Academy Award winning Actress Mary Steenburgen is a Hollywood veteran, having appeared in countless roles on the big and small screens. Her role in Melvin and Howard garnered her an Academy Award and Golden Globe for “Best Supporting Actress.” She is also a Golden Globe Award nominee for her debut film performance in the Jack Nicholson-directed Goin' South.
Steenburgen just completed production on Last Vegas, a comedy in which she will star opposite Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro and Kevin Kline for director Jon Turteltaub. In the movie, she performs several songs, among them “Cup Of Trouble”, a song she wrote with Jeremy Spillman and Jared Crump. Recent television appearances include 30 Rock, Wilfred, Bored to Death and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
In 2011, Steenburgen received a SAG Award for Best Ensemble for her work in the critically-acclaimed ensemble cast of The Help.
Steenburgen appeared in the film, Dirty Girl, co-starring opposite Juno Temple and William H. Macy. Steenburgen also co-wrote “Rainbird” the featured song for the film with Melissa Manchester.
Steenburgen is also remembered for challenging roles in films such as Philadelphia, Back To The Future 3, Parenthood and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. She’s also demonstrated her comedic talents in memorable roles in The Proposal, Four Christmases and Stepbrothers. All three films were released within a year’s span of one another and grossed over $100 million each, domestically.
As a songwriter, Steenburgen was first recognized by famed music lawyer, Don Passman, and signed to a publishing deal with UMPG by Monti Olson. After her first visit to Nashville, Tennessee, she was so taken with the city and the culture of songwriting there that she and her husband purchased a home. She is honored to the entire staff of UMPG Nashville, ASCAP and to call herself a part of the songwriting community