Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Born(1958-11-17) November 17, 1958 (age 56)
Lombard, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Pat O'Connor (1990–present)
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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Born(1958-11-17) November 17, 1958 (age 56)
Lombard, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Pat O'Connor (1990–present)

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958) is an American actress and singer. She first became known for her role in Scarface in 1983, and became famous for her role as Carmen in The Color of Money (1986), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe award in 1986. She is also known for her roles in films such as The Abyss (1989) and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991).

Early life[edit]

Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois to Mary Dominica (née Pagone) and Frank A. Mastrantonio, both of Italian descent. Her father operated a bronze foundry.[1][2] 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.[3][4] She also starred in writer/director James Cameron's science fiction blockbuster The Abyss (1989) with Ed Harris. 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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]


She had a recurring role during the fourth and fifth seasons (2005 to 2007) of the television drama Without a Trace. Mastrantonio played unit commander Capt. Zoe Callas in the ninth season (2010) of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Starting with the final episode of season one (2012), Mastrantonio has a recurring role on Grimm, playing Kelly Burkhardt, mother of the show's protagonist.

Personal life[edit]

Mastrantonio has been married to director Pat O'Connor, who helmed The January Man, since 1990; the couple have two sons.[5]


1983King of Comedy, TheThe King of ComedyExtra in crowd sceneUncredited
1983ScarfaceGina Montana
1985Mussolini: The Untold StoryEdda Mussolini-CianoMiniseries
1986Color of Money, TheThe Color of MoneyCarmenNominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
1987Slam DanceHelen Drood
1989January Man, TheThe January ManBernadette Flynn
1989Abyss, TheThe AbyssLindsey BrigmanNominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress
1990Fools of FortuneMarianne
1991Robin Hood: Prince of ThievesMaid MarianNominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
1991Uncle VanyaYelenaTelevision film
1991Class ActionMaggie Ward
1992White SandsLane Bodin
1992Consenting AdultsPriscilla Parker
1995Three WishesJeanne Holman
1995Two BitsLuisa Spirito
1999LimboDonna De AngeloNominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
1999My Life So FarMoira "Mumsie" Pettigrew
1999Witness ProtectionCindy BattonTelevision film
2000Perfect Storm, TheThe Perfect StormLinda Greenlaw
2003Standing Room OnlyMariaShort film, later included in the compilation film Stories of Lost Souls
2004Brooke Ellison Story, TheThe Brooke Ellison StoryJean EllisonTelevision film
Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Female Lead in a Drama Special
2004TabloidNatasha Fox
Serial television
1995FrasierEileenVoice only
1 episode
2005–2006Without a TraceAnne Cassidy9 episodes
2008Hallmark Hall of FameGayle RussellAnthology series
Film: "The Russell Girl"
2010Law & Order: Criminal IntentCapt. Zoe Callas14 episodes
2012–presentGrimmKelly Burkhardt (recurring)6 episodes
2013Blue BloodsSophia Lanza1 episode
2013HostagesFirst Lady Mary Kincaid6 episodes


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