Mary McDonnell is an actress by profession. She was born in Pennsylvania. Her upbringing was done in New York. She attended a drama school to learn acting after completing her graduation. Mary has been seen acting in films, on television and on stage as well. After learning acting Mary joined Long Wharf Theatre Company. She continued to work with the company for about twenty years.
Mary was born on 28th April 1952. She is an amazing actress. Throughout her career she has managed to play a number of versatile roles. Her performance in a movie named Stands with a Fist in Dances with Wolves helped her win an Academy Award nomination. Mary is married to an actor named Randle Mell. The couple is parenting together their two kids named Michael and Olivia. She had the privilege of working with some extremely reputed names in the world of Broadway that include Summer and Smoke, Execution of Justice and The Heidi Chronicles.
Mary entered the world of filming in the year 1990 before that she had been actively working in theatre and television. She received her very first Best Actress Academy Award nomination in the year 1992 for her role in the movie named Passion Fish.
In the year 1980 she was seen on a soap opera named As the World Turns. She appeared in a number of reputed movies that include Tiger Warsaw, 12 Angry Men, Donnie Darko, Grand Canyon, Independence Day and Sneakers. Mary has never been in news for something bad and has a very good reputation in the entertainment industry.