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Mary Mara

Mary Mara (born 21 September 1960) - died 26 June 2022) was an American TV and film actress.

In 2009, she played Valerie Hodges, one of Harry Morgan's confidential informants, on Showtime's DEXTER.


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Her film credits include roles in Blue Steel (1989 Film Debut); The Preppie Murder (1989); The Hard Way (1991); True Colors (1991); Out of the Rain (1991); Mr. Saturday Night (1992); Love Potion No. 9 (1992); Just Looking (1995); Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995); Bound (1996); What Kind of Mother Are You? (1996); A Civil Action (1998); Switched at Birth (1999); Stranger Inside (2001); Lloyd (2001); K-PAX (2001); Dish: Gossip in Hollywood (2002); Saint Sinner (2002); Undoing (2005); Gridiron Gang (2006); and Prom Night (2008).

TV Movies

Her TV films include In the Blink of an Eye (1996).


Her TV credits include appearances on Law & Order; NYPD Blue; ER; Nash Bridges; Dellaventura; Spicy City; The Visitor; Ally McBeal; Farscape; Profiler; G vs E; Rude Awakening; The Practice; Gideon's Crossing; Becker; Judging Amy; The West Wing; Third Watch; Boston Public; Philly; Crossing Jordan; The Handler; The Guardian; Star Trek: Enterprise; North Shore; Without a Trace; 7th Heaven; Joan of Arcadia; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; Monk; Nip/Tuck; Bones; Lost; Lie to Me; Saving Grace; Ray Donovan; Shameless; Criminal Minds; and General Hospital.


She has performed on stage in Kindertransport, Dream of a Common Language, and Mad Forest for the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York, as well as in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of Twelfth Night. She also appeared in a Yale Repertory production of Ivanov.

Personal Life[]

Mara is a native of Syracuse, N.Y. She splits her time between homes in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

She died from drowning in the St. Lawrence River.


  • While attending San Francisco State University, she established the theater company HART (Haight Ashbury Repertory Theatre). She later transferred to the Yale School of Drama from which she was graduated with a master's degree in Fine Arts.