Mary Beth Hurt
|Intro||American stage and film actress|
|Is||Actor Film actor Television actor Stage actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Film, Television, Stage and Radio|
|Birth||26 September 1946, Marshalltown, USA|
Mary Beth Hurt (born September 26, 1946) is an American actress of stage and screen. She is a three-time Tony Award-nominated actress. Notable films in which Hurt has appeared include Interiors (1978), The World According to Garp (1982), The Age of Innocence (1993), and Six Degrees of Separation (1993). She has also collaborated with her husband, filmmaker Paul Schrader, in such films as Light Sleeper (1992) and Affliction (1997).
Hurt was born Mary Beth Supinger in 1946 in Marshalltown, Iowa, the daughter of Delores Lenore (née Andre) and Forrest Clayton Supinger. Her childhood babysitter was actress Jean Seberg, also a Marshalltown native. Hurt studied drama at the University of Iowa and at New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts.
Hurt made her New York stage debut in 1974. She was nominated for three Tony Awards for her Broadway performances in Trelawny of the Wells, Crimes of the Heart (for which she won an Obie), and Benefactors. Hurt made her film debut in Woody Allen's dramatic film Interiors as Joey, the second of three sisters dealing with the emotional fallout of a family's disintegration and their mother's descent into mental illness. Other film roles include Laura in Chilly Scenes of Winter; Helen Holm Garp in The World According to Garp; and Regina Beaufort in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence. Hurt also played Jean Seberg, in voiceover, in Mark Rappaport's 1995 documentary From the Journals of Jean Seberg. Hurt was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance in 2006 movie The Dead Girl. For her role in Crimes of the Heart (1981) she was nominated for a BAFTA Drama Desk Award and earned an Obie Award .
Hurt was married to actor William Hurt from 1971 to 1981. She married writer/film director Paul Schrader in 1983. They have a daughter and a son. She is close friends with fellow actor Glenn Close, who understudied her in the play Love for Love.
|1974||More Than You Deserve||Uncle Remus|
|1974||Love for Love||Miss Prue|
|1974||The Rules of the Game||Clara||Understudy|
|1975||Trelawny of the 'Wells'||Rose Trelawny|
|1975||The Member of the Wedding||Frankie Addams|
|1976||Boy Meets Girl||Susie|
|1976||Secret Service||Caroline Mitford|
|1977||The Cherry Orchard||Anya|
|1981||Crimes of the Heart||Meg MaGrath|
|1984||The Nest of the Wood Grouse||Iskra|
|1989||The Secret Rapture||Katherine Glass|
|1993||One Shoe Off||Dinah|
|1996||A Delicate Balance||Julia|
|2000||Old Money||Saulina Webb / Sally Webster|
|2008||Top Girls||Louise / Waitress|
|2011||The House of Blue Leaves||Head Nun|