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Mary McDonnell

Mary Eileen McDonnell is an American actress. She is the recipient of such accolades as an Obie Award, a Saturn Award, and nominations for two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards.

McDonnell is best known for her roles in the films Dances with Wolves (1990), Grand Canyon (1991), Passion Fish (1992), Independence Day (1996), Donnie Darko (2001), and Margin Call (2011), as well as the television series Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009), The Closer (2009–2012), and Major Crimes (2012–2018).

Known For


Cast Credits

Rebel (2021)
Guest starring as Helen Peterson (3 episodes)
  • Episode 1x03: Superhero (Apr 22, 2021) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 1x02: Patient X (Apr 15, 2021) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 1x01: Pilot (Apr 8, 2021) [Special Guest Star]
Fargo (2014)
Guest starring as Ruby Goldfarb (4 episodes)
Major Crimes (2012)
Starring as Captain Sharon Raydor (102 episodes)
The Closer (2005)
Starring as Captain Sharon Raydor (2 episodes)
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Guest starring as Dr. Virginia Dixon (3 episodes)
Veronica Mars (2004)
Guest starring as Jane
Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Starring as Laura Roslin (75 episodes)
E/R (1984)
Starring as Dr. Eve Sheridan
Oscars (1953)
Guest starring as Mary McDonnell (2 episodes)
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