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      Mary McDonnell

      Mary McDonnell

      Highest Rated: 100% The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (2021)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Apr 28, 1952

      Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA

      After a highly respected and long-running career on stage, actress Mary McDonnell broke into movie stardom as Stands With A Fist, a white woman raised by Native Americans in Kevin Costner's Oscar-winning Western "Dances With Wolves" (1990). Prior to her breakout performance, McDonnell made her feature debut in John Sayles' acclaimed "Matewan" (1987), and followed "Dances" with a long and impressive stint in features, where McDonnell often played complex and fiercely independent women. She appeared as an unhappy wife in "Grand Canyon" (1991) and a self-absorbed actress who rediscovers herself after a tragic accident in "Passion Fish" (1992). McDonnell alternated easily between features and television, playing the First Lady in the blockbuster "Independence Day" (1996), the judge in "12 Angry Men" (Showtime, 1997) and the mother of a delusional teenager in the indie favorite, "Donnie Darko" (2001). But it was her performance as the reluctant president of a group of ragtag survivors on the cult hit series "Battlestar Galactica" (The Sci Fi Channel, 2004-09) that elevated her status and career to the next level. Through her widely hailed performance on "Battlestar," McDonnell had finally found the perfect vehicle to showcase her commanding strength and presence.

      Highest rated movies

      The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf poster The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary poster
      Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary
      Passion Fish poster
      Passion Fish
      Matewan poster
      Matewan
      12 Angry Men poster
      12 Angry Men
      Margin Call poster
      Margin Call
      Donnie Darko poster Donnie Darko Dances With Wolves poster
      Dances With Wolves

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      100% 83% The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf Lady Zerbst (Voice),
      Lady Zerbst (Character)
      - 2021
      100% 90% Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary Unknown (Character) - 2017
      87% 74% Margin Call Mary Rogers (Character) $5.4M 2011
      60% 56% Scream 4 Aunt Kate (Character) $38.2M 2011
      No Score Yet 20% Killer Hair Rose (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 43% Hostile Makeover Rose Smithsonian (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 83% Battlestar Galactica: Razor President Laura Roslin (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 38% Behind the Mask Unknown (Character) - 2007
      43% 39% Mrs. Harris Vivian Schute (Character) - 2005
      18% 55% Crazy Like a Fox Amy Banks (Character) $4.7K 2004
      0% 44% Nola Margaret (Character) $8.1K 2003
      No Score Yet 60% The Locket Helen Staples (Character) - 2002
      87% 80% Donnie Darko Rose Darko (Character) $205.8K 2001
      No Score Yet 79% For All Time Laura Brown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 58% A Father's Choice Susan Shaw (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Amargosa Narrator - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Replacing Dad Linda Marsh (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the Mask Mary Shushan (Character) - 1999
      57% 65% Mumford Althea Brockett (Character) $4.6M 1999
      No Score Yet 51% Evidence of Blood Dora Overton (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet 25% You Can Thank Me Later Diane (Character) - 1998
      93% 87% 12 Angry Men Judge (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Two Voices Sybil Goldrich (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 0% Woman Undone Teri Hansen (Character) - 1996
      67% 75% Independence Day First Lady Marilyn Whitmore (Character) $306.2M 1996
      37% 51% Blue Chips Jenny Bell (Character) $21.8M 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The American Clock Unknown (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet American Clock Rose Baumler (Character) - 1993
      80% 80% Sneakers Liz (Character) $50.6M 1992
      100% 82% Passion Fish May-Alice Culhane (Character) $2.4M 1992
      78% 70% Grand Canyon Claire (Character) $32.3M 1991
      87% 87% Dances With Wolves Stands With a Fist (Character) $184.0M 1990
      No Score Yet 28% Tiger Warsaw Paula Warsaw (Character) - 1988
      94% 93% Matewan Elma Radnor (Character) $23.9K 1987
      57% 50% Garbo Talks Lady Capulet (Character) - 1984

      TV

      Credit
      44% 76% Rebel Helen (Guest Star) 2021
      No Score Yet 82% Major Crimes Capt. Sharon Raydor (Character) 2012-2018
      93% 84% Fargo Ruby Goldfarb (Guest Star) 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
      83% 84% The Closer Sharon Raydor (Character),
      Captain Sharon Raydor (Guest Star)
      2009-2012
      95% 94% Battlestar Galactica President Laura Roslin (Character) 2005-2009
      84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2008-2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica Laura Roslin (Character) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 84% ER Eleanor Carter (Guest Star) 2001-2002
      83% No Score Yet That's Life Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      40% No Score Yet High Society Unknown (Character) 1995-1996
      68% No Score Yet E/R Dr. Eve Sheridan (Character) 1984-1985