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Mary-Louise Parker's New Daughter via Africa

Mary-Louise Parker's New Daughter via Africa

TMZ has scored the first picture of Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker with her newly adopted daughter on Thursday in New York City.

Mary-Louise and former actor boyfriend Billy Crudup have a 3-year-old son, William Parker.

Parker‘s Jesse James costar Brad Pitt recently praised her as an actress and as a mom.

Said Brad of Parker, “I haven’t spoken to her since I’ve heard [about her decision to adopt a child from Africa]. I think that’s a great idea… She’s a great mother, she graced our film, came in and did a really lovely part for us. She had her little boy (Will) out and she was a really lovely mother.”

No other details have been released about Parker‘s new baby.

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  • angelah

    how cute! god bless to both mother and daughter

  • mmmm

    wow – he throws that “she’s a great mother” compliment out all the time. Didn’t he say that about Cate B, too? Doesn’t he have any other type of compliments to give? I guess this is the most generic one.

  • essie

    What’s her name? What country is she from? Get on the ball JJ and let us know these things!!!

    Cute little girl and she has the same “WTF” look for the paps as Zee!!!

  • Bite me

    and let the hate begin

  • James

    jolie is a whore.
    Louise-parker is awesome.

  • S.

    Nevermind that there are thousands of kids that need a home right here in our own country. I guess 3 and 4 years is old in orphan years, wouldn’t want one of those. Better go elsewhere so we can be sure to get one young enough to mold in our own image.

    Bah.

  • SYDNEY

    Nevermind that there are thousands of kids that need a home right here in our own country. I guess 3 and 4 years is old in orphan years, wouldn’t want one of those. Better go elsewhere so we can be sure to get one young enough to mold in our own image.

    ____________________________________________________________________

    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THAT

  • Fug Face Man!ston

    uh oh, watch the cult diss her and say she’s tring to be like [insert name]

  • BBperfume

    Yeah Brad Pitt is annoying like vrybody should kill to get his compliments..BTW,I saw him on StarDaily at Jesse James premier..he has really aged from the great life with Angelina!

  • WTF ???

    But…but…why don’t she adopt in the US ? We have plenty of poor orphans in here ? (sarcasm!!!)

    Good for her and welcome babygirl ! wish you a great life, health and happiness !

  • Jaxon

    Actually it’s so difficult to adopt here that’s why many go elsewhere.

  • buttcheeks

    Brad needs to get with Mary Louise Parker and leave that
    attention seeking bipolar black goth freak.

  • irma

    good for her.

  • WTF ???

    11 Jaxon : 09/20/2007 at 6:08 pm
    Actually it’s so difficult to adopt here that’s why many go elsewhere.

    ———————-

    Even if it wasn’t, adopting or having a bio child is a PRIVATE, INTIMATE choice ! There are american men who deliberately go outside the US to find a wife beacause they don’t want to marry a fellow citizen. Noone is yelling : they should marry our women !

    I find it offenssive, agressively intrusive when people question an act as intimate and private as adopting a specific child in or outside their country of origin.

    Those parents are the ones who will tie their life till death to the child they chosen based on their primal attraction and feelings.

    People act as if it is a simple transaction and that a child is a common good that could be traded for another one undinstinctly. At the basis of each adoption, there is a love story, an intuitive common attraction between a child and his soon to be parents. Noone has the right to interfere to say who should adopt who, the same way that noone has the right to say who should marry who.

  • Luz

    Welcome to the club Mary Louise. Adoption is a beautiful thing. What a beautiful heart you have. congratulation on you new family member.

    Americans don’t have orphans who will die in infancy if not taken care of. Where are all the educated people in this country?

  • LOL

    well good for her, it doesn’t matter where the child is from at least she giving her a home. lucky girl

  • bdj

    Congrats to Ms. Parker. She has a cute little girl. I wish them all the best. I

  • [marie]

    Adopting African orphans is soooooo last year….>=) But seriously Congrats!

  • http://justjared.com (LOVE- J )

    Cute baby, I ‘m happy for her and her baby.

  • Piper

    I have NEVER seen a paparazzi shot of her and her son. Why the sudden interest?

  • noah

    I wish a good life to this little girl who for her first time,someone can give her some love.Every child in this world (Us or africa ) need w to be love and have a parents.
    Good to see one orphan save.
    Peace.

  • Katya

    Blessings on Mary-Louise, Will and his new sister!!!!!!

  • noah

    I wish to this little girl a good life who for the first time have someone who give her some love.Every child US or Africa need a love and home.I’m happy that one orphan and save to her lonely life.
    Peace and have a nice day.

  • Preggy-Jolie

    aww what is her name She is so cute

  • Katya

    11 Jaxon : 09/20/2007 at 6:08 pm

    Actually it’s so difficult to adopt here that’s why many go elsewhere.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Too true! Ethiopia has relaxed their time frames due to the urgency of the AIDS crisis and the explosion of orphans due to the illness. US doesn’t take as long if you are doing private adoptions of white babies like Sheryl Crow and Sharon Stone — didn’t see anyone trashing them! Wonder why?

  • ….

