Near the very beginning of her acting career, Mary Steenburgen won an Academy Award. We will ask her about that victory for “Melvin and Howard” (1980), her latest guest arc on “Justified,” and several parts of her career when she joins us for a live chat this Tuesday, June 17, at 1:00 p.m. PT; 4:00 p.m. ET on Gold Derby’s home page.
Steenburgen was in the reception room at Paramount’s New York office in the late 1970s when Jack Nicholson discovered her. He was directing the 1978 Western film “Goin’ South” and cast her as the female lead. Her second movie provided a lead role in “Time After Time” (1979). And then for her third effort on the silver screen, she won an Oscar and Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actress.
Her film career has included roles in “Ragtime,” “Cross Creek,” “Back to the Future Part III,” “Parenthood,” “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Pontiac Moon,” “Nixon,” “Elf,” “Step Brothers,” “The Proposal,” and “The Help” (which earned her a SAG Award as part of the Best Film Ensemble of 2011).
On television, Steenburgen has starred in “Gulliver’s Travels,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and “Joan of Arcadia.” She picked up an Emmy nomination for the telefilm “The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank” (1988). She now guest stars as the evil underworld mastermind Katherine Hale on the FX drama series “Justified.” She only appeared in three episodes this season, but all indications are that she will have a major presence in the final season in 2015.
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