Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1959-08-14 (62 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: La Jolla, California, USA

85 Movies · 26 TV shows

Also Known As: Marsha Gay Harden · Marcia Harden · 马西娅·盖伊·哈登 · Марша Гей Харден

Biography

Marcia Gay Harden (born August 14, 1959) is an American actress. Her film breakthrough was in the 1990 Coen brothers-directed Miller's Crossing. She followed this with roles in films including Used People (1992), The First Wives Club (1996), and Flubber (1997). For her performance as artist Lee Krasner in the 2000 film Pollock, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She earned another Academy Award nomination for her performance as Celeste Boyle in Mystic River (2003). Her other notable film roles include American Gun (2005) and 2007's The Mist and Into the Wild.Harden made her Broadway debut in 1993, starring in Angels in America, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. She returned to Broadway in 2009 as Veronica in God of Carnage. Her performance won her the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.Harden was nominated for her second Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in the 2009 television film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. Harden's other notable television roles include Dr Leanne Rorish in the CBS medical drama Code Black and attorney Rebecca Halliday in the HBO Aaron Sorkin series The Newsroom.

Personal Life

Harden married Thaddaeus Scheel, a prop master, with whom she worked on The Spitfire Grill, in 1996. Harden and Scheel have three children: a daughter, Eulala Grace Scheel (born September 1998), and twins Julitta Dee Scheel and Hudson Harden Scheel (born April 22, 2004). In February 2012, Harden filed for divorce from Scheel.Harden has owned a property in the Catskills and a townhouse in Harlem. She sold the Harlem townhouse in 2012.Harden is an avid potter, which she learned in high school, and then took up again while acting in Angels in America.Harden is a practitioner of ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement, which her mother learned while they lived in Japan. She gave a brief demonstration in 2007 on The Martha Stewart Show and presented some works of her family, as well. In May 2018, a memoir called The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers was published. The book details the story and bond of mother and daughter throughout time and how they are dealing with the largest struggle yet, her mother's Alzheimer's disease. Harden created works of ikebana specifically for this book to illustrate the different seasons of her mother's life.

Early Life

Harden was born in La Jolla, California, the daughter of Texas natives Beverly Harden (née Bushfield), a housewife, and Thad Harold Harden (1932–2002), who was an officer in the United States Navy. She has three sisters and one brother.Harden's brother is named Thaddeus, as are her father and her former husband. Harden's family frequently moved because of her father's job, living in Japan, Germany, Greece, California, and Maryland.In 1976, Harden graduated from Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland. In 1980, she received a bachelor of arts in theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1988, Harden received a master of fine arts from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Money, Explained

Money, Explained

2021
We spend it, borrow it and save it. Let's talk about money, from credit cards to casino to student loans.
Moxie

Moxie

10
2021
A shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school because she was inspired by her mom's past and a confident new friend.

2020.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Pink Skies Ahead

Pink Skies Ahead

2020
After dropping out of school, a young woman is struggling with an anxiety disorder.
TV
Barkskins

Barkskins

7
2020
A disparate group of outcasts and dreamers battle to escape their pasts while navigating the brutal frontier hardships, competing interests, and tangled loyalties at the crossroads of civilization: th...

2019.

2 Movies · 4 TV shows
TV
The Morning Show

The Morning Show

6.67
2019
There is a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of the people who help America wake up in the morning, exploring the unique challenges faced by the men and women who carry out this daily televised ritu...
TV
Reef Break

Reef Break

2019
Cat Chambers is a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning and seductive Pacific Island paradise. Impulsive, reckless, and irresistible, Cat's less-than-perfect past gives her an instinctive ...
TV
Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall

2019
Tamron Hall is a former news host and journalist.
TV
RuPaul

RuPaul

2019
The RuPaul Show is more than just a talk show… It’s a movement! The all new RuPaul Show is building a community of people who want to spread love and joy through the world… and have a lot of fun doing...
Love You To Death

Love You To Death

2019
The film tells the shocking tale of a mother and daughter who are nothing like they seem, their tumultuous relationship ending in a brutal murder.
Point Blank

Point Blank

6
2019
A nurse is forced to rescue a wounded murder suspect from the hospital when his brother abducts his pregnant wife and wants to make a trade.

