October 7, 1995
Mary Steenburgen married actor Ted Danson at their home in Martha’s Vineyard. They met when he auditioned unsuccessfully for a part in Cross Creek, and they later worked together in the movie Pontiac Moon (1994). Steenburgen is one of Arkansas’s most celebrated actresses. Noted for roles in cinema, television, and on stage, she has portrayed a wide range of characters and has won many awards, including an Academy Award for her portrayal of Lynda Dummar in Melvin and Howard (1980). She was born in Newport (Jackson County).