Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Born (1958-11-17) November 17, 1958 (age 55)
Lombard, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Pat O'Connor (1990–present)

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958) is an American actress and singer. She first became known for her role in Scarface in 1983, and became famous for her role as Carmen in The Color of Money (1986), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe award in 1986. She is also known for her roles in films such as The Abyss (1989) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).

Early life[edit]

Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois to Mary Dominica (née Pagone) and Frank A. Mastrantonio, both of Italian descent, who worked in a bronze foundry.[1] She was raised in Oak Park, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois.

Career[edit]

Film[edit]

Mastrantonio first appeared on screen in Brian De Palma's Scarface (1983) as Gina, sister of Al Pacino's Tony Montana. She achieved prominence for her Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated role in The Color of Money (1986) opposite Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.

Other featured roles of the 1980s include Slam Dance (1987), opposite Tom Hulce and The January Man (1989) with Kevin Kline.[2][3] She also starred in writer/director James Cameron's science fiction blockbuster The Abyss (1989) with Ed Harris. Her only high profile role since 1992's Consenting Adults was that of a fishing boat captain in The Perfect Storm (2000). She also played the attorney daughter of Gene Hackman in Class Action.

Stage[edit]

Mastrantonio has appeared on Broadway in various musicals, including West Side Story, Copperfield, The Human Comedy, and the 2002 revival of Man of La Mancha, in which she played Aldonza/Dulcinea opposite Brian Stokes Mitchell. She has appeared in New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Henry V, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night. Her New York City stage performances have garnered her a Tony Award nomination and two Drama Desk Award nominations.[citation needed]

She also starred in Grand Hotel at the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End. In 1984, Mastrantonio was featured in a benefit performance of A Christmas Carol with Helen Hayes, Raul Julia, Harold Scott, F. MacIntyre Dixon, and Len Cariou at the Symphony Space in New York. On stage, Mastrantonio starred most recently in A View from the Bridge as Beatrice, alongside Ken Stott and Allan Corduner at the Duke of York's Theatre, London.[citation needed]

Television[edit]

She had a recurring role during the fourth and fifth seasons of the television drama Without a Trace. As Capt. Zoe Callas, Mastrantonio replaced Eric Bogosian, who played Capt. Danny Ross, in the ninth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.[4]

In Grimm, Mastrantonio played Kelly Burkhardt, mother of the show's protagonist Nick Burkhardt, in the first season finale and at the beginning of the second season, with additional appearances in season 3. [5]

Personal life[edit]

Mastrantonio has been married to director Pat O'Connor, who helmed The January Man, since 1990; the couple have two sons.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1983 King of Comedy, TheThe King of Comedy Extra in crowd scene Uncredited
1983 Scarface Gina Montana
1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story Edda Mussolini-Ciano Miniseries
1986 Color of Money, TheThe Color of Money Carmen Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
1987 Slam Dance Helen Drood
1989 January Man, TheThe January Man Bernadette Flynn
1989 Abyss, TheThe Abyss Lindsey Brigman Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1990 Fools of Fortune Marianne
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Maid Marian Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
1991 Uncle Vanya Yelena Television film
1991 Class Action Maggie Ward
1992 White Sands Lane Bodin
1992 Consenting Adults Priscilla Parker
1995 Three Wishes Jeanne Holman
1995 Two Bits Luisa Spirito
1999 Limbo Donna De Angelo Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
1999 My Life So Far Moira "Mumsie" Pettigrew
1999 Witness Protection Cindy Batton Television film
2000 Perfect Storm, TheThe Perfect Storm Linda Greenlaw
2003 Standing Room Only Maria Short film, later included in the compilation film Stories of Lost Souls
2004 Brooke Ellison Story, TheThe Brooke Ellison Story Jean Ellison Television film
Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Female Lead in a Drama Special
2004 Tabloid Natasha Fox
Serial television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Frasier Eileen Voice only
1 episode
2005–2006 Without a Trace Anne Cassidy 9 episodes
2008 Hallmark Hall of Fame Gayle Russell Anthology series
Film: "The Russell Girl"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Capt. Zoe Callas 14 episodes
2012–present Grimm Kelly Burkhardt (recurring) 6 episodes
2013 Blue Bloods Sophia Lanza 1 episode
2013 Hostages First Lady Mary Kincaid 6 episodes

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