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Mary Stuart Masterson

 
Date Of Birth:
June 28, 1966 (56)
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Mary Stuart Masterson was born in New York City to writer/director Peter Masterson and actress Carlin Glynn. She has two siblings: Peter and Alexandra Masterson, who are both involved in the entertainment industry. As a teen, she attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: June 28, 1966 (56)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Mary Stuart Masterson was born in New York City to writer/director Peter Masterson and actress Carlin Glynn. She has two siblings: Peter and Alexandra Masterson, who are both involved in the entertainment industry. As a teen, she attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2003
Luisa Contini
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1982
Four of Hearts
Small White Rabbit
Alice (Understudy)

Mary Stuart Masterson Biography

Mary Stuart Masterson was born in New York City to writer/director Peter Masterson and actress Carlin Glynn. She has two siblings: Peter and Alexandra Masterson, who are both involved in the entertainment industry. As a teen, she attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York with actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Jon Cryer. Later, she attended schools in New York, including eight months studying anthropology at New York University.

Masterson's first movie appearance was in the original movie The Stepford Wives (1975) at the age of eight. Rather than continue her career, she chose to continue her studies, though she did appear in several productions at the Dalton School. In 1985, she returned to the big screen in Heaven Help Us as Danni, a rebellious high school drop-out who runs a soda fountain. She appears in the movie At Close Range (1986) as Brad Jr's girlfriend Terry, a film based on the real life rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. which operated during the 1960s and 1970s. She later starred as the tomboyish drumming Watts in the teenage drama Some Kind of Wonderful (1987). As a result, she is loosely connected with the Brat Pack. That same year Francis Ford Coppola cast her in Gardens of Stone where she was able to act alongside her parents, who Coppola had hired to act as her on-screen parents for the film. In 1989, she starred as Lucy Moore, a teenage girl giving up her first baby to a wealthy couple, played by Glenn Close and James Woods in Immediate Family. For her work in the film she received a "Best Supporting Actress" award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.

Masterson continued acting in both films and television during the '90s. In 1991, she starred in Fried Green Tomatoes, a film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. The film was well received with film critic Roger Ebert applauding Masterson's work on the film. The following year she was invited to host Saturday Night Live. In 1993 she played opposite Johnny Depp in Benny & Joon as Joon, his mentally unstable love interest. The following year Masterson acted in Bad Girls, playing Anita Crown, a former prostitute, who joins with three other former prostitutes (played by Madeleine Stowe, Andie MacDowell and Drew Barrymore) in traveling the Old West. In 1996, Masterson acted alongside Christian Slater in the romantic drama Bed of Roses.

Although Masterson carried on her work in the film industry, by 2000 she had made a move towards television. In 2001, she produced her own television series Kate Brasher. The show received mediocre reviews and was canceled by CBS after six episodes. In 2004, Masterson starred in the Emmy and Peabody award winning HBO-biopic Something the Lord Made. By 2004, she began guest starring on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Dr. Rebecca Hendrix.

Masterson has also appeared on the stage, being nominated for a 2003 Tony Award as "Best Featured Actress in a Musical" in the Maury Yeston musical Nine: The Musical, directed by David Leveaux.

In 2001, she began her directing career with a segment called "The Other Side" in the television movie On the Edge.

However, Masterson made her big-screen directorial debut with the 2007 film The Cake Eaters. The film premiered at the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival as well as the Ashland Independent Film Festival where it received awards for "Best Picture." Of her move to directing, Masterson said in an interview: ""When I signed to do this, I wasn't scared but, yes, it was scary. I'm already 40, although we don't want to talk about that. In '92, I wrote my first screenplay, which I then was to direct, but I ended up taking an acting job because it takes forever to get a movie made."

