Marcia Gay Harden Biography
Marcia Gay Harden is an American actress who made her film breakthrough in the 1990 Coen brothers-directed Miller’s Crossing. Gay followed this with roles in films including Used People (1992), The First Wives Club (1996), and Flubber (1997).
She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as artist Lee Krasner in the 2000 film Pollock.
Gay earned another Academy Award nomination for her performance as Celeste Boyle in Mystic River (2003). She has also had other notable film roles such as American Gun (2005), and 2007’s The Mist and Into the Wild.
She made her Broadway debut in 1993 where she starred in Angels in America, she was then nominated for a Tony Award. Gay then returned to Broadway in 2009 as Veronica in God of Carnage. Her performance then won her the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
She was nominated for her second Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in the 2009 television film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. Her other notable television roles include Dr Leanne Rorish in the CBS medical drama Code Black and also attorney Rebecca Halliday in the HBO Aaron Sorkin series The Newsroom.
Marcia Gay Harden Education
She graduated from Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland in 1976. Then she received a BA in theatre from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980. She then received a Master of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Marcia Gay Harden Age
Harden was born on August 14, 1959 in La Jolla, California, U.S. She is [agecalc birthdate=1959-08-14]
Marcia Gay Harden Family
She is the daughter of Thaddeus Harden, who was a former Navy officer and a businessman, and Beverly Harden, who was a housewife.
She has three siblings, a brother named Thaddeus Harden Jr., and two sisters named Leslie Harden and Robin Harden. Thaddeus Harden Jr. is a lawyer, while Leslie Harden and Robin Harden work in the field of finance.
Harden is married to Thaddeus Scheel, a film director and producer. They have three children together: a daughter named Eulala Scheel, and twins, a boy named Hudson Scheel and a girl named Julitta Scheel.
Marcia Gay Harden Husband | Marcia Gay Harden Dating
She married a prop master, Thaddeus Scheel with whom she worked on The Spitfire Grill in 1996. She filed for divorce from Scheel in February 2012.
Marcia Gay Harden Children
Scheel and Harden have three children a daughter, Eulala Grace Scheel (born September 1998), and twins Julitta Dee Scheel and Hudson Scheel Harden (born April 22, 2004).
Marcia Gay Harden Career
Harden’s career began in theater, where she performed in off-Broadway productions and regional theater. She made her Broadway debut in 1993 in the Tony Award-winning play “Angels in America”. Her performance in the play earned her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
Harden’s film career began in the mid-1990s, and she quickly established herself as a talented and versatile actress. She has appeared in a wide range of films, including “The First Wives Club”, “Miller’s Crossing”, “Pollock”, “Mystic River”, “Into the Wild”, and “The Mist”.
Harden won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lee Krasner, the wife of painter Jackson Pollock, in the 2000 film “Pollock”. She has also been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards for her work on television, winning in 2009 for her guest role on the series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.
In addition to her acting work, Harden is also an advocate for several charitable organizations, including the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Cancer Society. She has also written a memoir, “The Seasons of My Mother”, which chronicles her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Overall, Marcia Gay Harden has had a successful and varied career in entertainment, earning critical acclaim for her work in theater, film, and television.