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Also Known As: Died:
Born: July 18, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Jacksonville, Texas, USA Profession:

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A standout in roles earthy, empathetic and hardboiled, Emmy-winning Margo Martindale made herself one of the most distinctive character actors of the 1990s and early 2000s. Wielding a dulcet Texan lilt, Martindale carved a niche as a New York stage actor before securing her footing in feature films as the mother of a chronically ill boy in "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992). It began a series of projects with Susan Sarandon - most notably a turn as a fellow crusading nun in the Oscar-winning "Dead Man Walking" (1995) - and a career track of playing matronly authority figures. She ventured into series television in the courtroom drama "100 Centre Street" (A&E, 2001-02), opening a spigot of series work that would include "The Riches" (FX, 2007-08) and "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ). In 2004, Martindale earned a Tony for her part in the revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." In 2010, she joined the cast of the crime drama "Justified" (FX, 2010- ), wowing critics as a sweet-natured yet murderously Machiavellian godmother of a drug cartel. A go-to performer for tough but textured characters, Martindale well earned the reputation of a supporting player able to effortlessly steal scenes wholesale.

A standout in roles earthy, empathetic and hardboiled, Emmy-winning Margo Martindale made herself one of the most distinctive character actors of the 1990s and early 2000s. Wielding a dulcet Texan lilt, Martindale carved a niche as a New York stage actor before securing her footing in feature films as the mother of a chronically ill boy in "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992). It began a series of projects with Susan Sarandon - most notably a turn as a fellow crusading nun in the Oscar-winning "Dead Man Walking" (1995) - and a career track of playing matronly authority figures. She ventured into series television in the courtroom drama "100 Centre Street" (A&E, 2001-02), opening a spigot of series work that would include "The Riches" (FX, 2007-08) and "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ). In 2004, Martindale earned a Tony for her part in the revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." In 2010, she joined the cast of the crime drama "Justified" (FX, 2010- ), wowing critics as a sweet-natured yet murderously Machiavellian godmother of a drug cartel. A go-to performer for tough but textured characters, Martindale well earned the reputation of a supporting player able to effortlessly steal scenes wholesale.

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 Bluebird (2013)
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 Mentryville (2012)
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 Scalene (2012)
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 Forged (2011)
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 Win Win (2011)
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 Secretariat (2010)
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 Superheroes (2010)
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1989:
Made early TV appearance in CBS miniseries "Lonesome Dove"
1990:
Landed first film role, starring opposite Tom Cruise in "Days of Thunder"
1992:
Acted in first film opposite Susan Sarandon "Lorenzo's Oil"
1994:
Delivered supporting turn as Birdy in Robert Benton's "Nobody's Fool"
1995:
Appeared as Susan Sarandon's fellow nun in "Dead Man Walking"
1996:
Featured as Leonardo DiCaprio's doctor in "Marvin's Room"
1998:
Acted in "Practical Magic," starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman as witches
2000:
Played small role as the clinic's receptionist in "28 Days," starring Bullock
2001:
Landed recurring role as a legal aid supervisor in Sidney Lumet's courtroom drama "100 Centre Street" (A&E)
2002:
Appeared in Stephen Daldry's feature adaptation of "The Hours"
2002:
Co-starred in HBO film "The Laramie Project"
2004:
Earned Tony nomination for her role as Big Mama in revival of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"
2004:
Played Hilary Swank's selfish mother in "Million Dollar Baby"
2006:
Featured in "Paris, je t'aime," starring in final segment; directed by Alexander Payne
2006:
Landed recurring role as Camilla Figg on Showtime series "Dexter"
2007:
Played Mama Cox opposite John C. Reilly in "Walk Hard"
2007:
Played neighbor Nina Burns on FX series "The Riches"
2009:
Played Miley Cyrus' maternal grandmother in "Hannah Montana: The Movie"
2009:
Acted in recurring role of Nurse Klowden on NBC medical drama "Mercy"
2010:
Appeared in family drama "Secretariat" opposite Diane Lane
2011:
Joined second season of FX's "Justified" in role of Mags Bennett, matriarch of Bennett crime family
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
2011:
Cast in supporting role opposite Colin Firth and Orlando Bloom in small-town drama "Main Street"
2013:
Cast as Aunt Del, the Palimpsest in feature adaptation of young adult fantasy novel "Beautiful Creatures"
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Education

Jacksonville High School,: Jacksonville , Texas - 1969

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