Mary Ellen Trainor
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|Mary Ellen Trainor|
July 8, 1950 |
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Robert Zemeckis (1980–2000; divorced)|
Mary Ellen Trainor (born July 8, 1950) is an American actress best remembered as either Dr. Stephanie Woods (a LAPD psychiatrist) in Lethal Weapon (and all three sequels) or Irene Walsh (Mikey and Brand's mom) in The Goonies.
Trainor was born in San Francisco. She played Diane Evans on the TV series Roswell (1999–2002) and Judy Lewis, the mother to the title character in Fox's Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1989–91). She frequently appears in the films of Richard Donner and Robert Zemeckis; the latter being her ex-husband, with whom she had a son, Alexander.
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Many other film characters she plays include:
- Romancing the Stone, as Elaine.
- The Monster Squad as Emily Crenshaw,
- Die Hard and Ricochet, as Gail Wallens.
- Scrooged, as Ted.
- Ghostbusters II, as the mother Ms. Brownstone who hires the group in the opening scene for her son's birthday.
- Back to the Future Part II, as the investigating officer Reese from the future that answers to the house alarm.
- Death Becomes Her, as Vivian Adams
- Forrest Gump, as Jenny's babysitter.
- Congo, as Moira
- Anywhere But Here, as "homeowner"
- Moonlight Mile, as Mrs. Meyerson
- Little Giants, as Karen O'Shea
- Freaky Friday (2003 film), as Diary Reading Patient
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