Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
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|Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio|
November 17, 1958 |
Lombard, Illinois, U.S.
|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).
Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois to Mary Dominica (née Pagone) and Frank A. Mastrantonio, both of Italian descent. Her father operated a bronze foundry. She was raised in Oak Park, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois.
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. She also starred in writer/director James Cameron's science fiction blockbuster The Abyss (1989) with Ed Harris. She played the attorney daughter of Gene Hackman's character in Class Action, co-starred in the 1992 thriller Consenting Adults, and played a fishing boat captain in The Perfect Storm (2000).
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.
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.
She had a recurring role during the fourth and fifth seasons (2005 to 2007) of the television drama Without a Trace. Mastrantonio played unit commander Capt. Zoe Callas in the ninth season (2010) of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Starting with the final episode of season one (2012), Mastrantonio has a recurring role on Grimm, playing Kelly Burkhardt, mother of the show's protagonist.
|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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