Netflix limited series Colin in Black & White was all about the Black adopted child of a white family — tackling the obstacles of race, class, and culture. And portraying his adoptive mother “Teresa Kaepernick” was the seasoned actress Mary Louise-Parker, who critics believe did a pretty good job at it.
But while Mary’s on-screen feat is no mystery to many, what about her personal life? Did she have a boyfriend, or perhaps a husband? Learn all about it as this article proceeds.
Does Mary Louise-Parker Have A Husband Or Boyfriend?
As of 2021, Mary Louise-Parker kept her relationship under the wraps. It was unclear if she had a boyfriend or husband at the time.
Her last known relationship was with Charlie Mars, a musician she met in 2009. The two made quite a ruckus at the time, given their 10 years age difference. Some media outlets even labeled her as a “cougar.”
They broke up a few years later.
Mary has also appeared in one of Charlie’s music videos titled “Listen to the Darkside” while they were together.
Before Charlie, Mary was dated her Weeds co-star Jeffrey Dean Morgan for a year before calling it quits in 2007. However, the two decided to try things out again, patched up, and even got engaged in 2008. But what isn’t meant to be will never be. They broke up again before Jeffrey’s dream of becoming Mary’s husband came true.
Mary’s most well-known relationship in her entire dating history was with the American actor, Billy Crudup. The couple was together for eight years from 1996 to 2003. What’s unfortunate was that Mary was seven months pregnant with their child, while Billy left her for Claire Danes.
But Mary finds her then-born son, William Atticus Parker, as a blessing. Also, she later went on to adopt a daughter from Africa in 2007 named Caroline Aberash Parker.
She shared that her daughter has an incredible laugh, “bubbly like soda pop.”
For the future man who’ll love her daughter, Mary wrote a letter in her book — “If she has given you children, remind yourself every day of the second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth words in this sentence”
Also, she added that if her daughter is ever hurt “irreparably”, she will send out people to hurt him back. Mary even asked him to be a friend to her brother, and help each other out.
Mary has also been romantically involved with Adam Duritz from Counting Crows, celebrity trainer Pat Mannochia, and actor Timothy Hutton.
Since Mary loved penning her thoughts, in a letter titled “Dear Cerberus”, she merged three of her terrible exes into the mythical three-headed dog. Where one of those men drags her into a public bathroom and punishes her for dressing like a “slut” by sexually assaulting her.
Trivia: Mary and her kids made up a game called “Name That Beverage” when William (at 6) was sick and needed to hydrate
What Is Mary Louise-Parker Famous For?
Mary Louise-Parker is best recognized for winning Tony awards for the broadway production Proof in 2001.
Also, she has earned a Tony nomination for the Broadway show Reckless, and a Golden Globe, and several Emmy nominations for her uncanny performance as Nancy Botwin in the TV series Weeds (2005).
Mary was also listed as one of twelve “Promising New Actors of 1990” in John Willis’ Screen World, Vol. 42.
Some of her popular movies and TV shows are The West Wing (2001), Angels in America (2003), RED (2010), and Mr. Mercedes (2017). Also, here are some of her theater works — Reckless (2004), Heisenberg (2016), and The Sound Inside (2020),
Besides being an actress, Mary is also famous as an author. Her book Dear Mr. You comprises a series of letters that she’s written to men. But the idea about writing “a more traditional kind of book” came from Esquire. “They asked me to write something about men in general, and it came out in letter form,” she said.
Mary even confessed to operating “like a man in some ways”.
How Much Is Mary Louise-Parker Net Worth?
Mary Louise-Parker garnered a net worth of a whopping $16 million by 2021.
Don’t be surprised! She has been an actress for over 4 decades of her life. And with her recent role as Colin Kaepernick’s mother (Teresa Kaepernick) in the Netflix series Colin in Black & White, her popularity is bound to raise more than ever.
Is Mary Louise-Parker Related To Sarah Jessica Parker?
No, Mary Louise-Parker is not related to Sarah Jessica Parker. The only way we can establish a relation between is as an actress.
How Old Is Mary Louise-Parker?
Mary Louise-Parker was 57 years of age in 2021.
She celebrates her birthday on August 2 and is of the Leo zodiac.
How Tall Is Mary Louise-Parker?
She stands tall at a height of 5 feet 7.5 inches (171 cm).
Who Are Mary Louise-Parker Parents, Siblings?
Mary Louise-Parker was born and raised in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, to parents John Morgan Parker, and Caroline Louise Morell. Her parents were a year apart in age and were married in 1964.
Unfortunately, Mary’s dad who was a Judge by profession passed away on September 5, 2010, at the age of 97. He was a graduate of Greenbrier Military School and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, who also served during World War II as an infantry platoon leader.
According to Mary, her dad constantly dream of how he could do things for other people and make them happy. “He thought like a writer, he thought like a poet. He was pretty magical,” she shared.
But while John loved his daughter enough, Mary had to keep watch over his “moods and things like that”. So, she believed it was one of the reasons that made her “an unhappy child.”
As for Mary’s siblings, she has three — Jay (married Ila Corinne), Sage (married Perry Lang), and Bruce (married Debbie).