Biography

Mary Eileen McDonnell (born April 28, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Stands With A Fist in Dances with Wolves, and she is also very well known for her performance as President Laura Roslin in Battlestar Galactica, the President's wife in Independence Day, and for her starring role in Donnie Darko as the title character's mother.

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Mary Eileen McDonnell (born April 28, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She received an Academy Award nomination for her role as Stands With A Fist in Dances with Wolves, and she is also very well known for her performance as President Laura Roslin in Battlestar Galactica, the President's wife in Independence Day, and for her starring role in Donnie Darko as the title character's mother.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Mary McDonnell, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1952-04-28

Place of Birth Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2014 Fargo (3 episodes) as Ruby Goldfarb (1 episode) as Ruby Foldfarb
2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
2012 Major Crimes (105 episodes) as Captain Sharon Raydor
2011 Margin Call as Mary Rogers
2011 Scream 4 as Kate Roberts
2007 Battlestar Galactica: Razor as President Laura Roslin
2006 Mrs. Harris as Vivian Schulte
2005 The Closer (1 episode) (21 episodes) as Captain Sharon Raydor
2005 Grey's Anatomy (4 episodes)
2004 Crazy Like a Fox as Amy Banks
2004 Battlestar Galactica (73 episodes) as Laura Roslin
2004 Veronica Mars (1 episode) as Jane
2003 Battlestar Galactica (2 episodes) as President Laura Roslin
2003 Battlestar Galactica: The Lowdown as Himself
2003 Nola as Margaret Langworthy
2001 Donnie Darko as Mrs. Rose Darko
2000 For All Time as Laura Brown
2000 A Father's Choice as Susan Shaw
1999 Ryan Caulfield: Year One (8 episodes) as Rachel Caulfield
1999 Mumford as Althea Brockett
1999 You Can Thank Me Later as Diane
1999 Replacing Dad as Linda Marsh
1999 Behind the Mask as Mary Shushan
1998 Spanish Fly as Zoe's Mother
1998 Evidence of Blood as Dora Overton
1997 12 Angry Men as Judge
1997 Two Voices as Sybil Goldrich
1996 Mariette in Ecstasy as Prioress
1996 Independence Day as First Lady Marilyn Whitmore
1996 Woman Undone as Teri Hansen
1995 High Society (13 episodes) as Dorothy 'Dott' Emerson
1994 ER (5 episodes)
1994 Blue Chips as Jenny Bell
1993 The American Clock as Rose Baumler
1992 Passion Fish as May-Alice Culhane
1992 Sneakers as Liz
1991 Grand Canyon as Claire
1990 Dances with Wolves as Stands With A Fist
1988 American Experience (1 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1988 Tiger Warsaw as Paula Warsaw
1987 Matewan as Elma Radnor
1986 Courage as Gabriella Estrada
1984 Garbo Talks as Stage actress
1984 E/R (22 episodes) as Eve Sheridan
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame (1 episode)

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