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Mara, Mary 1960-

Mara, Mary 1960-

PERSONAL

Born September 21, 1960, in Syracuse, NY. Education: Yale University School of Drama, M.F.A.; attended San Francisco State University.

Addresses:

Agent—Greene & Associates, 190 North Canon Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career:

Actress. HART (Haight Ashbury Repertory Theatre), founder.

Awards, Honors:

Obie Award, best ensemble cast, Village Voice, and Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding ensemble performance, both with others, 1992, for Mad Forest; Ovation Award nomination, best lead actress in a play, LA Stage Alliance, 2001, for Two-Headed.

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

Clarice, The My House Play, produced as part of the Winterfest series, Yale School of Drama, University Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1988.

Servant to Olivia, Twelfth Night, or What You Will (also known as Twelfth Night), New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theater, Delacorte Theater, New York City, 1989.

Friend, Moving Targets (multiple short pieces), Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Sasha (some sources cite role as Zinaida), Ivanov, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1990.

Clovis, Dream of a Common Language, Manhattan Theatre Club, Judith Anderson Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Florina and female student, Mad Forest, Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Stage I, New York City, 1992.

Ruth, And Baby Makes Seven, Circle Repertory Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Faith, Kindertransport, Manhattan Theatre Club, City Center Stage I, 1994.

Li'l Bit, How I Learned to Drive, Intiman Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1998.

Lavinia, Two-Headed, John Anson Ford Theatre Ampitheatre, Hollywood, CA, 2001.

Looking for Normal, Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, 2001.

Appeared as Marina, Pericles, as Doris, Swan Play, as Stephano, The Tempest, and as Irina, Three Sisters, all Yale School of Drama; performed at the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, Waterford, CT, 1988.

Film Appearances:

Wife, Blue Steel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1990.

China, The Hard Way, Universal, 1991.

Sophia Palmeri, True Colors, Paramount, 1991.

Trisha, Out of the Rain (also known as End of Innocence), Artisan Entertainment, 1991.

Marisa, Love Potion No. 9 (also known as Love Potion #9), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Susan, Mr. Saturday Night, Columbia, 1992.

Alicia, Just Looking, Black Crow Productions, 1995.

Sue (bartender), Bound, Gramercy Pictures, 1996.

Kathy Boyer, A Civil Action, Buena Vista, 1998.

Linda, Em & Me (also known as Moondance), 2000.

Abby, K-PAX (also known as K-Pax and K-PAX—Alles ist moglich), Universal, 2001.

JoAnn (Lloyd's mother), Lloyd (also known as Lloyd: The Ugly Kid and The Ugly Kid), Soho Entertainment, 2001.

Kiki, Jumbo Girl (short film), 2004.

Kenny Bates's mother, Gridiron Gang (also known as Gang Gridiron and Redemption), Columbia, 2006.

Mom, The Problem with Percival (short film), Firefly Films/Catalyst Films, 2006.

Pam, Swedish Auto, Evil Number 30 Productions/Wildcat Hollow/Albemarle Films/The Lab Entertainment Group, 2006.

Kasawa, Undoing, Indican Pictures, c. 2007.

Ms. Waters, Prom Night, Screen Gems, 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Loretta Sweet, ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995-96.

Bryn Carson, Nash Bridges (also known as Bridges), CBS, 1996-97.

Dr. Jane Lefkowitz, Gideon's Crossing, ABC, 2000-2001.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Laura Walker, Philly Heat, ABC, 1994.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Susan Bird, The Preppie Murder, ABC, 1989.

Detective Jane Hoag, Indictment: The McMartin Trial (also known as Naked Movie Star Games and Nothing but the Truth: The McMartin Story), HBO, 1995.

Christie, In the Blink of an Eye, ABC, 1996.

Marcy Hackman, What Kind of Mother Are You?, NBC, 1996.

Judy, Switched at Birth (also known as Mistaken Identity and Two Babies: Switched at Birth), NBC, 1999.

Tanya, Stranger Inside, HBO, 2001.

Munkar, Saint Sinner (also known as Clive Barker's "Saint Sinner"), Sci-Fi Channel, 2002.

Donna Kendall, Claire (also known as Des yeux dans la nuit), Lifetime, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, Dish: Gossip in Hollywood, American Movie Classics, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Sally Knight, "Right to Counsel," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1993.

Theresa Carlin, "Trials and Tribulations," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1994.

