elcome 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, 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!!!


Character: Eleanor Carter

Created by: Michael Crichton

Directed by: Christopher Chulack, Jonathan Kaplan, Richard Thorpe

Written by: Michael Crichton

Produced by: Michael Crichton, John Wells, Wendy Spence, Christopher Chulack, Richard Thorpe

Cast Members: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Laura Cerón, Deezer D, Alex Kingston, Julianna Margulies, Parminder Nagra, George Clooney

Released date: September 27, 2001

Episode(s) Number: 8x01, 8x11, 8x12, 8x13, 8x14

Episode(s) Title: "Four Corners", "Beyond Repair", "A River in Egypt", "Damage Is Done", "A Simple Twist of Fate"

Genre: Drama


→ Mary McDonnell and Noah Wyle had previously worked together on Donnie Darko (2001).
→ Mary McDonnell received an Emmy nomination for her work in this season, her first appereance is episode 8×01.

Episodes Guide

In Mary’s words…

The dramatic ER was fantastic. It was such an interesting character, one that was very short-lived but was very powerful nonetheless. And I do love Noah Wyle, so it was very easy to step into playing his mother and understanding him as that entity. It was quite wonderful. I loved it. [from “Mary McDonnell on Battlestar Galactica and going mute in front of Robert Redford” by Will Harris]

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