Mary Linda Phillips started her acting career in NYC. She performed at Lincoln Center, The Harold Clurman Theater, New Dramatists, and The Manhattan Punchline Theater. Regionally, she played Frances in Light Up The Sky (NC), Doris in Same Time Next Year (Palm Springs) and Dinah in South Pacific, directed by James Hammerstein at the Coconut Grove Playhouse (Miami). Some Los Angeles favorites are Peggy in A Late Snow (Robby award winner), Kate in Dancing At Lughnasa (Theatre West), 14 characters in Spoon River (directed by Betty Garrett) and Mrs. Malins in James Joyce's The Dead (Open Fist Theater Company). TV credits include The West Wing, American Housewife, Dirty Sexy Money, and recurring roles on Gilmore Girls and Grace and Frankie. Film credits include Stigmata, Punching The Clown, and Love and Other 4 Letter Words. Mary Linda and her husband, veteran actor Bill Wiley, have two sons, Bill Jr., and comedian/musician Henry Phillips.