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Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(born July 18, 1951) is an American actress.[1] In 2011, she won a Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
and a Critics' Choice Television Award for her recurring role as Mags Bennett on Justified and starting in 2013, she has been nominated for an Emmy Award
Emmy Award
four times for her recurring role as Claudia on The Americans, winning a second and third Emmy in 2015 and 2016. She has played supporting roles in several films, including The Hours, Million Dollar Baby, Dead Man Walking, The Firm, Lorenzo's Oil, ...First Do No Harm, Eye of God, Win Win, Marvin's Room, Forged, Orphan, The Savages, Hannah Montana: The Movie, August: Osage County, and Paris, je t'aime. Martindale was also nominated for a Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Featured Actress in 2004 for her performance in the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She also voices a character loosely based upon herself in the Netflix animated comedy BoJack Horseman.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Theatre 2.2 Film 2.3 Television

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Martindale was born July 18, 1951 in Jacksonville, Texas, the youngest of three children and only daughter of William Everett and Margaret (Pruitt) Martindale.[2][3] In addition to owning and operating a lumber company in Jacksonville, her father was known as a champion dog handler in Texas and throughout the southern United States. Her oldest brother is professional golfer and golf course designer Billy Martindale. Middle child, brother Bobby Tim, died in 2004.[2] Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
participated in golf, cheerleading and drama while in school and was crowned "Football Sweetheart"[4] as well as "Miss Jacksonville High School 1969."[5] Following graduation from Jacksonville High School in 1969,[6] Martindale attended Lon Morris College, then transferred to the University of Michigan
University of Michigan
at Ann Arbor. While at Michigan, she did summer study at Harvard University, appearing onstage with future movie and TV stars Jonathan Frakes
Jonathan Frakes
and Christopher Reeve.[5] Career[edit] Theatre[edit] In the early 1980s, Martindale worked for four years at the Actors Theatre, Louisville, Kentucky. While there she became good friends with fellow actress Kathy Bates.[7] Martindale made her Broadway debut in 2004 as Big Mama in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She received a Tony Award
Tony Award
nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her work in the role.[8][9] Prior to that, Martindale had starred in several Off-Broadway stage productions, most notably originating the role of Truvy Jones in the first production of Steel Magnolias Off-Broadway, as well as starring in the first national tour of the play.[10] Other Off-Broadway appearances include Always...Patsy Cline and The Sugar Bean Sisters.[citation needed] Film[edit] Her film roles include turns as Susan Sarandon's character's fellow nun in Dead Man Walking, and, again with Sarandon, in Lorenzo's Oil. She appeared as Leonardo DiCaprio's character's doctor in Marvin's Room; and as Hilary Swank's character's selfish mother in Million Dollar Baby. Other films include The Human Stain
The Human Stain
with Anthony Hopkins and Nicole Kidman, Nobody's Fool with Paul Newman, 28 Days with Sandra Bullock, Proof of Life
Proof of Life
with Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
and Meg Ryan, and Practical Magic, again with Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
and Sandra Bullock. She was featured in Paris, je t'aime. She played Mama Cox in the 2007 film Walk Hard, played Ruby in Hannah Montana: The Movie and played Miss Elizabeth Ham in the movie Secretariat.[citation needed] Martindale had a role in August: Osage County (2013), a film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts. She played Mattie Fae Aiken, the sister of lead character Violet Weston (Meryl Streep). Filming took place in the fall and winter of 2012.[11][12] Television[edit] One of her first television roles came in the miniseries Lonesome Dove. A series of character and guest appearances followed in a wide range of TV shows. Martindale played recurring character Camilla Figg on the first three seasons of Dexter and had a recurring role in the A&E courtroom drama 100 Centre Street
100 Centre Street
with Alan Arkin. From 2007-08, she had a recurring role as Nina Burns, a neighbor of the Malloy/"Rich" family in The Riches
The Riches
with Minnie Driver
Minnie Driver
and Eddie Izzard.[13] In 2011, Martindale joined the cast of Justified for the second season. She played the role of Mags Bennett, matriarch of the Bennett crime family which controlled much of the drug activity in the fictional version of Harlan County, Kentucky.[14] She won the Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance.[15] After learning of the nomination, Martindale told CNN
CNN
she hoped that it would open up more doors for older women in Hollywood. "People really identify with this character [Mags Bennett] and I think it's because it is a character that is powerful and older and extremely mean", she said.[16] She won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the Critics' Choice Television Awards for her role as Mags Bennett. In her acceptance speech Martindale said "Who said turning sixty was a bad thing" and "I'm so excited, and dead on this show," making reference to the self-inflicted demise of her character in the Justified season 2 finale.[17] In February 2012 it was announced Martindale had been cast in the ABC comedy pilot Counter Culture, which was not picked up.[18][19] Martindale returned to television in late January 2013 in the spy drama The Americans on FX Network. She plays Claudia, the KGB "handler" of two Soviet spies living in 1980s Cold War
Cold War
America.[20] She co-starred in the sitcom The Millers
The Millers
on CBS. In 2015, she began a recurring role as Ruth Eastman, Peter Florrick's new campaign manager on The Good Wife. She appears as a fictionalized version of herself on the Netflix animated comedy BoJack Horseman. Her fictional version is easily angered and temperamentally violent, moonlighting as a bank robber and going on frequent criminal heists. BoJack consistently refers to her as "Esteemed Character Actress Margo Martindale", while most other characters begin addressing her with "Beloved."[citation needed] Martindale played Audrey Bernhardt, matriarch of the family on the Amazon series Sneaky Pete
Sneaky Pete
starring Giovanni Ribisi, for the 2015 pilot the first season which aired in January 2017, and the second season as well.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
has been married to musician Bill Boals since 1986. They have a daughter, Margaret. Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1990 Days of Thunder Donna

