Mary Steenburgen Biography

(American actress, singer, songwriter, comedian)

Mary Steenburgen is an actress, singer, songwriter, and comedian. She is married to Ted Danson and is the mother of two kids.

More about the relationship

Mary Steenburgen is a married woman. She is living a married life with Ted Danson. The couple initially met on the set of the film, Pontiac Moon, and later they tied the knot on 7 October 1955.

Moreover, Mary is the stepmother to Danson’s two daughters from her previous marriage. Mary was previously married to actor Malcolm McDowell. They exchanged the ring in 1978 when they both were co-starring in Time After Time.

The couple had two children together named Charlie and Lily. Sadly, they separated on 1 October 1990.

Facts/ Trivia

  • Her birth sign is Aquarius.
  • Her birth name is Mary Nell Steenburgen.
  • Mary and her husband, Ted gave a guest lecture for students at the Clinton School of Public Service in September 2005.
  • Steenburgen is a friend of past senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and promoted along with Danson, Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.
  • She is the stepmother of Kate Danson and Alexis Danson.
  • Her mom, Nellie May Wall Steenburgen passed away on 26 January 2010 at age 86.
  • The actress studied with Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City.

Relationship Facts of Mary Steenburgen

  • Mary Steenburgen is married to Ted Danson {Compare Couple}.
  • Mary Steenburgen married on October 07, 1955.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 142 days 💑
  • She is mother of Two(Charlie and Lily).
  • Mary Steenburgen is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Mary Steenburgen?

Mary Steenburgen is a well-recognized American actress, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Steenburgen has won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress-Motion Picture for her role as Lynda in Melvin and Howard.

Moreover, she earned a Golden Globe nomination for the 1981 film Ragtime, a BAFTA TV Award nomination for the miniseries, Tender Is the Night.

Mary Steenburgen- Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Mary Steenburgen was born on 8 February 1953. At present, her age is 68 years old. Likewise, her birthplace is Newport, Arkansas, the USA.

Mary is the daughter of her father, Maurice Hoffman Steenburgen whereas her mother is Nellie Mae. Moreover, she has a sister named Nancy Kelly who is a teacher by profession.

Talking about her nationality, Steenburgen holds an American identity whereas her ethnicity is Dutch, English, Scottish, and Welsh.

Regarding education, the star attended Hendrix College to study drama. Steenburgen later traveled to Dallas at the suggestion of her drama teacher and auditioned for New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse.

She also earned an honorary doctorate from Hendrix College in 1989. Also, she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Lyon College.

Mary Steenburgen- Professional Life, Careers

In her early ages, Steenburgen worked as a server at The Magic Pan and for Doubleday while studying under William Esper. The actress gained attention when she was recognized by Jack Nicholson in the reception room of Paramount’s New York office, the 1978 Western Goin’ South. Likewise, Mary portrayed the leading role in the 1979 film Time After Time.

Additionally, in her third movie, Steenburgen received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1980 film Melvin and Howard portraying the role of Lynda Dummar. She has also performed in other movies such as What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, My Summer Story, Nixon, Elf, and so on.

She has worked in the comedy movie, Step Brothers(2008) portraying the role of the mother of Will Ferrell‘s character; Four Christmases(2008), and The Pr0posal.


Mary in advance has won the Saturn Award for Best Actress for the film Time After Time in 1979. She has won a total of six awards which include an Academy Award under the Best Supporting Actress category and a Golden Globe Award under the Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture.

Mary Steenburgen- Net worth, Salary

A famed American actress, Steenburgen has earned a handsome amount of money from her profession. She has been active in her profession from 1978 till the present.

It is reported that Mary Steenburgen has an estimated net worth of $80 million as of 2022. Mary and her husband, Ted own a number of properties around the country, primarily in the Los Angeles area. Likewise, in June 2019, they sold a nine-acre property in Ojai, California for $8.75 million.

The couple bought the house in 2005 through a trust for $4.5 million. They also own several homes in Ojai which they bought in 2017 for $2.4 million. In 2014, they spent $3.5 million on a home in Santa Monica, California, and then in January 2019, they bought the property next door for $5.2 million.

In addition, Mary owns a small cottage in Nashville and a six-acre multi-residence spread on Martha’s Vineyard.

Mary Steenburgen- Rumors, Controversy

Mary has never been part of any controversial matter or rumors till now. The star has been preoccupied with her professional and private life.

It seems that Steenburgen prefers enjoying her personal life and does not want to merge it with her professional life.

Body features- Height, Weight

68 years old star, Mary has beautiful looks and an admirable personality. She stands at a height of 5feet 8inches. Also, she has a balanced body weight of 60 kg.

Furthermore, Steenburgen has green eyes whereas her hair is brown. Her body measurement is 36-26-36 inches(chest-waist-hip) respectively.

The star wears a shoe size of 6(US) and her bra size is 34B.

Social Media

Regarding her social media presence, Mary Steenburgen is an active personality on social media. Mary has more than 212k followers on her official Instagram account @mary_steenburgen.

She is also active on Twitter with around 46.3k followers.


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