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Marcia Gay Harden's 3 Children: All About Eulala, Hudson and Julitta

Marcia Gay Harden advocates for her three children

<p>Marcia Gay Harden Instagram</p> Marcia Gay Hardena and her kids, Eulala Grace, Hudson Harden, and Julitta Dee.

Marcia Gay Harden Instagram

Marcia Gay Hardena and her kids, Eulala Grace, Hudson Harden, and Julitta Dee.

She may have played some questionable mother figures on-screen, but in real life, Marcia Gay Harden is a devoted mom to her three children, Eulala, Hudson and Julitta.

The Mystic River actress welcomed all three of her kids with her ex-husband Thaddaeus Scheel. The former couple wed in 1996, and Eulala was born just a few years later, in 1998. In 2004, they welcomed twins Hudson and Julitta. After nearly 15 years of marriage, the Oscar winner filed for divorce in 2012.

Harden admitted on PEOPLE Now in 2019 to being a bit protective of her kids. "I'm not a super-restrictive type of parent," the actress said. "I want them to be free to make their own mistakes. But I do want to guide their mistakes a little bit."

During a 2023 telethon to raise money to fight against anti-LGBTQ legislation, Harden opened up about her children's identities and her pride for them.

"My children are all queer," the actress said. "My eldest child is non-binary. My son is gay. My youngest is fluid. And you know, they are my kids, and they teach me every day."

In February 2024, Harden told PEOPLE that she tries to strike a balance with her parenting.

“You would have to ask them how I am as a parent. Each one will say something different. In the day, they would've said ‘strict.’ They would all say ‘hands-on,’ and they would not be wrong,” she said. “I want to be involved in their life."

Here's everything to know about Marcia Gay Harden's three children, Eulala, Hudson and Julitta.

Eulala Grace Scheel, 25

<p>Marcia Gay Harden Instagram</p> Marcia Gay Harden and her child Eulala Grace Scheel.

Marcia Gay Harden Instagram

Marcia Gay Harden and her child Eulala Grace Scheel.

Harden's eldest child, Eulala Grace, was born on Sept. 23, 1998, and has stayed mostly out of the spotlight apart from attending occasional public outings.

While Eulala keeps a low-key profile, the eldest child of Harden did have a brief stint on-screen as a kid, appearing in Pollock in 2000 alongside Harden as well as Whip It and Workaholics.

In 2020, Harden shared with PEOPLE Now that Eulala graduated from Bennington College, a liberal arts college in Vermont. It's unclear exactly what Eulala studied, but the actress congratulated her child on Instagram for continuing to work in sculptures, ceramics and film even during the pandemic. However, Harden said that Eulala was "devastated" about not having a graduation.

<p>Marcia Gay Harden Instagram</p> Marcia Gay Harden and her kids, Eulala Grace, Hudson Harden, and Julitta Dee

Marcia Gay Harden Instagram

Marcia Gay Harden and her kids, Eulala Grace, Hudson Harden, and Julitta Dee

"It's less about the walk across the stage and really more about when you graduate as an art student, you have a showing," she told PEOPLE Now. "And you show what you're doing. Then you get to confab with people and museums."

To combat that disappointment, Harden said Eulala brought seven of her fellow students to the family home in the Catskills and finished their final year of school there together.

"They made an art commune," she said. "It was so cool ... They've got an edge to them. They've got street cred to them, this graduating class, because they've gone through something we could have never even imagined."

Hudson Harden Scheel, 20

<p>Marcia Gay Harden Instagram </p> Marcia Gay Harden and her son Hudson Harden Scheel.

Marcia Gay Harden Instagram

Marcia Gay Harden and her son Hudson Harden Scheel.

On April 22, 2004, Harden gave birth to twins Hudson Harden and Julitta Dee in New York. The actress said in a 2020 interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show that her son came out as gay in the seventh grade.

"I just thought it was the bravest thing ever," Harden told Clarkson via Zoom.

Like his older sibling, Hudson usually keeps to himself but he did have a brief beauty vlogging moment in 2018 when he posted a YouTube video giving his mom a red carpet-ready makeover.

According to his Instagram bio, Hudson graduated from the Interlochen Center for the Arts in 2022. He started attending the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland — a school of dance, drama, music, production and film — in Glasgow soon after graduation.

<p>Marcia Gay Harden Instagram</p> Eulala Grace Scheel and Hunter Harden Scheel.

Marcia Gay Harden Instagram

Eulala Grace Scheel and Hunter Harden Scheel.

To honor Hudson's move to the United Kingdom, Harden shared a congratulatory post for her son on Instagram in 2022.

"I have spent 18 years listening to him sing, hum, chatter, sing, hum, chatter," she wrote in a caption alongside a few photos of him and Eulala exploring Scotland. "It’s a bit quiet now!! ... So proud of u Huddie. Miss ur noise. Miss YOU."

Julitta Dee Scheel, 20

<p>Michael Buckner/Variety/Getty</p> Marcia Gay Harden and her daughter Julitta Dee Harden Scheel at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Michael Buckner/Variety/Getty

Marcia Gay Harden and her daughter Julitta Dee Harden Scheel at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 4, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Along with Hudson, Harden and Thaddaeus also welcomed daughter Julitta Dee on April 22, 2004. The actress described her younger daughter as "fluid" in 2023.

Out of Harden's three kids, Julitta seems to be the most frequent participant in her mom's red carpet events. The actress shared on her Instagram that they attended the 2023 Tony Awards together and the pair also walked the red carpet at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmys together.

Julitta also seems to have received the acting gene. In 2018, she landed a recurring role in the drama Kidding, which starred Jim Carrey and ran for two seasons. She also made a guest appearance on Trophy Wife, a comedy series that her mom had a recurring role on.

During the pandemic in 2020, Harden told PEOPLE Now that the family held a drive-by birthday party for the twins' 16th birthdays. Even though the restrictions prevented Julitta and Hudson from getting their licenses, the actress said her kids didn't resist the rules too much.

<p>Marcia Gay Harden Instagram</p> Marcia Gay Hardena and her kids, Eulala Grace and Julitta Dee.

Marcia Gay Harden Instagram

Marcia Gay Hardena and her kids, Eulala Grace and Julitta Dee.

"What I've found about both of my twins is that they are actually far more capable of surrendering and accepting what they're not in control of than me," she said.

In February 2024, Harden told PEOPLE about her passion for mothering Julitta and her siblings.

"Having a child will literally be the greatest masterclass anybody will ever have ... I've learned to accept each of them for the beauty that they are and dispel expectation," she said. "I've learned that at the end of the day, it's their life. I want them to be happy in it.”

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