The McDonnell Vaultyour largest fansite dedicated to actress Mary McDonnell
Welcome to The 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!!!
The McDonnell Vault
your largest fansite dedicated to actress Mary McDonnell
February 11, 2016

Take a look in the gallery for HQ stills of Mary in the first of five episode arc starting Monday, February 15 on TNT!

A young woman and her 3-year-old son are shot to death while driving through gang territory in the wrong colored car, and the gun used in the murder is quickly connected to the most troubling series of unsolved homicides in LAPD history. As Captain Sharon Raydor and the rest of her division attempt to solve the mystery, Amy Sykes begins an uneasy alliance with a disgraced former LAPD detective with a novel theory and a corrupt past.

February 10, 2016

February 8, 2016

The Sinte Gleska University Youtube Channel put online a collection of videos and photos of Mary’s visit to their Community. Take a look. Like it, comment it. Thank them too. And if you don’t know about the community visit their website at

February 7, 2016

The gallery was updated with 600 HD screencaptures from bluray disc of movie Sneakers, in which Mary played Liz, next to big names such as Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, David Strathairn, Dan Aykroyd.
You will also find 3 clips in our archive! It’s a movie that I personally enjoyed and don’t mind rewatching from time to time. A very nice comedy and drama.

A security pro finds his past coming back to haunt him, when he and his unique team are tasked with retrieving a particularly important item.

February 2, 2016

TNT uploaded a new “Scenic” promo for Major Crimes. Take a look!

February 1, 2016

My dear friends. This post comes as a recap for the extraordinary experience Mary had (and with her we did too) the past week during the 46th annual Founder’s Week at Sinte Gleska, which lasted a week from 25th to 31st January. During this time Mary was around, learned herself much more on what she knew about this great community and also had a teaching lesson herself. Because we do not have official photos for an official event I did some screencaptures from the livestream that Sinte Gleska University so kindly provided for us to follow. I encourage you to go to their Youtube Page and watch those videos because it’s really an incredible expierence, I myself did and enjoyed, and also visit their website at

On day 4, Mary had a small speech on the opening of it. You can watch it here and be sure to visit MaryCares for the transcript of her speech.

On day 6, that was, possibly the most exciting for her, during which Mary was honored by Sinte Gleska University with a beautiful and meaningful plaque that says “Through your values and knowledge of the people, you have stood strong for the people. From the Sicangu people, we thank you wholeheartedly” and different star quilts among which one patterned with Green Bay Packers colors and symbol, for the wonderful fangirl she is of them and a honoring song for her. You can watch the video here and read more in dept about the honoring ceremony at MaryCares.

It was a very great experience, for Mary surely, but also for many of us who followed it live too, learnt so much about the Sicangu Lakota People, and for this we want and have to thank Mary and Mary Cares for bringing this up close to our hearts.

February 1, 2016


By Vi Waln

ROSEBUD – Mary McDonnell, the actress who played Stands With A Fist in the movie Dances With Wolves, spent the weekend in Rosebud.

The actress attended SGU Founder’s Day activities over the weekend. She facilitated an acting class for interested people on the SGU campus on Friday morning. She also participated a wacipi grand entry and was publicly honored by SGU.

“28 years ago I came here for the first time,” stated McDonnell at the honoring hosted by Sinte Gleska University (SGU). “Doris Leader Charge took me under her wing and she taught me many things about all of you. She took me to my first pow-wow. I’m very proud to be associated with Sinte Gleska University. I’m deeply grateful to all of you. It’s a whole lot of fun to be here.”

She took time to attend a Saturday afternoon celebration in rural Parmelee organized by family members of Chief Roy Stone, Sr. in honor of his birthday.

McDonnell received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1990 movie. She learned her Lakota lines for the movie from the late Doris Leader Charge and the late Albert White Hat, Sr.

The public came forward to shake hands with McDonnell during an honor song for her at the wacipi Saturday evening. In addition, many local citizens posted pictures of themselves with McDonnell on their Facebook pages over the weekend. McDonnell currently stars in the TNT series Major Crimes, in the role of a police officer working in the major crimes division.