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!!!
Appearing: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Mary McDonnell is a two-time Oscar®-nominated actress, who is known for her character portrayals in both period and present-day screen roles.
After 20 years after working in theater, she had her breakthrough film role, in Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves (1990), playing Stands with a Fist, a white woman raised by the Sioux Indians. McDonnell received an Academy Award nomination for the role and also garnered a Best Actress Academy Award® nomination and Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of a paraplegic soap opera star in John Sayles’ critically acclaimed Passion Fish (1992).
McDonnell’s extensive list of film credits include the Lawrence Kasdan films Grand Canyon and Mumford; Sneakers, opposite Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier and Sir Ben Kingsley; Roland Emmerich’s smash Independence Day, with Bill Pullman and Will Smith; acclaimed art-house cult-hit Donnie Darko; and Margin Call, opposite Kevin Spacey, which also earned her the Robert Altman Award at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards. On the small screen, McDonnell starred in four seasons on the Syfy Network’s award-winning series Battlestar Galactica in her critically praised performance as the President Laura Roslin. The series earned a Peabody Award, and AFI deemed the series TV Program of the Year for two years in a row. McDonnell garnered an Emmy nomination for her recurring guest role on the television series ER. Some of her other television credits include the ABC hit series Grey’s Anatomy, the CBS series High Society, TNT’s adaptation of Arthur Miller’s The American Clock, the critically acclaimed CBS movie Behind The Mask and Lifetime’s Two Small Voices.
Mary stars as Captain Sharon Raydor on the TNT’s hit drama series Major Crimes, the follow-up to The Closer, in which McDonnell originated the role and for which she earned a Primetime Emmy® nomination.
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For this Mary Monday, which is also President Day, I could not exempt myself from posting some Laura Roslin related content, and since our precious María Traver had recently sent me photos from some magazine she bought at conventions, I thought it was a perfect choice for the day. Take a look and enjoy!
Mary McDonnell is the consummate American film, stage, and television actress, a two-time Oscar-nominee known for portraying powerful and complex female characters. By melding vulnerability and strength, she has created distinctive characters on Broadway (the title role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Heidi Chronicles), in films (Stands With a Fist in Dances with Wolves) and on TV (President Laura Roslin on “Battlestar Galactica”).
Earning an Emmy nomination on TNT’s “The Closer,” McDonnell continued her portrayal of Commander Sharon Raydor, a woman navigating leadership in the male-dominated field of law enforcement for six seasons on the hit spin-off, “Major Crimes.”
Join McDonnell as she discusses her career with Elizabeth Blair, senior Arts Desk producer and reporter at NPR.
As Mary confirmed herself, she will be participating to the Women’s Summit Event on March 15, 2019.
The mission of the Bryant University Women’s Summit® is to empower women professionally, personally, and financially.
Through the years the Women’s Summit® has incorporated current trends in education, leadership, entrepreneurship, communication, diversity, health, wellness, technology and financial topics in order to provide educationally enriching breakout sessions which support our attendees professional and personal aspirations. Hear powerful, nationally known keynote speakers, and enjoy networking throughout the day.
Info at their website wsummit.bryant.edu
Hello everyone and welcome the audio section of the site, a place to collect all audio interviews (no video, no image) Mary did during the years. This was such a valuable and good section from Mostly Mary that I needed to find a way to import into the site and gladly I managed to create a small corner for it.
You can find the audios separated by years, with title, reference article if any as well as the original poster one.
Hope you find it useful and like, take a look and enjoy!
And here we are to the 7th and last day of the Birthday Celebration of Mary McDonnell Vault. This has been another year of fun and love and I appreciate all the messages and wishes, nothing of this would be possible if there wasn’t Mary obviously but you too, you all make this place the special thing it is to me, so million thanks for always visiting, supporting and sharing.
Today’s post is an additional album of an old convention, it seems that Mary had already been in Birmingham at the MCM in 2009 and here are photos that Dorthe Hansen kindly shared exclusively with MMV. Please do not repost or use for fanart.
Since I didn’t have a clear date for these, they are all in the same album (but from different days) and I gave it a generical date, based on this recap video (Mary appears at 1.45).
Thanks to Michael S. Müller, we have now more beautiful pictures of Mary during her days at the 2008 convention of FedCon in Bonn. Take a look and enjoy! Please do not repost them or use for fanarts. Thank you!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
This 5th day of gifts is a beautiful set of additional photos to the DragonCon in Atlanta from 2009, donated by Dyveke Korn. Please do not repost them or use for fanarts. Thank you!
2018 is leaving us, and I thought to get out of it with a BANG and in theme with the remaining 2018 photos I’m left to add. The vast majority of these come from my wonderful friend Sara Christelle, with whom I got to share this incredible experience that was FedCon, my first time meeting Mary and what a wonderful time with friends.
Enjoy these and see you all next year with a new gift!!!