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Mari Nelson

Mari Nelson

(She/Her)

After graduating from The Juilliard School, Mari began her professional career in The New York Shakespeare Festival production of Twelfth Night at The Delcorte in Central Park with Michelle Pfeiffer, Gregory Hines and Jeff Goldblum. In her Broadway debut, she originated the role of Elisabeth in John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation with Stockard Channing. Subsequent Broadway appearances include Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls with Nathan Lane and Peter Gallagher as well as Moira in Brian Friel’s Translations with Brian Dennehy and Rufus Sewell. Mari has been awarded five Gordo Awards for Best Actress 2005- 2012, nominated Best Lead Performance (BWW Best of 2014, 2019 and H&H Best of 2023), and was also awarded The Seattle Theater Writers Best Supporting Actress Award 2016. Gregory Award for Best Actress in a Play 2017, as well as 2019, two Gregory Awards: Best Supporting Performance In a Musical as well as Best Supporting Performance In A Play.

Recent Portland Center Stage Credits*

Coriolanus Volumnia

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