Hurt, Mary Beth 1948(?)–

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Hurt, Mary Beth 1948(?)–

(Mary-Beth Hurt)


Original name, Mary Beth Supinger; name is sometimes spelled MaryBeth or Marybeth; born September 26, 1948 (some sources cite 1946), in Marshalltown, IA; daughter of Forrest Clayton and Delores Lenore (maiden name, Andre) Supinger; married William Hurt (an actor), 1971 (divorced, 1981 [some sources cite 1982]); married Paul Schrader (a director, producer, actor, writer, and critic), August 6, 1983; children: (second marriage) Molly Johanna, Sam. Education: University of Iowa, B.A., 1968; graduate study at New York University, 1971.


Agent—Paul Martino, International Creative Management, 825 Eighth Ave., New York, NY 10019.


Actress. Appeared in advertisements.


Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Clarence Derwent Award, Actors' Equity Association, 1975, for Love for Love; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best featured actress in a play, 1976, for Trelawny of the "Wells"; Film Award nomination, best newcomer, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1979, for Interiors; Obie Award, Village Voice, Antoinette Perry Award nomination, and Drama Desk Award nomination, all best actress in a play, 1981, for Crimes of the Heart; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress in a play, 1986, for Benefactors; Drama Desk Award nomination (with others), outstanding ensemble, 1988, for The Day Room; Joe A. Callaway Award, Actors' Equity Association, 1991, for Othello; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best supporting female, Independent Features Project/West, 2007, for The Dead Girl.


Stage Appearances:

Celia, As You Like It, New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theater, Delacorte Theater, New York City, 1973.

New Girl in Town, Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1973.

Nurse and Uncle Remus, More Than You Deserve, New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theater, Estelle R. Newman Theater, New York City, 1973-74.

Marina, Pericles, Prince of Tyre (also known as Pericles), New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theater, Delacorte Theater, 1974.

Miss Prue, Love for Love, New Phoenix Theatre Company, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Understudy for Clara, The Rules of the Game, New Phoenix Repertory Company, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1974.

Frankie Addams, Member of the Wedding, New Phoenix Theatre Company, Helen Hayes Theatre, 1974-75.

Rose Trelawny (title role), Trelawny of the "Wells," Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, 1975.

Caroline Mitford, Secret Service, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1976.

Susie, Boy Meets Girl, Playhouse Theatre, 1976.

Anya, The Cherry Orchard, New York Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center, Vivian Beaumont Theater, 1977.

Vi, Dusa, Fish, Stas, and Vi, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1978.

All-Shakespeare Concert, Lincoln Center, Theater at Alice Tully Hall, New York City, 1978.

Estelle, Father's Day, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Meg Magrath, Crimes of the Heart, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1980, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1981-82, and Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983.

Lizzie, The Rainmaker, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1981.

Celimene, The Misanthrope, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1983.

Iskra, The Nest of the Wood Grouse, New York Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center, Estelle R. Newman Theater, 1984.

Sheila, Benefactors, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1985-86.

Nurse Walker and Lynette, The Day Room, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, New York City, 1987-88.

Katherine Glass, The Secret Rapture, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1989.

Emilia, Othello, New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theater, Delacorte Theater, 1991.

Dinah, One Shoe Off, Second Stage Theatre Company, Joseph Papp Public Theater, Anspacher Theater, New York City, 1993.

Patti, Oblivion Postponed, Second Stage Theatre Company, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1995-96.

Julia, A Delicate Balance, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Saulina Webb and Sally Webster, Old Money, Lincoln Center, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York City, 2000-2001.

Mercy Lott, Humble Boy, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage I, 2003.

Also appeared in other productions, including The Drunkard and Three Wishes for Jamie. Some sources cite an appearance in On the Town (musical).

Film Appearances:

Joey, Interiors (also known as Innenleben, Interieurs, Interiores, Intimidade, Sisaekuvia, and Vivodasok), United Artists, 1978.

Laura Connolly, Head over Heels (also known as Chilly Scenes of Winter), United Artists, 1979.

Kasey Evans, A Change of Seasons, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980.

Helen Holm, The World According to Garp, Warner Bros., 1982.

Joyce Richardson, D.A.R.Y.L., Paramount, 1985.

Peg Tuccio, Compromising Positions, Paramount, 1985.

Lily Laemle, Parents (also known as Morgue ao domicilio, O que ha para jantar?, Pfui Teufel!—Daddy ist ein Kannibale, and Pranzo misterioso), Vestron Pictures, 1989.

Ginger Booth, Slaves of New York, TriStar, 1990.

Ellie Seldes, Defenseless, New Visions/Seven Arts Pictures, 1991.

Kitty, Six Degrees of Separation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1993.

Mrs. Dingle, My Boyfriend's Back (also known as Johnny Zombie), Buena Vista, 1993.

