Marcia Gay Harden Joins 'Fifty Shades Of Grey': 5 Facts About Her

'50 Shades Of Grey' Movie: Marcia Gay Harden Stars As Mrs. Grey

Marcia Gay Harden is a Hollywood staple, and chances are you've already seen at least one (or like, 20) movies or shows she's starred in.

It's just been announced that Harden officially joined the cast of the steamy Fifty Shades Of Grey—but don't think you'll be seeing too much of her bod! She's playing Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan)'s adoptive mother. Harden's character is a wealthy and distinguished pediatrician who adopts Grey following the death of his biological mother. She'll also be the on-screen mom to Rita Ora, who recently announced that she signed on to play Mia Grey, Christian Grey's adopted younger sister.

You definitely know Marcia Gay Harden's face; now get to know her some more!

She's an Oscar winnerand she's been nominated for just about everything.
She nabbed a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Pollock, a Tony Award for Best Actress In A Play for God Of Carnage, and received Emmy nods, various critics' choice awards, and more. Because, well, she's good—especially at playing crazy (just watch her in The Mist!).

She's connected to guys with unusual names.
Her brother and her ex-husband are both named Thaddeus. Thaddeus. Thaddeus. Both of them. Thaddeus.

She's a mom in real life, too.
Gay Harden has a 16-year-old daughter, Eulala Grace Scheel, and nine-year-old twins Julitta Dee Scheel and Hudson Scheel Harden.

She grew up a military brat.
Her dad was in the U.S. Navy, and as a result before she reached adulthood, Marcia Gay Harden had already lived in Japan, Germany, Greece, California and Maryland.

She studied her craft, and it shows.
The freshly dubbed Mrs. Grey got a BA in theatre from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master's in fine arts at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.


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