Mary McDonnell who is an American, stage, TV as well as film actress was born on 28th April of the year 1952. She has won the nominations for an Academy Award for portraying the character in 1990 movie called Dances with Wolves as well as for Passion Fish. She is the native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. She was raised up in Ithaca, New York. Her parents are Eileen and John McDonnell.
She also has four other siblings who are named as John, Jackie, Judith and Sally. She went to study at the State University of New York at Fredonia and got graduated from there. After that, she attended the drama school and joined East Coast’s prestigious Long Wharf Theatre Company with whom she has worked for more than 20 years.
Mary has won an Obie Award for the Best Actress in the year 1981 for her work in a play called Still Life. On the Broadway, she has also performed in the productions of The Heidi Chronicles, Execution of Justice and summer and Smoke. After working for more 21 years on the TV as well as theater work, she had her movie breakthrough in the year 1990 as Stands with a Fist, who is the daughter of the American settlers that was raised by the Sioux Indians in Dances with Wolves.
She also has a role in the Passion Fish in 1992 which helped her to bring the Academy Award nomination for the Best Actress in a Leading Role. Her other notable movies include Independence Day, Sneakers, Woman Undone, Mumford, Killer Hair, 12 Angry Men, Grand Canyon, and Donnie Darko.
Prior to that, Mary has also starred along with Patrick Swayze in 1988 film called Toger Warshaw. In the television, she had her first regular part on soap opera As the World Turns in 1980. Her other TV credits include E/R, High Society, Ryan Caulfield, ER, Touched by an Angel, Battlestar Galactica, Grey’s Anatomy, The Closer and Major Crimes.
To talk about her personal life biography, Mary is a married woman. She is married to her supportive, loving as well as caring husband Randle Mell who is also an actor. The couple exchanged their vows with each other on 29th September of the year 1984 and since then, they have been together and are living their blissful life. She also has two children together with her husband. Mary gave birth to their first child named Olivia in 1987 and later she gave birth to their second child named Michael in 1993. At present, she is residing in Pacific Palisades, California together with her family.
Apart from that, Mary has now reached at the age of 63. Being born in the month of April, her zodiac sign is Taurus. Although she has already reached at mid sixties, Mary still looks beautiful, charming as well as hot and sexy. She has maintained her figure very much. In addition to that, she has also undergone plastic surgery to enhance her beauty. She has got a deep smooth voice. Besides that, she is also active user of different social media including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.