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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Mary Stuart Masterson started acting before the age of ten, when she appeared in The Stepford Wives (1975) in 1975 with her father. Afterwards, at the direction of her parents, Mary Stuart led a life outside of the limelight, attending school in New York. She appeared in a few productions at New York's Dalton School. At the age of 15, the young actress appeared on Broadway in Eva Le Gallienne's version of Alice In Wonderland. She played two parts, the Four of Hearts and the Small White Rabbit. She returned to films in 1985 with the role of Dani in Heaven Help Us (1985). For eight months afterwards, Mary Stuart attended New York University, where she studied anthropology.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kevin <>

Born in Los Angeles, Mary Stuart Masterson grew up in New York City. Her parents, Peter Masterson (dir.) and Carlin Glynn, (actress) are both known for their quality work in both theater and film.

Mary Stuart Masterson's film, TV and theater career, includes roles in At Close Range, Some Kind of Wonderful, Immediate Family [National Board of Review Award] Fried Green Tomatoes, Benny and Joon, and the Broadway musical, Nine [Tony Award nomination]. Mary Stuart directed, The Cake Eaters, starring Kristen Stewart, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007 and was released in 2009. It was awarded audience and jury prizes at numerous film festivals. She also produced, Tickling Leo, released in 2009.

After a hiatus to "produce" her family (4 small children), Mary Stuart launched Stockade Works a net zero co-working production and tech facility in Kingston, New York, attracting TV production, connecting local talent, and training diverse underemployed Hudson Valley residents in motion picture and new media production.

With her husband, Jeremy Davidson, she is co-founder of Storyhorse Documentary Theater: a collection of multi-media theater pieces based on transcribed interviews focusing on topical issues in the Hudson Valley.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Larissa

Family (4)

Spouse Jeremy Davidson (17 February 2007 - present)  (4 children)
Damon Santostefano (20 May 2000 - 2004)  (divorced)
George Carl Francisco (25 May 1990 - 1992)  (divorced)
Children Davidson, Wilder
Davidson, Clio
Parents Peter Masterson
Carlin Glynn
Relatives Alexandra Masterson (sibling)
Peter Masterson (sibling)

Trivia (16)

Sister of actress Alexandra Masterson and actor Peter Masterson.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1987" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 39.
Mary Stuart's first significant on-screen line in The Stepford Wives (1975) was "Daddy, I just saw a man carrying a naked lady."
Daughter of writer/director/actor Peter Masterson and actress Carlin Glynn.
She has received an Outer Critics' Circle Award nomination (2003) for Best Supporting Actress in the new revival of the Broadway musical "Nine".
Was nominated for Broadway's 2003 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for a revival of "Nine The Musical."
Gave an interview in the 1980s in which she admitted to being a serious basketball fan.
Theatre World Award winner for her performance in the 2003 production of the Broadway musical "Nine".
Sister-in-law of Jennifer Tost.
Has never done a nude scene nor has she ever posed nude or topless in her career.
She has received a Drama Desk Award nomination (2003) for Best Supporting Actress in the new revival of the Broadway musical "Nine".
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 43, a son named Phineas Davidson on October 11, 2009. Child's father is her third husband, Jeremy Davidson.
Gave birth to twins (her 2nd and 3rd children) at age 45, a son named Wilder Davidson & a daughter named Clio Davidson in August 2011. Children's father is her 3rd husband, Jeremy Davidson.
Gave birth to her 4th child at age 46, a son in October 2012. Child's father is her 3rd husband, Jeremy Davidson.
Born on the same date as John Cusack.
Learned to smoke at age 18 for her role as Danni in Heaven Help Us (1985). It took her over 20 years to quit the habit.

Personal Quotes (5)

I just always loved to sing, but I was always too chicken. I got a wonderful singing teacher in Los Angeles, and I would sneak into his studio and work on technique and sing songs and skulk out, and that was as far as I got. That was years ago, so I finally said to my agent, 'I think I need to try the singing thing.' And they're like, 'What? You can sing? You've been working how many years and you never told anybody this?' So I auditioned and somehow ended up here. I don't know how it happened.
"This is a move directly from my shower onto the stage, from singing in my shower to Broadway." - on her Musical debut (2003)
I love film sets, but I don't necessarily love being the center of attention. As a director, I get to have a much broader creative expression than as an actress. I'm not just blond and 5 ft. 4 in. - on why she stepped behind the camera
I learn a lot from acting, but it's not my natural way. I can't help but write; I do it all the time. It's a condition of being for me. I think I am a writer, but professionally I feel drawn to and suited for directing. As far as producing, I like to facilitate other people's good work. With acting I like to be in ensemble pieces.
[on how she got the role of Watts in "Some Kind of Wonderful"] I had just finished filming "At Close Range" and had dark red hair. I didn't have it professionally dyed from a dark color to a light color, so (when I did it) it almost all broke off. But when I auditioned, Howie( Howard Deutch) was like, "That's perfect!" (Laughs) Hence the blond and the shortness.

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