Mary Beth Hurt
|Mary Beth Hurt|
Hurt at New York Barnes & Noble discussing audio book narration, July 15, 2013.
Mary Beth Supinger|
September 26, 1946
Marshalltown, Iowa, U.S.
(m. 1971; div. 1982)
Notable films in which Hurt has appeared include Interiors (1978), The World According to Garp (1982), The Age of Innocence (1993), and Six Degrees of Separation (1993). She has also collaborated with her husband, filmmaker Paul Schrader, in such films as Light Sleeper (1992) and Affliction (1997).
Hurt was born Mary Beth Supinger in 1946 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Delores Lenore (née Andre) and Forrest Clayton Supinger. 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.
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.
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).
Hurt was married to actor William Hurt from 1971 to 1981. After that marriage ended in divorce she remarried, to writer/film director Paul Schrader in 1983. They have a daughter and a son.
|1979||Chilly Scenes of Winter||Laura|
|1980||A Change of Seasons||Kasey Evans|
|1982||The World According to Garp||Helen Holm|
|1985||Compromising Positions||Peg Tuccio|
|1989||Slaves of New York||Ginger Booth|
|1992||Light Sleeper||Teresa Aranow|
|1993||My Boyfriend's Back||Mrs. Dingle|
|1993||The Age of Innocence||Regina Beaufort|
|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||A 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||The Family Man||Adelle|
|2005||The Exorcism of Emily Rose||Judge Brewster|
|2006||Lady in the Water||Mrs. Bell|
|2006||The Dead Girl||Ruth|
|2007||The Walker||Chrissie Morgan|
|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||The 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||The 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!"|
|1974||More Than You Deserve||Uncle Remus|
|1974||Love for Love||Miss Prue|
|1974||The Rules of the Game||Clara||Understudy|
|1975||Trelawny of the 'Wells'||Rose Trelawny|
|1975||The Member of the Wedding||Frankie Addams|
|1976||Boy Meets Girl||Susie|
|1976||Secret Service||Caroline Mitford|
|1977||The Cherry Orchard||Anya|
|1981||Crimes of the Heart||Meg MaGrath|
|1984||The Nest of the Wood Grouse||Iskra|
|1989||The Secret Rapture||Katherine Glass|
|1993||One Shoe Off||Dinah|
|1996||A Delicate Balance||Julia|
|2000||Old Money||Saulina Webb / Sally Webster|
|2008||Top Girls||Louise / Waitress|
|2011||The House of Blue Leaves||Head Nun|