Mary Beth Hurt

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Mary Beth Hurt
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Mary Beth Hurt at New York Barnes & Noble discussing audio book narration, July 15, 2013.
Born Mary Supinger
(1946-09-26) September 26, 1946 (age 68)
Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) William Hurt (1971–1982)
Paul Schrader (1982–present); 2 children

Mary Beth Hurt (born September 26, 1946)[1] is an American actress of stage and screen.[2] She is a three-time Tony Award nominee actress.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Hurt was born Mary Supinger in 1946 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Delores Lenore (née Andre) and Forrest Clayton Supinger.[4] Her childhood babysitter was actress Jean Seberg, also a Marshalltown native. Hurt studied drama at the University of Iowa and at New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.[citation needed]

Hurt was married to actor William Hurt from 1971 to 1981. After that marriage ended in divorce she remarried, to American writer/film director Paul Schrader in 1983; they have a daughter and a son.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Hurt made her New York stage debut in 1974. Hurt was nominated for three Tony awards for her Broadway performances in Trelawny of the Wells, Crimes of the Heart (for which she won an Obie) and Benefactors.

Hurt made her film debut in Woody Allen's dramatic film Interiors as Joey, the middle of three sisters dealing with the emotional fallout of a family's disintegration and their mother's descent into mental illness. Other film roles include Laura in Chilly Scenes of Winter; Helen Holm Garp in The World According to Garp; and as Regina Beaufort in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence. Hurt also played Jean Seberg, in voice-over, in Mark Rappaport's 1995 documentary From the Journals of Jean Seberg.[citation needed]

Hurt was nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance in 2006 movie The Dead Girl and has also been nominated for a BAFTA, Drama Desk and earned an Obie Award for her role in Crimes of the Heart (1981).

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1978 Interiors Joey
1979 Chilly Scenes of Winter Laura
1980 Change of Seasons, AA Change of Seasons Kasey Evans
1982 World According to Garp, TheThe World According to Garp Helen Holm
1985 D.A.R.Y.L. Joyce Richardson
1985 Compromising Positions Peg Tuccio
1989 Parents Lily Laemle
1989 Slaves of New York Ginger Booth
1991 Defenseless Ellie Seldes
1992 Light Sleeper Teresa Aranow
1993 My Boyfriend's Back Mrs. Dingle
1993 Age of Innocence, TheThe Age of Innocence Regina Beaufort
1993 Shimmer Mother
1993 Six Degrees of Separation Kitty
1994 Noisy Nora Narrator (voice) Short film
1995 Alkali, Iowa June Short film
1997 Boys Life 2 June Gudmanson
1997 Affliction Lillian Whitehouse Horner
1998 Weekend with Wendell, AA Weekend with Wendell Narrator (voice) Short film
1999 Bringing Out the Dead Nurse Constance
1999 Leo the Late Bloomer Narrator (voice) Short film
2000 Autumn in New York Dr. Sibley
2000 Family Man, TheThe Family Man Adelle
2005 Exorcism of Emily Rose, TheThe Exorcism of Emily Rose Judge Brewster
2005 Perception Dorothy
2006 Lady in the Water Mrs. Bell
2006 Dead Girl, TheThe Dead Girl Ruth
2007 Walker, TheThe Walker Chrissie Morgan
2008 Untraceable Stella Marsh
2010 Lebanon, Pa. Jennette
2011 Young Adult Jan
2013 Volunteer, TheThe Volunteer Donna

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1974 Ann in Blue Off. Elizabeth Jensen TV film
1976 Kojak Karen Foster Episodes: "A Shield for Murder: Parts 1 & 2"
1977 Great Performances Caroline Mitford Episode: "Secret Service"
1979 Five Forty-Eight, TheThe Five Forty-Eight Jane Dent TV film
1987 Baby Girl Scott Wendy Scott TV film
1988 Tattingers Sheila Bradley Episode: "Death and Taxis"
1990 Thirtysomething Emily Dickinson Episode: "I'm Nobody, Who Are You?"
1990 Working It Out Andy Main role (12 episodes)
1994 Monty Adelaide Episode: "The Brother of the Bride"
1996 Law & Order Sela Dixon Episode: "Deceit"
2000 Beat, TheThe Beat Eleanor Episode: "Someone to Watch Over Me"
2001 No Ordinary Baby Dr. Amanda Gordon TV film
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jessica Blaine-Todd Episode: "Greed"
2009 Law & Order Judge Gillian Berrow Episode: "Promote This!"

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1974 More Than You Deserve Uncle Remus
1974 Love for Love Miss Prue
1974 Rules of the Game, TheThe Rules of the Game Clara Understudy
1975 Trelawny of the 'Wells' Rose Trelawny
1975 Member of the Wedding, TheThe Member of the Wedding Frankie Addams
1976 Boy Meets Girl Susie
1976 Secret Service Caroline Mitford
1977 Cherry Orchard, TheThe Cherry Orchard Anya
1981 Crimes of the Heart Meg MaGrath
1983 Misanthrope, TheThe Misanthrope Célimène
1984 Nest of the Wood Grouse, TheThe Nest of the Wood Grouse Iskra
1985-1986 Benefactors Sheila
1989 Secret Rapture, TheThe Secret Rapture Katherine Glass
1993 One Shoe Off Dinah
1996 Delicate Balance, AA Delicate Balance Julia
2000 Old Money Saulina Webb / Sally Webster
2008 Top Girls Louise / Waitress
2011 House of Blue Leaves, TheThe House of Blue Leaves Head Nun

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