Major Crimes Season 4. Mary McDonnell Loves Women Who Discover The Idea Of Power

Major Crimes Season 4. Mary McDonnell Loves Women Who Discover The Idea Of Power
Ignacio Zara
Major Crimes Season 4. Mary McDonnell Loves Women Who Discover The Idea Of Power

Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor in Major Crimes

Major Crimes Season 4. Major Crimes is an American television police procedural series starring Mary McDonnell. It is a successor spin-off of The Closer. On July 18, 2014, TNT renewed Major Crimes for a 18-episode fourth season, which premiered on June 8, 2015.

Today, ten things you should know about Mary McDonnell, who plays the brave role as Captain Sharon Raydor:

Mary McDonnell was born on April 28, 1952, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Ithaca, New York. Currently, she resides in Pacific Palisades, California.

Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor in Major Crimes Season 4

Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor in Major Crimes Season 4

She graduates from the State University of New York at Fredonia. Afterwards, she attended drama school and joined the East Coast’s prominent Long Wharf Theatre Company. She worked for over 20 years there.

“Actors are part of a certain percentage of people on this planet who have an emotional vocabulary as a primary experience. It’s as if their life is experienced emotionally and then that is translated intellectually or conceptually into the performance.” Mary McDonnell.

In 1990, Mary McDonnell made her film breakthrough playing the role as Stands With A Fist, the daughter of American settlers raised by Sioux Indians, in Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves.

Her other remarkable films include Grand Canyon (1991), Sneakers (1992), Passion Fish (1992), Independence Day (1996), 12 Angry Men(1997), Tiger Warsaw (1998) and Donnie Darko (2001).

She received Academy Awards nominations in 1991 (Dances with Wolves) and in 1993 (Passion Fish) among other awards.

On television, McDonnell had her first regular part in 1980 on the soap opera As the World Turns.

She starred in 1984 on the short-lived medical comedy E/R, alongside Elliott Gould and George Clooney.

She plays Dr. Virginia Dixon, a surgeon with Asperger syndrome for three episodes of Grey’s Anatomy in 2008 and 2009.

Mary McDonnell took part in a special session entitled Battlestar Galactica at the 2009 World Science Festival. The session also included Michael Hogan, and scientists Nick Bostrom and Kevin Warwick.

From 2009 to 2012, McDonnell had a recurring role in The Closer as Captain Sharon Raydor. After The Closer wrapped up its final season in the summer of 2012, McDonnell’s character is the lead in the spin-off, Major Crimes, which debuted August 13, 2012.

Don’t you love this actress? What do you think about Major Crimes Season 4? Tell us your opinion now!

“I love the idea of a woman being able to discover the idea of power this way, on such a scale. And I don’t know about that, what it means – well, I guess I’d better, or my part’s in trouble.” Mary McDonnell.

View Comments (3)
  • Sally

    Absolutely love Mary McDonnell since I first saw her in Dances With Wolves. She is a phenomenal actress and an equally wonderful, intelligent, kind person.

  • tinatomato

    She’s definitely my favorite. Loved her in BSG. President Roslin forever!

  • Phyllis Krafick

    Love this show and mary is excellent!

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