|Name:||Marcia Gay Harden|
|Birth Day:||August 14, 1959|
|Birth Place:||San Diego, United States|
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American actress who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 2000 film Pollock. Marcia Gay Harden's other film credits include Meet Joe Black, Space Cowboys, Mystic River, The Invisible, Flubber and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Marcia Gay Harden's first major film role came in the 1990 Coen brothers feature Miller's Crossing.
In 1976, Harden graduated from Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland. In 1980, she received a bachelor of arts in theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1988, Harden received a master of fine arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Harden's first film role was in a 1979 student-produced movie at the University of Texas. Throughout the 1980s, she appeared in several television programs, including Simon & Simon, Kojak, and CBS Summer Playhouse. She appeared in The Imagemaker (1986), her first movie screen role, in which she played a stage manager. She appeared in the Coen brothers' Miller's Crossing (1990), a 1930s mobster drama in which she first gained wide exposure. Even so, at the time, living in New York City, she had to go back to doing catering jobs "because I didn't have any money".
In 1992, Harden played actress Ava Gardner alongside Philip Casnoff as Frank Sinatra in the made-for-TV miniseries Sinatra. Throughout the 1990s, she continued to appear in films and television. Her notable film roles include the Disney sci-fi comedy Flubber (1997), a popular hit in which she co-starred with Robin Williams; the supernatural drama Meet Joe Black (1998), playing the under-appreciated daughter of a tycoon (Anthony Hopkins, co-starring Brad Pitt); Labor of Love (1998), a Lifetime television movie in which she starred with David Marshall Grant; and Space Cowboys (2000), an all-star adventure-drama about aging astronauts.
In 1993, Harden debuted on Broadway in the role of Harper Pitt (and others) in Tony Kushner's Angels in America. The role earned her critical acclaim, and she received a Tony Award nomination (Best Featured Actress in a Play). The winner in that category was Debra Monk in Redwood Curtain.
Harden married Thaddaeus Scheel, a prop master, with whom she worked on The Spitfire Grill, in 1996. Harden and Scheel have three children: a daughter, Eulala Grace Scheel (born September 1998), and twins Julitta Dee Scheel and Hudson Harden Scheel (born April 22, 2004). In February 2012, Harden filed for divorce from Scheel.
Harden was awarded the 2000 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of painter Lee Krasner in Pollock (2000). In 2003, she was again nominated in the same category for Mystic River.
Harden guest-starred as FBI undercover agent Dana Lewis posing as a white supremacist in "Raw", an episode of the popular crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. In 2007, this role earned Harden her first Emmy Award nomination for best guest actress in a drama series. She reprised the role in the series' eighth-season premiere and again in the 12th-season episode "Penetration" as a rape victim (aired November 10, 2010).
In 2007, Harden appeared in several films, including Sean Penn's Into the Wild and Frank Darabont's The Mist (opposite Thomas Jane and Laurie Holden), based on the novella by Stephen King. Also in 2007, she shared top billing with Kevin Bacon in Rails & Ties, the directorial debut of Alison Eastwood. In 2008, Harden appeared in Home playing a woman who has had a mastectomy. (Her character in Rails & Ties also had a mastectomy.) One central scene called for her to bare her breasts, with the missing breast "removed" using computer-generated imagery. In Home, her co-stars include her daughter, Eulala Scheel. Harden starred in the Christmas Cottage, a story of the early artistic beginnings of the Painter of Light, Thomas Kinkade.
Harden is a practitioner of ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, which her mother learned while they lived in Japan. She gave a brief demonstration in 2007 on The Martha Stewart Show and presented some works of her family, as well. In May 2018, a memoir called The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers was published. The book details the story and bond of mother and daughter throughout time and how they are dealing with the largest struggle yet, her mother's Alzheimer's disease. Harden created works of ikebana specifically for this book to illustrate the different seasons of her mother's life.
In 2009, she appeared as a regular on the FX series Damages as a shrewd corporate attorney opposite Glenn Close and William Hurt. Harden received a 2009 Emmy nomination for her role in The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, a TV film also starring Oscar-winner Anna Paquin. She was a Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries nominee and lost to Shohreh Aghdashloo. If she had won this Emmy, Harden would have entered the elite group of "triple-crown" actors; those who have won the profession's three highest honors - the Academy Award (film), the Tony Award (stage), and the Emmy Award (television).
In 2009, Harden co-starred with Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore in Whip It, which proved a critical success. Harden also played in the comedy The Maiden Heist (2009) with Christopher Walken and Morgan Freeman.
In 2009, Harden returned to Broadway in Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage, where she co-starred with James Gandolfini, Hope Davis, and Jeff Daniels. All three actors were nominated for the Tony Award, and at the ceremony on June 8, Harden won Best Actress in a Play.
Harden has owned a property in the Catskills and a townhouse in Harlem. She sold the Harlem townhouse in 2012.
In 2013, Harden reunited with her former Broadway co-star Jeff Daniels as a new cast member on HBO's series The Newsroom. From 2015 to 2018, she played Christian Grey's mother, Grace Trevelyan Grey, in the Fifty Shades film series. Also in 2015, she began a starring role in the TV series Code Black.
Marcia Gay Harden was married to Thaddaeus Scheel from 1996 until 2012. Marcia Gay Harden and Scheel had two daughters named Eulala Gracea and Julitta Dee, and a son named Hudson Harden Scheel.
Currently, Marcia Gay Harden is 61 years, 11 months and 15 days old. Marcia Gay Harden will celebrate 62nd birthday on a Saturday 14th of August 2021. Below we countdown to Marcia Gay Harden upcoming birthday.