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Mary Stuart Masterson



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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
20% 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
75% Benny & Joon
  • Joon Pearl
1993
No Score Yet Mad at the Moon
  • Jenny Hill
1992
73% Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Idgie Threadgoode
1991
0% Funny About Love
  • Daphne
1990
60% Immediate Family
  • Lucy Moore
1989
64% Chances Are
  • Miranda Jeffries
1989
43% Mr. North
  • Elspeth Skeel
1988
No Score Yet My Little Girl
  • Franny Bettinger
1987
43% Gardens of Stone
  • Rachel
1987
80% Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Watts/"Drummer Girl"
1987
86% At Close Range
  • Terry
1986
40% Heaven Help Us
  • Danni
1985
No Score Yet City in Fear
  • Actor
1980
69% The Stepford Wives
  • Kim Eberhart
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
40% Cupid
2009
  • Mira
64% Touch
2012
  • Beth Cooper
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Jenna Fleming
29% Mercy
2009-2010
  • Dr. Denise Cabe
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Rachel
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Katherine Tucker
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Dr. Rebecca Hendrix
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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