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Maria Elena Bello (born April 18, 1967) is an American actress and writer. She has appeared in the films Permanent Midnight
Permanent Midnight
(1998), Payback (1999), Coyote Ugly (2000), The Cooler
The Cooler
(2003), A History of Violence (2005), Thank You for Smoking (2006), The Jane Austen Book Club (2007) The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Prisoners (2013), and Lights Out (2016). Bello is known for her role as Dr. Anna Del Amico on the NBC medical drama ER (1997–1998). She starred as Lucy Robbins on the Fox series Touch alongside Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland
in 2013 and currently stars as Michelle McBride on the Amazon original series Goliath. In 2017, Bello joined the CBS
CBS
procedural NCIS as Special
Special
Agent Jacqueline 'Jack' Sloane, a series regular.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Humanitarian efforts 4 Personal life 5 Filmography 6 Awards and nominations 7 References 8 External links

Early life[edit] Bello was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Kathy, a school nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor.[1][2] Her father is Italian American, with roots in Montella, Italy,[3] and her mother is Polish American.[4] She grew up in a working-class Roman Catholic
Roman Catholic
family and graduated from Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania.[5][6] She majored in political science at Villanova University. Following graduation, Bello honed her acting skills in a number of New York theater productions.[7] Career[edit]

Bello at the Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles on March 5, 2010

Bello's early TV appearances include episodes of The Commish
The Commish
(1991), Due South
Due South
(1994), Nowhere Man (1995), Misery Loves Company (1995) and ER (1997–98). Her breakthrough came when she was cast as Mrs. Smith in the TV series spy show Mr. & Mrs. Smith, though the show was canceled after eight weeks. She then appeared in the final three episodes of the third season of ER as pediatrician Dr. Anna Del Amico
Anna Del Amico
and was a regular cast member during the medical drama's fourth season. Bello moved on to films, landing a role in Coyote Ugly (2000). She was nominated for the Golden Globe
Golden Globe
award twice: for Best Supporting Actress in The Cooler
The Cooler
(2003) and for Best Actress in A History of Violence (2005). She starred in The Jane Austen Book Club
The Jane Austen Book Club
(2007) as Jocelyn. In 2008, Bello starred in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor as Evelyn O'Connell.[8] In December 2008, Bello began developing a drama for HBO. Besides starring in the new series, Bello was planned to also serve as an executive producer.[9] She starred in the 2009 drama film The Yellow Handkerchief, which was released in theatres on February 26, 2010 by Samuel Goldwyn Films. In 2010 Bello guest starred in two episodes of Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit.[10] The following year, she starred in the TV series Prime Suspect, which was canceled after 13 episodes. Bello sits on the board of The CQ Matrix Company.[11] In 2014, she starred alongside Frank Grillo
Frank Grillo
in the James Wan-produced thriller Demonic.[12] Humanitarian efforts[edit] In the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti
Haiti
earthquake, Bello founded WE ADVANCE with Aleda Frishman, Alison Thompson and Barbara Guillaume. It is an organization that encourages Haitian women to collaborate in making healthcare a priority, and putting an end to domestic violence within their communities. Currently the organization is based in a health clinic and a community outreach center in Cité Soleil.[13] Bello is also a board member of Darfur Women Action Group (DWAG), a non-profit[clarification needed] NGO
NGO
that undertakes activism on behalf of genocide victims of the Darfur Conflict.[14] Personal life[edit] Bello has a son with former boyfriend Dan McDermott.[15] In November 2013, Bello wrote about having a same-sex relationship with her then-partner and then-friend, Clare Munn.[15][16] She published a book, Whatever...Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves (Dey Street Books, April 28, 2015). Filmography[edit]

Film

Year Title Role Notes

1998 Permanent Midnight Kitty

1999 Payback Rosie

2000 Coyote Ugly Lil Lovell

2000 Duets Suzi Loomis

2001 China: The Panda Adventure Ruth Harkness

2002 Auto Focus Patricia Olson / Patricia Crane / Sigrid Valdis

2003 Cooler, TheThe Cooler Natalie Belisario

2004 Silver City Nora Allardyce

2004 Secret Window Amy Rainey

2005 Assault on Precinct 13 Alex Sabian

2005 History of Violence, AA History of Violence Edie Stall

2005 Dark, TheThe Dark Adélle

2006 Thank You for Smoking Polly Bailey

2006 Sisters, TheThe Sisters Marcia Prior Glass

2006 Flicka Nell McLaughlin

2006 World Trade Center Donna McLoughlin

2007 Jane Austen Book Club, TheThe Jane Austen Book Club Jocelyn

2007 Towelhead Gail Monahan

2007 Butterfly on a Wheel Abby Randall aka Shattered

2008 Downloading Nancy Nancy Stockwell

2008 Yellow Handkerchief, TheThe Yellow Handkerchief May

2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Evelyn O'Connell Replacing Rachel Weisz

