STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 320 this week

Mary McDonnell (I)


Mary McDonnell is a two-time Oscar®-nominated actress, who is known for her character portrayals in both period and present-day screen 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. Mary was raised in Ithaca, New York. After ... See full bio »

IMDb Picks: September

We're both excited and terrified for the return of Pennywise in Stephen King's It. See which other movies and TV shows we're excited about this month.

Visit IMDb Picks

Mary McDonnell on Twitter

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 36 people
created 23 Feb 2012
 
a list of 25 people
created 03 Jul 2012
 
a list of 21 people
created 08 Nov 2014
 
a list of 38 people
created 16 Oct 2015
 
a list of 49 people
created 9 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Mary McDonnell's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Independence Day
Independence Day First Lady Marilyn Whitmore
(1996)
Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko Rose Darko
(2001)
Dances with Wolves
Dances with Wolves Stands With A Fist
(1990)
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica President Laura Roslin
(2004-2009)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Actress (52 credits)
 2009 Killer Hair (TV Movie)
Rose
 2005 Mrs. Harris (TV Movie)
Vivian Schulte
 2004 Crazy Like a Fox
Amy Banks
 2003 Nola
Margaret Langworthy
 2002 The Locket (TV Movie)
Helen Staples
 2000-2002 That's Life (TV Series)
Jules O'Grady
- Baum's Thesis (2002) ... Jules O'Grady
- Bad Hair Week (2000) ... Jules O'Grady
 2001 Chestnut Hill (TV Movie)
Jane Eastman
 2000 For All Time (TV Movie)
Laura Brown (as Mary Mcdonnell)
 2000 A Father's Choice (TV Movie)
Susan Shaw
 1999 You Can Thank Me Later
Diane
 1999 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Fly Girls (1999) ... Narrator (voice)
 1999 Replacing Dad (TV Movie)
Linda Marsh
 1999 Behind the Mask (TV Movie)
Mary Shushan
 1999 Ryan Caulfield: Year One (TV Series)
Rachel Caulfield
- Po-Piggity and Other Racial Slurs (1999) ... Rachel Caulfield
- Pilot (1999) ... Rachel Caulfield
 1998 Spanish Fly
Zoe's Mother (voice)
 1998 Evidence of Blood (TV Movie)
Dora Overton
 1997 12 Angry Men (TV Movie)
Judge
 1997 Two Voices (TV Movie)
Sybil Goldrich
 1996 Mariette in Ecstasy
Prioress
 1996 Woman Undone (TV Movie)
Teri Hansen
 1994 Blue Chips
Jenny Bell
 1993 The American Clock (TV Movie)
Rose Baumler
 1992 Sneakers
Liz
 1991 Grand Canyon
Claire
 1991 O Pioneers! (TV Movie)
Alexandra Bergson
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
Mrs. Kirkpatrick
- The Divided Child (1989) ... Mrs. Kirkpatrick
 1988 Tiger Warsaw
Paula Warsaw
 1987 Matewan
Elma Radnor
 1986 Courage (TV Movie)
Gabriella Estrada
 1982 Money on the Side (TV Movie)
Terri
 1956 As the World Turns (TV Series)
Claudia Colfax (1980)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (37 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

(February 23 to April 3, 1983) She played Nessa in Kathleen Tolan's play, "A Weekend Near Madison," in a Humana Festival production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with Randle Mell (Jim); Robin Groves (Doe); William Mesnik (David) and Holly Hunter (Samantha) in the cast. Emily Mann was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mary Mcdonnell

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Light up the world. The world needs your light. See more »

Trivia:

Close friend of Edward James Olmos. See more »

Trademark:

Deep smooth voice

Star Sign:

Taurus

Contribute to This Page