Mary Mastrantonio is an American actress. She has many successful film roles on her account. She has starred in the films Scarface, The Abyss, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Three Wishes and The Color of Money. Also Mastrantonio can be seen in the TV series "Areas of Darkness", "The Punisher", "Fraser", "Grimm" and "Law and Order. Malicious intent."
Biography and personal life
The full name of the actress is Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. She was born on November 17, 1958 at Lombard, Illinois, USA. The actress has Italian roots both on her father's side and on her mother's side. Mary was educated at the University of Illinois. Her stage debut took place in 1980. She starred in the Broadway production of West Side Story. Mastrantonio is not only an actress, but also a singer.
Mary's husband is Irish director, screenwriter and producer Pat O'Connor. He directed the films Sweet November and Circle of Friends. The couple's wedding took place in 1990. Mary's husband is 15 years older than her. Two sons were born in the family of Mastrantonio and O'Connor. Jack was born in 1993, and Declan in 1996 (according to some sources in 1997). Mary starred in 2 Pat's films - "Fools of Fate" and "The January Man".
The beginning of a career in cinema
Mary Elizabeth began acting in films in the 1980s. She has many successful films on her account. In 1983, she played the role of Gina in the crime drama Scarface. The main role was given to Al Pacino. The plot tells the story of Cuban refugees who were sent in search of their happiness to America. The film was presented at the Rome Film Festival, the Digital Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival. The drama was nominated for a Golden Globe. Then the actress was invited to play the role of Edda Mussolini in the mini-series "Mussolini" co-produced by Yugoslavia and the United States. It consists of the 1st season and was in 1985. Mary has one of the central roles. Her partners were George C. Scott, David Suchet, Spencer Chandler and Lee Grant. The series aired in the United States and Japan.
The following year, she got one of the leading roles in Martin Scorsese's sports drama The Color of Money. Her heroine is Carmen. In the center of the plot is a professional billiards player. The film won an Oscar and was nominated for a Golden Globe. The film was presented at the International Berlin Film Festival and the Mediterranean Film Festival in Montpellier. In 1987, Mastrantonio starred in the detective thriller Dance of Death, co-produced by the US and Great Britain. Helen became her heroine. The film was presented at the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
In 1989, Mary played Bernadette Flynn in her then-future husband's film The January Man. The film tells about the confrontation between a serial killer and the police. The actress's partners are Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel and Danny Aiello. In the same year, Mastrantonio got one of the main roles of Lindsay Brigman in James Cameron's fantastic adventure thriller "The Abyss". The plot tells about the wreck of a nuclear submarine. The work on this picture was given to Mary Elizabeth very difficult. In an interview, she admitted that the filming was stressful and psychologically difficult. However, Mastrantonio's torment was not in vain: the film received an Oscar and Saturn.
In 1990, the actress starred in another film by her husband, Fools of Fate. Mary has a central role. Her heroine is Marianne. The melodrama was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival. In the same year, she was invited to play the role of Maggie in the "Class Action Lawsuit." The actress has the main female role. She plays the daughter of a lawyer who followed in her father's footsteps. They had to become opponents in the courtroom. The drama was shown at the Moscow International Film Festival, where it was nominated for an award.
In 1991, the actress took part in the television version of the famous play "Uncle Vanya".Her heroine is Elena. Other leading roles were played by David Warner, Ian Holm, Ian Bannen and Rebecca Pidgeon. In the same year, she could be seen as Marian in the film "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" co-produced by the US and the UK. Stars such as Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman were her partners. The action adventure has been a great success in many countries. He was nominated for an Oscar, Saturn and Golden Globe, and received a British Academy Prize. Later, Mary Elizabeth began work on the TV series "The Show". She got the role of Elena. Simultaneously, she starred in the film "White Sands" and starred in the film "By Mutual Agreement" as Priscilla Parker.
Then the actress was offered the role of Eileen in the series "Fraser", which ran from 1993 to 2004. In 1995, she could be seen in the movie "Three Wishes", the picture "Quarter" as Louise. In 1999, Mastrantonio starred in the film Oblivion. Her heroine is Donna de Angelo. She could then be seen as Moira in My Fun Life and as Cindy in the TV movie Witness Protection. 2000 brought Mary the role of Linda Greenlaw in The Perfect Storm. The following year, she starred as Natasha Fox in the drama Tabloid. In the same year she was invited to the famous TV series Law & Order. Malicious Intent”, which ran from 2001 to 2011. In parallel, she starred in another series - "Without a trace". In it, she got the role of Anne Cassidy.
In 2003, a short film "Standing Places Only" was released with the participation of Mastrantonio. The actress got the role of Mary. A year later, she could be seen as Jane Ellison in the television movie The Brooke Ellison Story. The actress later worked on a role in the 2008 drama The Russell Daughter. Two years later, the series "Blue Blood" began, in which Mary Elizabeth played Sophia. In 2011, the actress got the role of Kelly in the TV series Grimm. Also Mastrantonio can be seen in the TV series "Hostages", "Blind Spot", "Areas of Darkness" and "The Punisher". In 2017, she was invited to play the role of Senator Helen Barrett in the television film "Salamander".