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Marsha Mason has a wonderful, extremely engaging "feel good" quality about her, an innate warmth that makes you root for her whether she's playing a stubborn single mom, brittle prostitute, or strung-out alcoholic. She was a resoundingly respected and popular film actress of the 1970s and 1980s whose career skyrocketed in the bittersweet comedies/... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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The Goodbye Girl Paula McFadden
(1977)
Cinderella Liberty Maggie Paul
(1973)
Nick of Time Governor Eleanor Grant
(1995)
Chapter Two Jennie MacLaine
(1979)

Filmography

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 2016-2022 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Arlene
- The Psychic (2022) ... Arlene
- The Website (2019) ... Arlene
- The Landline (2018) ... Arlene
- The Tub (2018) ... Arlene
- The Pop-Ups (2018) ... Arlene
 2021-2022 Around the Sun (Podcast Series)
Marge / The Starkeeper
- Be Here Now (2022) ... The Starkeeper
- Marathon (2021) ... Marge
- Park Bench (2021) ... Marge
 2020-2021 The Pack Podcast (Podcast Series)
Kendra / Kay / Mary Alice
- Dolls and Guys (2021) ... Kendra (voice)
- House of Louis (2021) ... Kay (voice)
- Genius (2020) ... Mary Alice (voice)
 2010-2017 The Middle (TV Series)
Pat Spence
- The Setup (2017) ... Pat Spence
- Not Mother's Day (2016) ... Pat Spence
- Homecoming II: The Tailgate (2015) ... Pat Spence
- Mother's Day Reservations (2015) ... Pat Spence
- Thanksgiving V (2013) ... Pat Spence
 2015-2016 Madam Secretary (TV Series)
Dr. Kinsey Sherman
- Connection Lost (2016) ... Dr. Kinsey Sherman
- The Kill List (2015) ... Dr. Kinsey Sherman
 2016 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Judge Louisa Page
- Tracks (2016) ... Judge Louisa Page
 2013 Untitled Bounty Hunter Project (TV Movie)
Lucille Ryan
 2013 Across Grace Alley (Short)
Grandmother
 2008 Army Wives (TV Series)
Charlotte Meade
- Great Expectations (2008) ... Charlotte Meade
- Mothers & Wives (2008) ... Charlotte Meade
 2008 Lipstick Jungle (TV Series)
Lorraine Lipman
- Chapter Seven: Carpe Threesome (2008) ... Lorraine Lipman
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini Series)
Aunt Trudy
- The Road Virus Heads North (2006) ... Aunt Trudy
 2004 Bereft
Helen
 2004 Bride & Prejudice
Catherine Darcy
 2004 The Long Shot (TV Movie)
Mary Lou O'Brian
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Lilith Bigelow
- The Egg and I (2002) ... Lilith Bigelow
 2001 Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (TV Mini Series)
Ethel Gumm
- Part II (2001) ... Ethel Gumm
- Part I (2001) ... Ethel Gumm
 1999 Restless Spirits (TV Movie)
Lydia
 1997-1998 Frasier (TV Series)
Sherry Dempsey
- Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do (1998) ... Sherry Dempsey
- The Gift Horse (1997) ... Sherry Dempsey
- Daphne Hates Sherry (1997) ... Sherry Dempsey
- Three Dates and a Breakup (1997) ... Sherry Dempsey
- Three Days of the Condo (1997) ... Sherry Dempsey
 1996 2 Days in the Valley
Audrey Hopper
 1995 Nick of Time
Governor Eleanor Grant
 1995 Broken Trust (TV Movie)
Ruth
 1994 I Love Trouble
Senator Gayle Robbins
 1993 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Sabrina
- Episode dated 1 December 1993 (1993) ... Sabrina
 1991-1992 Sibs (TV Series)
Nora Ruscio
- What Makes Lily Run? (1992) ... Nora Ruscio
- The Patience of St. Audrey (1992) ... Nora Ruscio
- The Eleanor Roosevelt Story (1992) ... Nora Ruscio
- The Crash: Part 2 (1992) ... Nora Ruscio
- The Crash: Part 1 (1992) ... Nora Ruscio
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Jennie MacLaine
- The Letter (1992) ... Jennie MacLaine (voice, uncredited)
 1991 Drop Dead Fred
Polly
 1990 Stella
Janice Morrison
 1990 The Image (TV Movie)
Jean Cromwell
 1989 Dinner at Eight (TV Movie)
Millicent Jordan
 1988 Hothouse (TV Series)
Courtney Woods
- The Actress (1988) ... Courtney Woods
 1986 Heartbreak Ridge
Aggie
 1986 Trapped in Silence (TV Movie)
Jennifer Hubbell
 1985 Surviving (TV Movie)
Lois
 1983 Max Dugan Returns
Nora McPhee
 1982 Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal (TV Movie)
Lois Gibbs
 1981 Only When I Laugh
Georgia
 1979 Chapter Two
Jennie MacLaine
 1979 Promises in the Dark
Dr. Alexandra Kendall
 1978 The Good Doctor (TV Movie)
 1974-1978 Great Performances (TV Series)
Various Roles / Roxane
- The Good Doctor (1978) ... Various Roles
- Cyrano de Bergerac (1974) ... Roxane
 1978 The Cheap Detective
Georgia Merkle
 1977 The Goodbye Girl
Paula McFadden
 1977 Audrey Rose
Janice Templeton
 1973 Cinderella Liberty
Maggie Paul
 1973 Blume in Love
Arlene
 1972 Young Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Nurse Lord
- The Stranger (1972) ... Nurse Lord
- I'm Handling It (1972) ... Nurse Lord
 1969 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Audrey / Vampire Girl
- Episode #1.915 (1969) ... Audrey / Vampire Girl
 1969 Where the Heart Is (TV Series)
Laura Blackburn (1971)
 1968 Beyond the Law
Marcia Stillwell (as Marcia Mason)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Judith Cole (1971-1972)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Edmond Rostand's play, "Cyrano De Bergerac," in an American Conservatory Theatre production at the Geary Theater in San Francisco, California with Peter Donat, Marc Singer, and Paul Shenar in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Marcia Mason

Height:

5' 3¾" (1.62 m)

Spouse:

Neil Simon  (divorced) | See more »

Parents:

Mason, James Joseph | Mason, Jacqueline Helena

Relatives:

Rakowski, Justyn M. (grandparent)
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Personal Quote:

I always felt rightly or wrongly after being a part of a marriage and a public sort of couple the whole thing sort of felt very strange here. The idea of being a single woman in Hollywood is a very peculiar thing. See more »

Trivia:

Currently resides in New York City, and recently completed (2018) building a contemporary home on a hayfield in bucolic Litchfield County, Connecticut. See more »

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