awards & nominations

A History of Violence (2005)

Maria Bello as "Edie Stall"

When a pair of petty criminals attempt to rob his small-town diner, Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) quickly and easily kills them both. In the flush of news coverage of Tom's seemingly heroic actions, a threatening stranger named Carl Fogarty (Ed Harris) comes to town, fingering the unassuming family man as long-missing Philadelphia mobster Joey Cusack. To the horror of his wife, Edie (Maria Bello), and teenage son, Jack (Ashton Holmes), Tom finds he must confront his violent past.

Golden Globe (2005)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Cooler (2003)

Maria Bello as "Natalie Belisario"

Truly down on his luck, lonely single guy Bernie Lootz (William H. Macy) works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow (Alec Baldwin), is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins dating attractive waitress Natalie Belisario (Maria Bello) -- and when his contentment starts to affect his job, Shelly seeks to end the relationship.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

ER (1994)

Maria Bello as "Dr. Anna Del Amico"

Set in Chicago, this medical drama deals with the personal and professional crises of the doctors in the emergency room at County General Hospital. From the exciting to the mundane, a day in the frantic hospital serves up many interesting dilemmas as well as heartrending choices for everyone on staff.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)WonOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series