Mary Beth Hurt

Actor
Slender, aggressively versatile stage performer whose best known work includes "Trelawney of the Wells" (1976) with the New York Shakespeare Festival, "Love for Love" (1974) with the Phoenix Repertory Company and the ... Read more »
Born: 09/25/1948 in Marshalltown, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

Lebanon, Pa. 2011 (Movie)

Jeanette (Actor)

Young Adult 2011 (Movie)

Jan (Actor)

Law & Order 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Untraceable 2008 (Movie)

Stella Marsh (Actor)

The Walker 2007 (Movie)

Chrissie Morgan (Actor)

Lady in the Water 2006 (Movie)

Mrs Bell (Actor)

Perception 2006 (Movie)

Dorothy Marshall (Actor)

The Dead Girl 2006 (Movie)

Ruth (Actor)

The Exorcism of Emily Rose 2005 (Movie)

Judge Brewster (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Autumn in New York 2000 (Movie)

Doctor Sibley (Actor)

The Beat 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Family Man 2000 (Movie)

Adelle (Actor)

Bringing Out the Dead 1999 (Movie)

Nurse Constance (Actor)

Affliction 1998 (Movie)

Lillian--Wade's Ex-Wife (Actor)

Alkali, Iowa 1997 (Movie)

June Gudmanson (Actor)

From the Journals of Jean Seberg 1996 (Movie)

Jean Seberg (Actor)

My Boyfriend's Back 1993 (Movie)

Mrs Dingle (Actor)

Six Degrees of Separation 1993 (Movie)

Kitty (Actor)

The Age of Innocence 1993 (Movie)

Regina Beaufort (Actor)

Light Sleeper 1992 (Movie)

Teresa (Actor)

Defenseless 1991 (Movie)

Ellie Seldes (Actor)

Nick & Hillary 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Parents 1989 (Movie)

Lily Laemle (Actor)

Slaves of New York 1989 (Movie)

Ginger Booth (Actor)

Tattinger's 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Compromising Positions 1985 (Movie)

Peg Tuccio (Actor)

D.A.R.Y.L. 1985 (Movie)

Joyce Richardson (Actor)

The World According to Garp 1982 (Movie)

Helen Holm (Actor)

A Change of Seasons 1979 (Movie)

Kasey Evans (Actor)

Chilly Scenes of Winter 1979 (Movie)

Laura Connolly (Actor)

Interiors 1978 (Movie)

Joey (Actor)

Secret Service 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Baby Girl Scott (TV Show)

Actor

No Ordinary Baby (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Service (Movie)

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Shimmer (TV Show)

Actor

The Wild West (TV Show)

Voice

Working It Out (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Slender, aggressively versatile stage performer whose best known work includes "Trelawney of the Wells" (1976) with the New York Shakespeare Festival, "Love for Love" (1974) with the Phoenix Repertory Company and the Broadway production of "Crimes of the Heart" (1981-83). Hurt made her film debut as one of three emotionally tormented sisters in Woody Allen's starkly dramatic "Interiors" (1978) and followed up with her first feature lead in "Head Over Heels" (1979).

Because of her theater commitments, Hurt's film career has not been especially prolific, but she has regularly appeared in features. Her lack of movie-star beauty has kept her largely in supporting roles, but she seems to prefer offbeat parts which register prominently just the same. Although she has played a number of uptight, emotionally strung-out wives, mothers and friends, Hurt's intensity is one of the few unvarying qualities to her work. (Indeed, an early stage appearance in "More Than You Deserve" (1973) cast her as a 98 year-old Vietnamese man.) She played Garp's wife in "The World According to Garp" (1986) but was outshone by the other, more outlandish characters peopling novelist John Irving's world. She compensated, however, with an unusually flashy performance in the surprisingly good genre thriller "Defenseless" (1991). A number of Hurt's films have called for urbane sophistication, including the darkly satirical "Compromising Positions" (1985), the period drama "The Age of Innocence" (1993), and the contemporary comedy of "Six Degrees of Separation" (1993). Mother roles have ranged from her fretful, frighteningly conformist homemaker of the outrageous and bleak "Parents" (1989) to the sensitive parent of a prematurely born, severely impaired daughter in "Baby Girl Scott" (1987), Hurt's TV-movie debut. Formerly married to actor William Hurt, she achieved success while they were together and subsequently has kept his surname professionally; she later married writer-director Paul Schrader, for whom she acted in "Light Sleeper" (1992).

Relationships

Forrest Clayton Supinger

Father

Delores Lenore Supinger

Mother

William Hurt Actor

Husband
Married Dec. 2, 1971 Divorced Dec. 9, 1982

Paul Schrader Actor

Husband
Married on August 6, 1983

Molly Schrader

Daughter
born c. 1984

Sam Schrader

Son
born c. 1988

EDUCATION

University of Iowa

Iowa City , Iowa
graduated

Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

New York , New York
did graduate work

Milestones

2006

Co-starred in the indie drama, "The Dead Girl"; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Supporting Female

2006

Co-starred in M. Night Shyamalan's "Lady in the Water" with Bryce Dallas Howard and Paul Giamatti

2005

Appeared as a Judge in "The Exorcism of Emily Rose"

2000

Co-starred in the Off-Broadway production of "Old Money"

1998

Played Nick Nolte's former wife in "Affliction", directed by Paul Schrader

1990

Played Gail on the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Working It Out"

1989

Reprised role of Sheila Bradey on the half-hour sitcom revamp of "Tattinger's" entitled "Nick & Hillary"; new show lasted two episodes

1988

Played the supporting role of Sheila Bradey on the short-lived hour-long NBC drama series, "Tattinger's"

1979

First feature lead, "Chilly Scenes of Winter" (a.k.a. "Head Over Heels")

1978

Made film debut in Woody Allen's "Interiors"

1977

First notable US TV appearance, a prominent supporting role in the PBS "Theater in America" presentation of the Phoenix Repertory Company's production of "Secret Service", starring John Lithgow and Meryl Streep

1974

Broadway debut, "Love for Love"

1973

Off-Broadway debut, "As You Like It" with the New York Shakespeare Festival

1973

First NYC stage appearance in Equity Library Theatre's production of "New Girl in Town"

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