2018.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
In the Night I Remember Your Name

In the Night I Remember Your Name

2018
A gay pastor struggles to reconcile her faith with her advancing Alzheimer's.
Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Freed

6.1
2018
Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. She steps into her role as Mrs. New thr...

2017.

1 Movie
Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker

6.59
2017
When a wounded Christian Grey tries to get Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, sha...

2016.

1 Movie
Get a Job

Get a Job

2016
A recent college graduate and his friends are forced to lower their expectations when they leave school. Life after college graduation is not going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves ...

2015.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
After Words

After Words

2015
Faced with a midlife crisis, a woman travels to Costa Rica and meets a younger man who shows her adventure and romance.
TV
Code Black

Code Black

6.5
2015
The medical drama is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the staff confront a challenged system in order to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant

2015
A self-anointed'renegade' male flight attendant must save the day when the airline he works for tries to eliminate flight attendants as a cost-cutting measure.
Unity

Unity

2015
The advent of science, literature, technology, philosophy, religion, and so on has not mitigated humankind from killing one another, the animals, and nature. We can't seem to get along in this film.
Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

6.27
2015
When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. As ri...
Grandma

Grandma

6
2015
A protective bubble burst when her granddaughter showed up. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes them to come to terms with their past and confront their future.

2014.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Magic in the Moonlight

Magic in the Moonlight

5.83
2014
A master magician is hired to expose a psychic as a fraud in the 1920s French Riviera.
Elsa & Fred

Elsa & Fred

2014
Aged, embittered widower, Fred learns to enjoy life thanks to his elderly neighbor. Fred took her to Rome in order to reenact her favorite scene from the movie, after learning that she was dying.
TV
BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman

6.06
2014
The most popular sitcom horse of the 90s is 20 years later. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everythin...
You're Not You

You're Not You

7.44
2014
A drama centered on a classical pianist who has been diagnosed with a fatal disease and a college student who becomes her care giver.
TV
How to Get Away with Murder

How to Get Away with Murder

6.38
2014
A legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will change the course of their lives.

2013.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Trophy Wife

Trophy Wife

4.75
2013
The third time's the charm, they say, and reformed party girl Kate is hoping that's true when she becomes the third wife of a slightly older man. After falling into each others' arms at a karaoke bar,...
If I Were You

If I Were You

6
2013
When a woman tries to outwit her husband's sexy young mistress, the unexpected consequences include starring in an amateur production.
The Wine of Summer

The Wine of Summer

2013
A frustrated actor travels to Spain in search of a playwright, but ends up with a group of previously unconnected people.
Parkland

Parkland

6
2013
The world changed on November 22nd, 1963, when young American President John F. Kennedy was killed in Texas. A group of people are forced to make split-second decisions after an event that will change...
Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story

2013
With a focus on Clint Eastwood's career as a director, this documentary features movie clips, behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with people with whom he has worked, as well as comments from Clint ...

2012.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

2012
A teenager with a deep perception of the world has no idea how to live in it.
TV
The Newsroom

The Newsroom

5.79
2012
There is a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make cable news. The series focuses on a network anchor, his new executive producer, the newsroom staff and their boss, as well as their quixotic mi...
TV
Bent

Bent

2.5
2012
Alex is raising her child after divorcing a lawyer. Wanting to redo her kitchen, she hires Pete, a recovering gambling addiction, surfer and womanizer, and the two soon discover they're able to help o...

2011.

