Mary Stuart Masterson

Mary Stuart Masterson

  • Highest Rated: 89% Daniel Isn't Real (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% Funny About Love (1990)
  • Birthday: Jun 28, 1966
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • With short blonde hair and a lean frame, Mary Stuart Masterson has played many tomboys throughout her acting career. Born to director Peter Masterson and actress Carlin Glynn, she made her film debut in The Stepford Wives at the age of nine. As a teenager, she appeared on Broadway in Alice in Wonderland and played tough girl Dani in Heaven Help Us. She studied anthropology at N.Y.U. and returned to acting in 1987 to star in Some Kind of Wonderful as quintessential '80s tomboy Watt, her most recognizable role. After appearing with her folks in Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone and opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Chances Are, she played a pregnant woman who gives up her baby to Glenn Close and James Woods in Immediate Family. The '90s saw good roles in successful movies like the ensemble comedy Married to It, the tearjerker Fried Green Tomatoes, and the offbeat romance Benny & Joon. However, she also appeared in some unsuccessful films like the revisionist Western Bad Girls and the sentimental romance Bed of Roses. She then turned to television for a lead in the TV period drama Lily Dale (directed by her father) and her own short-lived series, Kate Brasher. In 2000, she married television director Damon Santostefano and went on to win a Tony for her work in the Broadway musical revival Nine.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

89% Daniel Isn't Real Actor 2019
77% Skin Agent Jackie Marks 2019
33% Tickling Leo Producer 2009
No Score Yet The Insurgents Director 2007
64% The Cake Eaters Director Producer 2007
30% The Sisters Olga Prior 2006
No Score Yet Whiskey School G.G 2005
No Score Yet Something the Lord Made Dr. Helen Taussig 2004
No Score Yet Blue's Clues - Blue Talks Actor 2004
No Score Yet Last Man Running Producer 2003
No Score Yet West of Here Genevieve 2002
43% Leo Brynne 2002
No Score Yet Three Blind Mice Patricia 2001
No Score Yet On the Edge Director Screenwriter 2001
No Score Yet The Book of Stars Penny McGuire 2001
No Score Yet Black and Blue Fran Benedetto 1999
No Score Yet The Florentine Vickie 1999
No Score Yet Dogtown Dorothy 1998
43% Digging to China Gwen 1998
No Score Yet On the Second Day of Christmas Trish 1997
No Score Yet Lily Dale Actor 1996
16% Heaven's Prisoners Robin Gaddis 1996
19% Bed of Roses Lisa 1995
24% Radioland Murders Penny 1994
9% Bad Girls Anita Crown 1994
No Score Yet The Last Party Actor 1993
33% Married to It Nina 1993
71% Benny & Joon Joon Pearl 1993
No Score Yet Mad at the Moon Jenny Hill 1992
74% Fried Green Tomatoes Idgie Threadgoode 1991
0% Funny About Love Daphne 1990
55% Immediate Family Lucy Moore 1989
67% Chances Are Miranda Jeffries 1989
43% Mr. North Elspeth Skeel 1988
No Score Yet My Little Girl Franny Bettinger 1987
47% Gardens of Stone Rachel 1987
81% Some Kind of Wonderful Watts/"Drummer Girl" 1987
87% At Close Range Terry 1986
40% Heaven Help Us Danni 1985
No Score Yet City in Fear Actor 1980
67% The Stepford Wives Kim Eberhart 1975

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Blindspot
2015
Eleanor Hirst
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
Jenna Flemming Jenna Fleming
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Katherine Tucker
  • 2015
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Rachel
  • 2013
68% Touch
2012
Beth Cooper
  • 2012
25% Mercy
2009-2010
Dr. Denise Cabe
  • 2010
43% Cupid
2009
Mira
  • 2009
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Dr. Rebecca Hendrix
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Blue's Clues
1996-2004
Cinderella
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 1992

