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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
- Lombard Illinois
- United States
- Field Hockey
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is an American actress and singer. She first became known for her role in Scarface in 1983, and became famous for her role as Carmen in The Color of Money, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe award in 1986. She is also known for her roles in films such as The Abyss and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois of Italian descent, the daughter of Mary D. and Frank A. Mastrantonio, who owned 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 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 opposite Paul Newman and Tom Cruise. Her other featured roles of the 1980s include Slam Dance, opposite Tom Hulce and The January Man with Kevin Kline. She also starred in writer/director James Cameron's science fiction blockbuster The Abyss with Ed Harris.
Mastrantonio's only high profile role since 1992's Consenting Adults was that of a fishing boat captain in The Perfect Storm (2000). She had a recurring role during the fourth and fifth seasons of the television drama Without a Trace.
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 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.
As Captain Zoe Callas, Mastrantonio replaced Eric Bogosian, who played Captain Daniel Ross, in the ninth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
On the season finale of NBC's "Grimm", Mastrantonio played Nick Burkhardt's mother, the show's protagonist and titular Grimm.
Mastrantonio has been married to director Pat O'Connor, who helmed The January Man, since 1990. The couple live in London with their sons Jack O'Connor (born 1993) and Declan O'Connor (born 1996).
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Grimm Casts Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in Season 1 - TVLine Former Law & Order: Criminal Intent captain Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has signed on to guest star in the season finale of Grimm, TVLine has learned exclusively.
'Grimm': Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio to guest as the 'Woman in ... mary-elizabeth-mastrantonio-getty.jpg Haunted procedural "Grimm" is adding some significant acting talent to the show. Oscar nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has signed on for the program's season finale. TVLine is ...