3 Movies
Detachment

Detachment

8
2011
A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of a substitute teacher. Henry wanders from school to school, but never stays long...
Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy

Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy

2011
Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.Hayden Panettiere (Heroes) and Marcia Gay Harden (Academy Award winner for Pollock) star in the Lifetime Original Movie A...
Innocent

Innocent

2011
Bill Pullman plays a judge charged with the murder of his wife, a situation that comes 20 years after he was cleared in the death of his mistress. A secret affair from the past could hurt his defense ...

2009.

4 Movies
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

2009
Sendler sympathized with the Jews when Sendler's physician father died of typhus. She initially proposed saving Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto, but her idea was met with skepticism by her fell...
Home

Home

2009
A mother and a poet are at a crossroads. Her estranged husband is without emotional support for her in the wake of her recovery from breast cancer, let alone her passion for buying and restoring and h...
Whip It

Whip It

8
2009
In Texas, Land Of The Dragon, an independent-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league.
The Maiden Heist

The Maiden Heist

2009
Three security guards at a museum are going to steal artworks from another museum after they become attached to them.

2008.

3 Movies
Sex and Lies in Sin City

Sex and Lies in Sin City

2008
The murder of Las Vegas casino mogul Ted Binion is the subject of a movie. Binion's beauty-queen-turned-stripper girlfriend, Sandy, and her secret lover are the focus of this film. Sandy was the benef...
Christmas Cottage

Christmas Cottage

2008
The Christmas Cottage is a semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family home.
When Darkness Came: The Making of 'The Mist'

When Darkness Came: The Making of 'The Mist'

2008
Behind the scenes documentary on the making of the film.

2007.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
The Invisible

The Invisible

2007
After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.
Fog City Mavericks

Fog City Mavericks

2007
Fog City Mavericks: The Filmmakers of San Francisco is a compelling exploration of the legendary filmmakers who call the San Francisco Bay Area home including George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint...
Into the Wild

Into the Wild

8.25
2007
Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and went to live in the wilderness after graduating from Emory University in 1992.
TV
Damages

Damages

6
2007
Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. The plot revolves around the brilliant, ruth...
The Mist

The Mist

5.38
2007
An artist and his son are trapped in a grocery store in a small Maine town after a violent storm. The mist hides deadly horrors that threaten their lives and their sanity.
Rails & Ties

Rails & Ties

2007
An unlikely bond was formed between the train engineer and a young boy who escaped the carnage after a train and car collision.

2006.

5 Movies
In From The Night

In From The Night

2006
Vicki Miller has cut herself off from her family. Her life changes when her nephew shows up on her doorstep. He looks tired and depressed, and when Vicki realized he was running away, she took him in....
The Dead Girl

The Dead Girl

2006
The lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect as the clues to a young woman's death come together.
Canvas

Canvas

2006
A woman has a mental illness.
American Dreamz

American Dreamz

2006
The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal and a showtunes-...
The Hoax

The Hoax

2006
In the early 1970s, a fake biography of Howard Hughes was sold to a publishing house.

2005.

3 Movies
American Gun

American Gun

2005
Seemingly disparate portraits of people, among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student, all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.
Bad News Bears

Bad News Bears

6
2005
Morris Buttermaker is a burned-out minor league baseball player who loves to drink and can't keep his hands off himself. Buttermaker found himself the head of a rag-tag group of misfit players after h...
Felicity: An American Girl Adventure

Felicity: An American Girl Adventure

1
2005
The friendship of a lifetime was formed by a Virginia girl's love for the outdoors. Her parents want her to stay indoors, but she still rides the horses. She takes care of herself when she comes into ...

2004.

3 Movies
Welcome to Mooseport

Welcome to Mooseport

2004
A US president who has retired after two terms in office returns to his hometown of Mooseport, Maine and decides to run for Mayor against another local candidate.
P.S.

P.S.

