Mary Mara character actress known for her work on it Nash Bridges ER, Law & Order: SVU, nip / tuck \ And dozens of other TV shows and movies, sank Sunday in the St. Lawrence River in Cape Vincent, New York, according to New York State Police. She was 61 years old.
A state police press release said Mara was found in the river Sunday morning by troops and Cape Vincent Fire and Ambulance following a report that she may have drowned. A preliminary investigation indicates that she drowned while swimming in the river. Police said there was no indication of tampering, and that an autopsy would be carried out to establish an official cause of death. The investigation is ongoing.
A family spokesperson said Mara was staying at her sister Martha’s summer home in Syracuse. The riverfront property is located outside the village of Cape Vincent, in the Thousand Islands, where the St Lawrence River separates Canada and the United States.
Mara, who made her debut in 1989 in the made-for-TV movie Preppy murder He worked primarily as a character actor in numerous film and television roles, and on stage off-Broadway and in Los Angeles, but had a regular on-series role as Inspector Berne Carson in the first two seasons of the CBS police drama Don Johnson-Cheech Marin. Nash Bridges.
She specialized in complex depictions of often turbulent characters. She is perhaps best known for her recurring role as Loretta Sweet, a sympathetic prostitute and a sympathetic single mother, on the NBC series ER.
She also portrayed a psychopathic killer in the CBS detective drama criminal minds as well as the frail adult daughter of the emotionally distant and washed-up comedian of Billy Crystal in the 1992 film, saturday night mr. Also included are her comedies Love Potion No. 9 Her first feature film appearance is, as an over-dressed, hair-styling young prostitute.
Mara played opposite stars such as Michael J. Fox (The hard way), (mr. saturday night), Sandra Bullock (Love Potion No. 9)john Travolta (civil lawsuit) And Mandy Patinkin (Criminal Minds, True Colors). It was her last appearance in the movie 2020 break even.
On stage, she appeared in 1989 with Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Goldblum, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Gregory Hines in a New York Shakespeare Festival production. twelve nights He co-starred with William Hurt in 1990 in the Yale Repertory play by Anton Chekhov Ivanov.
Mara is survived by her daughter Katie Mersola. her sister Martha Mara; another sister and brother-in-law, Susan Mara and Scott Dailey; and nephew, Christopher Daley.
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