TYING THE KNOT, OR NOT: Bite the Hand by Ara Watson
Margo Martindale was an Emmy winner and Tony nominee for her epic portrayal of ‘Big Mama’ on Broadway in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Margo Martindale has appeared in over sixty motion pictures in addition to many memorable television roles. A native of Texas, she began her career on the New York stage creating such iconic roles as ‘Truvy’ in the original production of Steel Magnolias. Moviegoers will remember her work in Million Dollar Baby, Dead Man Walking, Nobody’s Fool, Lorenzo’s Oil, The Hours, Practical Magic, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Secretariat, Paris je T’aime, and Win Win among others. On television her work includes “Medium,” “Dexter,” “The Riches” and “Hung.” This season critics have unanimously lauded her performance in what The Huffington Post described as “the television performance of the year” as the diabolically maternal crime-family boss, Mags Bennett, on the hit FX series, “Justified” in which she won the 2011 Emmy for best supporting actress. This past season, she starred as ‘Rita’ in the CBS drama series, “A Gifted Man” with Patrick Wilson. Most recently, she began shooting the trilogy Beautiful Creatures for Warner Bros.