Marcia Gay Harden is an American film, television, and theatre actress.
Her film breakthrough was in the 1990 Coen brothers-directed Miller's Crossing. She followed this with roles in films including Used People, The First Wives Club, and Flubber. For her performance as artist Lee Krasner in the 2000 film Pollock, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She earned another Academy Award nomination for her performance as Celeste Boyle in Mystic River.
Recent notable film roles include American Gun, and 2007's The Mist and Into the Wild. In 2013 she was cast in Fifty Shades of Grey as Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian's mother.
She made her Broadway debut in 1993, starring in Angels in America, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. She returned to Broadway in 2009 as Veronica in God of Carnage. Her performance won her the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play.
She was nominated for her second Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in the 2009 television film The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. She is set to star in a new television series debuting in Fall 2015 titled Code Black, in which she will play the lead role of Dr. Leanne Roris.