- Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1990" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 42.
- Has been performing in a show called "Communicating Doors" in New York City at the Variety Theatre on Third Avenue.
- Is part Swedish.
- Been performing in "Proof" at Manhattan Theatre Club, which is currently being moved to Broadway (Dec. 2000)
- Met and dated (and now lives with) actor Billy Crudup when they did the critically drubbed revival of "Bus Stop" in 1996.
- Met and dated actor Timothy Hutton when they did the play "Prelude to a Kiss" together, off Broadway in 1991.
- Won the Tony for Best Actress in a Play for "Proof" (2001)
- The Counting Crows song "Butterfly in Reverse" was written for her.
- Graduated from the prestigious North Carolina School of Arts
- Split with actor Billy Crudup in November of 2003, after seven years. She was seven months pregnant with his child at the time.
- Son, William Atticus, born 7 January 2004.
- Won Broadway's 2001 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for "Proof." She had previously received a Tony nomination in the same category in 1990 for "Prelude to a Kiss."
- Nominated for the 2005 Tony Award for "Reckless" (Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play).
- For the film 'The Best Thief in the World', originally Eric Stoltz was offered the role of her husband, but Mary Louise-Parker wanted someone older so asked the producers to hire the actor David Warshofsky. The film was never released, except at festivals.
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