, a native New Yorker, made an auspicious feature film debut in Martin Scorsese
in the role of Ray Liotta
's junkie mistress. She went on to work with such noted directors as Oliver Stone
in The Doors
, Jodie Foster
in Foster's directorial debut Little Man Tate
, Cameron Crowe
, Barry Levinson
, Woody Allen
in Bullets Over Broadway
, Joel Schumacher
in Batman Forever
, and Michael Mann
in the award-winning The Insider
. Mazar has also worked with Spike Lee
in three of the director's films: Jungle Fever
, Malcolm X
and Girl 6
In addition, Mazar has co-starred in several independent features, including Nick Cassavette's She's So Lovely and Steve Buscemi's directorial debut Trees Lounge.
On television, Mazar starred in the series Civil Wars, playing legal secretary Denise Ianello. Though Civil Wars ended, Mazar's character was picked up on the long-running series L.A. Law. Mazar also developed and starred in the series Temporarily Yours and more recently starred on the series That's Life. She has also been seen in several longform projects, including Oprah Winfrey Presents David and Lisa and Witness to the Mob.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.
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