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Mary McDonnell (Mary Eileen McDonnell)

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Biography

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
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. Read more...

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Character: Rose Darko

Donnie Darko 2001

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Character: Rose Smithsonian

Hostile Makeover 2009

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Character: Vivian Schulte

Mrs. Harris 2005

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Character: Margaret Langworthy

Nola 2003

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Character: Helen Staples

The Locket 2002

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Character: Althea Brockett

Mumford 1999

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Character: Mary Shushan

Behind the Mask 1999

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Character: Sybil Goldrich

Two Voices 1997

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Character: First Lady Marilyn Whitmore

Independence Day 1996

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Character: Rose Baumler

The American Clock 1993

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Character: Liz

Sneakers 1992

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Character: May-Alice Culhane

Passion Fish 1992

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Character: Stands With A Fist

Dances with Wolves 1990

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Character: Paula Warsaw

Tiger Warsaw 1988

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Character: Elma Radnor

Matewan 1987

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Character: Teri Hansen

Woman Undone 1996

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Character: Dora Overton

Evidence of Blood 1998

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Character: Zoe's Mother

Spanish Fly 1998

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Character: Jane Eastman

Chestnut Hill 2001

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