Mary Mara

Mary Mara

Highest Rated: 89% Bound (1996)

Lowest Rated: 7% Prom Night (2008)

Birthday: Sep 21, 1960

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA

Neither a full-fledged leading lady nor a character actress, Mary Mara has built a solid career without ever having one breakout role. She studied acting while an undergraduate at San Francisco State University, continuing her education at the Yale School of Drama. Billed simply as "Wife," she made her screen debut in the Jamie Lee Curtis thriller "Blue Steel" in 1989. During the early part of the '90s, her roles in films gradually increased in stature. She had a supporting role in Billy Crystal's 1992 feature "Mr. Saturday Night," and co-starred in the romantic comedy "Love Potion No. 9" with Sandra Bullock. She had a recurring role on the megahit television drama "ER" during the show's 1995-96 season, and appeared in the Jennifer Tilly thriller "Bound." She also played Inspector Bryn Carson, another recurring role, on the Don Johnson-led police show "Nash Bridges." In the 2000s, Mara continued her frequent TV guest-starring roles, appearing on programs like "The Practice" and "Crossing Jordan," but also appeared in the sci-fi feature "K-PAX" with Kevin Spacey. Other notable TV roles include a two-episode role on "Lost" in 2009, and a recurring part on "Dexter" that same year.

Highest rated movies

The Hard Way
Mr. Saturday Night
Love Potion No. 9
Prom Night




No Score Yet No Score Yet Paradise, FL Koko (Character) - 2015
7% 38% Prom Night Ms. Waters (Character) $43.8M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pizza Time Mom (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 44% Swedish Auto Pam (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saint Sinner Munkar (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 35% Clive Barker Presents Saint Sinner Unknown (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 84% Stranger Inside Tanya (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Em & Me Linda (Character) - 2001
42% 75% K-PAX Abby (Character) $50.3M 2001
No Score Yet 74% Lloyd JoAnn (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 53% Mistaken Identity Judy (Character) - 1999
89% 82% Bound Sue, Bartender (Character) $3.8M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Kind of Mother Are You? Marcy Hackman (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Blink of an Eye Christie (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Looking Alicia (Character) - 1995
25% 43% Love Potion No. 9 Marisa (Character) $710.3K 1992
58% 38% Mr. Saturday Night Susan (Character) $12.6M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire City Nancy Kraus (Character) - 1991
77% 53% The Hard Way Detective China (Character) $24.5M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Out of the Rain Trisha (Character) - 1990


53% 78% Doubt Patrice Thorne (Guest Star) 2017
35% 75% Secrets and Lies Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 87% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
72% 86% Ray Donovan Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
71% 80% Dexter Valerie Hodges (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Krentz (Guest Star) 2009
76% 83% Saving Grace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
88% 91% Lost Jill (Guest Star) 2009
90% 82% Bones Helen Bronson (Guest Star) 2006
75% 79% Nip/Tuck Natalie Holden (Guest Star) 2005
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Carlene Ballentine (Guest Star) 2005
91% 88% Monk Treesa Crane (Guest Star) 2005
96% 57% Joan of Arcadia Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
55% 79% Star Trek: Enterprise Sphere-Builder Presage (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
73% No Score Yet The Handler Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
64% No Score Yet Philly Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
75% 95% The West Wing Sherri Wexler (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 100% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
50% No Score Yet Gideon's Crossing Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
83% No Score Yet That's Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1993 1999
83% No Score Yet Good vs. Evil Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
90% 78% Farscape Lyneea (Guest Star) 1999
61% 74% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
83% 83% NYPD Blue Linda Walker (Guest Star) 1994 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Visitor Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
0% No Score Yet Dellaventura Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet 83% ER Loretta Sweet (Guest Star) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope & Gloria Unknown (Guest Star) 1996