Mary McCormack

Actor, Singer, Intern at talent agency
An accomplished performer who had her start in regional theater, actress Mary McCormack rose to prominence with an endearing, but also funny turn as the wife of Howard Stern in his autobiographical "Private Parts" ... Read more »
Born: 02/07/1969 in Plainfield, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (43)

House of Lies 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Conspiracy on Jekyll Island 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Scandal 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Should've Been Romeo 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Newsroom 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Welcome to the Family 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Escape From Polygamy 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

In Plain Sight 1993 - 1997, 2004 - 2006, 2009 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

1408 2007 (Movie)

Lily Enslin (Actor)

Right at Your Door 2007 (Movie)

Lexi (Actor)

Celebrity Poker Showdown 1995 - 1997, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Colin Fitz Lives! 2006 (Movie)

Moira (Actor)

ER 2003, 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Consideration 2006 (Movie)

Pilgrim Woman (Actor)

Law & Order 1993 - 1997, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder One 1995 - 1997, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 1995 - 1997, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Madison 2005 (Movie)

Bonnie McCormick (Actor)

K Street 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star 2003 (Movie)

Grace Finney (Actor)

Full Frontal 2002 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

World Traveler 2002 (Movie)

Margaret (Actor)

High Heels and Low Lives 2001 (Movie)

Frances (Actor)

K-Pax 2001 (Movie)

Rachel Powell (Actor)

Biglove 2000 (Movie)

Phoebe (Actor)

Getting to Know You 2000 (Movie)

Leila Lee (Actor)

Gun Shy 2000 (Movie)

Gloria Nesstra (Actor)

The Big Tease 2000 (Movie)

Monique Geingold (Actor)

The Broken Hearts Club 2000 (Movie)

Anne (Actor)

Cash Crop 1999 (Movie)

Agent Becka Anslinger (Actor)

Mystery, Alaska 1999 (Movie)

Donna Biebe (Actor)

Other Voices 1999 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

True Crime 1999 (Movie)

Michelle Ziegler (Actor)

Deep Impact 1998 (Movie)

Andrea Baker (Actor)

East of A 1998 (Movie)

Daphney (Actor)

The Alarmist 1998 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Private Parts 1997 (Movie)

Alison Stern (Actor)

Back Fire! 1995 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wright Verdicts 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Miracle on 34th Street 1994 (Movie)

Myrna Foy (Actor)

Traffic: The Miniseries (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

An accomplished performer who had her start in regional theater, actress Mary McCormack rose to prominence with an endearing, but also funny turn as the wife of Howard Stern in his autobiographical "Private Parts" (1997). Prior to this breakthrough role, McCormack cut her teeth in several forgettable films before landing her first regular television gig by playing a devoted associate attorney on the short-lived courtroom drama "Murder One" (ABC, 1995-97). Once people took notice of the spirited actress, McCormack began landing higher profile projects like "Deep Impact" (1998) and "True Crime" (1998), though often they were smaller supporting roles that underutilized her talents. To gain further attention, she looked to independent films, namely "Mystery, Alaska" (1999) and "Full Frontal" (2002), which allowed her to deliver nuanced performances in larger roles. But it was on television where McCormack truly made her mark, first with a memorable stint in the waning years of "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006), followed by "In Plain Sight" (USA, 2008- ), which marked her first time as a series star and promised greater things to come.

Relationships

Barnaby Harris

Companion
Dated c. 1994

William McCormack

Father
Owned a car dealership and ice cream parlor divorced from McCormack's mother in 1990

Norah McCormack

Mother
Born c. 1942 divorced from McCormack's father in 1990

Will McCormack

Brother
Born c. 1974 co-starred with sister in the independent comedy "Colin Fitz" (1997) and later appeared in "American Outlaws" (2001)

Bridget McCormack

Sister
Born c. 1967 taught at Yale Law School

Michael Morris

Husband
Married in July 2003

Margaret Morris

Daughter
Born September 3, 2004 father, Michael Morris

Rose Morris

Daughter
Father, Michael Morris

Baby Girl Morris

Daughter
Father, Michael Morris

EDUCATION

Wardlaw-Hartridge School

Edison , New Jersey 1987

Trinity College

Hartford , Connecticut 1991

William Esper Studios

New York , New York

Milestones

2008

Cast in the Broadway production of Marc Camoletti's 1960s comedy "Boeing-Boeing"; earned a Tony award nomination for Featured Actress in a Play

2007

Played a US Marshal attached to the federal witness protection program in the USA series "In Plain Sight"

2007

Cast in "1408," based on the Stephen King short story

2004

Landed a featured role in "Traffic: The Miniseries" (USA), a three-part feature based on the British miniseries and 2000 motion picture

2004

Joined the cast of NBC's "The West Wing" as the President's Deputy National Security Advisor

2004

Cast as Carol McKay in the TV miniseries "Traffic," based on the British series

2003

Starred in the political HBO series "K Street," directed by Steven Soderbergh and produced by George Clooney

2002

Offered an effective turn as the no-nonsense wife of a carpenter in "World Traveler"

2002

Cast in Steven Soderbergh's ensemble feature "Full Frontal"

2002

Co-starred with James Caveziel in the sports drama "Madison" (filmed in 1999)

2001

Teamed with Minnie Driver in "High Heels and Lowlifes"

2000

Starred with Frances Fisher and Craig Ferguson in the comedy feature "The Big Tease"

2000

Played leading roles in the London staging of Neil LaBute's three one-act plays under the collective title "bash, latter day plays"

1999

Played a DEA agent in "Harvest"

1999

Assumed role of Sally Bowles in the NYC stage revival of "Cabaret"

1999

Played an infertile woman married to a religious fanatic in Lisanne Skyler's debut feature "Getting to Know You"

1999

Appeared in Clint Eastwood's thriller "True Crime"

1999

Played Russell Crowe's wife in the hockey themed feature "Mystery, Alaska"

1998

Had a featured role as Stanley Tucci's devious associate in "The Alarmist"

1998

Appeared in the sci-fi adventure "Deep Impact"

1997

Appeared along with her brother Will in the independent feature "Colin Fitz"; premiered at Sundance Film Festival

1997

Cast in first major film role as Mrs. Howard Stern in "Private Parts"

1995

Cast on ABC's "Murder One" as junior attorney Justine Appleton

1994

Landed feature film debut with a minor role in "Miracle on 34th Street"

1994

Made TV debut with a guest appearance on "Law & Order" (NBC)

1991

After graduating from college, moved to New York City to pursue a stage career

1981

Made stage debut at age 12 in a production of the Christmas opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors"

Played roles off-Broadway, appearing in productions at The Atlantic Theatre Company and Naked Angels

Appeared in regional theater in New Jersey

Bonus Trivia

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"I spent two days studying the script, with 20 pages of legal arguments to remember. And when I came in, Steven [Bochco] started teasing me. I started teasing him back, and finally I said, 'Shut up, you big old fathead; I have to go act.' Later he told me it was the only reason I got the job." – McCormack on being cast in "Murder One" (ABC) to TV Guide, Sept. 30, 1995

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