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Mary Steenburgen stars in "The Help," opposite Emma Stone and Viola Davis, as Elaine Stein.

Mary Steenburgen won the Academy Award for her role in "Melvin and Howard." Most recently she starred in "Did You Hear About the Morgans?," with Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker, and "The Proposal" with Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.

Among Steenburgen's many other feature film credits are "Four Christmases," "Stepbrothers," "The Brave One," "Nobel Son," "Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School," "Elf," "Sunshine State," "Casa De Los Baby," "Life as a House," "Philadelphia," "Parenthood," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "The Grass Harp," "Back to the Future Part III," "Time After Time," "A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy," "Cross Creek," "One Magic Christmas," "Dead of Winter" and "End of the Line," for which she also served as the film's executive producer.

For two seasons on television, Steenburgen starred in the Emmy Award–nominated CBS series "Joan of Arcadia." She also starred in the television film "Southern Discomfort" and in numerous episodes of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Steenburgen also starred with her husband, Ted Danson, in the television film "It Must Be Love" and in the television miniseries' "Talking to Heaven" and "Gulliver's Travels."

Steenburgen starred with Jon Voight and F. Murray Abraham in Robert Halmi's "Noah's Ark" for NBC and was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in "About Sarah."

On stage, Steenburgen starred in the David Mamet-directed play "Boston Marriage" at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Her other theater credits include "The Beginning of August," "Holiday" and "Candida" at New York's Roundabout Theater, and "Marvin's Room" at the Tiffany Theater in Los Angeles.

In addition to her professional work, Steenburgen has devoted a great deal of time to causes close to her heart. In 1989 she and fellow actress, Alfre Woodard founded Artists for a Free South Africa. In 1996 she and Ted Danson were presented with Liberty Hill Foundation's prestigious Upton Sinclair Award for their work in human rights and environmental causes.

Steenburgen is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, the daughter of a railroad conductor and a public high school secretary. She began her career at the age of nineteen in New York. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband. They are the parents of four children, Kate, Lilly, Charlie and Kat.

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Age: 63 years old
Birthday: February 8, 1953
Height: 5' 8"
Full Name / Real Name: Mary Nell Steenburgen
Birthplace: Newport, AR
Husband: Ted Danson (10/7/1995)
Malcolm McDowell (9/29/1980 - 10/1/1990, divorced, 2 children)

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