Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen is an Oscar winner and three-time Golden Globe winner whose movies have earned more than a billion dollars over the last 35 years. Her love for the theater brought her from her hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas to New York City, where she studied at the esteemed Neighborhood Playhouse.

She supported herself as a waitress while she auditioned for roles, until she was noticed by Jack Nicholson while in a waiting room at Paramount Studios. The rest is history. He cast her in 1978's "Goin' South." She went on to star in such films as "Melvin and Howard," "Ragtime," "Philadelphia," "I Am Sam," and more recently, "Elf," "Step Brothers" and "The Help."

Projects with her husband and fellow political activist, actor Ted Danson, have included "Pontiac Moon," the hit NBC miniseries "Gulliver's Travels," and the CBS sitcom, "Ink." Her solo TV career includes roles on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Bored to Death" and "30 Rock."