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Born: April 28, 1952 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,USA. Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m).
-Randle Mell, they have two children.
After more than 21 years of theater and television work, McDonnell made her film breakthrough in 1990 as Stands With A Fist, a European American raised by Sioux Indians, in Kevin Costner's Dances With Wolves. She received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role. McDonnell's role in Passion Fish (1992) brought her another Academy Award nomination, this time for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Her other notable films include Grand Canyon (1991), Sneakers (1992), Independence Day (1996), and Donnie Darko (2001).
On television, McDonnell had her first regular role in 1980 on the soap opera As the World Turns. She starred in 1984 on the short-lived medical sitcom E/R, alongside Elliott Gould and George Clooney. Coincidentally, she guest-starred in 2001 on the NBC medical series of the same name, ER, which also featured Clooney. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role on the show as Eleanor Carter, the mother of Dr. John Carter.
McDonnell also starred with Patrick Swayze in the 1988 movie, Tiger Warsaw.
-Stands With A Fist in Dances With Wolves.
-Marilyn Whitmore in Independence Day.
-President Laura Roslin in Battlestar Galactica.