Mary McDonnell Vaultyour 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!!!
Mary McDonnell Vault
your largest fansite dedicated to actress Mary McDonnell

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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 […]


Mary McDonnell at FEDCon

- Posted on December 28, 2017

With Mary McDonnell, we welcome one of the top stars from the SF series Battlestar Galactica at FedCon 27. In her role as President Laura Roslin, she played the civilian leader of the fleet. She is a two-time Oscar-nominated actress who is known for her dynamic character portrayals in both period and present-day screen roles. McDonnell currently stars as Commander Sharon […]


‘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 […]


Parade Magazine: First Look at the First Episode of Major Crimes Season 6

- Posted on October 27, 2017

When Major Crimes returns with the first episode of its final season on Tuesday night, three 15-year-old boys vanish from a Catholic high school field trip, and new Asst. Chief Mason (Leonard Roberts) orders Major Crimes to treat their disappearance as a critical missing. At first, the Major Crimes doesn’t really feel as if it is a […]


Major Crimes to End After Season 6

- Posted on October 3, 2017

Cops, out. TNT’s Major Crimes will end after its upcoming sixth season, TVLine has learned exclusively. What will now be the crime drama’s 13-episode farewell run kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 9/8c, with the milestone Episode 100 landing on Dec. 19. The double-episode series finale will then air Jan. 16, 2018. “The whole company of Major Crimes is dedicated […]


Major Crimes: 5×14 “Heart Failure” Clip

- Posted on February 21, 2017

Take a look at a sneak peek from tomorrow’s premiere episode of Major Crimes. Things seem to get heated up with Camryn Manheim. Read NY Post article about this new entry and her character.


Major Crimes Renewed for Season 6

- Posted on January 18, 2017

TNT’s Major Crimes has been renewed for a 13-episode Season 6, the cabler announced on Wednesday. If the abbreviated order has you feeling a bit of deja vu, it’s because the procedural started Season 5 with the same, skimpy episode count, before eventually getting upsized to 21 total episodes. Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, […]


TNT’s Hit Series Major Crimes Returns for Winter Run

- Posted on December 19, 2016

Top 10 Cable Drama Returns Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Television’s favorite squad of detectives charge back to TNT this winter when Major Crimes returns to solve eight more mysteries on the way to its explosive fifth season finale. Major Crimes features a stellar ensemble cast including two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell as […]


Major Crimes Adds People v. O.J.’s Leonard Roberts as Sharon’s Opponent

- Posted on November 9, 2016

TNT’s Major Crimes has added Leonard Roberts in a recurring role, as a total of three people jockey to succeed the late Russell Taylor as Assistant Chief of Special Operations. As previously reported, Emmy winner Camryn Manheim, playing the Deputy Chief of Operations in the LAPD, will vie with MCD boss Sharon Raydor for Taylor’s […]


‘Major Crimes’ Star Mary McDonnell Talks Season Five, Character Development, Rusty, Shandy & More

- Posted on September 19, 2016

When Kyra Sedgwick decided to leave her award winning role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on The Closer after some seven seasons, James Duff and TNT executive Michael Wright soon settled on the notion of continuing the show with a new lead in the form of a spin-off titled Major Crimes. The actress who would […]


Major Crimes: “White Lies, Part 2 & 3” Press Releases

- Posted on September 2, 2016

TNT released the final synopses for the last 2 parts of White Lies 3-parts arc. Available via SpoilerTV. “White Lies – Part 2” – Monday, Sept. 12, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) The Major Crimes unit continues to investigate the conspiracy behind Dwight Darnell’s murders and his links to the Zyklon-Brotherhood. Sharon Raydor, disturbed by her […]


Major Crimes: 5×10 & 5×11 Press Releases

- Posted on August 19, 2016

TNT and SpoilerTV released synopses for 2 more upcoming episodes of Major Crimes. “Dead Zone” – Monday, August 29, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) While investigating a murder that has personal implications for Sanchez, the squad uncovers a much larger criminal operation. Meanwhile, Buzz comes face to face with someone that may have been present at […]


Major Crimes: 5×08 and 5×09 Press Releases

- Posted on August 6, 2016

TNT released press releases for upcoming episodes. Take a look “Off the Wagon” – Monday, August 15, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) Lts. Andy Flynn (Tony Denison) and Mike Tao (Michael Paul Chan) delve into the mysterious overdose of a young Hollywood star and the trail of emotional destruction he left in his wake, while Rusty […]


Sci-Fi Blast From The Past – Mary McDonnell Interview

- Posted on July 31, 2016

Once again, I  have decided to open up the interview vault and revisit some of the many interviews I have had the pleasure of writing over the years and that just appeared in-print and not on-line. Today’s interview is with Mary McDonnell, who talks about her work in Battlestar Galactica. Enjoy, and keep coming back for more […]


From Battlestar Galactica To Major Crimes: Retrospective On Mary McDonnell’s Career

- Posted on July 23, 2016

The article was found by Renée Whitfield and Christine Rogers who shared on twitter with us and with the help of Sara Christelle, who guided me through the articulated phrasing of french language, I translated this into english for you. Very well known to the fans of Battlestar Galactica, Mary McDonnell is filling out her […]