|Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio|
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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958) is an American actress and singer.
Early Life Edit
She was born in Lombard, Illinois to Mary Dominica (née Pagone) and Frank A. Mastrantonio, both of Italian descent, who owned a bronze foundry. She was raised in Oak Park, Illinois and attended the University of Illinois.
She 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. She also starred in writer/director James Cameron's science fiction blockbuster The Abyss (1989) with Ed Harris. Her only high profile role since 1992's Consenting Adults was that of 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 and two Drama Desk Award nominations.
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.
She had a recurring role during the fourth and fifth seasons of the television drama Without a Trace. As Captain Zoe Callas, Mastrantonio replaced Eric Bogosian, who played Captain Daniel Ross, in the ninth season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.