MARIETTE HARTLEY, an Emmy Award winner and 6-time nominee, is recognized as one of the most versatile actresses in the industry through her impressive career in television, film and theater. Currently recurring as Courney Coxıs mother on the new FX series "Dirt," Hartley has appeared in dozens of television shows from "M*A*S*H", "The Rockford Files" (Emmy Award nomination) and "The Incredible Hulk" (Emmy Award-Outstanding Lead Actress) to "Navy NCIS" and multiple episodes of "Law and Order: SVU" as well as such MOWıs as "Silence of the Heart" and "MADD: The Candy Lightner Story" (Emmy nomination). A three-time CLIO Award winner for her Polaroid commercials with James Garner, she also hosted the CBS Morning Program, eight seasons of the acclaimed series "Healthy Solutions", and is currently the host of Animal Planetıs "Wild About Animals."
Hartleyıs recent stage appearances include starring roles in the Broadway production of Cabaret and the Pasadena Playhouse production of Enchanted April. She starred in the national tour of the award winning play Copenhagen which earned her a Helen Hayes Award and the League of American Theatres and Producers National Touring Broadway Award. 2006 saw the premiere of her one-woman autobiographical show If You Get To Bethlehem, Youıve Gone Too Far. A national tour is in the works..
As a young actress Hartley was signed as one of the last contract players at MGM. Her feature film credits include Sam Peckingpahıs classic Ride the High Country(BAFTA Film Award nomination) and Alfred Hitchocockıs Marnie" as well as
One of the countryıs foremost advocates for the mentally ill, she is the national spokesperson for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which honored her with its Humanitarian Award for her outstanding work in the field of suicide prevention and research.
For her involvement with organizations combining mental illness and her commitment to creating public awareness and understanding about this illness, she was honored by the Southern California Counseling Center, and received the PSYCHE Award from the L.A. County Psychological Association. She was also the first recipient of the California Family Studies Center "Life Achievement Award" for her strength and ability to overcome family difficulties and received an honorary doctorate from Ryder College. Additionally, she received the Woman of Achievement Award from the Anti-Defamation League of Bınai Brith. She was the recipient of the 1997 Silver Ribbon Award from the University of California at Irvineıs Brain Imaging Center Committee and has served on the Board of Directors of the Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center.
Mariette Hartley is also involved with the Center to Prevent Handgun Violence, SOJOURN, M.A.D.D., and she hosted an educational video entitled "How To Stop The One You Love From Drinking And Using Drugs," which is part of Paramount Home Videoıs ongoing "Strong Families, Safe Families" series. She was also named Outstanding Mother of the Year by the National Motherıs Day committee, in Washington D.C.
Her autobiography, Breaking The Silence published by Putnam was a best seller in hard cover and paperback. Because of her candor and humor, she is now one of the most highly sought-after motivational speakers in the country. Hartleyıs accomplishments were recognized with the installation of her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.