Parker will play Ellen, a wife and mother whose life is in a rut. Described as being obsessive-compulsive, her approach to life challenges her family and friends. When her daughter Emma's husband is unfaithful, the family members come together to protect her.
Parker recently starred in The Snow Geese on Broadway. Her stage credits also include Prelude to a Kiss, Proof, Reckless, How I Learned to Drive, Dead Man's Cell Phone and Hedda Gabler. Her film work includes "Saved!," "Romance & Cigarettes," "Fried Green Tomatoes," "Naked In New York," "The Client," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Red Dragon" and "Howl." Her TV work includes "Weeds," "The West Wing" and "Angels in America."