Jennifer, "Enemies: A Love Story," Hope & Gloria, NBC, 1996.

Anne Morgan, "Fathers," Dellaventura, CBS, 1997.

Voices of Alice and geisha, "An Eye for an Eye," Spicy City (animated), HBO, 1997.

Linda Walker, "Box of Wendy," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1998.

Magnolia Vale (some sources cite role as Magnolia Hill), "The Chain," The Visitor, Fox, 1998.

Julie Stall, "Angels and Blimps," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1999.

Leona, "Evilator," GvsE (also known as G vs. E), USA Network, 1999, later known as Good versus Evil, Sci-Fi Channel.

Lyneea, "I, E.T.," Farscape (also known as Space Chase and Farscape—Verschollen im All), Sci-Fi Channel, 1999.

Mrs. Atkins, "Infidelity," The Profiler, NBC, 1999.

Ms. Sharkey, "Killerz," Law & Order (also known as Law & Order Prime), NBC, 1999.

Agent Forrest, "Busted," The Huntress, USA Network, 2001.

Beth, "Really Good Advice," Becker, CBS, 2001.

Deborah Mahaffey, "Hold on Tight," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.

Dr. Donohue, "Touched by a Biker," That's Life, CBS, 2001.

Dr. Jane Lefkowitz, "Flashpoint," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Dr. Jane Lefkowitz, "Gideon's Crossover," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Dr. Jane Lefkowitz, "Heart of Glass," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Dr. Jane Lefkowitz, "What Child Is This?," The Practice, ABC, 2001.

Entertainment reporter Sherri Wexler, "On the Day Before," The West Wing (also known as West Wing and El ala oeste de la Casablanca), NBC, 2001.

Ms. Jansen, "He Said, She Said," Third Watch, NBC, 2001.

Ms. Jansen, "The Relay," Third Watch, NBC, 2001.

Denise Tremaine, "Lost and Found," Crossing Jordan (also known as Untitled Tim Kring Project), NBC, 2002.

Melissa Cannon, "Meat Me in Philly," Philly, ABC, 2002.

Pauline Campbell, "Chapter Thirty-Two," Boston Public, Fox, 2002.

Camille, "Body of Evidence," The Handler (also known as Joe Renato and Street Boss), CBS, 2003.

Alison Scanlon, "The Watchers," The Guardian (also known as El guardia, The Guardian—Retter mit Herz, Le protecteur, O allos mou eaftos, Ochita bengoshi Nick Fallin, Ochita bengoshi Nick Fallin 2, and Oikeuden puolesta), CBS, 2004.

Camille, "Bleak House," The Handler (also known as Joe Renato and Street Boss), CBS, 2004.

Debbie Bevans, "Meteor Shower," North Shore, Fox, 2004.

Mrs. Wendy Corcoran, "In the Dark," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished and W.A.T.), CBS, 2004.

Sarah Polonsky, "The Book of Questions," Joan of Arcadia, CBS, 2004.

Second nurse, "Gratitude," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven and 7th Heaven: Beginnings), The WB, 2004.

Sphere Builder presage, "The Council," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Series V, and Star Trek: Untitled Fifth Series), UPN, 2004.

Sphere Builder presage, "Countdown," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Series V, and Star Trek: Untitled Fifth Series), UPN, 2004.

Sphere Builder presage, "Zero Hour," Enterprise (also known as Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Series V, and Star Trek: Untitled Fifth Series), UPN, 2004.

Carlene Ballentine, "Pure," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order's Sex Crimes, Law & Order: SVU, and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2005.

Natalie Holden, "Sal Perri," Nip/Tuck, FX Network, 2005.

Teresa Crane, "Mr. Monk and the Kid," Monk, USA Network, 2005.

Helen Bronson, "The Woman in the Tunnel," Bones (also known as Brennan, Bones—Die Knochenjaegerin, Dr. Csont, and Kondid), Fox, 2006.

Appeared as Dr. Zimmerman, Rude Awakenings, Showtime; and appeared in other programs, including Party of Five, Fox.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Nancy Kraus, Empire City (also known as Deadly Instinct), CBS, 1991.

The Pastor's Wife, Fox, 1995.

Camille, "Street Boss," The Handler (also known as Joe Renato and Street Boss), CBS, 2003.

Mom, Pizza Time, 2006.

Also appeared in Graham, ABC; and True Believer, ABC.

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