by Hedy Weiss
Emmy-, Tony- and two-time Golden Globe Award-winner Mary-Louise Parker will be the guest of honor at the fourth annual "Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts" fundraising luncheon to be held March 4, 2013 at 12 noon at the JW Marriott Chicago, 151 W Adams.
Parker, best known for her roles in "Weeds", "Red," "The West Wing" and "Angels in America," will be interviewed about her stage, television and film career by Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey in a format similar to that used on "Inside the Actors Studio." Previous honorees have included Joan Allen, Martha Plimpton and Julianna Margulies.
The 2013 luncheon will bring together nearly 300 leaders from Chicago's business and civic communities to honor Ms. Parker for her impact on the arts and to raise funds that provide training and mentorship for the next generation of arts managers and producers. Table sponsorships for Women in the Arts are currently available. Individual tickets start at $200 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets or learn about table sponsorship opportunities, contact Steppenwolf's Special Events Department at 312-654-5632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary-Louise Parker is a multi-award winning actress with a diverse career in film, television and theater.
Her work in television on Showtime's "Weeds" has garnered four Golden Globe nominations, including one Golden Globe win, six SAG nominations, three Emmy nominations, as well as one Satellite win in five nominations. In addition to her awards for "Weeds," Parker is also the winner of another Golden Globe, a Tony, an Emmy, two Obies, as well as numerous other nominations for her other works seen throughout her career. Audiences most recently saw Parker on the big screen in the hit action-comedy "Red" with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Steppenwolf ensemble member John Malkovich and Helen Mirren.