About Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen’s name is a well known name in Hollywood, where she has become a successful actress. It has been reported that the overall amount of the current Mary Steenburgen net worth reaches 12 million dollars, which makes her one of the wealthiest actresses in show business. In 1980, she appeared in probably her most successful film, for which she also received recognition and awards, that being “Melvin and Howard”. In this film, she played the role of Lynda Dummar, and the actress was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress as well as the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In the 1970s, Mary Steenburgen was attending Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. In addition to the mentioned awards, Mary Steenburgen was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her work in the film called “Ragtime”. Moreover, she received a BAFTA TV Award nomination for her appearances in the miniseries called “Tender is the Night” in 1985. In 1988, she appeared in a TV movie called “The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank”, for which Mary Steenburgen was nominated for an Emmy Award.
Other films, in which she has appeared and which made her more popular in the whole world, include “Philadelphia”, “Cross Creek”, “Back to the Future Part III”, “The Proposal”, “Parenthood”, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, “The Help”, “Elf”, “Step Brothers” and “The Brave One”. Therefore, all of these films have also added up to the overall estimate of Mary Steenburgen net worth. In addition to her successful acting work, Mary Steenburgen is known for her philanthropic work. She is closely working with many non-profit organizations of various purposes, ranging from human rights to environment protection.
The actress was born in 1953 in Newport, Arkansas. When she graduated from high school, Mary Steenburgen continued her studies at Hendrix College, where she attended drama lessons. Her drama teacher motivated her to go to Dallas, where she attended a contest to win a spot at Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. In fact, Mary Steenburgen became a winner of this contest and started her acting career. In 1972, she moved to New York City. At the same time as she attended Neighborhood Playhouse, Mary Steenburgen was a waitress at Magic Pan.
Her biggest break in cinema industry happened when she was discovered by Jack Nicholson, who offered her a leading part in his film called “Goin’ South”, which was released in 1978. In 1979, she got another leading role in the film called “Time After Time”. In this film, she appeared with Malcolm McDowell, who later became her real life husband. In 1980, the actress appeared in her third film called “Melvin and Howard”, and for her role in it, she was awarded her first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 1990, she got a role of Clara Clayton in the popular film called “Back to the Future Part III”. Therefore, all of these mentioned films not only made her well known, but also increased the total amount of Mary Steenburgen net worth.