Nov. 17th, 1958
Lombard, Illinois, U.S.
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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958) is an American actress and singer. She made her Broadway debut in the 1980 revival of West Side Story, and went on to appear in the 1983 film Scarface. For her role as Carmen in the 1986 film The Color of Money, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other film roles include The Abyss (1989), Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991), and The Perfect Storm (2000). In 2003, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha.
Born in Lombard, Illinois, to Mary Dominica (née Pagone) and Frank A. Mastrantonio, both of Italian descent. Her father operated a bronze foundry. She was raised in Oak Park, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois.
Mastrantonio first appeared on screen in Brian De Palma's Scarface (1983) as Gina, sister of Al Pacino's Tony Montana. She achieved prominence for her Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated role in The Color of Money (1986) opposite 'Paul Newman' and Tom Cruise.
Other featured roles of the 1980s include Slam Dance (1987), opposite Tom Hulce and The January Man (1989) with 'Kevin Kline'. She also starred in writer/director James Cameron's science fiction blockbuster The Abyss (1989) with 'Ed Harris', and as Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, in which she replaced pregnant Robin Wright. She played the attorney daughter of Gene Hackman's character in Class Action, co-starred in the 1992 thriller Consenting Adults, and played a fishing boat captain in The Perfect Storm (2000).
Mastrantonio has appeared on Broadway in various musicals, including West Side Story, Copperfield, The Human Comedy, and the 2002 revival of Man of La Mancha, in which she played Aldonza/Dulcinea opposite Brian Stokes Mitchell. She has appeared in New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Henry V, Measure for Measure, and Twelfth Night. Her New York City stage performances have garnered her a Tony Award nomination and two Drama Desk Award nominations.
She also starred in Grand Hotel at the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End. In 1984, Mastrantonio was featured in a benefit performance of A Christmas Carol with Helen Hayes, Raul Julia, Harold Scott, F. MacIntyre Dixon, and Len Cariou at the Symphony Space in New York. On stage, Mastrantonio starred most recently in A View from the Bridge as Beatrice, alongside Ken Stott and Allan Corduner at the Duke of York's Theatre, London.
She had a recurring role during Seasons 4-5 (2005–07) of the television drama Without a Trace. Mastrantonio played unit commander Capt. Zoe Callas in the Season 9 (2010) of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Starting with the final episode of Season 1 (2012), Mastrantonio has a recurring role on Grimm, playing Kelly Burkhardt, mother of the show's protagonist.
In 2013, she guest-starred on Blue Bloods in the episode "Inside Jobs." She had a recurring role on the 2013-14 program Hostages, playing First Lady Mary Kincaid.
Mastrantonio has been married to director Pat O'Connor, who helmed The January Man, since 1990. The couple live in London with their sons Jack O'Connor (born 1993) and Declan O'Connor (born 1996).
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