By Jade Watkins. She plays a pot dealing mother on her hit series Weeds. The year-old mother-of-two showed off a new arm tattoo as she went for a stroll with her son William Atticus, eight, and Caroline 'Ash' Aberash, five, this morning. New ink? Mary-Louise Parker stepped out for a stroll this morning sporting a new tattoo on her left arm. A tough-looking skull design was spotted on the actress's left bicep. Skullduggery: A tough-looking skull design was spotted on the actress's left bicep, which could perhaps be a fake design for her role on Weeds. Playing Nancy Botwin on Weeds, Mary-Louise has two faux tattoos regularly applied to her body, including a U-turn symbol on her bottom and Russian scripture on her shoulder.
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An ominous cloud of divadom is hovering on the horizon when I arrive at a grand town house in Kensington, West London. Mary-Louise Parker, who is in London to promote a new series of Weeds, will not, I'm informed, be interviewed until she's been made up and photographed. Yet when MLP eventually emerges in an ethereal, Lord of the Rings-style white gown that makes her look more 22 than 42, she leans towards me with a grin and says with heavy irony, "I bet you didn't realise that we were going to get married today. Such wisecracking intimacy with a stranger seems to come easily to her, for Mary-Louise is not exactly your usual Hollywood star. Or, as she puts it to me: "People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life. But then you would expect someone who leapt at the leading role of Nancy Botwin, a reckless widow who turns to dealing dope to maintain her middle-class lifestyle in the subversive US drama series Weeds, to be more than a little unusual.
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Roosevelt, a cocker spaniel in a red diaper, the actress was stroking one of the oyster shells she keeps in a bowl in her living room. When her father, a soldier in three wars with post-traumatic stress disorder, was dying five years ago, he wanted oysters. It was late and an almost impossible task, but he had never asked for much, and she still felt like the same little girl who always wanted to shield her father from disappointment. So she prevailed. She appreciates men of all kinds, and she has put it down in writing, even at a moment when men are as likely to be questioned by women as applauded. But that tabloid incident is only addressed abstractly and with great delicacy in the book. Parker sees it. The book came about after Ms.
Mary-Louise Parker born August 2, is an American actress and writer. Among stage and independent film appearances thereafter, Parker received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Catherine Llewellyn in David Auburn 's Proof in , among other accolades. Parker went on to enjoy large success as Nancy Botwin , the lead role on the television series Weeds , which ran from to and for which she received three nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series between and and received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress — Television Series Musical or Comedy in Since , Parker has contributed articles to Esquire magazine and published her memoir, Dear Mr. You , in In , she appeared as a political consultant in the show Billions on Showtime. Parker was born in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Parker majored in drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in Parker got her start in acting with a role on the soap opera Ryan's Hope.