• American actress Mary McCormack is most known for her roles in “Murder One,” “The West Wing,” and “In Plain Sight”
• Born in 1969 in Plainfield, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Arts from Trinity College in 1991
• Film debut in 1994's “Miracle on 34th Street” and TV debut in 1994's “Law & Order”
• Married to English TV Director and Producer Michael Morris since 2003 and has three daughters
• Worth approximately $5 million as of 2023

The American actress, Mary McCormack, is probably most famous for her lead roles in the series “Murder One,” “The West Wing,” and “In Plain Sight.”

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Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Mary Catherine McCormack is a native of Plainfield, New Jersey USA, who was born under the Aquarius zodiac sign on 8 February 1969, making her 54 years old as of 2023. Her mother, Norah McCormack, was a clinical therapist, and her father, William McCormack, was an ice cream parlor and car dealership owner – her parents parted ways in 1990. The actress is the sister of the lawyer, judge, and professor, Bridget Mary McCormack, who served as the Michigan Supreme Court’s Chief Justice from 2019 to 2022 and used to teach Law at the University of Michigan Law School. She has a brother named William Joseph McCormack Jr., who is an actor, director, and executive producer, famous for his role in the series “In Plain Sight.” Mary is an Ashkenazi Jew.

McCormack attended the Edison-based private, nonsectarian day school, The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, and completed her studies in 1987. She later attended Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, where she majored in creative writing and painting and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Arts in 1991. She also studied acting at the William Esper Studio.

Career Beginnings and Film Appearances

McCormack began her career at the age of 12, with a role in the Christmas opera “Amahl and the Night Visitor” by Gian Carlo Menotti. She continued working in several productions at The Atlantic Theater Company, Naked Angel, and Alice’s 4th Floor. Mary made her film debut portraying Myrna Foy in the Christmas fantasy drama “Miracle on 34th Street” in 1994. Subsequently, she appeared in 11 more films including the biographical drama “Private Parts” in 1997, and the 1999 Clint Eastwood-directed mystery thriller “True Crime” before the 20th century ended.

2000 was a very busy year for McCormack; she appeared in four films before she starred in several films such as the sci-fi “K-PAX” in 2001, “Full Frontal” in 2002, and “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star” in 2003 among others. Before 2010, she appeared in several other films including “Madison” and in 2014, she voiced Ms. Richards in the animated comedy “Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery.” Her following roles were in the 2016 family-drama “An American Girl Story – Maryellen 1995: Extraordinary Christmas,” “The Crash” in 2017, and most recently “Unpregnant” in 2020.

TV Appearances

Mary made her TV debut in the episode “Doubles” of the acclaimed police procedural drama “Law & Order” in 1994. Subsequently, she landed the main role of Justine Appleton in the ABC legal drama “Murder One”, appearing in 41 episodes from 1995 to 1997.

Her next main role was in the HBO series “K Street” in 2003 and her 10-episode appearance was followed by the recurring role of Debbie in six episodes of the medical drama “ER” in 2003 and 2006. Concurrently from 2004 to 2006, McCormack landed a recurring role in the fifth, sixth and seventh seasons of the serial political drama “The West Wing,” appearing in 48 episodes. Subsequently, she landed the lead role of Mary Shannon in the USA Network series “In Plain Sight” from 2008 to 2012.

McCormack is noted for her roles in the sitcom “Welcome to the Family” in 2013, the comedy-drama “House of Lies” in 2015, and the late-night talk show “Chelsea” in 2016 and 2017, among others. She has been a recurring guest in the TV game show “25 Words or Less” since 2018, and has also served as the Executive Producer in some of its episodes. Moreover, Mary was selected for the recurring role of Taylor Bennett in eight episodes of the supernatural TV series “Falling Water” in 2018, and Peggy in Tim Doyle’s sitcom “The Kids are Alright,” which aired on ABC. She has been playing Willie Day in the Starz drama series “Heels,” since 2021; the Michael Waldron’s drama is about the world of wrestling and stars Stephen Amell, Alexander Ludwig, and Kelli Berglund.

Award Nominations

McCormack is a two-time nominee of the Screen Actors Guild Award (2005 and 2006) and Prism Award (2005 and 2009). Her role in the Starz drama “Heels” saw her nominated for a Critics Choice Super Awards in the category of Best Actress in an Action Series in 2022.

Social Media Presence

Mary is active on Instagram (@marycmccormack) with over 100,000 followers. She joined Twitter in January 2010 and is now followed by over 75,000 fans. Her account is verified and she goes by the username @marycmccormack.

Personal Life

McCormack is a married woman; she walked the aisle with the English TV director and producer Michael Morris in July 2003. Morris served as the Director and Executive Producer of the ABC family drama “Brothers & Sisters” throughout its five-season run from 2006 and 2011. He is also famous for directing several episodes of the USA Network TV series, “In Plain Sight” and the NBC miniseries “The Slap.” The couple has welcomed three daughters: Margaret born in 2004, Rose in 2007, and Lillian Morris who was born in 2011, and contested in “Survivor: Pearl Island.”  Mary is the godmother of the daughter of Fred Weller, who starred as Marshall Mann in “In Plain Sight.”

In 2013, McCormack reportedly kicked her husband Michael out of their Los Angeles home after his video kissing “Smash” starlet, Katharine McPhee, surfaced on the internet. Michael, who was directing the NBC series “Smash,” had met McPhee, who was then married to the actor, Nick Cokas, on the set of the show. However, matters were smoothed and they’re still together.

Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

McCormack is of White ethnicity and has a set of brown eyes and long brown hair. She has an hourglass figure, weighs approximately 135lbs (61kgs), and is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall. Moreover, her vital statistics are 36-26-37ins and her shoe and dress sizes are 10(US) and 6(US) respectively.

Net Worth

Mary has made a name for herself and accumulated a good sum from her acting career. She is worth approximately $5 million as of 2023.

Who Is Mary McCormack’s Husband, Michael Morris? Brief Biography

Michael Morris was born in 1974 in London, England, and is around 48 years as of now. He has produced and directed several series: in 2012 and 2013, he directed seven episodes of the musical drama “Smash,” and from 2014 to 2017, 11 episodes of the drama “Kingdom.” Moreover, he has served as the Director and Consulting Producer of several episodes of the teen drama “13 Reasons Why,” and a few episodes of Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan’s series “Better Call Saul.”


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