Margo Martindale

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Martindale in 2013, photo by

Place of Birth: Jacksonville, Cherokee, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 18, 1951

Ethnicity: English, some Scottish and Welsh

Margo Martindale is an American actress. Often satirically mentioned as the prototypical character actress, her roles include the films The Rocketeer, Lorenzo’s Oil, The Firm, Dead Man Walking, Marvin’s Room, The Hours, Million Dollar Baby, Paris, je t’aime; Rocket Science, The Savages, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Orphan (2019), Secretariat, Win Win, August: Osage County, The Hollars, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea, Wilson (2017), Table 19, Cars 3, Instant Family, Uncle Frank, and Cocaine Bear, and the series Justified, The Americans, BoJack Horseman, The Good Wife, Mrs. America, Impeachment: American Crime Story, The Watcher (2022), and Mrs. Davis.

She is the daughter of Margaret and William Everett Martindale, a lumber company owner and operator, who was known as a champion dog handler. Her brother is professional golfer Billy Martindale. She is married to musician Bill Boals, with whom she has a daughter.

Margo’s paternal grandfather was William Oscar Martindale (the son of Henry Franklin Martindale and Clara Elizabeth Walker). William was born in Texas. Henry was the son of John Martindale and Margaret Jane Dow. Clara was the daughter of William Andrew Jackson Walker and Mathilda Ann Mayo.

Margo’s paternal grandmother was Oda Ola Smith (the daughter of William Grigsby Smith and Susan “Sudie” Newman). Oda was born in Texas. William was the son of William George Smith and Harriet Newell Johnson. Susan was the daughter of Benjamin Knapp Newman and Jincy Harriet Wright.

Margo’s maternal grandfather was Jessie/Jesse Offord Pruitt (the son of William Berryman/Burman Pruitt and Martha Dawson “Mattie” Holder). Jessie was born in Texas. William was the son of Jesse Berryman/Burl Pruitt and Jan/Jane Moore. Martha was the daughter of James Campbell Holder and Susan Margaret Robinson.

Margo’s maternal grandmother was Ruth Ann Curl (the daughter of Walter Bruce Curl and Amanda Belle Adams). Ruth was born in Texas. Walter was the son of Joshua Devereux/Devereaux Curl and Martha Elizabeth Coose. Amanda was the daughter of Henry Harrison Adams and Rittie/Ritta M. McGuire.

Source: Genealogies of Margo’s maternal grandparents, Jessie/Jesse Offord Pruitt and Ruth Ann Curl –

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