Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
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Mary Eileen McDonnell was born on April 28, 1952 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and raised in Ithaca, New York. After graduating from the State University of New York at Fredonia, she attended drama school and joined the Long Wharf Theatre Company on the East Coast. It was not until 20 years after working on the theater stage that she had her breakthrough role in Kevin Costner's Dances with Wolves (1990). Her other films include Sneakers (1992), Passion Fish (1992), Independence Day (1996), and Donnie Darko (2001). She has since received two Academy Award nominations for Dances with Wolves and Passion Fish. She also received an Emmy Award nomination for her role as Eleanor Carter on the television series ER (1994). She also played President Laura Roslin on the re-imagined television series Battlestar Galactica (2004). She lives in Pacific Palisades, California with her husband, actor Randle Mell, and their two children: Olivia and Michael.
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State University of New York College at Fredonia
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Mary Eileen McDonnell (born April 28, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She received Academy Award nominations for her roles as Stands With A Fist in Dances with Wolves and May-Alice Culhane in Passion Fish. McDonnell is well known for her performances as President Laura Roslin in Battlestar Galactica, the First Lady in Independence Day, and Rose in Donnie Darko. She currently stars as Captain Sharon Raydor on the TNT series Major Crimes.
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Married||Randle Mell and Mary McDonnell
have been married since 1984. |||
Randle Mell and Mary McDonnell have been married for 32 years. They were dating for 1 year after getting together in 1983 and were married in 1984.
Mary McDonnell has 2 children, Olivia (29) and Michael (23).
Mary McDonnell is a 64 year old American Actress. Born Mary Eileen McDonnell on 28th April, 1952 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, she is famous for Battlestar Galactica in a career that spans 1970s–present. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.
Mary McDonnell has been in an on-screen matchup with Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves (1990).
Mary McDonnell is a member of the following lists:
Actresses from Pennsylvania,
Actresses from New York and
21st-century American actresses.
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