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Mary Stuart Masterson

Mary Stuart Masterson

Mary Stuart Masterson received critical acclaim for her starring role as the headstrong Idgie in Jon Avnet's Fried Green Tomatoes, opposite Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy and Mary-Louise Parker. Masterson's other film credits include Immediate Family, opposite Glenn Close and James Woods (for which she won a National Board of Review award), Funny About Love, with Gene Wilder and Christine Lahti, Some Kind of Wonderful and Francis Ford Coppola's Gardens of Stone. She also appeared in My Little Girl, Chances Are, Mr. North, At Close Range and Heaven Help Us. She made her motion picture debut at age seven in The Stepford Wives.

A member of the New York Actors Studio, Masterson has appeared in many off-Broadway plays including Roger Hadden's Been Taken at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Horton Foote's Lily Dale at the Samuel Beckett Theatre and Beth Henley's The Lucky Spot at the Manhattan Theatre Club. She most recently starred opposite Linda Hunt, Frances McDormand and Laura San Giacomo in Lanford Wilson's translation of Chekov's Three Sisters.

Her television appearances include Amazing Stories and the telefilm Love Lives On, opposite Sam Waterston and Christine Lahti.

Raised in New York City, Masterson is the daughter of writer/director Peter Masterson and actress Carlin Glynn. Masterson also starred opposite Johnny Depp and Aiden Quinn in Benny and Joon, for MGM and Martin Donovan's Mad at the Moon.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Mary Stuart Masterson Facts

BirthdayJune 28, 1966 (57)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Diggin to China
Fried Green Tomatoes
Some Kind of Wonderful
Something the Lord Made
Fried Green Tomatoes / Coal Miner's Daughter Double Feature
Benny and Joon
Coal Miner's Daughter / Smokey and the Bandit / The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas / Fried Green Tomatoes Four Feature Films
Benny & Joon
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