In 1998, Mare won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Lurleen Wallace on George Wallace.
Mare's oldest son, Riley, committed suicide on August 14, 2005.
Mare was nominated for an Academy Award as a Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie, Georgia in 1995. She was also nominated for a SAG Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role" for the same movie.
During summer vacations, Mare studied drama at CSUN's Teenage Drama Workshop.
Mare attended Patrick Henry Junior High School.
Mare's favorite subject in school was drama.
Mare is a member of two synagogues called Temple Beth Am and Temple Knesset Israel.
Mare had to learn American Sign Language for her role in the TV movie, Love is Never Silent in 1985.
Mare married William Maple in 1983.
Mare is a folk singer and songwriter.
Mare has four children named Riley, Paddy, Jack, and Calla Louise.
Even though Mare is Irish Catholic, she follows the Judaism religion.
In 1980, Mare won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special playing Marlene Burkhardt on Amber Waves.
Mare made her TV debut on The Gong Show when she was 16 years old.
Mare attended Andasol Avenue Elementary School in Northridge, California.
Mare graduated from Chatsworth High School.
Mare was married to A Martinez in 1981 and divorced that same year.
Mare was raised in Northridge, California.