Mary Steenburgen is an American actor, film producer, and television producer. She was born on February 8, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas. Her birth name is Mary Nell Steenburgen.
Steenburgen received her education from various institutions, including North Little Rock High School, Hendrix College, and Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.
She is the mother of Charlie McDowell, and has received awards, including a Golden Globe Award.