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Margo Martindale

Born: 1951


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.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Jacksonville, Texas, USA



Million Dollar Baby

Earline Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby

Dead Man Walking

Sister Colleen in Dead Man Walking

Days of Thunder

Racetrack timer in Days of Thunder

Paris Je T'aime

Carol (14ème arrondissement) in Paris Je T'aime

28 Days

Betty in 28 Days

The Human Stain

Psychologist in The Human Stain


Dr. Browning in Orphan


Pam in Mo

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Ma Cox in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Nobody's Fool

Birdy in Nobody's Fool

Wedding Daze

Betsy in Wedding Daze


Gloria Lamar in Twilight

It's All About Love

Betsy in It's All About Love

Marvin's Room

Charlotte Samit in Marvin's Room

Rocket Science

Coach Lumbly in Rocket Science

The Winning Season

Donna in The Winning Season

La Soga

in La Soga


Miss Ham in Secretariat

Hannah Montana: The Movie

Ruby in Hannah Montana: The Movie

Iron Jawed Angels

Harriot Blatch in Iron Jawed Angels

The Best Thief in the World

Miss Mason in The Best Thief in the World


Janice Trimble in Scalene

Beautiful Creatures

Delphine Duchannes in Beautiful Creatures

August: Osage County

Mattie Fae Aiken in August: Osage County


Ben's Mother in Superheroes


Crystal in Bluebird

Showing Up

Self in Showing Up

Earthly Possessions

Libby in Earthly Possessions

The Rocketeer

Millie in The Rocketeer

Win Win

Eleanor in Win Win

Critical Care

Constance 'Connie' Potter in Critical Care

The Hollars

Sally Hollar in The Hollars


Woman on Shuttle in Downsizing

The Savages

Roz in The Savages

The Laramie Project

Trish Steger in The Laramie Project

The Firm

Nina Huff in The Firm

Out There

Jen in Out There

What Girls Learn

Lainey in What Girls Learn

Silver Bells

Mrs. Quinn in Silver Bells

Feast of Love

Mrs. Maggarolian in Feast of Love

Sophie and the Rising Sun

Anne Morrison in Sophie and the Rising Sun

Mother's Day

Flo in Mother's Day

The Boss

Sister Aluminata in The Boss


Dianne in Forged

Table 19

Freda Eckberg in Table 19

In Dreams

Nurse Floyd in In Dreams


Senator's Secretary (voice) in Stop-Loss


Trish in Management

Practical Magic

Linda Bennett in Practical Magic

Cars 3

Louise 'Barnstormer' Nash (voice) in Cars 3

An Unexpected Love

Maggie in An Unexpected Love


Alta in Wilson


Nurse in Sabrina

The Hours

Mrs. Latch in The Hours

The Kitchen

Helen O'Carroll in The Kitchen

Proof of Life

Ivy in Proof of Life

Ride with the Devil

Wilma Brown in Ride with the Devil

Instant Family

Sandy Wagner in Instant Family

Blow the Man Down

Enid Nora Devlin in Blow the Man Down

Uncle Frank

Mammaw Bledsoe in Uncle Frank

Lorenzo's Oil

Wendy Gimble in Lorenzo's Oil

Lazy Susan

Mary in Lazy Susan

...First Do No Harm

Marjean in ...First Do No Harm

Eye of God

Dorothy in Eye of God

Rails & Ties

Judy Neasy in Rails & Ties

Heaven Is for Real

Nancy Rawling in Heaven Is for Real

Days of Thunder

Donna in Days of Thunder

Family Squares

in Family Squares

Cocaine Bear

Ranger Liz in Cocaine Bear

Golden Years

Thelma in Golden Years


Mrs. Beckman in Plainsong

Main Street

Myrtle Parker in Main Street

Ghosts of Mississippi

Clara Mayfield in Ghosts of Mississippi

A Girl Thing

May in A Girl Thing

Emma and Elvis

Jenny in Emma and Elvis

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

Mrs. Brinson (voice) in My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

The Death and Life of Bobby Z

Macy in The Death and Life of Bobby Z

TV Shows