Mary McDonnell Vault your largest fansite dedicated to actress Mary McDonnell

  • 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!!!

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    In Step With: Mary McDonnell – Parade Magazine 1993

    - Posted on January 25, 2018

    In these quite times from news and photos I love finding old stuff that can be added to the gallery, and so is the case for this magazine scan from Parade from March 1993. To simplify the reading for everyone I have transcribed the interview in our press archive. Magazines & Scans > 1993 > […]


    Mary McDonnell on the Finale of ‘Major Crimes’: ‘I’ve Never Experienced Anything Quite Like This’

    - Posted on January 15, 2018

    “Major Crimes” star Mary McDonnell shares with Variety her thoughts on the show’s final season, which saw her character, Sharon Raydor, killed off. I have been watching, reading and listening to the fans’ reactions to Sharon’s death, and it’s taken me a while to find the essence of my experience. I have been approached by several journalists, but […]


    ‘Major Crimes’ Team Reflects on Sharon’s Evolution, Differentiating From ‘The Closer’

    - Posted on December 16, 2017

    When viewers first met Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), she was an antogonist, not the leading lady. Tasked with investigating officers and even auditing the Major Crimesdivision on “The Closer,” the Warner Bros. crime drama for TNT starring Kyra Sedgwick, the intense law enforcement professional spent the better part of four years in that role. But something […]


    Mary McDonnell Talks ‘Major Crimes’, Transitioning Her Character From Villain to Hero and How Prepared She is When She Gets On Set

    - Posted on November 6, 2015

    Mary McDonnell stars as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor on TNT’s Major Crimes, a role that she created first on the long-running series, The Closer. What’s interesting is that when her character first appeared on that show back in 2009, she was portrayed as a villain. Cut to today, and she’s the hero. That’s […]


    Mary McDonnell and James Duff REDDIT Chat

    - Posted on November 5, 2015

    Hi Reddit! Mary McDonnell here! I have been many women in many different times. I’m currently Captain Sharon Raydor on Major Crimes, was the president of the universe on Battlestar Galactica, and a hard headed Stands With a Fist out on the prairie (to name a few). With Season 4 of Major Crimes now in […]


    Mary McDonnell and James Duff Spill Spoilers on the New Season of Major Crimes

    - Posted on November 2, 2015

    The LAPD Major Crimes team is back to work tonight when four wealthy one percenters are left lying in the back of an SUV outside the emergency room of a hospital. How they got there, what they had in common, and who shot them is the mystery that needs to be solved. “It’s like the […]


    Mary McDonnell charted her own path

    - Posted on July 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — The secret to a happy marriage and family is to do everything backward, says actress Mary McDonnell. The star of TNT’s “Major Crimes,” may be by-the-book as Capt. Sharon Raydor, chief of L.A.’s major crimes squad, but as a wife and mother, she threw the book away. She’s managed a 30-year marriage […]


    Mary McDonnell got it right by doing things backward

    - Posted on June 29, 2015

    LOS ANGELES — The secret to a happy marriage and family is to do everything backward, says actress Mary McDonnell. The star of TNT’s “Major Crimes,” may be by-the-book as Capt. Sharon Raydor, chief of L.A.’s major crimes squad, but as a wife and mother, she threw the book away. She’s managed a 30-year marriage […]


    THE CHERRY ORCHARD (People’s Light): Capturing the comedy, insight, and pathos of Chekhov

    - Posted on February 28, 2015

    Completed in 1904, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Anton Chekhov’s final dramatic work, is the most often staged of all Russian plays worldwide, and its production at People’s Light & Theatre Company (adaptation by Emily Mann) affirms why. Combining insightful socio-cultural farce with gripping human pathos, its dual nature as comedy and tragedy is captured in spades […]