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Mary-Louise Parker

Author, "Dear Mr. You"

Mary-Louise Parker is an actress and writer who lives in Brooklyn with her two children. Her first book, Dear Mr. You, was published in November and became a New York Times bestseller. She has been a frequent contributor to Esquire magazine, and her writing has appeared in O Magazine, The Riveter, Good Housekeeping, Bullet, and others. She is a Tony, Emmy, Obie, and two-time Golden Globe winner. She originated roles in the plays Proof, How I Learned to Drive, Prelude to a Kiss, Four Dogs and a Bone, The Snow Geese, and others, including the play Heisenberg, which will be revived at the Manhattan Theater Club in the Fall. On television she has appeared in Mike Nichols’ Angels in America, Weeds, and The West Wing, along with numerous television movies, and was seen on the big screen in RED, RIPD, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Client, Solitary Man, Red Dragon, The Portrait of a Lady, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, and many others. Her acting and writing careers as well as her philanthropic work are archived at the Howard Gottlieb Center at Boston University.