Mary Mara died at age 61. She drowned in a river in New York City.
Mary Mara was in a lot of hit TV shows and movies over the course of her career. Her body has been found in New York.
Mary Mara, an experienced actress who was in TV shows like Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and Ray Donovan, died over the weekend after drowning in the St. Lawrence River.
She turned 61.
At 8 a.m. on Sunday, there was a call about a person who might be drowning. The New York Post got a report from the New York State Police that said they found her body when they got to Cape Vincent.
Police said that Mara was with her sister and swimming in the water while she was there. TMZ said that she jumped in to work out.
The state police say that there were no signs of foul play on her body, which has been taken to the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.
In a statement to Variety, her manager, Craig Dorfman, said, “Mary was one of the best actresses I’ve ever met.” “I still remember seeing her in the off-Broadway play Mad Forest in 1992. She was exciting, funny, and very unique. They all liked her. We’ll miss her.”
Mara was born in Syracuse, but she moved to Cape Vincent and lived there. She went to Corcoran High School and then to San Francisco State University and Yale. At Yale’s School of Drama, she got a master’s degree in fine arts, which gave her the skills she used in her more than 30-year career.
Mara went on to act in more than 20 movies and 40 TV shows, including The West Wing, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, ER, Nash Bridges, The Practice, Star Trek: Enterprise, Lost, and Shameless, among others. She was also in the movies Mr. Saturday Night, with Billy Crystal, and Love Potion No. 9, with Sandra Bullock.
According to her IMDb page, the last movie she worked on was Break Even in 2020.
Mara also acted with Michelle Pfeiffer and Jeff Goldblum in a production of The Bard’s Twelfth Night at Shakespeare in the Park in 1989. She then made a number of appearances in the 1990s for New York City’s well-known Manhattan Theatre Club.