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Mary Steenburgen

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Season 4, Episode 3: Puritans and Pioneers

Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen is known for her work in the films Melvin and Howard, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Step Brothers, and television shows “Justified”, “Orange is the New Black” and HBO’s “Togetherness” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

Mary currently stars in FOX’s critically acclaimed comedy series, “The Last Man On Earth”, alongside Will Forte and will also be making a return appearance in season 9 of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. Upcoming in 2017, Mary will have starring turns in three features: DEAN and THE BOOK OF LOVE, both of which screened at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, and KATIE SAYS GOODBYE, which bowed at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. THE BOOK OF LOVE will open in theaters on January 13th and DEAN in Spring 2017.

Additional television credits include “30 Rock”, “Bored to Death”, and “Wilfred”. Additional film credits include Goin' South, Time After Time, Ragtime, Philadelphia, Back to the Future 3, Cross Creek, Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy, Miss Firecracker, The Proposal, Elf, Dirty Girl (for which she co- wrote the song, RAINBIRD, with Melissa Manchester), Four Christmases, The Help, Last Vegas and SONG ONE

Partial theater credits include Holiday (London’s Old Vic, directed by Lindsay Anderson), Candida, Marvin’s Room, The Beginning of August, The Exonerated. Mary is proud to be a company member of New York’s Atlantic Theater.

Mary is a songwriter for Universal Music Publishing Group. She has written with acclaimed songwriters Matraca Berg, Troy Verges, Jeremy Spillman, Luke Laird, Lori McKenna and many others.

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Finding Your Roots Season Seven

Today’s most compelling personalities discover the surprising stories buried within their own families. Meet 20 fascinating new guests who are game-changers in their fields, with family histories that illustrate the power and diversity of the human experience. The new season premieres Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

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