Jun. 28th, 1966
Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Mary Stuart Masterson's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2002 - Leo
1998 - Digging to China
1997 - The Postman
1996 - Bed of Roses
1996 - Heaven's Prisoners
1994 - Radioland Murders
1993 - Benny & Joon
1991 - Married to It
1991 - Fried Green Tomatoes
1990 - Funny About Love
1989 - Chances Are
1987 - Gardens of Stone
1987 - Some Kind of Wonderful
1986 - At Close Range
1975 - The Stepford Wives
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Rebecca Hendrix
Herself - Host
Mary Stuart Masterson (born June 28, 1966) is an American film, stage and television actor, and director.
Born in Manhattan to writer-director Peter Masterson and actress Carlin Glynn. She has two siblings: Peter Masterson Jr., and Alexandra Masterson, who are both involved in the entertainment industry. As a teen, she attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York with actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Jon Cryer. Later, she attended schools in New York, including eight months studying anthropology at New York University.
Masterson started acting before the age of ten, when she appeared in The Stepford Wives (1975) in 1975 with her father. Afterwards, at the direction of her parents, Masterson led a life outside of the limelight, attending school in New York. She appeared in a few productions at New York's Dalton School. At the age of 15, the young actress appeared on Broadway in Eva Le Gallienne's version of Alice In Wonderland. She played two parts, the Four of Hearts and the Small White Rabbit. She returned to films in 1985 with the role of Dani in Heaven Help Us (1985). For eight months afterwards, Masterson attended New York University, where she studied anthropology.
- Mary Stuart's first significant on-screen line in _The Stepford Wives (1975)_ (qv) was "Daddy, I just saw a man carrying a naked lady."
- Daughter of writer/director/actor 'Peter Masterson (I)' (qv) and actress 'Carlin Glynn' (qv).
- She has received a Drama Desk Award nomination (2003) for Best Supporting Actress in the new revival of the Broadway musical "Nine".
- Gave an interview in the 1980s in which she admitted to being a serious basketball fan.
- Theatre World Award winner for her performance in the 2003 production of the Broadway musical "Nine".
- She has received an Outer Critics' Circle Award nomination (2003) for Best Supporting Actress in the new revival of the Broadway musical "Nine".
- Measurements: 34B-23-35 1/2 (while filming "Benny & Joon"), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1987" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 39.