaret" in 1998. Almost a decade passed before Wilson would finally win the Tony for the musical "Grey Gardens," which sealed her status as one of the American theater's most talented and versatile figures.

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Milestones

2010

Plays Louis C.K.'s mother on "Louie"

2007

Tony Award for "Grey Gardens"

1998

Tony nomination for "Cabaret"

1995

Drama Desk and Obie for "Full Gallop"

1976

Recurring role on "One Day at a Time"

1970

First film appearance in "Klute"

1965

First Broadway hit with "Flora The Red Menace"

1963

Broadway debut in "Hot Spot"

1959

New York stage debut in "Our Town"

Bonus Trivia

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Received Drama Desk nominations for "Grey Gardens," "The Beard of Avon" (2004) and "Bosoms and Neglect"

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Her one-woman show, "Full Gallop," has been produced in numerous international countries.

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Made her debut on the New York Stage as Second Dead Lady in a 1959 production of "Our Town."

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Has taught drama at Tulane, where her father also taught, between theater seasons.

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