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Birthday: Aug. 2, 1964

Hometown: Fort Jackson, S.C.

 

Where You've Seen Her: After getting her start on the soap Ryan's Hope and then on Broadway (while working days measuring feet for an ECCO shoe store), MILF-tastic Mary-Louise Parker made it onto the big screen in the early '90s with several movies loved by your mom (Grand Canyon, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Client). Working steadily throughout the decade, she earned critical acclaim in the 2000s thanks to roles in Saved!, The West Wing and the Showtime original series Weeds, which returns for its sixth season tonight at 10:05 p.m. Her character Nancy Botwin seems to hop in the sack almost as much as she deals the wacky tobacky, so here's hoping we see more of Mary-Louise doing the marijuana mambo.

On a Controversial Bathtub Nude Scene: "I've been in the middle of Times Square naked with a snake around my body [on a billboard to promote the series]. It's not like I was bitter that I did a nude scene, you know? It's ridiculous. Why didn't they mention [my sex scene with co-star Demián Bichir]? You see way more in that scene than you see in the other one! I was more naked, if that's possible." -The A.V. Club

Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker

Mary-Louise Parker