For years, Maria Bello has been building up one of the most eclectic resumes in Hollywood -- with roles ranging from sassy bar owner ('Coyote Ugly') to loving wife ('A History of Violence') to ass-kicking action star ('The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor').

With the inspired-by-a-true-story drama 'Downloading Nancy' (in select theaters June 5), she takes on her riskiest part yet, playing a suicidal sexual abuse victim whose only source of happiness is cutting herself. And, while 'Nancy' is clearly not the feel-good movie of the year, it just may be Bello's finest work to date.

We chatted with the gregarious actress from the set of her new Adam Sandler comedy 'Grown Ups' to find out how 'Nancy' helped Bello exorcise her own demons, why Kevin James always gets the gorgeous gals, and why she's (almost) always up for getting naked.
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