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  • Mary  McDonnell

    Mary McDonnell

    Born on April 28th, 1952

    From Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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Passion Fish

After soap opera actress May-Alice Culhane (Mary McDonnell) has a car accident, she is paralyzed and forced into a wheelchair. She retreats to her family's vacant home in Louisiana and indulges in alcohol and self-pity. When nursing aides come to help, May-Alice unleashes her anger, prompting each to quit. Chantelle (Alfre Woodard), a nurse who desperately needs the job, arrives determined to change May-Alice's outlook. As the two women become friends, they help each other cope with challenges.

Golden Globe (1993)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Actress in a Leading Role
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Dances With Wolves

A Civil War soldier develops a relationship with a band of Lakota Indians. Attracted by the simplicity of their lifestyle, he chooses to leave his former life behind to be with them. Having observed him, they give the name Dances With Wolves. Soon he is a welcomed member of the tribe and falls in love with a white woman who has been raised in the tribe. Tragedy results when Union soldiers arrive with designs on the land.

Golden Globe (1991)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated
Actress in a Supporting Role