2009 Private Lives of Pippa Lee, TheThe Private Lives of Pippa Lee Suky

2010 Company Men, TheThe Company Men Sally Wilcox

2010 Grown Ups Sally Lamonsoff

2011 Beautiful Boy Kate Carroll

2011 Abduction Mara Harper

2011 Carjacked Lorraine

2013 Grown Ups 2 Sally Lamonsoff

2013 Prisoners Grace Dover

2013 Third Person Theresa

2014 Big Driver Tess Thorne

2015 McFarland, USA Cheryl White

2015 Demonic Dr. Elizabeth Klein

2015 Bravetown Martha

2016 The 5th Wave Sergeant Reznik

2016 The Confirmation Bonnie

2016 Lights Out Sophie

2016 The Late Bloomer Brenda Newmans

2016 Max Steel Molly McGrath

2016 Wait Till Helen Comes (A.K.A. Little Girl's Secret) Jean

2017 In Search of Fellini Claire

2017 Monumental Agent McFadden post-production

2018 Undying

post-production

2018 Every Day Lindsey

Television

Year Title Role Notes

1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Mrs. Smith 13 episodes

1997–1998 ER Dr. Anna Del Amico Season 4

2010 Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit Vivian Arliss 2 episodes

2011–2012 Prime Suspect Jane Timoney 13 episodes

2012–2013 Touch Lucy Robbins 13 episodes

2016 Goliath Michelle McBride 8 episodes

2017–present NCIS NCIS Special
Special
Agent Jacqueline "Jack" Sloane Season 15

2017 XQ Super School Live Herself 1 episode

2018 The Walking Dead TBA Season 8[17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result

1997 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

ER

Won

2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actress – Comedy/Romance

Coyote Ugly

Won

2003 Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

The Cooler

Nominated

National Society of Film Critics Award Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Online Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actress Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated

Satellite Award Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Won

2005 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Actress

A History of Violence

Nominated

Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Performance Won

Chicago Film Critics Association Award Best Supporting Actress Won

Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award Best Actress Motion Picture – Drama Nominated

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award Best Supporting Actress Won

London Film Critics Circle Awards Actress of the Year Nominated

New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Supporting Actress Won

Online Film Critics Society Award Best Supporting Actress Won

Satellite Award Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated

Village Voice Film Poll Award Best Supporting Performance Won

2006 RiverRun International Film Festival's Jury Prize Best Actress

The Sisters

Won

Dixie Film Festival Prize Outstanding Actress in a Film Nominated

2009 Independent Spirit Award Best Female Lead

Downloading Nancy

Nominated

2013 National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Award Best Cast

Prisoners

Won

References[edit]

^ " Maria Bello
Maria Bello
Biography (1967-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013.  ^ "Supporting, Encouraging and Challenging the WWME Community". eMatrimony. Retrieved December 2, 2013.  ^ "All'attrice Maria Bello
Maria Bello
l'Ischia Humanitarian Award / Actress Maria Bello: Ischia Humanitarian Award". Napoli.repubblica.it. Retrieved December 2, 2013. Il nonni paterni di Maria Bello, 45 anni, erano originari di Montella, in provincia di Avellino / The paternal grandparents of Maria Bello, 45, were from Montella, Avellino  (in Italian) ^ "Maria Bello, 'Getting Better and Better'". Washingtonpost.com. August 11, 2006. Retrieved December 2, 2013.  ^ "Maria Bello". Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved June 24, 2010.  ^ "Maria Bello". AskMen.com. Retrieved June 24, 2010.  ^ "Maria Bello", NYTimes.com ^ " Maria Bello
Maria Bello
Interview". futuremovies.co.uk. April 1, 2001.  ^ Schneider, Michael (December 21, 2008). " HBO
HBO
seals deal with Maria Bello". Variety. Retrieved December 30, 2008.  ^ "Exclusive: Maria Bello
Maria Bello
Signs On to SVU". TVGuide.com.  ^ "CQ". ClareMunn.com. Retrieved December 4, 2013. ... board members including founding board member Maria Bello...  ^ "International Demonic Trailer Begins Haunting - Dread Central". January 5, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2017.  ^ Bello, Maria. "How to ADVANCE Our Money in Haiti". The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 10, 2011.  ^ http://www.darfurwomenaction.org/about/board/maria-bello-darfur-women-action-group-board-member[permanent dead link] ^ a b Eggenberger, Nicole (December 2, 2013). " Maria Bello
Maria Bello
Shares 'Modern Family' Picture With Girlfriend Clare Munn and Ex-Boyfriend Dan McDermott After Coming Out as Gay". Us Weekly. Retrieved December 2, 2013.  ^ Bello, Maria (November 29, 2013). "Coming Out as a Modern Family - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. New York: NYTC. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 2, 2013.  ^ " Maria Bello
Maria Bello
Getting Role In The Walking Dead Season 8". The Walking Dead. Retrieved October 27, 2017. 