    Good for her…love her on Weeds and can’t wait to see AOJJ.

    As to where she decided to adopt her daughter, that shouldn’t be the focus. But of course some will make it that because some American kids need homes as well. Kids are kids and their geographical location should be of little consequence. She’s saving a life. That’s all that matters!

  • Lady G

    Congrats MLP on your new addition to the family. My hat is off to anyone that has a big heart and lots of love to give to children, no matter where they decide to adopt from. All children deserves love, happiness, and security and it’s a shame that some begrudge any child(ren) these basic needs.

  • Anonymous

    This had nothing to do with frickin’ stuPITT. He said in his interview he wasn’t aware of it – that he had just heard, but he’ll use it to keep his buzz going so some stupid idiots make actually plunk down 10 bucks to see his stupid movie. Love Mary Louise. Hate the pittshit.

  • Rubyrose77

    AWWWW W

  • amanda

    people should stop linking adoptions to brad pitt and his “family” ppl were adopting long b4 them and will long after them nicole kidman and tom cruise for instance they have adopted a black son and a white daugther years ago………………but anyway I’m really happy for them

  • S.

    Luz said: Americans don’t have orphans who will die in infancy if not taken care of. Where are all the educated people in this country?

    ***********

    That’s interesting, and you’re looking for educated people? Hmm. What we do have is many, many cases of people who keep foster children just to get the check the government sends every month. I’m happy for any GOOD family to get a child that needs taking care of (here or Africa, don’t worry) but how ridiculous to act like no kids here die or have a bad life in the system. That’s completely assinine.

    I witnessed first hand (when I was a 2 1/2-year-old) my big brother being sat on a lit stovetop by a caregiver because he wouldn’t stop crying. He was mentally retarded, I doubt that helped. I spent several years in foster homes and was one of the VERY, VERY few children of age four or up to get adopted, much less into a decent home. My brothers and sisters who were aged 6 and up were warned they would probably never get adopted. We were lucky. We could well have been overlooked for a baby.

    I applaud anyone who adopts any child but I know first hand that there are many, many children here that have not got a chance for a good life because they are being overlooked.

  • TRUTH

    SHES DIDN’T ADOPT IN AMERICA BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T WANT TO WHAT THE HELL..SHE DON’T HAVE TO DO WHAT OTHERS “THINK” ITS RIGHT, IF YOUR SO CONCERED ABOUT THE KIDS HERE WHY DON’T YOU ADOPTED THEM….LOOK I KNOW WE HAVE POVERTY AND ORPHAN HERE BUT HONESTLY ITS NOTHING LIKE THOESE “3RD WORLD COUNTRIES” I’M BEEN A MISSIONARY FOR 3 YEARS NOW AND I’VE TRAVELED ALOT AND IF YPU’VE SEEN WHAT I’VE SEEN YOU WOULD KNOW WHY PPL WANT TO HELP THOSES COUNTRIES

  • Selam

    Congrats to Mary Louise and to the little girl who now has a forever family. The process of international adoption is far from easy. To Katya; actually Ethiopia hasn’t made it easier to adopt because of the Aids crisis. This year they have actually made even more restrictions. But it is true there are 4 million orphans in Ethiopia alone. In 2001, a total of 34 million children in sub-Saharan Africa were orphans. That was 6 years ago, when you think in those kind of numbers it makes all the “why not an American child” haters seem silly. All children deserve homes, but as grim as foster care in the States is, the fact that the child I adopted from Ethiopia might not have seen his 5th birthday is what led me there.

    Good for you Mary Louise!

  • Ana

    I’m happy for her and the baby..I’m glad she adopted the little girl, when you adopt it doesn’t matter what country the baby is from and adoption is a good thing.

  • http://justjared susieqt

    Poor BBperfume,

    People like you are soooo envious of Brad. He is the dream-man of billions of women around the world. :-)

  • Tdani81

    How cute! I wonder what country is she from? Zee is from Ethiopia, a country on the east coast of the African continent. Madonna’s tike is from Malawi, an inland nation close to South Africa. I hope Brad and Angie gets a sibling for Zee like they promised. I think they’re ready NOW to adopt again.

  • http://shrrygt6aol.com mello

    GOD BLESS AND CONGRATULATIONS TO MS PARKER AND HER FAMILY. IF YOU CANNOT HAVE A CHILD BIOLOGICALLY, IT WILL COST YOU ALOT TO ADOPT A CHILD ( I MEAN A LOT OF MUCHO DOLLARS ) HERE IN THE US OR ELSEWHERE, SO ALOT OF THOUGHTS, FEELINGS OF LOVE AND TENDERNESS AND ALOT OF MUCHO DOLLARS ARE INVESTED WHEN DOING AN ADOPTION. ALL OF YOU HATERS OUT THERE WHO HAS SOMETHING SMART TO SAY … PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TO THINK ABOUT THIS.

