Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen

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Name: Mary Steenburgen
Occupation: Actor
Gender: Female
Height: 173 cm (5' 9'')
Birth Day: February 8, 1953
Age: 67
Birth Place: Newport, United States
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Height: 173 cm (5' 9'')
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Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen was born on February 8, 1953 in Newport, United States (67 years old). Mary Steenburgen is an Actor, zodiac sign: Aquarius. Find out Mary Steenburgennet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


She appeared in such early 21st-century films as Four ChristmasesStep Brothers, and The Proposal

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$80 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Mary Steenburgen Real Estate

Real Estate: Ted and Mary own a number of properties around the country, primarily in the Los Angeles area. In June 2019 they sold a nine-acre property in Ojai, California for $8.75 million. Ted and Mary bought the house in 2005 through a trust for $4.5 million. They own a different home in Ojai which they bought in 2017 for $2.4 million. In 2014 they spent $3.5 million on a home in Santa Monica, California and then in January 2019 they bought the property next door for $5.2 million to create a large private compound. They also own a small cottage in Nashville and a six-acre multi-residence spread on Martha's Vineyard.

Before Fame

She was discovered by Jack Nicholson, who cast her in the 1978 picture Goin' South. 

Biography Timeline


In 1971, she enrolled at Hendrix College to study drama. She subsequently traveled to Dallas at the suggestion of her drama teacher where she successfully auditioned for New York City's Neighborhood Playhouse.


Steenburgen moved to Manhattan in 1972 after the Neighborhood Playhouse offered her an opportunity to study acting. She worked as a server at The Magic Pan and for Doubleday while studying under William Esper.


In 1978, Steenburgen met and began dating actor Malcolm McDowell while both were co-starring in Time After Time. They married and had two children together, including son Charlie McDowell, but the marriage ended in divorce. On October 7, 1995, Steenburgen married actor Ted Danson, whom she had met on the set of the film Pontiac Moon, and became the stepmother to Danson's two daughters from his previous marriage to producer Cassandra Coates. Steenburgen resides in the Los Angeles area with her family. An alumna of Hendrix College, she received an honorary doctorate from the institution in 1989. In 2006, Steenburgen received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. In September 2005, she and Danson gave a guest lecture for students at the Clinton School of Public Service where they discussed their roles in public service as well as the foundations and causes in which they are involved.


Steenburgen had a leading role, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Actress, in the 1979 film Time After Time, as a modern woman who falls in love with author H. G. Wells, played by Malcolm McDowell, whom she married the following year.


In her third film, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1980 film Melvin and Howard, playing Lynda Dummar, the wife of Melvin Dummar, then a trucker and aspiring singer, who claimed to have befriended reclusive eccentric Howard Hughes. Another notable film appearance came in the well-received 1983 film Cross Creek, portraying Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of The Yearling. In 1985, she also starred in the movie One Magic Christmas as a mother and wife who falls on devastating times at Christmas only to rely on a Christmas miracle to save her family. In 1989, she played Karen Buckman in Parenthood. In Back to the Future Part III (1990), Steenburgen played Clara Clayton, a school teacher who falls in love with Doc Brown. She was persuaded to play the role by her children, as well as by fans of the Back to the Future films, and reprised the role by providing the character's voice in Back to the Future: The Animated Series.


In 2007, Steenburgen underwent minor surgery on her arm, which required a general anesthetic; shortly thereafter, she began experiencing "music (...) playing in her head day and night". She subsequently took music lessons so that she could write down what she was hearing, and by 2013 had almost 50 songwriting credits. She has collaborated with musicians from Nashville and was also signed to Universal Music as a songwriter. In Last Vegas, Steenburgen plays a lounge singer and even performs one of her original compositions on screen. In 2018, her composition "Glasgow (No Place Like Home)" as performed by Jessie Buckley featured as the climactic musical moment in the film Wild Rose.


In addition to these recognitions, Steenburgen received the 1,337th star on Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 16, 2009.


Dirty Girl, which featured Steenburgen, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2010. She also appeared in the critically acclaimed film The Help (2011) and had a featured role as a lounge singer, who is the romantic interest in a love triangle, in the 2013 comedy Last Vegas.


In television, Steenburgen appeared as Kate Montgomery in Ink (1996) and co-starred as Mary Gulliver in Gulliver's Travels (1996). She has a recurring role as herself in Curb Your Enthusiasm. Steenburgen co-starred as Helen Girardi, the mother of Amber Tamblyn's title character in Joan of Arcadia. In 2011, she had a recurring role as Josephine in the HBO sitcom Bored to Death. Steenburgen starred as Anastasia Lee in the 2011 FX pilot, Outlaw Country, but it was passed by the network. She appeared in the dark sitcom Wilfred from 2011 through 2013 as Catherine Newman, the title character's eccentric and mentally ill mother. Steenburgen had a recurring role on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock from 2012 to 2013 where she played Diana Jessup.


In 2014, she began a recurring role as former Dixie Mafia boss Katherine Hale in the fifth and sixth seasons of Justified.

Since 2014, Steenburgen's son Charlie McDowell has had a running joke at her expense, claiming on numerous occasions on social media that his mother is actress Andie MacDowell.


She had a small part in the 2015 film A Walk in the Woods as Jeannie. In 2018, Steenburgen starred in the romantic comedy film Book Club.

From 2015 to 2018, she starred as Gail Klosterman on the comedy series The Last Man on Earth.

Family Life

Mary had a son named Charlie and a daughter named Lilly with actor Malcolm McDowell, whom she was married to from 1980 to 1990. Mary then married Ted Danson in 1995. 

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Mary Steenburgen is 69 years, 4 months and 17 days old. Mary Steenburgen will celebrate 70th birthday on a Wednesday 8th of February 2023. Below we countdown to Mary Steenburgen upcoming birthday.


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67th birthday - Saturday, February 8, 2020

HAPPY 67th BIRTHDAY to MARY STEENBURGEN!! 2/8/20 American actress, singer and songwriter. She won the Academy Awar… in 2020 | Singer, American actress, Celebrity news

Feb 8, 2020 - HAPPY 67th BIRTHDAY to MARY STEENBURGEN!! 2/8/20 American actress, singer and songwriter. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for playing the role of Lynda Dummar in Jonathan Demme's 1980 film Melvin and Howard.

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