1991 Rocketeer, TheThe Rocketeer Millie

1992 Lorenzo's Oil Wendy Gimble

1993 Emma and Elvis Jenny

1993 Firm, TheThe Firm Nina Huff

1994 Nobody's Fool Birdy

1995 Dead Man Walking Sister Collegeville

1995 Sabrina Nurse

1996 Marvin's Room Dr. Charlotte

1996 Ghosts of Mississippi Clara Mayfield

1997 Critical Care Constance "Connie" Potter

1997 Eye of the God Dorothy

1998 Twilight Gloria Lamar

1998 Practical Magic Linda Bennett

1999 In Dreams Nurse Floyd

1999 Ride with the Devil Wilma Brown

2000 28 Days Betty

2000 Proof of Life Ivy

2002 Hours, TheThe Hours Mrs. Latch

2003 It's All About Love Betsy

2003 Human Stain, TheThe Human Stain Psychologist

2004 Best Thief in the World, TheThe Best Thief in the World Miss Mason

2004 Million Dollar Baby Earline Fitzgerald

2006 Out There Jeri

2006 Wedding Daze Betsy

2006 Paris, je t'aime Carol

2007 Savages, TheThe Savages Roz

2007 Rocket Science Coach Lumbly

2007 Mo Pam

2007 Death and Life of Bobby Z, TheThe Death and Life of Bobby Z Macy

2007 Rails & Ties Judy Neasy

2007 Feast of Love Mrs. Maggarolian

2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Ma Cox

2008 Management Trish

2009 Winning Season, TheThe Winning Season Donna

2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie Ruby

2009 Orphan Dr. Browning

2009 La soga Flannigan

2010 Forged Dianne

2010 Secretariat Elizabeth Hamm

2010 Main Street Myrtle Parker

2011 Win Win Eleanor

2011 Scalene Janice Trimble

2013 Beautiful Creatures Aunt Del

2013 Bluebird Crystal

2013 August: Osage County Mattie Fae Aiken

2014 Heaven is for Real Nancy Rawling

2016 Sophie and the Rising Sun Anne Morrison

2016 The Hollars Sally

2016 The Boss Sister Agnes Aluminata

2016 Mother's Day Flo

2017 Wilson Alta

2017 Table 19 Freda Eckberg

2017 Cars 3 Louise "Barnstormer" Nash (voice)

2017 Downsizing Woman on Shuttle

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1988 Child Saver, TheThe Child Saver Alma TV film

1989 Lonesome Dove Buffalo Heiffer Episode: "The Plains"

1994 New York Undercover Nurse Warner Episode: "Tasha"

1996 Law & Order Ms. Best Episode: "Atonement"

1996 Ruby Jean and Joe Frankie TV film

1997 ...First Do No Harm Marjean TV film

1999 Homicide: Life on the Street Verna Henderson Episode: "The Same Coin"

1999 Earthly Possessions Libby TV film

1999 Snoops Hannah Larson Episode: "Pilot"

2000 Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder Linda Hoffmann-Pugh TV film

