21 Facts About Marsha Mason


Marsha Mason was born on April 3,1942 and is an American actress and director.


Marsha Mason has been nominated four times for the Academy Award for Best Actress: for her performances in Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two, and Only When I Laugh.


Marsha Mason was married for ten years to the playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon, who was the writer of three of her four Oscar-nominated roles.


Marsha Mason has had an extensive career on stage, making her Broadway debut as a replacement in the comedy Cactus Flower in 1968.


Marsha Mason starred in a 1999 revival of The Prisoner of Second Avenue in London, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Comedy Album for the 2000 recording.


That same year, Marsha Mason co-starred opposite James Caan in the 20th Century Fox film Cinderella Liberty, which netted her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.


In 1981, Marsha Mason starred along with Kristy McNichol, James Coco, and Joan Hackett in Only When I Laugh, Simon's film adaptation of his Broadway comedy-drama The Gingerbread Lady; it was another box-office success.


Marsha Mason co-starred with Clint Eastwood in the 1986 film Heartbreak Ridge, which was fairly well received and a commercial success.


Marsha Mason played a supporting role in the 1990 motion picture Stella starring Bette Midler, a remake of the 1937 film Stella Dallas.


Marsha Mason played in a New York production of Harold Pinter's Old Times.


Marsha Mason next directed the play Juno's Swans, by E Katherine Kerr, at the Second Stage Theatre in Los Angeles.


Marsha Mason starred on Broadway in a revival of Night of the Iguana in 1996, and the following year in Michael Cristofer's Amazing Grace.


Marsha Mason appeared in Charles L Mee's Wintertime at the Second Stage theatre in New York.


Marsha Mason appeared in A Feminine Ending at Playwrights Horizons, and in the Shakespeare Theater Company's performance of All's Well That Ends Well in Washington, DC Recently, she starred in Lillian Hellman's Watch on the Rhine at Arena Stage in Washington, DC and off-Broadway in the Irish Repertory Theatre's production of "Little Gem" which earned her an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Play.


Marsha Mason played Patricia Heaton's mother in ABC comedy series The Middle from 2010 to its conclusion in 2018.


Marsha Mason was Associate Director with Jack O'Brien for the Roundabout Theatre's production of All My Sons on Broadway.


Marsha Mason has taught at HB Studio in New York City.


Marsha Mason was born in St Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Jacqueline Helena and James Joseph Marsha Mason, a printer.


Marsha Mason is a graduate of Nerinx Hall High School and Webster University, both in Webster Groves.


Marsha Mason was married to actor Gary Campbell from 1965 until they divorced in 1970.


Marsha Mason has frequently visited Eastern countries like India for many decades and has been a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation since 1970.