2004
Thirty-nine-year old divorcé Louise Harrington (Linney) works in the admissions office at Columbia University School of the Arts. She is unnerved when she receives an application from F. Scott Feinsta...
She's Too Young

She's Too Young

2004
A mother/daughter relationship is thrown off balance when the mother discovers that her "good girl" daughter is part of a group who are engaging in sexual activities with multiple partners

2003.

3 Movies
Mystic River

Mystic River

6.33
2003
Three childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.
Mona Lisa Smile

Mona Lisa Smile

8.5
2003
In 1953, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school left her boyfriend in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in Mass...
Casa de los Babys

Casa de los Babys

6
2003
A group of women, including the wealthy young woman and the domineering matriarch, traveled from the United States to South America in order to easily adopt children. Before women can take in orphans,...

2002.

2 Movies
Guilty Hearts

Guilty Hearts

2002
Quiet and unassuming church organist Jenny Moran is depressed with her marriage to working-class Matt and leaves him. Jenny begins an affair with the manipulative and charming Dr. Stephen Carrow, who ...
King of Texas

King of Texas

2002
Patrick Stewart plays the role of John Lear, a Texas cattle baron who is rejected by his three daughters after dividing his wealth among them.

2001.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Gaudi Afternoon

Gaudi Afternoon

2001
She is stuck in Spain, where she is working to translate books into English. She is willing to help a woman find a missing friend for a price.
Walking Shadow

Walking Shadow

2001
Spenser attends a play at his girlfriend's insistence to meet the director. The lead actor in a hale of fake arrows was killed by a real arrow during the performance. Spencer's investigation leads him...
TV
The Education of Max Bickford

The Education of Max Bickford

2001
The Education of Max Bickford aired on CBS. The college professor was at a women's school in New Jersey. Eric Ian Goldberg was a child actor. Helen Gay Harden was a former student of Max's who had rec...

2000.

4 Movies
Thin Air

Thin Air

2000
Frank Belson didn't ask many questions about Lisa St. She vanished one night. While submerged in the Latino shadow world of the town, he brought in Spenser to help locate her, who began to piece toget...
Space Cowboys

Space Cowboys

6
2000
The formation of NASA and the use of trained Chimpanzees dashed the hopes of hotdog members of Project Daedalus, the Air Force's test program for space travel. When Russia's mysterious Ikon communicat...
Pollock

Pollock

2
2000
In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an ...

1999.

1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.08
1999
Sexually-based offenses are considered heinous in the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...

1998.

4 Movies
Labor of Love

Labor of Love

1998
Annie is a single woman who wants to have a child. Her best friend, Mickey, a gay man who had tried to adopt a child, feels the same way. A couple decides to have a child. Gordon is the man of her dre...
Desperate Measures

Desperate Measures

1998
Frank Connor, a police officer in San Francisco, is desperately trying to find a bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. The only catch is that the potential donor is a convicted murderer who wants...
Curtain Call

Curtain Call

5.5
1998
A man who is afraid of marriage angers his long-time girlfriend by buying a nice house for himself, only to find it haunted by the ghosts of a famous theatrical couple who taught him about love and co...
Meet Joe Black

Meet Joe Black

7.07
1998
Host him for a "vacation" among the living in exchange for a few more days of existence when the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish. Death uses the name Joe Black and fall...

1997.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Flubber

Flubber

6.01
1997
Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that is a new source of energy, and that will save Medfield College, where his swee...
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing

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

1997
The events leading up to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center in New York and the capture of the terrorists are told in this incredible story.
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
The Daytrippers

The Daytrippers

1997
She thinks her marriage is going great until she finds a love note for her husband. She went to her mother for advice. The family piled into a station wagon to go to the city to confront Louis with th...

1996.

