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Maria Bello

For her performance in Wayne Kramer's The Cooler, Maria Bello earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

She has recently completed starring roles in three movies: David Cronenberg's A History of Violence (opposite Viggo Mortensen); Arthur Allan Seidelman's The Sisters (based on Chekov's Three Sisters); and John Fawcett's The Dark.

Ms. Bello's previous film credits include John Sayles' Silver City, David Koepp's Secret Window, Paul Schrader's Auto Focus, Brent Huff's 100-Mile Rule, the IMAX short feature China: The Panda Adventure (directed by Scott Firestone and Robert M. Young), Bruce Paltrow's Duets, David McNally's Coyote Ugly, Brian Helgeland's Payback, and David Veloz' Permanent Midnight.

She also starred on the top-rated NBC series ER, for which she shared a Screen Actors Guild Award with the rest of the show's regular cast.

Ms. Bello has also performed extensively in stage projects. These include The Killer Inside Me, Smart Town Gals (at the Currican Theater), Big Problems (at the Theatre for New City, Urban Planning (at the Theatre del Barrio), A Lie of the Mind (at Columbia

University), His Pillow and Out of Gas on Lover's Leap (at T. Schreiber Studios), Big Talk (at the Double Image Theatre), and Talked Away at the West End Gate.

She is co-founder of the Dream Yard Drama Project for Kids, a not-for-profit arts and education program for children in Harlem. In conjunction with this program, she has toured and studied in Africa and Asia. She also is active in the charity Save the Children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Maria Bello Facts

Birth NameMaria Elana Bello
BirthdayApril 18, 1967 (56)
BirthplaceNorristown, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5' 5" (1m65)  How tall is Maria Bello compared to you?

Selected Filmography

A History of Violence
Of Mice and Men
The Dark
The 5th Wave
Lights Out
Max Steel
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Secret Window
Grown Ups
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