Marsha Mason (born April 3, 1942) is an American actress and television director.
She received four Academy Award nominations as Best Actress for her performances in Cinderella Liberty, The Goodbye Girl, Chapter Two, and Only When I Laugh. She is also known for starring in the 1986 film Heartbreak Ridge.
Mason was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to James Joseph Mason and his wife Jacqueline Helena Mason. She and her younger sister, Linda (b. 1943), grew up on Elmont Lane in Crestwood, Missouri. Mason is a graduate of Nerinx Hall High School and Webster University, both in Webster Groves, Missouri.