Mary McDonnell

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Mary McDonnell
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Birth name Mary Eileen McDonnell
Born April 28, 1952 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA
Notable Roles Battlestar Galactica: Laura Roslin
Notable Episodes
Awards

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Biography

Mary McDonnell is an American actress with a long, distinguished career in film and stage. She co-starred as a White woman raised by the American Indians in the 1990 Academy Award winner for Best Picture Dances with Wolves, as the First Lady of the United States in the 1996 smash blockbuster Independence Day, and as the titular hero's mother in the 2001 cult hit Donnie Darko. In television, she is best known as President Laura Roslin in the 2000's remake of the sci-fi classic Battlestar Galactica.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
E/R Eve Sheridan 1984–1985 1
High Society (1995) Dorothy Emerson 1995 1
Ryan Caulfield: Year One Rachel Caulfield 1999 1
Battlestar Galactica (2003) Laura Roslin 2003–2009 M 1 2 3 4
The Closer (2005) Sharon Raydor 2011 7
Major Crimes Sharon Raydor 2012–  1 2 3 4 5

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
That's Life (2000) Jules O'Grady 1x05 - Bad Hair Week October 28, 2000
That's Life (2000) Jules O'Grady 2x16 - Baum's Thesis unaired
ER Eleanor Carter 8x01 - Four Corners September 27, 2001
ER Eleanor Carter 8x11 - Beyond Repair January 10, 2002
ER Eleanor Carter 8x12 - A River in Egypt January 17, 2002
ER Eleanor Carter 8x13 - Damage Is Done January 31, 2002
ER Eleanor Carter 8x14 - A Simple Twist of Fate February 7, 2002
Touched by an Angel Sister Theodore 8x18 - Minute by Minute April 13, 2002
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Virginia Dixon 5x08 - These Ties That Bind November 13, 2008
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Virginia Dixon 5x10 - All By Myself December 4, 2008
Grey's Anatomy Dr. Virginia Dixon 5x14 - Beat Your Heart Out February 5, 2009
The Closer (2005) Capt. Sharon Raydor 5x03 - Red Tape June 22, 2009
The Closer (2005) Capt. Sharon Raydor 5x07 - Strike Three July 20, 2009
The Closer (2005) Capt. Sharon Raydor 5x15 - Dead Man's Hand December 21, 2009
The Closer (2005) Capt. Sharon Raydor 6x02 - Help Wanted July 19, 2010
The Closer (2005) Capt. Sharon Raydor 6x09 - Last Woman Standing September 6, 2010
The Closer (2005) Capt. Sharon Raydor 6x13 - Living Proof (1) December 20, 2010
The Closer (2005) Capt. Sharon Raydor 6x14 - Living Proof (2) December 27, 2010

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Money on the Side Terri September 29, 1982
Courage Gabriella Estrada September 24, 1986
The Making of "Dances with Wolves" Herself October 1989
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Herself March 25, 1991 Academy Awards
O Pioneers! Alexandra Bergson May 15, 1991
The 65th Annual Academy Awards Herself March 29, 1993 Academy Awards
The American Clock Rose Baumler August 23, 1993
Woman Undone Teri Hansen 1996
The Making of "Independence Day" Herself 1996
Two Voices Sybil Goldrich June 16, 1997
12 Angry Men Judge August 17, 1997
Evidence of Blood Dora Overton April 13, 1998
Behind the Mask Mary Shushan February 28, 1999
Replacing Dad Linda Marsh March 14, 1999
A Father's Choice Susan Shaw January 12, 2000
For All Time Mary Mcdonnell
The Locket Helen Staples December 8, 2002
05 Spaceys Herself May 29, 2005 Spaceys
Sci Fi Inside: Sci Fi Friday Herself/Laura Roslin July 11, 2005
The WIN Awards 2006 Herself 2006 The WIN Awards
Mrs. Harris Vivian Schulte February 25, 2006
Razor President Laura Roslin 2007 Battlestar Galactica

Talk Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

IVy Awards

  • Nominated: Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2005-06)
Battlestar Galactica
  • Nominated: Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2006-07)
Battlestar Galactica
  • Nominated: Readers' Choice Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2006-07)
Battlestar Galactica

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2002, 2011)

Other Awards

  • Academy Awards
    • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (1990) - Dances with Wolves
    • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role (1992) - Passion Fish
  • Golden Globes (Motion Picture), USA
    • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (1990) - Dances with Wolves
    • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (1992) - Passion Fish