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!!!
I went through a massive update of events Mary attended during the years.
** are the events that have been added new to the gallery.
Take a look below and enjoy!
They say she turns 66 today, but she wasn’t totally wrong in her instagram message, it looks like 36!!!
Happy Birthday, Mary!
May you always keep smiling and enjoy the beautiful things of life. May it always bring you love and admiration. It is the deepest honor to be a fan and supporter of the wonderful person you are. The whole world shines more with the sparkling light you bring to it. Thank you!
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It is with immense joy to report that Trinity Rep’s Pell Awards Gala has just announced that they weill award Mary with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” on May 21st.
Please note: for anyone attending FedCon it’s indicated on their sites she will be attending Friday, Saturday and Sunday only (as the german con lasts 4 days).
IP Reception: 6:00pm | Ceremony and Dinner Reception: 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley St., Providence, Rhode Island
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Mary McDonnell
A two-time Oscar nominee for Dances with Wolves and Passion Fish, McDonnell’s theater, film and television career has spanned more than four decades with dynamic character portrayals in period and present-day roles, including TNT’s The Closer and Major Crimes, Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica, Donnie Darko, and Sneakers.
“Mary McDonnell’s extraordinary work exemplifies the artist as a socially responsible citizen. Her portrayals of strong women, from Stands with a Fist to President Roslin to Sharon Raydor, have inspired and captivated millions. Trinity Rep is thrilled to honor Ms. McDonnell’s talent and impact with this year’s Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.” – Curt Columbus, Trinity Rep Artistic Director
Read the full announcement here.
The gallery has been updated with screencaptures and clips from You can thank me later (1998) in which Mary played Diane Cooperberg.
The movie is built in a particular format with video sections of “confessions” from each character/family.
This family drama examines a controlling mother through the eyes of her three deflated children, each of whom has sought therapy for the grief she’s put them through
Much thanks to my good friend Christine, who attended the event last november, we have added now some images more of Mary at the LEA awards during her speech on stage and at the “red carpet”. Take a look and don’t forget to keep the tag on the picture and always credit if you take one. Thank you!
My dear followers, in addition to doing a european tour of convention this year, Mary has just been announced as a guest to Heroes & Villains FanFest in Nashville, US.
So go ahead on their website, get info – they might yet have to write an entry for her – and keep an eye for photo ops, autographs and ticket prices. Good hunting!
Among the many role which Mary played, all with the same passion and dedication, was also the one of Jules O’Grady from the TV-Show That’s Life. Jules is a single parent who became a mother in her teen age and has a very difficult relationship with her daughter Jackie and also with alcohol and smoking. In both episodes she guest starred it’s evident how Jules wished her relationship was different but a little bit of pride and the influence of alcohol are making it very difficult to happen.
Enjoy the screencaptures, one behind the scenes picture and clips from both of them.
What a lovely surprise to find Mary McDonnell and her daughter Olivia Jane Mell at an event yesterday, not too many pictures but still here they are! Enjoy.