Mary Jo Deschanel
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Mary Jo Deschanel
Mary Josephine Weir
November 25, 1945
Caleb Deschanel (m. 1972)
Mary Jo Deschanel (born November 25, 1945) is an American actress.
Life and career
Deschanel was born as Mary Josephine Weir. Her ancestry includes Irish, French, Swiss, Dutch, and English. In her first major appearance in show business in 1983, Deschanel played Annie Glenn, the wife of the astronaut John Glenn (played by Ed Harris), in the movie adaptation of the Tom Wolfe book The Right Stuff.
The next year, Deschanel played Betty Fernandez, the remarried former wife of the astronaut Dave Bowman (played by Keir Dullea), in the film 2010. She also played the role of Mrs. Howard in the 2000 film The Patriot.
Deschanel played Eileen Hayward in the TV series Twin Peaks. She has appeared in the TV series House in the episode "Simple Explanation" as Julia Kutner, the adoptive mother of recently deceased Dr. Lawrence Kutner.
Deschanel was featured a second time as the wife of a character played by Ed Harris, in the movie Winter Passing (2005), although she was only seen in a photograph on the wall. Despite never physically appearing in this movie, she did receive full billing in the credits as the character "Mary".
|1968||The Wild Racers||Dancing Girl|
|1983||The Right Stuff||Annie Glenn|
|1984||2010: The Year We Make Contact||Betty Fernandez, Bowman's Wife|
|1992||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me||Eileen Hayward||(scenes deleted)|
|2000||The Patriot||Mrs. Howard|
|2009||My Sister's Keeper||Saleswoman|
|2012||Ruby Sparks||Female Professor|
|2014||Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces||Eileen Hayward|
- Miller, Sarah (April 2007). "A Conversation With: Emily Deschanel". Women's Health. Rodale, Inc. 4 (3): 74. ISSN 0884-7355. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
- Olsen, Mark (February 16, 2003). "A scene stealer steps off the sidelines". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
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