4 Movies
The Spitfire Grill

The Spitfire Grill

1996
After being released from prison, Percy goes to the small town of Gillead. Hannah helped out at her place. Change in the small town is causing resentment and fear in some and growth in others.
Far Harbor

Far Harbor

1996
A group of seven young people spend a weekend in the home of a wealthy yuppie on Long Island and live out their problems.
Spy Hard

Spy Hard

1996
The bad Gen. Dick Steele, also known as AgentWD-40, is the only man who can stop Rancor. Steele and Ukrinsky are working together to get a computer circuit for the missile that Rancor is going to fire...
The First Wives Club

The First Wives Club

6.55
1996
Three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer model after helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success. They are determined to turn their pain into gain. They came up with a plan to h...

1995.

1 Movie
Convict Cowboy

Convict Cowboy

1995
There is a movie about a rodeo star and a young man in prison.

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Safe Passage

Safe Passage

6
1994
A mother is losing control of her family. It's personal.
TV
Chicago Hope

Chicago Hope

6
1994
Chicago Hope was created by David E. Kelley is a person. It ran on CBS from 1994 to 2000. There is a hospital in Chicago. TVGN will show the show in the fall of next year.

1993.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Homicide: Life on the Street

Homicide: Life on the Street

6
1993
An American police procedural depicts a fictional version of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Unit.
Geoffrey Beene 30

Geoffrey Beene 30

1993
A profile of a designer who has been in the industry for 30 years.
In the Wings: Angels in America On Broadway

In the Wings: Angels in America On Broadway

1993
Backstage documentary chronicling the Original Broadway Production of “Angels in America.”

1992.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Sinatra

Sinatra

1992
The executive producer of Sinatra was Tina Sinatra, Frank's youngest daughter.
Crush

Crush

1992
Lane and Christina were in a car crash on their way to interview a novelist. Lane was attracted to the novelist's daughter when he undertook the assignment.
Used People

Used People

1992
At her husband's funeral, Pearl, a Jewish mother of two divorced and hostile daughters, met an old Italian friend who had previously stopped her husband from leaving home. He has been secretly in love...
TV
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

5.75
1992
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...

1991.

3 Movies
Late for Dinner

Late for Dinner

1991
Two young men, one in need of medical attention, are frozen in the early 1960s. The two are focused on the fact that the police are chasing them. After thirty years, they are in a strange new world.
In Broad Daylight

In Broad Daylight

1991
The citizens of a small town have been intimidated and insulted by the fanatically uncompromising Len and his family for many years. The persecution complex was triggered by the comment of the saleswo...
Fever

Fever

6
1991
After being out of prison, Ray wants to get back with Lacy, but she's in a stable relationship with a pacifist and doesn't want anything to do with him. When she's kidnapped by Ray's former associates...

1990.

2 Movies
Miller's Crossing

Miller's Crossing

5.95
1990
Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor fall in love with the same woman.
Kojak: None So Blind

Kojak: None So Blind

1990
After a flighty young woman accidentally witnesses a Mob hit in an Italian restaurant, New York Police Inspector Theo Kojak must protect her from an unscrupulous Dutch hitman and bring the mob leader ...

1984.

1 Movie
Footloose

Footloose

6
1984
When teenager Ren and his family move from big-city Chicago to a small town in the West, he's in for a real case of culture shock after discovering he's living in a place where music and dancing are i...

1981.

1 TV show
TV
Simon & Simon

Simon & Simon

6
1981
The original run of Simon & Simon was from 1981 to 1989. Two brothers ran a private detective agency.

1979.

1 Movie

1971.

1 TV show
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...

1953.

1 TV show
TV
The Oscars

The Oscars

1953
The film industry is honored at an annual American awards ceremony. The Academy Award of Merit is better known as the Oscar and is given to the various category winners.

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...

Unknown Year.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Confess, Fletch

Confess, Fletch

One of the murders that Fletch is in the middle of pins him as a prime suspect. While on a quest to prove his innocence, Fletch is tasked with finding his fiancée's stolen art collection, the only inh...
Evolution

Evolution

A young man with a bright future suffers a near fatal accident and recreates his new life with the help of an unlikely animal friend.
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