  • Lala

    You can always tell when people talk out of there “u know what” first before making any derogatory statement, esp. one as sensitive as this, it might be in your best interest to do a little something called research…
    WTF, I couldn’t have said it any better then you did, but just to add my 2cents… Most of these people make these choices to go to other countries because as soon as they even start to visit orphanages, the news becomes public and next thing some idiot will be on here talking about they are public figures so they don’t have private affairs, no one ever considers the child in question…
    Just like this idea that as Americans they should adopt American kids… so am guessing you also suggest that since those kids in 3rd world countries are not Americans, they should rot in the orphanage since they don’t have people that well off in their country to help them???
    People, I understand poking fun at celebs, I really have nothing against that, but when it comes to the kids, we should really be mindful of the statements we make… These kids have just been given an opportunity of a life time, don’t make them/ their parents feel they have to pay with every second of their life for it…
    Just be happy for the child… I wish there are enough families for all these kids (both Americans, Africans and all these kids all over the world) to have the opportunity at a family life… but that just isn’t the case so please be wise when you speak cause well God is watching and if you don’t believe in GOD, Karma suck… I can asure you that…

    Oh and those that talk to lightly of Z, do you know that child would have been dead if Ms. Jolie did not adopt her when she did?
    And for those of you that talk about the Jolie-Pitts, how many of you have ever seized the opportunity to save someone’s life (in the literal sense)?

  • Just saying

    she adopted in africa becuz she did not want to wait like all the other thousands of family are. She knows that they can be easily bought, Angie and Brad has shown the world that… kind of like registry for China or flatware.

    A have a girl friend that has been waiting years and even tho it is finally final she has been waiting for 7 months for him to come to the US. Must be nice to have lots of no money but at what cost no morals?.

    Pitty I actually liked her and felt bad for her after her Brad like b/f dumped her while pregnant but now .. nah not so much

  • minxx

    Just saying : 09/20/2007 at 8:07 pm
    she adopted in africa becuz she did not want to wait like all the other thousands of family are. She knows that they can be easily bought, Angie and Brad has shown the world that… kind of like registry for China or flatware.

    A have a girl friend that has been waiting years and even tho it is finally final she has been waiting for 7 months for him to come to the US. Must be nice to have lots of no money but at what cost no morals?.

    Pitty I actually liked her and felt bad for her after her Brad like b/f dumped her while pregnant but now .. nah not so much

    I won’t even argue with this idiotic statement (“Brad like b/f”–yeah, because Jennifer was 7 months pregnant when Brad left) but it shows a typical Aniston fan: nearly illiterate, illogical, prejudiced and narrow-minded. It must feel good to be a simpleton.

  • Lynn

    I think princess Z is going to have a little competition in the “cutest girl in the world” category!!!

  • carina

    I am really quite tired of all of the debate of whether or not someone should be adopting a child from the US as opposed to one from overseas. It is such a simplistic, uninformed knee-jerk reaction that I wonder about the motivation behind of all of this outrage. It is frankly absurd to read comments along the lines of PR motivation, or African babies being the new accessories–frankly it drives me absolutely batty. It seems to me that there was none of this debate for the last twenty-five years when hundreds of thousands of Americans adopted baby girls from China. The choice to adopt a child is a personal one and really it is no business of anyone but the one making the decision, and thank god they have the fortitude to do so. If overseas adoptions are causing you so much agita, then may I suggest that you dissenters do the right thing, and adopt an American baby or child(and usually the black and latino ones are the last to go) from within the foster care system. Or perhaps that does not fit into your life plans but yet, somehow, gives you license to become arm chair critics and freely cast aspersion on those who at least have the strength, kindness and moral standing to do something that counts. Why should it matter where the new addition to the family comes from? You need to assess the true reasons behind your steadfast criticism–call it what you will, I know it when I see it.

  • cb

    Lovely – and God bless.

  • J A trolls r pathetic

    why are they soooo mad at jolie for JA’s divorce but they the trolls are not angry with Claire Danes for stealing a pregnant woman’s man?? J A fans are real ugly looking in the face.

  • Here’s The Deal

    6 S. : 09/20/2007 at 5:47 pm
    Nevermind that there are thousands of kids that need a home right here in our own country. I guess 3 and 4 years is old in orphan years, wouldn’t want one of those. Better go elsewhere so we can be sure to get one young enough to mold in our own image.

    Bah.
    _________________________________________________________________________

    She took a needy child and gave it a good home. Does it really matter where that child is from?

    Ifyou’re so concerned about the orphans of USA, then why don’t YOU go out and adopt some? Put your money where your mouth is.

  • hehe

    i agree with#30 amanda. i was thinking about Tom Cruise and Nicole’s adoption too. Maybe Mary-Louise should adopt a white baby too so you people can just shut up.

  • Jill loves to hate

    82 Jill loves to hate : 09/20/2007 at 10:14 pm
    I love how Angelina shows at “Robbing someone else’s closet”

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/gallery/photos.php?yr=2007&mon=09&evt=jolie-darfur-now&pic=brad-angelina-darfur-now-premiere-07.jpg

    What the hell is she wearing? Poor Pax had on Brads pants today.

  • mercredi

    Little Zee Junior, LOL.

  • Cheerios

    She is a cute little girl. Congrats to MLP!!

  • lol

    Wow, are my eyes deceiving me, negative comments about Brangelina on Brangelunatic site JJ??

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