2001 Welcome to New York Rose Episode: "Dusting Diva"

2001 Girl Thing, AA Girl Thing May TV film

2001 What Girls Learn Lainey TV film

2001–2002 100 Centre Street Michelle Grande (14 episodes)

2002 Laramie Project, TheThe Laramie Project Trish Steger TV film

2003 Ed Amanda Myers Episode: "Partners"

2003 Unexpected Love, AnAn Unexpected Love Maggie TV film

2004 Iron Jawed Angels Harriot Blatch TV film

2004 Plainsong Mrs. Beckman TV film

2005 Silver Bells Mrs. Quinn TV film

2005–2006 Medium Catherine 3 episodes

2006 Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit Rita Gabler Episode: "Cage"

2006–2008 Dexter Camilla Figg 5 episodes

2007–2008 Riches, TheThe Riches Nina Burns Regular role (20 episodes)

2009 Hung Molly Episode: "The Pickle Jar"

2009–2010 Mercy Nurse Klowden Recurring role (11 episodes)

2011 Harry's Law Gina Powell Episode: "Innocent Man"

2011 Justified Mags Bennett Recurring role (10 episodes)

2011 Chaos Doris Balshik Episodes: "Pilot", "Proof of Life"

2011–2012 Gifted Man, AA Gifted Man Rita Perkins-Hall Main role (16 episodes)

2012 Counter Culture Billie TV film

2012 Suits Nell Sawyer Episode: "Meet the New Boss"

2012 Person of Interest Barbara Russell Episode: "Bad Code"

2013 Smash Miriam Abramson Episode: "The Fallout"

2013 New Girl Bonnie Episode: "Chicago"

2013 Masters of Sex Miss Horchow Episode: "Pilot"

2013–2014 Millers, TheThe Millers Carol Miller Main role (34 episodes)

2013–present Americans, TheThe Americans Claudia Recurring role (17 episodes)

2014–2016 BoJack Horseman Esteemed Character Actress Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(voice) Guest starring (5 episodes), fictionalized version of self

2015 Mike & Molly Rosemary Ritter 2 episodes: "Mudlick or Bust" and "Mother From Another Mudlick"

2015–2016 The Good Wife Ruth Eastman Recurring role (13 episodes)

2015–present Sneaky Pete Audrey Main role (20 episodes)

2016 BrainDead Dr. Joanne Alaimo Episode: "Back to Work: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Congress and How It Gets Things Done (and Often Doesn't)"

2017 DuckTales Ma Beagle
Ma Beagle
(voice) 2 episodes

2017 The Guest Book Alice 3 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result

2004 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Nominated

Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Nominated

Tony Award Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominated

2011 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Justified Won

Online Film & Television Association Award[21] Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Won

Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film Nominated

Television Critics Association Award Individual Achievement in Drama Nominated

2013 Online Film & Television Association Award[22] Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series The Americans Nominated

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

2014 Satellite Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture August: Osage County Nominated

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series The Americans Nominated

2015 Gracie Awards Outstanding Female Actor in a Featured or Guest Role Won

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Won

2016 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series The Good Wife Won

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series The Americans Won

2018 Critics' Choice Television Award Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Sneaky Pete Nominated

References[edit]

^ " Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
profile at". Filmreference.com. October 10, 2012.  ^ a b "Bobby Tim Martindale". Longview News-Journal (Longview, TX). July 18, 2004. Archived from the original on 15 May 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2011.  ^ "Martindale Family is Family of Champions". The Cherokeean newspaper (Rusk, Texas). September 9, 1965. Retrieved September 28, 2011.  ^ "Margo Martindale". BuddyTV. 2009. Retrieved July 14, 2011.  ^ a b "Jacksonville's Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
wins Emmy for TV show 'Justified'". The Cherokeean Herald. September 21, 2011. Archived from the original on May 29, 2012. Retrieved September 28, 2011.  ^ " Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
biography". Yahoo.com/Movies. 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.  ^ "Justified star Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
on Mags Bennett". AOLTV.com. March 30, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.  ^ "List of nominees for 2004 Tony Awards". USA Today. May 11, 2004.  ^ "Review". The New York Times.  ^ "Review". The New York Times.  ^ Dominic Patten, "'August: Osage County' Adds Margo Martindale, Deadline.com, August
August
1, 2012. ^ "George Clooney Brings Star Power to Oklahoma As He Films New Movie 'August: Osage County' (PHOTOS)". Retrieved April 6, 2018.  ^ "Interview: EDDIE IZZARD and MINNIE DRIVER from THE RICHES on FX (March 2008)". Daemonstv.com. March 16, 2008. Retrieved October 10, 2012.  ^ "Justified First Look: Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
Is Raylan's New Nemesis". TVGuide.com. Retrieved December 2, 2010.  ^ Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
profile, emmys.com; accessed April 6, 2018. ^ "A birthday surprise for Justified actress Martindale". The Marquee Blog, CNN. July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.  ^ "Showclips: Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
Wins Award". TV Guide.com. June 14, 2011.  ^ Nellie andreeva (February 29, 2012). " Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
To Star In ABC Comedy Pilot 'Counter Culture'". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 1, 2012.  ^ Michael Ausiello
Michael Ausiello
(February 29, 2012). "Scoop: Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
Joins ABC Comedy Pilot Counter Culture – Is A Gifted Man
A Gifted Man
Doomed?". TV Line. Retrieved March 1, 2012.  ^ Prudom, Laura (December 12, 2012). " Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
cast in FX's spy drama The Americans". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 19, 2013.  ^ "2010-11: The Season of Mildred PIerce". Online Film & Television Association. Retrieved November 9, 2013.  ^ "2012-13: The Season of American Horror Story: Asylum". Online Film & Television Association. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
on IMDb Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
at Emmys.com

