MARY STUART MASTERSON Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Mary Stuart Masterson                                                           
Born: 28 June 1966 New York, New York, USA                                           
Mary Stuart Masterson (born June 28, 1966) is an American actress best known for     
her roles in such films as Some Kind of Wonderful, Fried Green Tomatoes, Benny &     
Joon and Bed of Roses.                                                               
Masterson was born to writer/director Peter Masterson and actress Carlin Glynn.       
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 1975 movie The Stepford       
Wives at the age of eight. She has starred in such movies as Fried Green             
Tomatoes, Bed of Roses, Benny & Joon, Radioland Murders, Some Kind of Wonderful       
and Bad Girls.                                                                       
More recently, she appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Dr. Rebecca       
Masterson has also appeared on the stage, being nominated for a 2003 Tony Awards     
as Best Featured Actress in a Musical in the Maury Yeston musical Nine: The           
Musical, directed by David Leveaux.                                                   
Masterson made her big-screen directorial debut with the 2006 film The Cake