Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
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Private Parts, and Kate Harper on The West Wing
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Mary Catherine McCormack (born February 8, 1969) is an American actress. Her television roles include Deputy National Security Adviser Kate Harper in The West Wing and Mary Shannon in In Plain Sight. McCormack began her acting career at age 12 performing in Gian Carlo Menotti`s Christmas opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors. She continued her stage work in many more musicals, and finished an acting program at the William Esper Studio. She has worked in many New York theater productions, including The Atlantic Theater Company, Alice`s 4th Floor and Naked Angels, where she appeared in Jon Robin Baitz`s A Fair Country.
McCormack portrayed Justine Appleton on Murder One (1995–1997) and also starred in the HBO series K Street, which aired for only ten episodes. In 2004, McCormack joined the cast of The West Wing as Deputy National Security Advisor and ex-CIA officer Kate Harper. Her character soon became a recurring role and remained throughout the last three seasons of the series, until its finale. McCormack now stars in a new television series for the USA Network, In Plain Sight. She plays Mary Shannon, a Deputy United States Marshal attached to the Albuquerque, New Mexico, office of the Federal Witness Security Program (WITSEC), more commonly known as the Federal Witness Protection Program. The show has been renewed for a third season of 16 episodes. McCormack was nominated for the 2008 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for the role of Gretchen in the 2008 Broadway revival of Boeing Boeing.
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Mary Catherine McCormack
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Mary Catherine McCormack (born February 8, 1969) is an American actress. She has had leading roles as Justine Appleton in the series Murder One (1995–97), as Deputy National Security Adviser Kate Harper in The West Wing (2004–06) and as Mary Shannon in In Plain Sight (2008–12).
William McCormack (Ice Cream Parlor Owner)
Norah Magdalene (nee Ross) McCormack (Clinical Therapist)
Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, New Jersey, in 1987
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut in 1991
Will McCormack (Actor)
Bridget Mary McCormack (Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court)