Mary Stuart Masterson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical Gold Star
Mary Stuart Masterson, Nine
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Mary Stuart Masterson, Nine
 
Theatre World Awards - 2003 - Performance Gold Star
Mary Stuart Masterson, Nine
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Mary Stuart Masterson, Nine

Mary Stuart Masterson News

Ars Nova Announces 17 New Artist Residencies and Commissions Photo Ars Nova Announces 17 New Artist Residencies and Commissions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022

 Ars Nova has announced 17 new artists and groups selected in 2022 for residencies and commissions at Ars Nova. The Company’s dynamic slate of artist residencies and commissions supports outside-the-box thinking and encourages innovative, genre-bending work.

Multicom Releasing Linda G. Mills' 'The Rest Of Us' for National Mental Health Awaren Photo Multicom Releasing Linda G. Mills' 'The Rest Of Us' for National Mental Health Awareness Month
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2021

Multicom will release Linda G. Mills' narrative feature film THE REST OF US nationwide on May 6 to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month.

MY FAIR LADY, STAND BY ME, and More Return to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playho Photo MY FAIR LADY, STAND BY ME, and More Return to the Big Screen at The Ridgefield Playhouse in May and June
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2021

Bring the family to see these classics the way they were meant to be seen ‚Äď on the big screen!¬† In addition, these classics will each be accompanied by exclusive commentary from TCM hosts who will provide insight, background and more, making these events that movie lovers won't want to miss.

Kaatsbaan 2021 Spring Festival Presents Patti Smith, Tony Shanahan & Jackson Smith Photo Kaatsbaan 2021 Spring Festival Presents Patti Smith, Tony Shanahan & Jackson Smith
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 16, 2021

All events will follow current CDC and NYS guidelines regarding COVID-19, including mandatory masks, socially distanced seating, and timed arrivals.

Kaatsbaan 2021 Spring Festival Presents Dancers from Martha Graham Dance Company, Alv Photo Kaatsbaan 2021 Spring Festival Presents Dancers from Martha Graham Dance Company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and New York City Ballet
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2021

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park presents Martha Graham Dance Company, Dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and New York City Ballet as a part of the 2021 Kaatsbaan Spring Festival on May 29-30 at 6:30pm.

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Announces Spring Programming Photo Kaatsbaan Cultural Park Announces Spring Programming
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2021

Kaatsbaan Cultural Park has curated a dynamic program of leading artists from the worlds of dance, music, poetry, sculpture, and the culinary arts for its inaugural Spring Festival. Taking place during the last two weekends in May throughout Kaatsbaan's lush 153-acre campus in the Hudson Valley, the festival will feature 16 presentations on two outdoor stages.

TCM Big Screen Classics Series Begins Jan. 24 & 27 With THE MALTESE FALCON Photo TCM Big Screen Classics Series Begins Jan. 24 & 27 With THE MALTESE FALCON
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 15, 2021

Next year, film aficionados can enjoy a yearlong journey spanning nine decades of cinema history, through a dozen of some of the movie industry’s greatest titles, as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the seventh annual TCM Big Screen Classics series.

JOHN HUGHES 5-MOVIE COLLECTION Arrives on Blu-ray February 23rd Photo JOHN HUGHES 5-MOVIE COLLECTION Arrives on Blu-ray February 23rd
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 7, 2020

Five essential John Hughes classics arrive in one fantastic Blu-ray Collection on February 23, 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment. 

Reba McEntire Will Lead FRIED GREEN TOMATOES Series Photo Reba McEntire Will Lead FRIED GREEN TOMATOES Series
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 14, 2020

Reba McEntire will star in an NBC series adaptation of 'Fried Green Tomatoes.' 

Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from NINE with Antonio Banderas, Jane Krakowski and Mor Photo Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from NINE with Antonio Banderas, Jane Krakowski and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2020

Today we rewind to the first Broadway revival of Nine in 2003. The musical, which ran for 283 performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, starred Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Chita Rivera, Mary Beth Peil, Mary Stuart Masterson, and more. Nine focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice.

Mary Stuart Masterson Videos

Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from NINE with Antonio Banderas, Jane Krakowski and Mor Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: Watch Scenes from NINE with Antonio Banderas, Jane Krakowski and More!

