Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Biography
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is a well-known film and stage actress, and opera singer. In 1958, she was born, raised, and educated in Illinois, USA to Frank Mastrantonio and Mary Dominica.
As a teenager, she expressed a strong interest in acting and went on to hone her skills at university. Mary had previously appeared in several stage plays before making her film debut in the early 1980s. She worked at Opryland USA, a seasonal theme park in suburban Nashville, Tennessee that operated from 1972 to 1997 (generally from March to October).
Her Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Color of Money (1986), alongside Paul Newman and Tom Cruise, catapulted her into the spotlight.
This article contains a detailed biography and wiki profile of Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. From the beginning to the present, we have written about her parents, family, private life, career, and films.
- Full name: Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
- Gender: Female
- Date of Birth: November 17, 1958
- Place of Birth: Lombard, Illinois, USA.
- Age: 63 years old (2021)
- Father: Frank Mastrantonio
- Mother: Mary Dominica (nee Pagone)
- Spouse: Pat O’Connor
- Children: 2
- Net worth
- Career / Profession
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Italian
- Zodiac Sign:
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Who is Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio?
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is a well-known American-Italian actress and singer who first appeared on stage in the 1980s. In 1958, she was born in a Chicago suburb to Frank and Mary Dominica Mastrantonio.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, a multi-talented stage actress and singer, was blessed with a striking beauty and undeniable charisma that earned her recognition alongside some of filmdom's biggest stars. As a teenager, she began acting in school stage plays before attending the University of Illinois to study Drama and getting bitten by the acting bug, starring in "Guys and Dolls."
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio made her acting debut in the 1980 revival of West Side Story, before making her impressive feature film debut in epic "Scarface" (1983) as Al Pacino's character's sister, Gina Montana. She then performed on New York stages for a while before returning to the screen opposite multi-generational screen idols Paul Newman and Tom Cruise in Martin Scorsese's "The Color of Money" (1986).
Throughout her illustrious career, Mastrantonio has appeared on Broadway in a variety of musicals, stage plays, and television series. She rose to prominence with her Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated performance in The Color of Money (1986), in which she co-starred with Paul Newman and Tom Cruise.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio will be 64 years of age in 2022. She was born on the 17th November 1958 in Lombard, Illinois, USA to middle class Italian family.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois, to the Italian bronze foundry expert family of Mary Dominica (Pagone) and Frank A. Mastrantonio. She was raised in Oak Park, Illinois, and attended school in Illinois as a child.
Who is her father
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio father's name is Frank A. Mastrantonio from Italy.
Who is her mother
Mary Dominica Pagone the name of Elizabeth Mastrantonio's mother, also of Italian ancestry.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio went to the Oak Park and River Forest High School, also known as OPRF, a public four-year high school in Oak Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. It is Oak Park and River Forest District 200's sole school. The current school building opened in 1907, after the school was founded in 1871.
She later to the University of Illinois, a public land-grant research university in Champaign and Urbana, Illinois. The varsity was founded in 1867 and is the flagship institution of the University of Illinois system.
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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Career
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio started off her movie / film in 1982 as an Extra in crowd in The King of Comedy before appearing in Scarface to play the role of Gina Montana in 1983. She played Carmen in 1986 The Color of Money; Helen Drood in 1987 Slam Dance; Bernadette Flynn in 1989 The January Man; and Lindsey Brigman in The Abyys in 1989.
In 1985, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio appeared in Mussolini: The Untold Story television miniseries. She also feature in television films such as: Uncle Vanya (1991), Frasier (1995), Witness Protection (1999), and many more TV series.
In the 1990s, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio she acted the role of Marianne in Fools of Fortune (1990); Maggie Ward in Class Action (1991); Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991); Lane Bodin in White Sand (1992). Mary played the Priscilla Parker role in 1992 film, Consenting Adults. And then, Jeanne Holman in 1995 Three Wishes and Luisa Spirito in Two Bits, the same year.
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In 1999, she appeared in Limbo as Donna De Angelo before playing Moira "Mumsie" Pettigrew in My Life So Far. Fast forward to 2000, Mary Mastrantonio played Linda Greenlaw in The Perfect Storm. Three years after, she appeared as Maria in a short film, Standing Room Only which was later included in the compilation film Stories of Lost Souls. She also played Dorothy in 2015 film Amok.
Not to say the, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is a veteran stage play actress. Notably, she performed in Amadeus, Copperfield, Sunday in the Park with George, The Human Comedy, Henry V, The Knife, Twelfth Night stage plays between 1982 and 1990.
In 1996, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio played Gi in Northeast Local stage performance at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. And in 2002, she acted the role of Aldoza in Man of La Mancha at Martin Beck Theater. More Mary stage plays list is here.
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Awards and Recognitions
She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Carmen in the 1986 film The Color of Money. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2003 for her performance in the Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha.
Her Broadway performances earned her a Tony Award nomination and two Drama Desk Award nominations.
- [Nominated] Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (The Color of Money)
- [Nominated] Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture (The Color of Money)
- [Nominated] New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress (The Color of Money)
- Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress (The Abyss)
- [Nominated] MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)
- [Nominated] Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress (Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)
- [Nominated] Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress (Limbo)
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio married Irish director Pat O'Connor, who directed The January Man in 1990, and had two sons with him.
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Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Net worth
Mastrantonio's net worth is estimated to be $1 million, which she has amassed through her acting career, which includes Broadway appearances.
She stands 5'4" (163 cm) tall.
Works and filmography
- Scarface (1983)
- The Color of Money (1986)
- Slam Dance (1987) The January Man (1989)
- The Abyys (1989)
- Fools of Fortune (1990)
- Class Action (1991)
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
- White Sand (1992)
- Consenting Adults (1992)
- Three Wishes (1995)
- Two Bits (1995)
- Limbo (1999)
- My Life So Far (1999)
- The Perfect Storm (2000)
- Standing Room Only (2003)
- Amok (2015)
- Mussolini: The Untold Story (1995)
- Uncle Vanya (1991)
- Frasier (1995)
- Witness Protection (1999)
- The Brooke Ellison Story (2004)
- Without a Trace (2005-06)
- Hallmark Hall of Fame (2008)
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2010)
- Grimm (2012-17)
- Blue Bloods (2013)
- Hostages (2013)
- Limitless (2015-16)
- The Punisher (2017-19)
- Blindspot (2018-20)
- Amadeus (1980-83)
- Copperfield (1981)
- Sunday in the Park with George (1993)
- The Human Comedy (1993-84)
- Henry V (1984)
- A Christmas Carol (1985)
- Measure for Measure (1985)
- The Marriage of Figaro (1985)
- The Knife (1987)
- Twelfth Night (1989)
- Northeast Local (1996)
- Man of La Mancha (2002)
- Grand Hotel (2004)
- A View from the Bridge (2009)
- The Winslow Boy (2013)
Where's Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio now?
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is currently residing the United States. She is overseeing her businesses and franchise.
Facts about Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
- Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio was born in Lombard, Illinois on November 17, 1958.
- Her parents were both Italian.
- She grew up in Oak Park, Illinois.
- She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois.
- In 1983, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio made her film debut as Gina Montana in the film 'Scarface.'
- Since 1990, Mary Mastrantonio's husband has been an Irish director.
- Mary Mastrantonio studied to be an opera singer before embarking on her acting career.
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