Marcia Gay Harden is an Oscar-winning film, TV, and stage actress. She landed her first break when cast in Joel and Ethan Coen's 1990 film Miller's Crossing alongside Gabriel Byrne and John Turturro. In 1993, she starred in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, which earned her a Tony nomination. Harden continued to play small parts on stage and in films throughout the '90s, but her career-making role didn't come until 2000, when she starred opposite Ed Harris in the biopic Pollock and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Since then, she's given solid performances in over a dozen films (of varying levels of quality), including Mystic River (for which she earned an Oscar nomination), Mona Lisa Smile, Bad News Bears, and American Dreamz. In 2009, she returned to Broadway with God of Carnage, winning a Best Actress Tony for her performance. She's been nominated twice for an Emmy—first for a guest role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2007, then for her role in the TV film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler in 2009—but didn't win for either, keeping her as yet from the coveted "triple crown" (Oscar, Tony, Emmy).

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