Mary Catherine McCormack (born February 8, 1969) is an American actress. She has had leading roles as Justine Appleton in the series Murder One (1995–97), as Deputy National Security Adviser Kate Harper in The West Wing (2004–06), as Mary Shannon in In Plain Sight (2008–12), and as Peggy in the comedy series The Kids Are Alright (2018–19).Her film roles include Private Parts (1997), Deep Impact (1998), True Crime (1999), K-PAX (2001), Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003) and 1408 (2007).
In July 2003, McCormack married director and producer Michael Morris. Together they have three daughters.McCormack and Morris are executive producers of the game show 25 Words or Less, hosted by Meredith Vieira. McCormack is also a frequent celebrity panelist on the show, as are fellow executive producers Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky.McCormack is the godmother of In Plain Sight co-star Fred Weller's daughter.
McCormack was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. She is the daughter of clinical therapist Norah and car dealership and ice cream parlor owner William McCormack. Her parents divorced in 1990. Her sister Bridget is the Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court and a former professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School. Her brother William is an actor, writer and producer who has appeared in a recurring role as FBI agent Robert O'Connor on In Plain Sight.In 1987, McCormack graduated from the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, New Jersey. In 1991, she received her BA in comparative arts, specifically painting and creative writing, from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
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In a close-knit Georgia community, a family-owned wrestling promotion finds two brothers and rivals fighting over their late father's legacy. The good guy and the bad guy have to play each other in th...
A 17-year old Missouri teen named Veronica discovers she has gotten pregnant, a development that threatens to end her dreams of attending an Ivy League college, and the career that could follow.
Still Laugh-In: The Stars Celebrate
Hollywood's finest pay tribute to "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In" for an uncensored and unforgettable celebration at The Dolby Theater.
National Memorial Day Concert
On the eve of Memorial Day, a star-studded lineup will grace the stage for one of PBS' highest-rated programs. This multi-award-winning television event has become an American tradition, honoring the ...
Celebu-chef Peter Rake escapes a scandal for a weekend at his family’s isolated vacation home, but there are debts to repay and Peter has to learn the lesson that a woman’s place is anywhere that she ...
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The Kids Are Alright
In a working-class neighborhood outside Los Angeles, Mike and Peggy raise eight rambunctious boys. Everyone is in one bathroom and there are 10 people in three bedrooms.
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Four friends who play games become multi-millionaires when they sell their video game company for a clean £246 million and overnight, they are transformed from people who play games to serious players...
After deciphering a message found in a satellite, genius cryptographer Alex Jacobs finds himself being stalked by government agents and otherworldly beings.
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Will & Grace
A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy's most fabulous quartet is back.
A team of white collar criminals are enlisted by the Federal government to stop a cyber-attack that threatens to bankrupt the United States of America.
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It's not her first talk show, but it is the first of its kind. She likes ideas, people and places in her unique style.
There are topics of marriage, racism, Silicon Valley, and drugs. In four parts.
An American Girl Story: Maryellen 1955 - Extraordinary Christmas
Maryellen wants to stand out among her large family on Christmas 1955 in Daytona Beach, FL. Maryellen wants to make the holiday special when a family friend is afflicted with the disease. After her pl...
The most serious cases include the murder of a ventriloquist and a rash of baker suicides.
A couple is going through a divorce.
A Country Called Home
Her life isn't what she thought it would be. Filled with annoying friends, a self-involved boyfriend, and a career that she can't bring herself to pursue, she feels detached from her life. When she le...
Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery
The crew was persuaded to go with them to "Wrestlemania" after they won tickets to the event. The town is haunted by a ghastly Ghost Bear who holds the town in his terrifying grip. The gang has to sol...
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Escape from Polygamy
Leann and Julina moved into an isolated polygamous compound, where Julina met the son of the religious compound's charismatic Prophet, Ervil.
Welcome to the Family
NBC aired Welcome to the Family from October 3 to October 17 on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. After Parks and Recreation. The single camera comedy was canceled by NBC after three episodes had aired...
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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...
House of Lies
Marty Kaan and his crack team of management consultants know how to play the corporate game better than anyone, by using every dirty trick in the book to woo powerful CEOs and close huge deals. Everyo...
Should've Been Romeo
A self-centered middle-aged pitchman for a potato chip company loses his job and livelihood just as his grandfather is dropped on his doorstep by his mother on her way to a singles cruise.
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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
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In Plain Sight
Mary Shannon is a deputy United States marshal attached to the Albuquerque, NM office of the Federal Witness Security Program. Shannon needs to find ways to balance her professional life with her prob...
The Dolphin Hotel's fabled room 1408 has been checked into by a man who specializes in debunking supernatural occurrences. Immediately after he arrived, he was confronted with genuine terror.
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Traffic: The Miniseries is a three-part feature on the United States cable channel USA Network in 2004 featuring an ensemble cast portraying the complex world of drugs, their distribution, the associa...
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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star
The child star of the 70's is now 35 years old. The director sees that he is not normal when he sees him auditioning for a role. Desperate to win the part, Dickie hires a family to help him replay his...
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
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K Street is a 2003 HBO television series about lobbyists and politicians in Washington, D.C. It was named for a street that is home to many lobbying and legal firms.
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High Heels and Low Lifes
A nurse eavesdrops on a cell phone conversation. She and her friend are going to blackmail the criminals.
A patient at a mental hospital claims to be from a far away planet. His doctor tried to help him, but he began to doubt his own explanations.
Parents try to keep their children at home when school starts. There is a story with a lot of love.
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Law & Order: Criminal Intent
The third iteration of the "Law & Order" franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes...
Phil and Anna are a married couple and begin to suspect one another of an affair. Things get out of control when a private investigator is involved in a relationship.
Mayough has been an undercover agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Charlie was on the verge of a career-ending mental breakdown and was afraid of the Mafia, so he sought help from an unstab...
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
A close-knit group of gay friends share the emotional roller coaster of life, relationships, the death of friends, new beginnings, jealousy, and professional success. At various stages of life's disar...
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Mystery, Alaska has a legendary Saturday hockey game. The hometown team will play the New York Rangers. There are quirky small-towners and millionaire athletes.
A DEA agent and a local sheriff have to wrestle with their consciences as they start raids on local farmers who have started growing marijuana to keep their farms operational. A young man accidentally...
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn
Craig Kilborn hosted this zany talk show, which followed David Letterman's show, from 1999 until 2004. Kilborn left The Daily Show in 1999 to be this show's host after Tom Synder retired. The segment ...
The father and the skirt chaser were careless. You don't have time to make a list of reporter Steve Everett's faults. A Death Row prisoner is scheduled to die at midnight, but he has been found to be ...
Getting to Know You
A chance encounter can change a girl's perception.
The West Wing
The West Wing gives a glimpse into presidential politics in the nation's capital as it tells the stories of the members of a fictional presidential administration. The politics that these characters d...
The Big Tease
Crawford left Glasgow with a film crew to capture the event because he thought he was competing in the Platinum Scissors contest in Los Angeles. When Crawford learns he's just an audience member, he h...
Tommy is a success as a security systems salesman. Everything seems to be going well until he discovers there's more to this business than he thought.
A seven-mile-wide space rock is threatening to destroy the planet. It's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint Ameri...
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The Wright Verdicts
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A prestigious Los Angeles law firm has a highly-regarded defense attorney. After successfully defending wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a much-publicised murder trial, he is now involved in th...
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Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.
Miracle on 34th Street
Susan Walker has doubts about Santa Claus. Her mother told her the secret about Santa a long time ago, but after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is ...
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
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...
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Law & Order
From two different vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court, follows a crime.