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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958) is an American actress and singer best known for her role as Carmen in The Color of Money, as well as for her roles as Lindsey Brigman in The Abyss, Gina Montana in Scarface, and Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Personal life

Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois of Italian descent, the daughter of Mary D. (née Pagone) and Frank A. Mastrantonio, who owned a bronze foundry. She was raised in Oak Park, Illinoismarker and attended the University of Illinois.

Mastrantonio has been married to director Pat O'Connor, who helmed The January Man, since 1990. The couple live in London with their sons Jack O'Connor (born 1993) and Declan O'Connor (born 1996).

Career

Mastrantonio first appeared on screen in Brian DePalma's Scarface 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 opposite Paul Newman and Tom Cruise. Her other featured roles of the 1980s include Slam Dance, opposite Tom Hulce and The January Man with Kevin Kline. She starred in writer/director James Cameron's science fiction blockbuster The Abyss with Ed Harris, and as Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, in which she replaced pregnant Robin Wright.

Mastrantonio's only high profile role since 1992's Consenting Adults was that of a fishing boat captain in The Perfect Storm (2000). She had a recurring role during the fourth and fifth seasons of the television drama Without a Trace.

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 Citymarker stage performances have garnered her a Tony Award and two Drama Desk Award nominations. She also starred in Grand Hotel at the Donmar Warehousemarker in Londonmarker's West Endmarker. 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 Spacemarker in New York.

Mastrantonio is currently in A View from the Bridge as Beatrice, playing alongside Ken Stott at the Duke of York's Theatremarker, London.

Mastrantonio is going to replace Eric Bogosian who plays Captain Daniel Ross, in the ninth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Selected Filmography



Television



References

  1. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Biography (1958-)
  2. http://ausiellofiles.ew.com/2009/11/02/law-order-ci-scoop-mary-elizabeth-mastrantonio-named-new-captain/


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