QUOTES FROM Mary Stuart Masterson CHARACTERS

Idgie Threadgoode
One time, there was this lake, (pause) and uh, it was right outside of town. We used to go fishin' and swimmin' and canoein' in it, and uh (sniffle) this one November this flock of ducks came in and landed on that lake, and uh the temperature dropped so fast that the lake froze right there and then the ducks, they flew off ya see (voice breaking) and took the lake with them (small sob) and uh, now they say that lake is over in Georgia... (quite) imagine that.
Idgie Threadgoode
(walks over to Ruth) (sobs and starts to cry)
Idgie Threadgoode
There's so many (voice breaking) things I wanna say to you.
Ruth Jamison
No, I love your stories. Tell me a story, Idgie.
Ruth Jamison
(pause) Go on you old Bee Charmer, tell me a good tall tale.
Idgie Threadgoode
I can't believe that he swore on the Bible!
Ruth Jamison
Well, if that judge had looked any closer, he'd have seen that it was a copy of Moby Dick.
Idgie Threadgoode
Believe me when I tell you, I don't want you to move out.
Idgie Threadgoode
That's right, you gump-face, baboon-assed bastard!
Idgie Threadgoode
You're never gonna jump, are you?
Ruth Jamison
Don't you ever say never to me.
Ruth Jamison
I've been thinkin', maybe I should move on because of Frank and all. I just... don't want you to feel like you have to look out for us. I just don't wanna be selfish, that's all. Maybe if I wasn't here you'd settle down.
Idgie Threadgoode
I'm as settled as I ever hope to be.
Idgie Threadgoode
(Talking to Ruth) See, now is the time for courage. I guess you already know that there are angels masqueradin' as people walkin' around this planet and your mom was the bravest ones of those.
Idgie Threadgoode
See, now is the time for courage. I guess you already know that there are angels masqueradin' as people walkin' around this planet and your mom was the bravest ones of those.
Frank Bennett
Well, hello there, miss. And who might you be?
Idgie Threadgoode
Towanda, to you. Who are you?
Frank Bennett
Oh, ah, Frank Bennett's the name, Miss... ah, Towanda.
Idgie Threadgoode
Hmm.
Frank Bennett
I must say, you are lookin' mighty fine today.
Idgie Threadgoode
Are you a politician, or does lyin' just run in your family?
Idgie Threadgoode
I'm as settled as i ever hope to be.
Idgie Threadgoode
I'm as settled as I ever hope to be.
Juniper "Joon" Pearl
Some cultures are defined by their relationship to cheese...
Watts/"Drummer Girl"
You break his heart, I break your face.
Idgie Threadgoode
(chasing Ruth) Where are you goin' with my money?.
Idgie Threadgoode
[chasing Ruth] Where are you goin' with my money?
Ruth Jamison
(walking to the car) We're goin' home?.
Ruth Jamison
[walking to the car] We're goin' home?
Idgie Threadgoode
Who are you to be boss around?.
Idgie Threadgoode
Who are you to be boss around?
Ruth Jamison
I'm the one holdin' your money. That's who?.
Ruth Jamison
I'm the one holdin' your money. That's who?
Idgie Threadgoode
I don't know what's worse. Church or jail!.
Idgie Threadgoode
I don't know what's worse, church or jail.
Sam
I'm Sam.
Benny Pearl
So I hear. I'm Benny.
Sam
With an 'n'?
Benny Pearl
Yea two of 'em. This is Joon.
Juniper "Joon" Pearl
One. You're out of your tree.
Sam
It's not my tree
Sam
It's not my tree.
Sam
You don't like raisins?
Juniper "Joon" Pearl
Not really.
Sam
Why?
Juniper "Joon" Pearl
They used to be fat and juicy and now they're twisted. They had their lives stolen. Well, they taste sweet, but really they're just humiliated grapes. I can't say I am a big supporter of the raisin council.
Sam
Did you see those, those raisins on TV? The ones that sing and dance and stuff?
Juniper "Joon" Pearl
They scare me
Sam
Yeah me too
Juniper "Joon" Pearl
It's sick. The commercial people they make them sing and dance so people will eat them.