- Name: Mary McDonnell
- Born: 04/28/1952 (68 years old)
- Occupation: Actress
Mary Eileen McDonnell (born April 28, 1952) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She received Academy Award nominations for her roles as Stands with a Fist in Dances with Wolves and May-Alice Culhane in Passion Fish. McDonnell is well known for her performances as President Laura Roslin in Battlestar Galactica (for which she won a Saturn Award), First Lady Marilyn Whitmore in Independence Day, and Rose in Donnie Darko. She was featured as Captain Sharon Raydor during seasons 5–7 of the TNT series The Closer; and she went on to star in the spin-off series Major Crimes, on the same network.
Birth Name: Mary Eileen McDonnell
Awards: Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, 2008
School: State University of New York at Fredonia
Alias: Mary Eileen McDonnell
Birth Place: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.