An Evening with Marcia Gay Harden
About Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden is one of the most celebrated actors of her generation. In 1993, she originated for Broadway the now-iconic role of Harper Pitt in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, a performance that earned her a Tony Award nomination. In 2001, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of the painter Lee Krasner in "Pollock" and in 2009, she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Veronica in Yasmina Reza’s "God of Carnage". Her films include "Miller’s Crossing", "The First Wives Club", "Mystic River" (for which she received a second Academy Award nomination), "Into the Wild", and "Magic in the Moonlight". Her television credits include "The Newsroom", "How to Get Away with Murder", and "Code Black". She holds a BA in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA from the Graduate Acting Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
In "The Seasons of My Mother", Marcia Gay Harden uses the imagery of flowers and the art of Ikebana to depict the unique creative bond that she has had with her mother throughout the years—and how, together, they are facing her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Featuring photographs of gorgeous Ikebana arrangements created specially for this book, this memoir illustrates the uniqueness, beauty, and unforgettable love of motherhood, as Marcia does what Beverly can no longer do: she remembers.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.