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!!!
    High Society
    Character: Dorothy "Dott" Emerson
    Created by: Robert Horn, Daniel Margosis
    Directed by: Iris Dugow
    Written by: Robert Horn, Daniel Margosis, Lisa Albert, Marc Flanagan, Pat Dougherty
    Produced by: Daniel Margosis, Joe Voci, Marc Flanagan, Robert Horn
    Other cast: Jean Smart, Dan O'Donahue, Luigi Amodeo, David Rasche, Jayne Meadows, Faith Prince
    Premiere date: October 30, 1995
    Episodes: Appeared in all episodes
    Genre: Comedy
    Running time: 30min

    Dott Emerson is a divorced mother who owns a successful publishing house, for which her best friend, Ellie, writes best-selling romance novels. Val enters the picture as Dot and Ellie's old girlfriend from college who is pregnant and leaving her husband, much to the dismay of Ellie, who wants nothing to do with her. Against Ellie's wishes, Dot lets Val move in with her.


    → They’re the best friends money can buy.
    → A comedy about two best friends who look like a million bucks… after taxes.

    Episodes Quotes

    You know, mother, it’s good to see that age hasn’t slowed down your sarcasm, regardless of what it’s done to your body.

    No, you’d be rich if you were me!

    What’s the matter, mother, wake up on the wrong side of the bedpan?

    I’m not depressed. I’m deeply introspective with a slight dramatic flair!

    You are the kindest, sweetest woman I know. Of course, if someone were having a seizure in your bathtub, you’d throw in you laundry!

    In Mary’s words…

    Oh, my God, so much fun! The most ridiculously great clothes. Ridiculouslygreat clothes! Jean Smart is one of the funniest women on the planet. Even when we weren’t doing what we were supposed to be doing, we made each other laugh. The writers were fun. It was so much fun. Really, there’s a couple of things in my life that didn’t work out the way I thought or hoped they would have. I think that show, had it been given just a little bit more time, would’ve turned, broken through the glass, and stayed there for awhile. And that’s too bad that it didn’t. But it was, honestly, one of my favorite little gigs. [from “Mary McDonnell on Battlestar Galactica and going mute in front of Robert Redford” by Will Harris]