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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Born (1958-11-17) November 17, 1958
Lombard, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 1980–present
Spouse(s) Pat O'Connor (1990–present)

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958) is an American actress and singer. She made her Broadway debut in the 1980 revival of West Side Story, and went on to appear in the 1983 film Scarface. For her role as Carmen in the 1986 film The Color of Money, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film roles include The Abyss (1989), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), and The Perfect Storm (2000). In 2003, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
    • Film 2.1
    • Stage 2.2
    • Television 2.3
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois, to Mary Dominica (née Pagone) and Frank A. Mastrantonio, both of Italian descent. Her father operated a bronze foundry.[1][2] She was raised in Oak Park, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois.



Mastrantonio first appeared on screen in Brian De Palma's Scarface (1983) 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 (1986) opposite Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.

Other featured roles of the 1980s include Slam Dance (1987), opposite Tom Hulce and The January Man (1989) with Kevin Kline.[3][4] She also starred in writer/director James Cameron's science fiction blockbuster The Abyss (1989) with Ed Harris. She played the attorney daughter of Gene Hackman's character in Class Action, co-starred in the 1992 thriller Consenting Adults, and played a fishing boat captain in The Perfect Storm (2000).


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 nomination 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.


She had a recurring role during Seasons 4-5 (2005–07) of the television drama Without a Trace. Mastrantonio played unit commander Capt. Zoe Callas in the Season 9 (2010) of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Starting with the final episode of Season 1 (2012), Mastrantonio has a recurring role on Grimm, playing Kelly Burkhardt, mother of the show's protagonist.

In 2013, she guest-starred on Blue Bloods in the episode "Inside Jobs." She had a recurring role on the 2013-14 program Hostages, playing First Lady Mary Kincaid.

Personal life

Mastrantonio has been married to director Pat O'Connor, who helmed The January Man, since 1990; the couple have two sons.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1983 King of Comedy, TheThe King of Comedy Extra in crowd scene Uncredited
1983 Scarface Gina Montana
1985 Mussolini: The Untold Story Edda Mussolini-Ciano Miniseries
1986 Color of Money, TheThe Color of Money Carmen Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
1987 Slam Dance Helen Drood
1989 January Man, TheThe January Man Bernadette Flynn
1989 Abyss, TheThe Abyss Lindsey Brigman Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1990 Fools of Fortune Marianne
1991 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Maid Marian Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
1991 Uncle Vanya Yelena Television film
1991 Class Action Maggie Ward
1992 White Sands Lane Bodin
1992 Consenting Adults Priscilla Parker
1995 Three Wishes Jeanne Holman
1995 Two Bits Luisa Spirito
1999 Limbo Donna De Angelo Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
1999 My Life So Far Moira "Mumsie" Pettigrew
1999 Witness Protection Cindy Batton Television film
2000 Perfect Storm, TheThe Perfect Storm Linda Greenlaw
2003 Standing Room Only Maria Short film, later included in the compilation film Stories of Lost Souls
2004 Brooke Ellison Story, TheThe Brooke Ellison Story Jean Ellison Television film
Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Female Lead in a Drama Special
2004 Tabloid Natasha Fox
Serial television
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Frasier Eileen Voice only
1 episode
2005–2006 Without a Trace Anne Cassidy 9 episodes
2008 Hallmark Hall of Fame Gayle Russell Anthology series
Film: "The Russell Girl"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Capt. Zoe Callas 14 episodes
2012–2015 Grimm Kelly Burkhardt (recurring) 6 episodes
2013 Blue Bloods Sophia Lanza 1 episode
2013 Hostages First Lady Mary Kincaid 6 episodes
2015 Limitless Nasreen 'Naz' Pouran Main role


  1. ^ "Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio profile at". Retrieved 24 October 2014. 
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  5. ^ Samantha Critchell (2000-05-20). "Five questions for Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio".  

External links

  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio at the Internet Movie Database
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio at AllMovie
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio at the Internet Off-Broadway Database
  • Yahoo! Movies: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio biography Retrieved 2012-08-28
  • The Sunday Herald, 10 May 2009: Interview with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Retrieved 2012-08-28
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