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2020

Today we rewind to the first Broadway revival of Nine in 2003. The musical, which ran for 283 performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, starred Antonio Banderas, Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski, Chita Rivera, Mary Beth Peil, Mary Stuart Masterson, and more. Nine focuses on film director Guido Contini, who is dreading his imminent 40th birthday and facing a midlife crisis, which is blocking his creative impulses and entangling him in a web of romantic difficulties in early-1960s Venice.

VIDEO: First Look at Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and More in BENNY & JOON at Paper  Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and More in BENNY & JOON at Paper Mill Playhouse

by Alan Henry - Apr 26, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil. Benny & Joon began performances Thursday, April 4, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Benny & Joon is presented by special arrangement with Larry Hirschhorn. Opening Night is set for Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 7:00pm.

VIDEO: Watch Clips of Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and More in BENNY & JOON at Paper Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Clips of Bryce Pinkham, Hannah Elless, and More in BENNY & JOON at Paper Mill Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2019

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the East Coast premiere of Benny & Joon with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil. Benny & Joon began performances Thursday, April 4, 2019, and will continue through Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). Benny & Joon is presented by special arrangement with Larry Hirschhorn. Opening Night is set for Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 7:00pm.

VIDEO: Anne Hathaway Tells Kimmel About Her Theatre Roots at the Paper Mill Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: Anne Hathaway Tells Kimmel About Her Theatre Roots at the Paper Mill Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2019

On last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! Anne Hathway sat down with Kimmel to talk about her start as an actor. During the interview, Hathaway talks about her first headshot and she breaks into song! 

VIDEO: Time-Lapse Video of Paper Mill Playhouse Renovation Videoplay
VIDEO: Time-Lapse Video of Paper Mill Playhouse Renovation

by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is proud to announce that interior renovations to the historic theater are complete in time for the 80th anniversary season.  The interior of the theater was renovated over the summer of 2018, including replacement of all the theater's seating. Theater supporters are invited to contribute to the seat campaign by purchasing a name plaque as part of the theater's "Name a Seat" fundraiser. This lays the foundation for a greater capital campaign for the Millburn theater.

STAGE TUBE: The Music Video For NINE's Cinema Italiano
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 24, 2009

Kate Hudson sings Cinema Italiano from the film NINE. The big screen adaptation of Nine the Musical stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman.

STAGE TUBE: NINE Director Rob Marshall Appears On The Today Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 24, 2009

Rob Marshall, the director of Nine, stopped by the Today Show to chat a little bit about the film.

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of 'Nine' Guests On Larry King Live
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 22, 2009

The big screen adaptation of Nine the Musical stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Nicole Kidman. The all-star cast is directed by Rob Marshall, who also helmed critically-acclaimed 2002 musical Chicago - which garnered six Academy Awards, including a Best Supporting Actress nod for Catherine Zeta-Jones.

STAGE TUBE: Marion Cottilard Toasts Golden Globe Nomination on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2009

Marion Cottilard appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where she the late show host proposed a toast, accompanied by French Champagne, to celebrate her recent Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Actress: Comedy or Musical. In total, NINE received 5 nominations including Best Picture: Comedy or Musical, Best Performance by an Action (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Peneleope Cruz), Best Original Song for 'Cinema Italiano', as well as Cotillar's nod for Best Actress.

STAGE TUBE: Judi Dench Talks NINE with TODAY's Kathie Lee and Hoda
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2009

Dame Judi Dench stopped by the 'Today' show on Wednesday, December 16, to discuss NINE with Today's hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda.


Mary Stuart Masterson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Mary Stuart Masterson been in?
Mary Stuart Masterson has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Mary Stuart Masterson been in?
Mary Stuart Masterson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Mary Stuart Masterson been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Nine , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Nine Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Nine and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Nine .

What awards has Mary Stuart Masterson won?
Outstanding Featured Actress - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Nineand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Nine.