Welcome to Mary McDonnell Vault, your online resource dedicated to actress Mary McDonnell. You better know Mary for her role as Captain Sharon Raydor for the TNT crime series The Closer & Major Crimes. But she also did others like Battlestar Galactica, Independence Day, Donnie Darko, Dances with Wolves, Sneakers and many others. Site is comprehensive of a big photogallery with events, photoshoots, magazines, stills, a media archive dedicated to all fans fanarts on Mary, an extensive press library to collect all the articles and interviews on her and a video gallery section for recorded interviews, sneak peeks and trailers of her projects. We claim no rights to know her personally and it's absolutely respectful of her privacy and paparazzi-free!!!
And because it’s a Shandy Sunday I couldn’t not update with wedding photos, that moment that many of us waited for many many episodes before (like back into The Closer times!). Enjoy them in HQ and a few additions on various episodes too.
I have post-poned this for quite a while, as you can imagine why, but if I don’t do it now it won’t ever happen. So for a Sharon Saturday I decided to work on season 5, upgrading the quality of some stills and adding more missing images to the gallery. Take a look!
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— Emerald City Comic Con (@emeraldcitycon) December 5, 2018
And I told you the fun wasn’t over. Our own very special Silvia sent in some pictures from the panel which ended just a few ago. Take a look!
And as the first day of MCM Comic Con in Birmingham passed, some fans kindly donated some photos they took a the Live Stage Panel that Mary did. Unfortunately there’s no video available of it yet, but hopefully the con people will put one up at later time.
So for now, much thanks to Silvia, Julia and Melanie for donating their pictures to the fansite.
If taking any PLEASE credit. Thank you!
Back in 1989, Mary guest-starred in a show called A Man Called Hawk, a show developping around this man Hawk who’s called to protect and help those in need. In the 5th episode of season 5, Mary plays Mrs. Kirkpatrick.
I added screencaptures – sorry for the poor quality but that’s all I could find – to the gallery and a couple of clips to the video archive. Enjoy!
The Kirkpatricks hire Hawk to protect their family after the attempted kidnapping of their son. Hawk’s job is made harder when their son tries to understand why a kidnapping attempt was made.
Mary McDonnell has been scheduled to appear at Fredonia State College about three times in the last two decades.
But the award-winning stage, television and film actress had to cancel coming to her alma mater each time. She was just too in demand as an actress to complete the journey.
But nothing is going to stop her now making it for the college’s homecoming weekend starting Friday.
“Each time it was interrupted by my work schedule, where I would suddenly get a job,” said McDonnell.
“I am so excited to come back, having not been back for so long,” added McDonnell, who lives in Southern California with her actor husband of 34 years, Randle Mell. “I heard it might snow. That would be fun, too.”
McDonnell, who gave the 1999 commencement address at Fredonia, is going to be busy.
The big event is “An Afternoon with Mary McDonnell” at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Robert W. Marvel Theater, in which she will discuss her career on Broadway, in film and in television.
It could be a long discussion. Her credits are too numerous to mention. They include Oscar nominations for her portrayal of Stands With a Fist in the 1991 Oscar-winning film, “Dances with Wolves,” and for playing a paraplegic soap opera star in the 1992 movie “Passion Fish.”
On television, she earned a Peabody Award as Laura Roslin, the president of the universe in the Syfy network series “Battlestar Galactica.”
She earned her second Emmy nomination as Capt. Sharon Raydor on the TNT series “The Closer,” which led to her starring in the spin-off “Major Crimes” in the same role. Her first Emmy nomination was for a recurring role on “ER.”
She began her career in the theater, receiving an Obie Award for her performance in Emily Mann’s “Still Life” and playing the title role in Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Heidi Chronicles” and Mann’s “Execution of Justice.”
On Friday, she can be asked about all those credits and more in a question-and-answer session during a private event with the theater and dance department.
It is McDonnell’s way of giving back to the college that she feels she owes so much.
“Well, Fredonia changed my life,” said the 1974 graduate.
Read the whole article in our press library.
The always so lovely Dorthe Hansen and Michael S. Müller donated more beautiful goodies to the site from FedCon27 which took place in May 2018, what a marvellous event that was!
Enjoy the photos in all their (and Mary’s) prettiness.