Mary Stuart Masterson

actress, writer, director
Born: 6/28/1966
Birthplace: New York City

The daughter of actress Carlin Glynn and screenwriter, director, and actor Peter Masterson, Mary Stuart Masterson's first film role came in The Stepford Wives (1975), with her father. After that, she said, “I was more gung ho about my acting than my parents.” She gained the attention of teen audiences during the 1980s in tomboy roles, most notably opposite Eric Stoltz in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), but moved on to more grown-up fare as Idgie Threadgoode in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) and as the disturbed Joon in Benny & Joon (1993). Masterson released Grapefruit Moon (2000), a film she wrote and directed. She starred in a mid-season replacement television series, Kate Brasher (2001) and had a recurring role in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit in 2004–2005.

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