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Awards for Maria Bello

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New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress

Dyan Cannon
Dyan Cannon
(1969) Karen Black
Karen Black
(1970) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1971) Jeannie Berlin (1972) Valentina Cortese
Valentina Cortese
(1973) Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine
(1974) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1975) Talia Shire
Talia Shire
(1976) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1977) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1978) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1979) Mary Steenburgen
Mary Steenburgen
(1980) Mona Washbourne
Mona Washbourne
(1981) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1982) Linda Hunt
Linda Hunt
(1983) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1984) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(1985) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1986) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1987) Diane Venora (1988) Lena Olin
Lena Olin
(1989) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Jennifer Jason Leigh
(1990) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Gong Li
Gong Li
(1993) Dianne Wiest
Dianne Wiest
(1994) Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino
(1995) Courtney Love
Courtney Love
(1996) Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(1997) Lisa Kudrow
Lisa Kudrow
(1998) Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
(1999) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2000) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2001) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2002) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2003) Virginia Madsen
Virginia Madsen
(2004) Maria Bello
Maria Bello
(2005) Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Melissa Leo
Melissa Leo
(2010) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2011) Sally Field
Sally Field
(2012) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart
(2015) Michelle Williams (2016) Tiffany Haddish
Tiffany Haddish
(2017)

v t e

Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Musical or Comedy (1996–2005, retired)

Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
(1996) Joan Cusack
Joan Cusack
(1997) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1998) Catherine Keener
Catherine Keener
(1999) Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson
(2000) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2001) Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh
(2002) Patricia Clarkson
Patricia Clarkson
(2003) Regina King
Regina King
(2004) Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson
(2005)

Motion Picture Drama (1996–2005, retired)

Courtney Love
Courtney Love
(1996) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(1997) Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise
(1998) Chloë Sevigny
Chloë Sevigny
(1999) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
/ Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(2000) Jennifer Connelly
Jennifer Connelly
(2001) Edie Falco
Edie Falco
(2002) Maria Bello
Maria Bello
(2003) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2004) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2005)

Motion Picture (2006–present)

Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
(2006) Amy Ryan
Amy Ryan
(2007) Rosemarie DeWitt
Rosemarie DeWitt
(2008) Mo'Nique
Mo'Nique
(2009) Jacki Weaver
Jacki Weaver
(2010) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2011) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2012) June Squibb (2013) Patricia Arquette
Patricia Arquette
(2014) Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander
(2015) Naomie Harris
Naomie Harris
(2016) Lois Smith
Lois Smith
(2017)

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Screen Actors Guild Award
Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

1994: NYPD Blue, season 1/season 2

Clapp Franz Lawrence McDaniel O'Grady Smits Turturro

1995: ER, season 1/season 2

Clooney Edwards La Salle Margulies Reuben Stringfield Wyle

1996: ER, season 2/season 3

Clooney Edwards Innes La Salle Margulies Reuben Stringfield Wyle

1997: ER, season 3/season 4

Bello Clooney Edwards Innes Kingston La Salle Margulies Reuben Wyle

1998: ER, season 4/season 5

Clooney Edwards Innes Kingston La Salle Margulies Martin McCrane Reuben Wyle

1999: The Sopranos, season 1

Bracco Chianese Falco Gandolfini Iler Imperioli Marchand Pastore Sigler Sirico Van Zandt

Complete list (1994–1999) (2000–2009) (2010–present)

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