Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Actress Mary McDonnell

Mary McDonnell got her breakthrough in the epic frontier movie Dances With Wolves, as the daughter of American settlers adopted and raised by Sioux Indians.  Her character, called Stands With a Fist for her defiance, enters into a relationship with Kevin Costner's Lieutenant Dunbar, assigned at Army fort on the frontier. 

She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance, and she received a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Passion Fish, in which she played a daytime serial actress paralyzed after being struck by a taxi.  Among are other notable films are Grand Canyon and Donnie Darko

In 2003, Mary McDonnell starred in the cable TV miniseries "Battlestar Galactica," based on the late-seventies ABC science fiction series of the same name, as Laura Roslin, the President of the Twelve Colonies. She reprised the role in a subsequent weekly "Battlestar Galactica" series, which ran from 2004 to 2009. From there she played a Los Angeles police captain in the TNT series "The Closer."

There's nothing Mary McDonnell can't do. :-) 

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