Maria Bello

as Ruth Harkness in the movie China: The Panda Adventure

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Real name is Maria Elaina Bello
Was born at 18 April 1967 (now is 51 years old) in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

Maria Bello was born on 18 April, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, toKathy, a nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor. She is ofItalian and Polish descent. Maria went to Villanova University,majoring in political science. She had every intention of becoming alawyer, but she took an acting class during her senior year, just forfun.

She discovered she was very good at it, and she was soon cast insmall off-Broadway plays, such as "The Killer Inside Me", "Small TownGals With Big Problems" and "Urban Planning". She later guest-starredon episodes of "The Commish" (1991) , "Nowhere Man" (1995) , "Misery Loves Company" (1995) and "Due South" (1994) . She got her big break when producers'Kenny Lenhart' and 'John J. Sakmar' cast her in the spy show "Mr. & Mrs.

Smith" (1996) as "Mrs. Smith" (they remembered herfrom her performance in a failed pilot that was a remake of the classicTV series "77 Sunset Strip" (1958) ). The show was canceled aftereight weeks on the air. Then came a spot on "ER" (1994) as "Dr. Anna Del Amico", in which she guest-starred on the final three episodesof the third season.

The show's producers were so impressed with herthat they asked her back as a regular on the series. .

There is some small facts about Maria Bello:
  • Practices Muay Thai (lethal) kickboxing.
  • Comes from a Polish and Italian Family.
  • (5 March 2001) Maria and her TV exec boyfriend, 'Dan McDermott (II)' , welcomed their first child, Jackson Blue McDermott.
  • Was a bridesmaid at 'Andrea Bendewald' 's wedding, the same one in which 'Jennifer Aniston' was the matron of honor.
  • Became good friends with 'Mariska Hargitay' when Hargitay had a recurring role as Cynthia Hooper on "ER" (1994) from 1997-1998.
  • Best friends with 'Carrie-Anne Moss' . Maria is the godmother of Carrie-Anne's first son, and Carrie-Anne is the godmother of Maria's son Jack.
  • