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Mary Stuart Masterson Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, producer, director, writer

Fast Facts

  • As a youngster, made her film debut in 1975's The Stepford Wives, playing the daughter of her real-life father and saying the line, "Daddy, I just saw a man carrying a naked lady
  • " Made her Broadway debut as a teen playing two roles, the Four of Hearts and the Small White Rabbit, in Alice in Wonderland
  • Studied at Stagedoor Manor performing-arts camp in New York and the Sundance Institute in Utah, and took acting lessons from Oscar winner Estelle Parsons
  • Her first feature-film directorial effort, 2007's The Cake Eaters, starred Bruce Dern and Kristen Stewart and won an audience award for best feature at the Ashland Independent Film Festival
  • Has used her diction skills to narrate audio books, notably 2009's CD of Look Again, written by Lisa Scottoline
  • The following year, portrayed Dr
  • Denise Cabe on the NBC hospital drama, Mercy


  • 1989National Board of Review-Best Supporting Actress: winner