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Birth information

28 April 1952 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Given Name

Mary Eileen McDonnell

How tall is Mary McDonnell?

1.68 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Randle Mell

Life Story of Mary McDonnell

Mary McDonnell is a two-time Oscar®-nominated actress, who is known for her character portrayals in both period and present-day screen roles, as well as a long history of stage and film roles.

Mary Eileen McDonnell was born on April 28, 1952 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to Eileen (Mundy) and John McDonnell, a computer consultant, both of Irish descent. Raised in Ithaca, New York, she graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia. She later attended drama school and was accepted into the prestigious Long Wharf Theatre Company on the East Coast. Two decades later, she landed her breakthrough film role, in Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves (1990), playing "Stands with a Fist", a white woman raised by the Sioux Indians. She earned her first Academy Award nomination for the role.

McDonnell's film credits include the Lawrence Kasdan films Grand Canyon (1991) and Mumford (1999) (opposite such seasoned performers as Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, and Ben Kingsley); Roland Emmerich's Independence Day (1996) (starring Will Smith); acclaimed art house cult-hit Donnie Darko (2001); and Margin Call (2011) (opposite Kevin Spacey), which earned...

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Deep smooth voice

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Actors Filmography
Veronica Mars (2019) Jane, Major Crimes (2018) Sharon Raydor, Fargo (2017) Ruby Goldfarb, The Closer (2012) Sharon Raydor, Scream 4 (2011) Kate Roberts, Margin Call (2011) Mary Rogers, Hostile Makeover (2009) Rose Smithsonian, Killer Hair (2009) Rose, Battlestar Galactica (2009) President Laura Roslin, Grey's Anatomy (2009) Dr. Virginia Dixon, Late Show with David Letterman (2008) President Laura Roslin - Top Ten Presenter, Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007) President Laura Roslin, Mrs. Harris (2005) Vivian Schulte, Crazy Like a Fox (2004) Amy Banks, Battlestar...

Birth information

28 April 1952 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

Given Name

Mary Eileen McDonnell

How tall is Mary McDonnell?

1.68 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Randle Mell

Life Story of Mary McDonnell

Mary McDonnell is a two-time Oscar®-nominated actress, who is known for her character portrayals in both period and present-day screen roles, as well as a long history of stage and film roles.

Mary Eileen McDonnell was born on April 28, 1952 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to Eileen (Mundy) and John McDonnell, a computer consultant, both of Irish descent. Raised in Ithaca, New York, she graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia. She later attended drama school and was accepted into the prestigious Long Wharf Theatre Company on the East Coast. Two decades later, she landed her breakthrough film role, in Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves (1990), playing "Stands with a Fist", a white woman raised by the Sioux Indians. She earned her first Academy Award nomination for the role.

McDonnell's film credits include the Lawrence Kasdan films Grand Canyon (1991) and Mumford (1999) (opposite such seasoned performers as Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, and Ben Kingsley); Roland Emmerich's Independence Day (1996) (starring Will Smith); acclaimed art house cult-hit Donnie Darko (2001); and Margin Call (2011) (opposite Kevin Spacey), which earned...

Significant features of Mary McDonnell

Deep smooth voice

What movies did Mary McDonnell play or participate?

Actors Filmography
Veronica Mars (2019) Jane, Major Crimes (2018) Sharon Raydor, Fargo (2017) Ruby Goldfarb, The Closer (2012) Sharon Raydor, Scream 4 (2011) Kate Roberts, Margin Call (2011) Mary Rogers, Hostile Makeover (2009) Rose Smithsonian, Killer Hair (2009) Rose, Battlestar Galactica (2009) President Laura Roslin, Grey's Anatomy (2009) Dr. Virginia Dixon, Late Show with David Letterman (2008) President Laura Roslin - Top Ten Presenter, Battlestar Galactica: Razor (2007) President Laura Roslin, Mrs. Harris (2005) Vivian Schulte, Crazy Like a Fox (2004) Amy Banks, Battlestar...

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Mary McDonnell in Der mit dem Wolf tanzt (1990)

Has taught acting classes with her husband, Randle Mell, even after being nominated for an Academy Award.

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Mary McDonnell, Jean Smart, and Faith Prince in High Society (1995)

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1990" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 42.

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Mary McDonnell, Jean Smart, and Dan O'Donahue in High Society (1995)

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a daughter Olivia Mell on October 4, 1987. Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 42, a son, Michael Elliott Mell, on August 26, 1994. Both children are by her husband Randle Mell.

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Mary McDonnell in Die 12 Geschworenen (1997)

Was a cast member of the medical drama E/R (1984) and also had a recurring role on the 1990s medical drama of nearly the same name, ER (1994).

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Mary McDonnell and Alfre Woodard in Passion Fish (1992)

Has appeared in four films with Alfre Woodard: Grand Canyon (1991), Passion Fish (1992), Blue Chips (1994) and Mumford (1999).

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Mary McDonnell in Passion Fish (1992)

Has been a huge fan of Vanessa Redgrave since the 1970s.

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Mary McDonnell and Alfre Woodard in Passion Fish (1992)

Twice played alongside a non-human named Boomer; a dog in Independence Day (1996) and a Cylon in Battlestar Galactica (2004).

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Mary McDonnell and Alfre Woodard in Passion Fish (1992)

Was a competitive and synchronized swimmer as a child and still swims to keep in shape.

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David Strathairn and Mary McDonnell in Passion Fish (1992)

After graduation, she moved to New York City. While looking for acting work, she supported herself by selling Fuller brushes door to door in Rockefeller Center. In the classic struggling-actress tradition, she also worked as a waitress.

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David Strathairn and Mary McDonnell in Passion Fish (1992)

Went to the United Nations with Edward James Olmos. to raise profile of humanitarian concerns.

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David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell, and Alfre Woodard in Passion Fish (1992)

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David Strathairn and Mary McDonnell in Passion Fish (1992)

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Mary McDonnell and Chris Cooper in Matewan (1987)

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Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Grace Park, etc.

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Mary McDonnell and Carrie Coon in Fargo (2014)

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Mary McDonnell and Carrie Coon in Fargo (2014)

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Mary McDonnell and Michael Stuhlbarg in Fargo (2014)

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Mary McDonnell, Raymond Cruz, and Phillip P. Keene in Major Crimes (2012)

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Mary McDonnell and Phillip P. Keene in Major Crimes (2012)

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Mary McDonnell, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, etc.

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Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Tony Denison, Jamie Martz, etc.

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Mary McDonnell, Tony Denison, and Graham Patrick Martin in Major Crimes (2012)

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Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, etc.

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