Mary Elizabeth was in the TV mini-series Mussolini: The Untold Story.
Mary Elizabeth was included on John Willis' Screen World list of "Promising New Actors of 1986".
In December 2004 Mary Elizabeth starred in "Grand Hotel" at the Donmar Warehouse in London, UK.
Mary Elizabeth had an uncredited role in the movie "The King of Comedy."
Mary Elizabeth is of Italian descent. Her parents are immigrants Frank A. and Mary D. (Pagone) Mastrantonio.
Mary Elizabeth had to becoming a certified diver for the role in "The Abyss".
Mary Elizabeth went to the University of Illinois.
Mary Elizabeth took over the role of Maid Marion in "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" from Robin Wright Penn when she backed out of it when she became pregnant.
In 2003 Mary Elizabeth as nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress (Musical) for the role of Aldonza/Dulcinea in "Man of La Mancha."
Mary Elizabeth suffer and mental and emotional breakdown during the grueling filming of "The Abyss".
Mary Elizabeth has the distinction of being the person with the longest name ever nominated for an Academy Award.
Mary Elizabeth trained as an opera singer.
Mary Elizabeth has been nominated for 2 Saturn Awards; in 1991 for Best Actress for "The Abyss" and in 1992 for Best Supporting Actress for "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves".
Mary Elizabeth married director Pat O'Connor in 1990. They have two children, Jack (b. 1992) and Declan (b. 1997).
Mary Elizabeth is 5'4" (1.63m) tall.
In 1987 Mary Elizabeth was nominated for an Oscar Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for "The Color of Money".
Her sister is a teacher in a catholic grade school in Arlington Heights, IL.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio: (about the filming of the movie The Abyss) I remember being hugely impressed by Jim Cameron when I met him. This man was completely focused and could describe and defend all of his ideas with clarity and enthusiasm. Before it was over I'd want to kill him at least a dozen times.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio: I'm dark and curly haired and I have an Italian surname and I've always known that it didn't help things. Especially as I'm not East Coast. I'm not that fashionable Soprano type of Italian from Brooklyn or New Jersey with the strong accent.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio: I've never been comfortable with very sexy roles, which is probably why I've been cast in films where I'm either saving the earth or destroying it.
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio: I'm not anti- fashion. My own tastes are eclectic - a fitted man's suit or a long skirt with boots - and I love beautiful style. But I'm worried that fashion has become the disposable bit of our culture that's dictating everything. The whole thing is being run by 16-year- olds.