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, 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!!!

Grey’s Anatomy

Character: Dr. Virginia Dixon

Created by: Shonda Rhimes

Directed by: Rob Corn

Written by: Shonda Rhimes

Cast Members: Ellen Pompeo. Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr., Patrick Dempsey, Sara Ramirez, Sandra Oh

Released date: November 13, 2008

Episode(s) Number: 5x08, 5x10, 5x14

Episode(s) Title: "These Ties That Bind", "All By Myself", "Beat Your Heart Out"

Genre: Drama, Romance

Izzie wrestles with her ghost, Torres uses a ground-breaking procedure to get her mind off of Hahn, and the interns continue teaching themselves spurred on by a new cohort.


→ Dr. Dixon refers to the “hugging” machine that cows go through before being slaughtered. This machine was invented by Temple Grandin – a woman who has autism. (Dr. Dixon has Aspergers, a subtle form of autism.) [5.14 – Beat Your Heart Out]

Episodes Guide

In Mary’s words…

It’s been a wonderful experience. Grey’s has to do with social nuance and behavior between people, and this is a character who can’t really relate to any of that. She comes in and brings a little bit of a different behavior to Seattle Grace. [from “‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Exclusive: Mary McDonnell’s Secret Revealed!” by Michael Ausiello]

Script developed by Never Enough Design