Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Mastrantonio at the 'Gimme A Break!' Transport Group Gala 2013
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958) is an American actress and singer. She made her Broadway debut in the 1980 revival of West Side Story, and went on to appear in the 1983 film Scarface as Al Pacino's character's sister, Gina Montana. For her role as Carmen in the 1986 film The Color of Money, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film roles include The Abyss (1989), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), and The Perfect Storm (2000). In 2003, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha.
Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois, to Frank A. Mastrantonio and Mary Dominica (née Pagone), 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 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 The Abyss (1989) with Ed Harris. She played Maid Marian in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves alongside Kevin Costner. 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 Seasons 4–5 (2005–2007) of the television drama Without a Trace. Mastrantonio played unit commander Capt. Zoe Callas in the Season 9 (2010) of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Starting with the final episode of Season 1 (2012), Mastrantonio has a recurring role on Grimm, playing Kelly Burkhardt, mother of the show's protagonist.
In 2017 she guest starred as Marion James, Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, in three episodes of Marvel's The Punisher on Netflix.
For 2018, she stars as Madeline Burke on NBC's action drama Blindspot.
|1985||Mussolini: The Untold Story||Edda Mussolini-Ciano||Miniseries|
|1991||Uncle Vanya||Yelena||Television film|
|1999||Witness Protection||Cindy Batton||Television film|
|2004||The Brooke Ellison Story||Jean Ellison||Television film|
Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Female Lead in a Drama Special
|2005–2006||Without a Trace||Anne Cassidy||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2008||Hallmark Hall of Fame||Gayle Russell||Anthology series|
Film: "The Russell Girl"
|2010||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Capt. Zoe Callas||Main role (season 9), 14 episodes|
|2012–2017||Grimm||Kelly Burkhardt||Recurring role, 7 episodes|
|2013||Blue Bloods||Sophia Lanza||1 episode|
|2013||Hostages||First Lady Mary Kincaid||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2015||Limitless||Nasreen 'Naz' Pouran||Main role|
|2017–2019||The Punisher||Marion James||Recurring|
|1980-83||Amadeus||Katherina Cavalieri / Citizen of Vienna / Constanze Weber||Broadhurst Theatre|
|1981||Copperfield||Dora Spenlow||ANTA Playhouse|
|1983||Sunday in the Park with George||Celeste #2 / Linda Cash||Playwrights Horizons|
|1983-84||The Human Comedy||Bess Macauley||Anspacher Theatre|
|1984||Henry V||Katherine||Delacorte Theatre|
|1985||A Christmas Carol||Ghost of Christmas Past||Symphony Space|
|Measure for Measure||Isabella||Delacorte Theatre|
|The Marriage of Figaro||Suzanne||Circle in the Square|
|1987||The Knife||Jenny||The Public Theater|
|1989||Twelfth Night||Viola||Delacorte Theatre|
|1996||Northeast Local||Gi||Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater|
|2002||Man of La Mancha||Aldonza||Martin Beck Theater|
|2004||Grand Hotel||Elizaveta Grushinskaya||Donmar Warehouse|
|2009||A View from the Bridge||Beatrice||Duke of York's Theatre|
|2013||The Winslow Boy||Grace Winslow||American Airlines Theatre|
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- Vincent Canby (1989-01-13). "Kevin Kline On the Trail Of a Killer". The New York Times.
- Janet Maslin (1989-02-05). "Is January The Cruelest Month?". The New York Times.
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- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
- Yahoo! Movies: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio biography Retrieved 2012-08-28
- The Sunday Herald, 10 May 2009: Interview with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Retrieved 2012-08-28