Mary McCormack Biography
Mary McCormack is an American actress with an impressive career spanning over two decades. She has starred in numerous films and television shows, including the critically acclaimed “The West Wing” and “In Plain Sight.” McCormack is also a talented stage actress, having appeared in several Broadway productions.
Mary McCormack Early Life and Career
Mary Catherine McCormack was born on February 8, 1969, in Plainfield, New Jersey. She is the daughter of clinical therapist Norah McCormack and car dealership owner William McCormack. McCormack has one older sister, Bridget, who is a law professor.
McCormack began acting at a young age, appearing in local theater productions. After graduating from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, she moved to New York City to pursue her acting career. McCormack quickly landed roles in off-Broadway productions, eventually making her Broadway debut in 1998 in “Cabaret.”
Mary McCormack Film and Television Success
McCormack’s film career took off in the mid-1990s with roles in “Private Parts” (1997) and “Deep Impact” (1998). She continued to work steadily in films throughout the 1990s and 2000s, appearing in such films as “True Crime” (1999), “Mystery, Alaska” (1999), “K-PAX” (2001), and “1408” (2007).
McCormack’s most notable television role came in 2004 when she joined the cast of “The West Wing” as Deputy National Security Advisor Kate Harper. She played the role for two seasons until the show ended in 2006. In 2008, McCormack starred in the USA Network drama “In Plain Sight” as U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon. The show was a critical and commercial success, running for five seasons until 2012.
Mary McCormack Recent Projects
In recent years, McCormack has continued to work in both film and television. She had a recurring role on the ABC comedy “The Kids Are Alright” from 2018 to 2019 and starred in the independent film “To Leslie” in 2022. For her performance in “To Leslie,” McCormack received widespread critical acclaim, including nominations for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress and the Gotham Award for Outstanding Lead Performance.
In addition to her acting work, McCormack is also a producer and director. She has produced several films and television shows, including “In Plain Sight” and the 2018 documentary “Heels.” She has also directed several episodes of “In Plain Sight.”
Mary McCormack Personal Life
McCormack is married to film and television producer Michael Morris. The couple has two children together.
Mary McCormack Award Recognition
McCormack has been nominated for several awards throughout her career, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama for her role in “The West Wing.” She has also won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her work on “The West Wing.”
Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.