Regina Beaufort, The Age of Innocence, Columbia, 1993.

Teresa Aranow, Light Sleeper, Fine Line Features, 1993.

Jane Gudmanson, Alkali, Iowa (short film), Strand Releasing, 1995, edited into Boys Life 2.

Jean Seberg, From the Journals of Jean Seberg (documentary), 1995, Planet Pictures, 1996.

June Gudmanson, Boys Life 2 (includes an edited version of Alkali, Iowa), Strand Releasing, 1997.

Narrator, Noisy Nora (animated short film), c. 1997.

Lillian, Affliction, 1997, Lions Gate Films, 1998.

Nurse Constance, Bringing out the Dead, Paramount, 1999.

Adelle, The Family Man (also known as Family Man), Universal, 2000.

Dr. Sibley, Autumn in New York (also known as Amar em Nova Iorque, Es begann im September, Fthinoporo sti Nea Yorki, Hoest i New York, Host i New York, New York en automne, Otono en Nueva York, Outono em Nova York, Syksy New Yorkissa, Toamna la New York, and Un automne a New York), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000.

Narrator, Leo the Late Bloomer (animated short film), 2001.

(Uncredited) Museum curator, Red Dragon (also known as A Voeroes sarkany, Den rode drage, Dragao vermelho, Dragon rojo, Dragon rouge, El dragon rojo, Punainen lohikaeaerme, Roed drake, and Roter Drache), Universal, 2002.

Judge Brewster, The Exorcism of Emily Rose (also known as The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel and Untitled Scott Derrickson Project), Screen Gems, 2005.

Dorothy Marshall, Perception, 2005, Empire Pictures, 2006.

Mrs. Bell, Lady in the Water, Warner Bros., 2006.

Ruth, The Dead Girl, First Look International, 2006.

Chrissie Morgan, The Walker, ThinkFilm, 2007.

Stella Marsh, Untraceable (also known as Streaming Evil), Screen Gems, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Sheila Bradley, Tattinger's, NBC, 1988-89.

Sheila Bradley, Nick & Hillary, NBC, 1989.

Andy, Working It Out (also known as The Jane Curtin Show), NBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Voice of Annie Ellis, The Wild West (documentary), syndicated, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Wendy Scott, Baby Girl Scott, CBS, 1987.

Dr. Amanda Gordon, After Amy (also known as No Ordinary Baby), Lifetime, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Caroline Mitford, "Secret Service," American Playhouse, PBS, 1977.

Jane Dent, "The 5:48," 3 by Cheever (also known as "The Five Forty-Eight," 3 by Cheever and 3 by Cheever: The 5:48), broadcast on Great Performances, PBS, 1979.

"It's the Willingness," Visions, KCET (PBS affiliate), c. 1980.

Mother, "Shimmer," American Playhouse, PBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Karen Foster, "A Shield for Murder: Parts 1 & 2," Kojak, CBS, 1976.

Emily Dickinson, "I'm Nobody, Who Are You?," thirtysomething, ABC, 1990.

Sela Dixon, "Deceit," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1996.

Eleanor Waclawek, "Someone to Watch over Me," The Beat (also known as Flesh & Blood), UPN, 2000.

Jessica Blaine-Todd, "Greed," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order's Sex Crimes, Law & Order: SVU, and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2002.

Appeared in other programs, including an appearance as Adelaide in "The Brother of the Bride," an unaired episode of Monty, Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

(As Mary-Beth Hurt) Ann in Blue, ABC, 1974.

Susan Mabry, Royce, CBS, 1976.


Audiobooks; Reader:

Kevin Henkes, A Weekend with Wendell, Scholastic, 1986.

Barbara Taylor Bradford, Remember, Random House Audio, 1991.

Teresa Carpenter, Mob Girl: A Woman's Life in the Underworld (also known as Mob Girl), HarperCollins, 1992.

Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self, HarperCollins, 1992.

Anne Wilson Schaef, Beyond Therapy beyond Science, HarperCollins, 1992.

Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Random House Audio, 1994.

Jane Hamilton, A Map of the World, Random House Audio, 1995.

Cathleen Schine, The Love Letter, Random House Audio, 1996.

Elizabeth Richards, Every Day, Random House Audio, 1997.

Jane Langton, The Fledgling, Listening Library, 2000.

Jane Smiley, Horse Heaven, Random House Audio, 2000.

Nicholas Sparks, The Rescue, Hachette Audio, 2000.

Russell Banks, The Darling, Sound Library, 2004.

Ann Rule, Bitter Harvest: A Woman's Fury, a Mother's Sacrifice, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2005.

Elizabeth George Speare, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Listening Library, 2007.


Herself, Reflections of Lady in the Water (short), Warner Home Video, 2006.



New York Times, November 2, 1989.

New York Times Biographical Service, February 2, 1986, pp. 170-71.

Oui, December, 1980, p. 161.

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