Margo Martindale

18 Jul 1951


Margo Martindale (born July 18, 1951) is an American film, stage, and television actress. In 2011, she won an Emmy Award for her role as Mags Bennett on Justified. She has played supporting roles in several films, including The Hours, Million Dollar Baby as Hilary Swank's character's mother, The Firm, Lorenzo's Oil, Marvin's Room, The Savages, and Paris, je t'aime. She was also nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in 2004.

Margo Martindale was born July 18, 1951, in Jacksonville, Texas, to parents William Everett and Margaret (Pruitt) Martindale. In addition to owning and operating a lumber company in Jacksonville, her father was known as a champion dog handler in Texas and throughout the southern United States. Margo was the youngest of three children and only daughter. Her oldest brother is professional golfer and golf course designer Billy Martindale. Middle child, brother Bobby Tim, died in 2004. Margo Martindale participated in golf, cheerleading and drama while in school and was crowned "Football Sweetheart" as well as "Miss Jacksonville High School 1969." Following graduation from Jacksonville High School in 1969, Martindale attended Lon Morris College, then transferred to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. While at Michigan, she also did summer study at Harvard University, appearing onstage with future movie and TV stars Jonathan Frakes and Christopher Reeve.


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Filmography (35 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Instant Family
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Grandma Sandy)
(movie, 2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Woman on Shuttle)
(movie, 2017)
···Cars 3
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Louise 'Barnstormer' Nash (voice))
(movie, 2017)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Alta)
(movie, 2017)
···Table 19
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Freda Eckberg)
(movie, 2016)
···The Hollars
Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sally Hollar)
(movie, 2016)
···Mother's Day
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Flo)
(movie, 2016)
···The Boss
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Sister Aluminata)
(movie, 2014)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Crystal)
(movie, 2014)
···Showing Up
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 2013)
···August: Osage County
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mattie Fae Aiken)
(movie, 2013)
···Beautiful Creatures
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Delphine Duchannes)
(movie, 2011)
···Win Win
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Eleanor)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Miss Ham)
(movie, 2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Dianne)
(movie, 2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dr. Browning)
(movie, 2009)
···Hannah Montana: The Movie
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Ruby)
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Ma Cox)
(movie, 2007)
···Rocket Science
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Coach Lumbly)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Pam)
(movie, 2007)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ben's Mother)
(movie, 2006)
···The Pleasure of Your Company
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Betsy)
(movie, 2004)
7.4Million Dollar Baby
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Earline Fitzgerald)
(movie, 2004)
···Iron Jawed Angels
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Harriot Blatch)
(movie, 2003)
···The Human Stain
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Psychologist)
(movie, 2003)
···It's All About Love
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Betsy)
(movie, 2001)
···What Girls Learn
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lainey)
(movie, 2000)
···28 Days
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Betty)
(movie, 1996)
···Marvin's Room
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Charlotte)
(movie, 1995)
···Dead Man Walking
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sister Colleen)
(movie, 1994)
···Nobody's Fool
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Birdy)
(movie, 1993)
···The Firm
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Nina Huff)
(movie, 1991)
···The Rocketeer
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Actor (as Millie)
(movie, 1990)
···Days of Thunder
Genre: Adventure
Role: Actor (as Racetrack timer)