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.
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Maria Bello Facts
|Birth Name||Maria Elana Bello|
|Birthday||April 18, 1967 (51)|
|Birthplace||Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Height||5' 5" (1m65) How tall is Maria Bello compared to you?|
|A History of Violence|
|Of Mice and Men|
|The 5th Wave|
|The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor|