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Marcia Gay Harden Net Worth And Biography



Marcia Gay Net Worth And Biography

Marcia Gay Harden is an American actress. She is no doubt one of the most successful actresses in America and also one of the star cast of the Fifty Shades series. NaijaOnPoint details Marcia Gay Harden’s net worth, biography, and career.

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Name Marcia Gay Harden
Date of Birth August 14, 1959
Gender Female
Marital Status Divorced
Professions Actress
Marcia Gay Harden’s Net Worth $16 Million
Nationality American


Marcia Gay Harden was born on the 14th of August 1959 in La Jolla, California. Her parents are Beverly Harden and Thad Harold Harden, and she has three sisters. While growing up, Marcia Gay’s family frequently moved because of her father’s job; they lived in Japan, Germany, Greece, California, and Maryland.

In 1976, Marcia Gay Harden graduated from Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland. And in 1980, she received a Bachelor of Arts in theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. In 1988, she received a Master of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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In 1979, Marcia Gay Harden had her first film role in a student-produced movie at the University of Texas. Subsequently in the 1980s, she appeared in several television programs including Simon & Simon, Kojak, and CBS Summer Playhouse. She had her first movie screen role in The Imagemaker (1986), playing a stage manager. She gained popularity following her appearance in the Coen brothers’ Miller’s Crossing (1990). In 1993, she debuted on Broadway in the role of Harper Pitt in Angels in America. The role earned her critical acclaim and also a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Thereafter, she continually take up several projects and movie roles and won several awards.

In 2009, Marcia Gay Harden appeared as a regular on the FX series, Damages as a smart corporate attorney opposite Glenn Close and William Hurt. Also in the same year, she received a 2009 Emmy nomination for her role in The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. She co-starred with Elliot Page and Drew Barrymore in 2009’s Whip It, and also appeared in the comedy, The Maiden Heist with Christopher Walken and Morgan Freeman.

Marcia Gay Harden returned to Broadway in Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage, co-starring with James Gandolfini, Hope Davis, and Jeff Daniels in 2009. She won Best Actress in a Play for her role. And in 2013, she reunited with her former Broadway co-star, Jeff Daniels as a new cast member on HBO’s series, The Newsroom. From 2015 to 2018, she played Christian Grey’s mother, Grace Trevelyan Grey in the Fifty Shades series. In the same year, she began a starring role in the TV series Code Black.

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Marcia Gay Harden’s Net Worth

As of 2022, Marcia Gay’s net worth is estimated at $16 million.

Personal Life

In 1998, Marcia Gay got married to Thaddaeus Scheel and together, they have three children, Eulala Grace Scheel, and twins Julitta Dee and Hudson Harden Scheel. However, Marcia Gay filed for divorce from Scheel in February 2012.

She is a practitioner of ikebana, the art of Japanese flower arrangement; her mother learnt this while they lived in Japan. In 2007, Marcia Gay gave a brief demonstration on The Martha Stewart Show and presented some works of her family. In May 2018, she published a memoir, The Seasons of My Mother: A Memoir of Love, Family, and Flowers. The book is about the story and bond of mother and daughter throughout time and how they were struggling; with her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease. Marcia Gay created works of ikebana specifically for her book; so it would show the different seasons of her mother’s life.

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Notable Awards

  • 2001: Academy Awards,
  • 2003: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards,
  • 2016: Golden Nymph Awards,
  • 1997: National Board of Review Awards,
  • 2001: New York Film Critics Circle Awards,
  • 2009: Outer Critics Circle Awards,
  • 2002: Provincetown International Film Festival Awards,
  • 2008: Saturn Awards,
  • 1993: Theatre World Awards,
  • 2009: Tony Awards, Women’s Image Network Awards.



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