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!!!
    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
    Other cast: Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Laura Cerón, Deezer D, Alex Kingston, Julianna Margulies, Parminder Nagra, George Clooney
    Premiere date: 19 September 1994
    Episodes: 8x01, 8x11, 8x12, 8x13, 8x14
    Original airdate: 27 September 2001
    Episode title: "Four Corners", "Beyond Repair", "A River in Egypt", "Damage Is Done", "A Simple Twist of Fate"
    Genre: Drama
    Running time: 44min

    The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.


    → 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 Quotes

    8×11 – Beyond Repair
    Dr. John Carter: Bobby died and I lost a mother.
    Eleanor Carter: Are you blaming me for being on drugs?
    Dr. John Carter: [shouting] No! I blame you for not being my mother!
    Eleanor Carter: [pause] Can I go bed now?

    8×14 – A Simple Twist of Fate
    Eleanor Carter: Your brother believed me when I told him he’d get better. It didn’t matter where he was, how he felt, what the doctor said. I told him he’d get better. He died believing me.
    Dr. John Carter: No. He was pretending for you. That was another one of our secrets. I was supposed to not let you be sad. I was supposed to make you forget. To make you happy. He made me promise to make you happy… I’m sorry, Mom.
    Eleanor Carter: I love you. Do you hear me? I love you.

    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]