Mary SteenburgenPhoto Credit: Tec PetajaPuritans and Pioneers

Mary Steenburgen

Mary Steenburgen is featured in Season 4, Episode 3: Puritans and Pioneers (check local listings).

Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen is known for her work in the films Melvin and Howard, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Step Brothers, and television shows “Justified”, “Orange is the New Black” and HBO’s “Togetherness” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

Mary currently stars in FOX’s critically acclaimed comedy series, “The Last Man On Earth”, alongside Will Forte and will also be making a return appearance in season 9 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.  Upcoming in 2017, Mary will have starring turns in three features: DEAN and THE BOOK OF LOVE, both of which screened at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and KATIE SAYS GOODBYE, which bowed at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. THE BOOK OF LOVE will open in theaters on January 13th and DEAN in Spring 2017.

Additional television credits include “30 Rock”, “Bored to Death”, and “Wilfred”. Additional film credits include Goin' South, Time After Time, Ragtime, Philadelphia, Back to the Future 3, Cross Creek, Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, Miss Firecracker, The Proposal, Elf, Dirty Girl (for which she co- wrote the song, RAINBIRD, with Melissa Manchester), Four Christmases, The Help, Last Vegas and SONG ONE

Partial theater credits include Holiday (London’s Old Vic, directed by Lindsay Anderson), Candida, Marvin’s Room, The Beginning of August, The Exonerated.  Mary is proud to be a company member of New York’s Atlantic Theater.

Mary is a songwriter for Universal Music Publishing Group. She has written with acclaimed songwriters Matraca Berg, Troy Verges, Jeremy Spillman, Luke Laird, Lori McKenna and many others.

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About Season Four

Season four of Finding Your Roots series moves fluidly from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, uniting us all through emotional moments that enrich and enlighten—encouraging us to look at our world through a wider, more inclusive lens. Learn more here.

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