Mary Steenburgen



Place of birth:

Newport, Arkansas, USA:


Mary Nell Steenburgen (born February 8, 1953) is an American actress. She was most successful for playing the role of Lynda Dummar in Jonathan Demme's Melvin and Howard, which earned her an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.


Antiquities (2019)
as Dr. Margot
Book Club (2018)
as Carol
Katie Says Goodbye (2018)
as Maybelle
I Do... Until I Don't (2017)
as Cybil Burger
The Discovery (2017)
as Interviewer
The Book of Love (2017)
as Julia Mureaux
Dean (2016)
as Carol
Jim Henson’s Turkey Hollow (2015)
as Aunt Cly
A Walk in the Woods (2015)
as Jeannie
7 Days in Hell (2015)
as Louisa Poole
Song One (2015)
as Karen Ellis
Last Vegas (2013)
as Diana
Brahmin Bulls (2013)
as Helen West
Outlaw Country (2012)
as Anastasia Lee
The Help (2011)
as Elain Stein
Fight for Your Right Revisited (2011)
as Café Patron
Dirty Girl (2010)
as Peggy
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2010)
as Mrs. Yankovic
Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009)
as Emma Wheeler
Clarkworld (2009)
as herself
The Proposal (2009)
as Grace Paxton
In the Electric Mist (2009)
as Bootsie Robicheaux
The Open Road (2009)
as Katherine
Four Christmases (2008)
as Marilyn
Step Brothers (2008)
as Nancy Huff
The Brave One (2007)
as Carol
Honeydripper (2007)
as Amanda Winship
Numb (2007)
as Dr. Cheryl Blaine
Nobel Son (2007)
as Sarah Michaelson
Elvis and Anabelle (2007)
as Geneva Leigh
The Dead Girl (2006)
as Beverley, Leah's Mother
Inland Empire (2006)
as Visitor #2
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)
as Marienne Hotchkiss
It Must Be Love (2004)
Elf (2003)
as Emily Hobbs
Casa de los Babys (2003)
as Gayle
Hope Springs (2003)
as Joanie Fisher
Sunshine State (2002)
as Francine Pinkney
Wish You Were Dead (2002)
as Sally Rider
Talking to Heaven (2002)
as Detective Karen Condrin
I Am Sam (2001)
as Dr. Blake
Life as a House (2001)
as Colleen Beck
The Trumpet Of The Swan (2001)
as Mother
Nobody's Baby (2001)
as Estelle
About Sarah (1998)
as Sarah Elizabeth McCaffrey
Nixon (1995)
as Hannah Nixon
Powder (1995)
as Jessie Caldwell
The Grass Harp (1995)
as Sister Ida
Pontiac Moon (1994)
as Katherine Bellamy
My Summer Story (1994)
as Mrs. Parker
Clifford (1994)
as Sarah Davis
Philadelphia (1993)
as Belinda Conine
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
as Betty Carver
The Butcher's Wife (1991)
as Stella Keefover
The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy (1990)
as Herself
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
as Clara Clayton
Parenthood (1989)
as Karen Buckman
Miss Firecracker (1989)
as Elaine Rutledge
The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank (1988)
as Miep Gies
The Whales of August (1987)
as Young Sarah
End of the Line (1987)
as Rose Pickett
Dead of Winter (1987)
as Julie Rose / Katie McGovern / Evelyn
One Magic Christmas (1985)
as Ginny Hanks Grainger
Little Red Riding Hood (1983)
as Mary / Little Red Riding Hood
Romantic Comedy (1983)
as Phoebe Craddock
Cross Creek (1983)
as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982)
as Adrian
Ragtime (1981)
as Mother
Melvin and Howard (1980)
as Lynda Dummar
Time After Time (1979)
as Amy Robbins
Goin' South (1978)
as Julia Tate / Moon
Bye Bye Benjamin (2006)
Executive Producer