Mary McDonnell is an American actress of film, stage, and television. She is known for her roles in television, such as Battlestar Galactica, The Closer, Major Crimes, and E/R, and in the films Dances with Wolves, Passion Fish, Sneakers, and Margin Call. McDonnell earned Academy Award nominations for her performances in Dances with Wolves and Passion Fish. McDonnell’s other notable works include High Society, Independence Day, ER, Grey’s Anatomy, Mumford, Fargo, Blue Chips, Nola, and Crazy like a Fox. Born Mary Eileen McDonnell on April 28, 1952 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, to parents Eileen and John McDonnell, her siblings are Jane, Jackie, Sally, Judith, and John. She graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, and attended drama school and joined the prestigious Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, with which she worked for over 20 years. She has been married to Randle Mell since September 29, 1984. They have two children, Olivia and Michael.
Mary McDonnell Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 28 April 1952
Birth Place: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth Name: Mary Eileen McDonnell
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Race/Ethnicity: White (Irish)
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Green
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Mary McDonnell Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 141 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 64 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 6½”
Height in Meters: 1.69 m
Body Build/Type: Slim
Body Measurements: 36-27-37 in (91.5-68.5-94 cm)
Breast Size: 36 inches (91.5 cm)
Waist Size: 27 inches (68.5 cm)
Hips Size: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34C
Feet/Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Dress Size: 8 (US)
Mary McDonnell Family Details:
Father: John McDonnell (1923–1973) (Computer consultant)
Mother: Eileen (Mundy) (1921–1990)
Spouse/Husband: Randle Mell (m. 1984)
Children: Olivia Mell (Daughter) (b. October 4, 1987), Michael Mell (Son) (b. August 26, 1994)
Siblings: Jane (1950–2005), Sally, Judith, Jackie, John
Others: Daniel J. McDonnell (the son of John McDonnell/McDonald and Bridget McKeon/McKeown/McKown) (Paternal Grandfather), Agnes Howley (the daughter of Martin Howley and Mary E. Kelly) (Paternal Grandmother), James J. Mundy (the son of Daniel Mundy and Mary) (Maternal Grandfather), Helen C. Mulhern (the daughter of Green F. Mulhern and Sarah Durkin) (Maternal Grandmother)
Mary McDonnell Education:
State University of New York College at Fredonia
Mary McDonnell Facts:
*Born on April 28, 1952 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, she was raised in Ithaca, New York.
*Her parents are both of Irish descent.
*Growing up, she was a competitive and synchronized swimmer.
*She began her career in theatre.
*She played Stands with a Fist in the 1990 film Dances with Wolves, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.
*She has been a huge fan of Vanessa Redgrave since the 1970s.
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.