American performer Mary Eileen McDonnell was born on April 28, 1952 in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, USA. She had an enormous family, consisted from her dad John McDonnell, mom Eileen and five brothers and sisters: John, Judith, Jackie, Sally and Jane. So, it was hard to her to stick out from her sibs and realize enormous success in her life. Finally, Mary Mcdonnell earned a degree in the University and began to work at the Long Wharf Theatre Company, where she participated in different plays. In 1981, she won her first award – Obie Award for Best Actress. She received it for her part in a play Still Life, but there were many other excellent plays where she’s participated, specifically Execution of Justice, Summer and Smoke and The Heidi Chronicles. Aside from the stage, she played in many films and TV shows. Her first movie was comedy drama movie Garbo Talks in 1984, where she played Lady Capulet. Until 1990 she played in two more movies: Matewan (1987) and Tiger Warsaw (1988) but none of them have made her well-known, since the characters were secondary. The movie obtained 425 million dollars box office and Mcdonnell could consider this movie as her breakthrough. She flawlessly portrayed her character May-Alice Culhane in that movie and it made more than five million dollars in box office. It weren’t as much as the movie with Kevin Costner, but still wasn’t a terrible outcome for her first leading part. From 2003 to 2009, McDonnell has had a routine part in military science fiction TV series Battlestar Galactica, where she played President Laura Roslin. With this part, she won Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. From 2009 to 2012, she’s had another routine character, this time in the show The Closer. Now she’s a net worth about 10 million dollars, bringing in 125 thousand dollars per episode. She shares this bundle with her husband an celebrity Randle Mell. They wed in 1984 that means they may be in a union more than 30 years. They will have two wonderful kids, named Michael Mell and Olivia Mell. Mary with her family lives in Pacific Palisades, California, where they purchased a house.