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Marcia Gay Harden ACTOR

Marcia Gay Harden was born on August 14th, 1959 in La Jolla, California and had four other siblings.  Due to her father's employment with the military her family lived in a number of places.  It was while she was residing in Greece, that she first developed an interest in  the theater when she would attend live stage productions with her family.
After earning a high school diploma in Europe she enrolled in American Colleges that were located in Europe and then later she moved back to the United States and finished her studies at the University of Texas graduating in 1980 with a BA in Theater. 
Harden then proceeded with a higher level of education by earning an MFA at NYU.  Now with her education behind her she decided to focus on a career as an actress.  Some of her earlier roles were on the television series, "CBS Summer Playhouse" (1987), "Simon & Simon" (1988) and "Gideon Oliver" (1989).
In addition to working on a number of television series she also added to her resume television movie roles such as, "Kojak: None So Blind" (1990), "In Broad Daylight" (1991), "Fever" (1991) and "Sinatra" (1992).
She did some more stage work and then finally began to make a real name for herself in the film industry when she was cast in, "Pollock" (2000), a role for which she earned an Oscar and New York films Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress.  She then earned another Academy Award nomination for her role in the film, "Mystic River" (2003) starring Sean Penn.
More recently she has been quite busy in the industry appearing on the television series, "Law & Order" (2005-2010) succeeded by roles in the films, "Detachment" (2011), "Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You" (2011), "Noah's Ark: The New Beginning" (2012), "If I Were You" (2012), "Get a Job" (2012) and "Supreme Ruler" which is still in pre-production.
Marcia Gay Harden has married only once to Thaddaeus Scheel in 1996 and they have three children together and are currently finalizing details of their divorce. 


2013   Supreme Ruler 

2012   Back Roads

2013   Get a Job

2012   Isabel

2012   The Wine of Summer

2012   If I Were You 

2012   Noah's Ark: The New Beginning

2012   Body of Proof 

2011   Innocent

2011   Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You 

2011   Detachment 

2011   Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy 

2011   Smothered 

2005-2010  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

2010   Royal Pains

2009   Whip It

2009   The Maiden Heist

2009   The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

2009   Damages

2008   Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage 

2008   Sex and Lies in Sin City

2008   Home

2008   The Tower

2007   The Mist

2007   Into the Wild

2007   Rails & Ties

2007   The Invisible

2006   The Dead Girl 

2006   Canvas 

2006   The Hoax

2006   In from the Night

2006   American Dreamz

2006   Drift

2005   An American Girl Adventure 

2005   American Gun

2005   American Masters

2005   Bad News Bears

2005   Hate

2004   P.S.

2004   See You in My Dreams

2004   Welcome to Mooseport 

2004   She's Too Young

2003   Mona Lisa Smile 

2003   Casa de los babys 

2003   Mystic River

2003   Just Like Mona 

2001-2002  The Education of Max Bickford

2002   King of Texas

2002   Guilty Hearts 

2002   In the Echo

2001   Walking Shadow 

2001   Gaudi Afternoon

2000   Thin Air

2000   Pollock 

2000   Space Cowboys

2000   From Where I Sit 

1999   Spenser: Small Vices

1998   Meet Joe Black

1998   It All Came True 

1998   Labor of Love 

1998   Desperate Measures 

1997   Flubber

1997   Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing.

1996   Far Harbor 

1996   The First Wives Club 

1996   Spy Hard

1996   The Spitfire Grill 

1996   The Daytrippers

1995   Homicide: Life on the Street

1995   Convict Cowboy

1995   Great Performances 

1995   Chicago Hope 

1995   Fallen Angels 

1994   Safe Passage 

1993   Geoffrey Beene 30 

1992   Used People 

1992   Sinatra

1992   Crush 

1991   Late for Dinner 

1991   Fever 

1991   In Broad Daylight

1990   Miller's Crossing 

1990   Kojak: None So Blind 

1989   Gideon Oliver

1988   Simon & Simon 

1988   Superman 50th Anniversary 

1987   CBS Summer Playhouse 

1986   The Imagemaker 

1979   Not Only Strangers

Matinee Classics - Space Cowboys starring Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Garner, James Cromwell, Marcia Gay Harden, William Devane, Loren Dean, Courtney B. Vance,Rade Serbedzija, Barbara Babcock, Blair Brown, Jay Leno, Toby Stephens, Eli Craig, John Mallory Asher, Matt McColm, Jon Hamm and Chris Wylde

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