Mary McDonald - Phoenix Fan Fusion 2023
Mary McDonnell joins Phoenix Fan Fusion list of guest. She is a two-time Oscar-nominated actress known for bringing powerful and complex female characters to the film and television landscape.
McDonnell recently starred as “Commander Sharon Raydor” on TNT’s hit series, Major Crimes, where she earned an Emmy Nomination for her portrayal of a woman at the pinnacle of her career navigating leadership in the traditionally male-dominated field of law enforcement.
McDonnell starred in Syfy’s AFI and Peabody award-winning Battlestar Galactica in her critically-praised performance as ‘President Laura Roslin’ (2008 Saturn Award - Best Actress on Television). An allegory of 9/11 and the War in Iraq, the series was widely acclaimed for its examination of the issues of war and human rights, and in 2009 McDonnell appeared on a panel at the United Nations to discuss the parallels between the show and real-world issues of terrorism, race relations and gender equality.
Extensive film credits include Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayals of “Stands with Fist” in the Academy Award-winning film Dances with Wolves and as a paraplegic soap opera star in John Sayles' Passion Fish. Other films include Lawrence Kasdan’s Grand Canyon and Mumford, Sneakers opposite Robert Redford and Sidney Poitier and Independence Day.
Currently McDonnell is producing projects for TV and film, and can be next seen in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Fall of the House of Usher, written and directed by Mike Flanagan.
Join us at Phoenix Fan Fusion to meet Mary McDonnell and other actors who bring our favorite characters to life.
Appearing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
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