Awards for Margo Martindale

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Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series

Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu
(2012) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(2013) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2014) Sam Elliott
Sam Elliott
(2015) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2016) Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
(2016)

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Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks
/ Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2011) Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks
(2012) Monica Potter
Monica Potter
(2013) Bellamy Young
Bellamy Young
(2014) Lorraine Toussaint
Lorraine Toussaint
(2015) Constance Zimmer
Constance Zimmer
(2016) Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton
(2016) Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd
(2017)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Zohra Lampert
Zohra Lampert
(1974) Fionnula Flanagan
Fionnula Flanagan
(1976) Beulah Bondi
Beulah Bondi
(1977) Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1978) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1987) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1988) Kay Lenz
Kay Lenz
(1989) Viveca Lindfors
Viveca Lindfors
(1990) Peggy McCay
Peggy McCay
(1991) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(1993) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1994) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1995) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1996) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1997) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1998) Debra Monk
Debra Monk
(1999) Beah Richards
Beah Richards
(2000) Sally Field
Sally Field
(2001) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2002) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(2003) Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone
(2004) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(2005) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2006) Leslie Caron
Leslie Caron
(2007) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2008) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2009) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(2010) Loretta Devine
Loretta Devine
(2011) Martha Plimpton
Martha Plimpton
(2012) Carrie Preston
Carrie Preston
(2013) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2014) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2015) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2016) Alexis Bledel
Alexis Bledel
(2017)

v t e

Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Barbara Hale
Barbara Hale
(1959) Pamela Brown (1962) Glenda Farrell
Glenda Farrell
(1963) Ruth White (1964) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1966) Agnes Moorehead
Agnes Moorehead
(1967) Barbara Anderson (1968) Susan Saint James
Susan Saint James
(1969) Gail Fisher
Gail Fisher
(1970) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1971) Jenny Agutter (1972) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1973) Joanna Miles
Joanna Miles
(1974) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1975) Ellen Corby
Ellen Corby
(1976) Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol
(1977) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1978) Kristy McNichol
Kristy McNichol
(1979) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1980) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1981) Nancy Marchand
Nancy Marchand
(1982) Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts
(1983) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1984) Betty Thomas
Betty Thomas
(1985) Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett
(1986) Bonnie Bartlett
Bonnie Bartlett
(1987) Patricia Wettig
Patricia Wettig
(1988) Melanie Mayron (1989) Marg Helgenberger
Marg Helgenberger
(1990) Madge Sinclair
Madge Sinclair
(1991) Valerie Mahaffey
Valerie Mahaffey
(1992) Mary Alice
Mary Alice
(1993) Leigh Taylor-Young
Leigh Taylor-Young
(1994) Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
(1995) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1996) Kim Delaney
Kim Delaney
(1997) Camryn Manheim
Camryn Manheim
(1998) Holland Taylor
Holland Taylor
(1999) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2000) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(2003) Drea de Matteo
Drea de Matteo
(2004) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2005) Blythe Danner
Blythe Danner
(2006) Katherine Heigl
Katherine Heigl
(2007) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(2008) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2009) Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi
(2010) Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale
(2011) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2012) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2013) Anna Gunn
Anna Gunn
(2014) Uzo Aduba
Uzo Aduba
(2015) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2016) Ann Dowd
Ann Dowd
(2017)

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