Mary McCormack

Mary McCormack

  • Highest Rated: 90% Getting to Know You (2000)
  • Lowest Rated: 17% The Crash (Jekyll Island) (2017)
  • Birthday: Feb 8, 1969
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Seemingly coming out of nowhere to essay the difficult role of famed shock-jock Howard Stern's wife in 1997's autobiographical Private Parts, actress Mary McCormack has since gone on to offer memorable performances in such fare as Mystery, Alaska (1999) and K-PAX (2001). A native of Plainfield, NJ, McCormack's interest in performing was piqued at an early age when the aspiring, 12-year-old actress gender-bent her way through a production of Menotti's Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. Since none of the local boys possessed the necessary vocal abilities, McCormack donned a hat and hit the notes needed to carry the play. Subsequently performing in regional theater before continuing her education at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, it was there that McCormack would major in English and painting while continuing to hone her stage skills. After earning her Comparative Arts degree from Trinity, McCormack decided to further her acting career by studying at the William Esper Studio. Performances at such New York theaters as The Atlantic Theater Company were quick to follow, as was her film debut in the 1994 remake of Miracle on 34th Street. Simultaneously appearing on the small screen in the popular crime series Murder One (1995), it wasn't long before Private Parts would offer a stratospheric boost to her onscreen career. A cinematic love letter to Stern's real-life wife, Private Parts offered the burgeoning actress a complex emotional role that proved without a doubt what she was fully capable of. Follow-up roles in such high-profile fare as Deep Impact (1998) and Mystery, Alaska (1999) didn't quite offer McCormack the chance to shine that Private Parts did, though it was obvious to all who viewed her subsequent roles that her star was on the rise. The millennial turnover found McCormack successfully alternating between drama (Madison) and comedy (High Heels and Low Lifes) before once again heading the Hollywood route with a supporting performance in K-PAX. An unconventional role in director Steven Soderbergh's Full Frontal was quick to follow, and McCormack was soon beginning preparation for the television miniseries based on Soderbergh's Traffic (which was in turn inspired by 1989 U.K. series Traffik).She was the female lead in the creepy apocalyptic thriller Right at Your Door, and landed a small part in Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration. In 2008 she landed the lead role on the cable series In Plain Sight and enjoyed the most consistent success of her career.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Still Laugh-in: The Stars Celebrate Actor 2019
17% The Crash (Jekyll Island) Sarah Schwab 2017
No Score Yet Alien Code Rebecca 2017
27% Drone Ellen 2017
17% A Country Called Home Amanda 2016
No Score Yet An American Girl Story - Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas Kay Larkin 2016
No Score Yet Scooby-doo! Wrestlemania Mystery Actor 2014
No Score Yet Ryder And Julina Actor 2013
No Score Yet Escape From Polygamy Actor 2013
68% Right at Your Door Lexi 2007
80% 1408 Lilly Enslin $72M 2007
52% For Your Consideration Pilgrim Woman $5.5M 2006
No Score Yet Colin Fitz Lives! Moira 2006
28% Madison Bonnie McCormick $0.5M 2005
61% Wimbledon Peter and Lizzie's Daughter $16.9M 2004
22% Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star Grace Finney $22.8M 2003
39% Full Frontal Linda 2002
34% World Traveler Margaret 2002
41% K-PAX Rachel $50.1M 2001
20% High Heels and Lowlifes Frances 2001
64% The Broken Hearts Club Anne 2000
90% Getting to Know You Leila Lee 2000
No Score Yet Harvest Becka Anslinger 2000
24% Gun Shy Gloria Nesstra 2000
56% The Big Tease Monique 2000
No Score Yet Other Voices Anna 2000
No Score Yet East of A Daphney 2000
38% Mystery, Alaska Donna Biebe 1999
54% True Crime Michelle Ziegler 1999
No Score Yet Harvest (Cash Crop) Becka Anslinger 1999
29% 200 Cigarettes Actor 1999
45% Deep Impact Andrea Baker 1998
25% Fathers' Day Lady with Broken Car (uncredited) 1997
75% Private Parts Alison Stern 1997
56% Life During Wartime Sally 1997
60% Miracle on 34th Street Myrna Foy 1994
No Score Yet Backfire! Sarah 1994

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

78% Into The Dark
2018
Lilith
  • 2019
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
82% The Kids Are Alright
2018
Peggy Cleary
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest Host
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
Mary Shannon
  • 2019
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
26% Falling Water
2016-2018
  • 2018
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
60% Loaded
2017
Casey
  • 2017
No Score Yet To Tell the Truth
2016
Panelist
  • 2017
82% When We Rise
2016-2017
Roberta Kaplan
  • 2017
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Appearing Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
77% House of Lies
2012-2016
Denna Altshuler
  • 2015
93% Scandal
2012-2018
  • 2014
58% The Newsroom
2012-2014
Molly
  • 2014
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Panelist Guest Host
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
42% Welcome to the Family
2013
Caroline Yoder
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Mary Shannon
  • 2008
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Kate Harper
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
Debbie
  • 2006
  • 2003
54% K Street
2003
Maggie Morris Maggie
  • 2003
91% Murder One
1995-1997
Justine Appleton
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Rickie
  • 1994

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