Margo Martindale

Margo Martindale


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 18-07-1951
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Texas, USA
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  • Popularity: 1.84
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Margo Martindale (born July 18, 1951) is an American film, stage, and television actress. In 2011, she won an Emmy Award for her role as Mags Bennett on Justified. She has played supporting roles in several films, including The Hours, Million Dollar Baby as Hilary Swank's character's mother, The Firm, Lorenzo's Oil, Marvin's Room, The Savages, and Paris, je t'aime. She was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in 2004. Margo Martindale was born July 18, 1951, in Jacksonville, Texas, to parents William Everett and Margaret (Pruitt) Martindale. 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. Margo was the youngest of three children and only daughter. Her oldest brother is professional golfer and golf course designer Billy Martindale. Middle child, brother Bobby Tim, died in 2004. Margo Martindale participated in golf, cheerleading and drama while in school and was crowned "Football Sweetheart" as well as "Miss Jacksonville High School 1969."  Following graduation from Jacksonville High School in 1969, Martindale attended Lon Morris College, then transferred to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. While at Michigan, she also did summer study at Harvard University, appearing onstage with future movie and TV stars Jonathan Frakes and Christopher Reeve. Description above from the Wikipedia article Margo Martindale, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.




Year Movie Character
2011 Scalene as Janice Trimble
2007 Mo as Pam
2007 Rocket Science as Coach Lumbly
2016 The Hollars as Sally Hollar
2019 Blow the Man Down as Enid Nora Devlin
2004 Iron Jawed Angels as Harriot Blatch
2014 Bluebird as Crystal
1999 Earthly Possessions as Libby
2016 Sophie and the Rising Sun as Anne Morrison
2010 Forged as Dianne
2018 Instant Family as Sandy Wagner
2013 August: Osage County as Mattie Fae Aiken
2007 Superheroes as Ben's Mother
2001 What Girls Learn as Lainey
2009 Management as Trish
2003 An Unexpected Love as Maggie
2020 Lazy Susan as Mary
1997 ...First Do No Harm as Marjean
2009 Orphan as Dr. Browning
2006 Wedding Daze as Betsy
2003 It's All About Love as Betsy
2009 The Butcher's Son
2010 Secretariat as Miss Ham
2004 The Best Thief In The World as Miss Mason
2006 Out There as Jen
2017 Wilson as Alta
1997 Eye of God as Dorothy
2016 Mother's Day as Flo
2020 Uncle Frank as Mama Bledsoe
2004 Plainsong as Mrs. Beckman
1997 Critical Care as Constance 'Connie' Potter
2016 The Boss as Sister Aluminata
2019 The Kitchen as Helen O'Carroll
2004 Million Dollar Baby as Earline Fitzgerald
2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story as Ma Cox
1998 Twilight as Gloria Lamar
1996 Marvin's Room as Charlotte Samit
2013 Beautiful Creatures as Delphine Duchannes
2014 Showing Up as Herself
2011 Win Win as Eleanor
2002 The Laramie Project
1995 Dead Man Walking as Sister Colleen
2009 Hannah Montana: The Movie as Ruby
2005 Silver Bells as Mrs. Quinn
1992 Lorenzo's Oil as Wendy Gimble
2007 Rails & Ties as Judy Neasy
2009 The Winning Season as Donna
1991 The Rocketeer as Millie
1999 In Dreams as Nurse Floyd
2000 Proof of Life as Ivy
2014 Heaven Is for Real as Nancy Rawling
2000 28 Days as Betty
2003 The Human Stain as Psychologist
2007 Feast of Love as Mrs. Maggarolian
1998 Practical Magic as Linda Bennett
1990 Days of Thunder as Racetrack timer
2017 Downsizing as Woman on Shuttle
1999 Ride with the Devil as Wilma Brown
2007 The Savages as Roz
2017 Table 19 as Freda Eckberg
1994 Nobody's Fool as Birdy
1995 Sabrina as Nurse
1993 The Firm as Nina Huff
2002 The Hours as Mrs. Latch
2017 Cars 3 as Louise 'Barnstormer' Nash (voice)
2008 Stop-Loss as Senator's Secretary (voice)
2006 Paris, Je T'Aime as Carol (14ème arrondissement)
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2005 Medium (2 episode)
2007 The Riches (20 episode) as Nina Burns
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (2 episode)
1990 Law & Order (1 episode)
2000 Ed (1 episode)
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1 episode)
1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (1 episode)
2009 Mercy (8 episode)
2010 Justified (13 episode) as Mags Bennett
2013 The Millers (34 episode) as Carol Miller
2013 The Americans (34 episode) as Claudia
2011 Person of Interest (1 episode) as Barbara Russell
2015 Sneaky Pete (30 episode) as Audrey Bernhardt
2006 Dexter (4 episode) as Camilla
2016 BrainDead (1 episode) as Dr. Joanne Alaimo
2014 BoJack Horseman (8 episode) as Character Actress Margo Martindale (voice)
2011 A Gifted Man (16 episode) as Rita Perkins-Hall
2009 Hung (1 episode)
2017 DuckTales (3 episode) as Ma Beagle (voice)
2017 The Good Fight (3 episode) as Ruth Eastman
2011 Suits (1 episode) as Nell Sawyer
2006 Rachael Ray (1 episode)
2020 Mrs. America (9 episode) as Bella Abzug
2012 Smash (1 episode) as Miriam Abramson
1989 Lonesome Dove (1 episode) as Buffalo Heiffer
2019 The Act (1 episode) as Dee Dee's Mother

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