Mary McDonnell

Flim Star
United States

Mary McDonnell Bio

Who is Mary McDonnell

Is an American film, stage and a television star. She is popular and well known for her role as the President Laura Roslin in Battlestar Galactica, the First Lady in Independence Day, and Rose in Donnie Darko.

Early Life (Childhood)

She was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and raised in Ithaca, New York. Her parents were Eileen McDonnell and John "Jack" McDonnell. Her siblings are Jane , Sally, Judith, Jackie, and John.

Interesting Facts

She was a professional swimmer and still swims to maintain her body shape. She had to support herself by selling Fuller brushes door to door in Rockefeller Center for working as an actress.

Personal Life

She is married to Randle Mell , who is also an actor by his profession. This cute couple has two children, daughter Olivia Mell and son Michael Mell.


She won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1981, a Saturn Awards for Best Actress on Television for her role in Battlestar Galactica