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!!!

July 17, 2019   News & Announcements

Emily Mann’s play, seen Off-Broadway last season, will begin performances at the McCarter Theatre Center in September. Two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell (Dances With Wolves, Passion Fish) will star as Gloria Steinem in the McCarter Theatre Center production of Gloria: A Life, which will begin previews September 6 in Princeton, New Jersey. Playwright Emily Mann, who […]


March 16, 2019   News & Announcements

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — For the twenty-second year in a row, Bryant University hosted a Women’s Summit on Friday, featuring leaders in business and culture to promote empowerment and inspire women. Among the keynote speakers was Mary McDonnell, an actress, producer, podcast host, and 2018 winner of Trinity Repertory Company’s Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement […]


March 16, 2019   Interviews, News & Announcements

Famed Hollywood actress Mary McDonnell and her sister, a professor at Bryant, say strong women in their life, including each other, have been a source of strength. SMITHFIELD — One is a two-time Oscar-nominated actress and the other is an award-winning sociology professor, but these sisters know that they would not be where they are […]


April 9, 2018   News & Announcements

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 […]


January 25, 2018   Articles, Interviews, Magazines

In these quite times from news and photos I love finding old stuff that can be added to the gallery, and so is the case for this magazine scan from Parade from March 1993. To simplify the reading for everyone I have transcribed the interview in our press archive. Magazines & Scans > 1993 > […]


January 15, 2018   Articles, Interviews

“Major Crimes” star Mary McDonnell shares with Variety her thoughts on the show’s final season, which saw her character, Sharon Raydor, killed off. I have been watching, reading and listening to the fans’ reactions to Sharon’s death, and it’s taken me a while to find the essence of my experience. I have been approached by several journalists, but […]


December 28, 2017   News & Announcements

With Mary McDonnell, we welcome one of the top stars from the SF series Battlestar Galactica at FedCon 27. In her role as President Laura Roslin, she played the civilian leader of the fleet. She is a two-time Oscar-nominated actress who is known for her dynamic character portrayals in both period and present-day screen roles. McDonnell currently stars as Commander Sharon […]