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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Biography

Birth Place:
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • While attending the University of Illinois, she trained as an opera singer and sang at the Nashville theme park Opryland
  • Landed an understudy role in a stage production of West Side Story after moving to New York in the early 1980s
  • Continued her stage work as she turned in a critically acclaimed performance as Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
  • First film role was in Scarface (1983) as Al Pacino's sultry sister, Gina Montana
  • Moved to London in the early 1990s with her film director husband, Pat O'Connor
  • Before replacing Eric Bogosian in the lead role on NBC's Law & Order: Criminal Intent, she had a recurring role on the CBS drama Without a Trace


  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1986Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated


  • Frank Mastrantonio -- Father
  • Mary Mastrantonio -- Mother
  • Declan O'Connor -- Son
  • Jack O'Connor -- Son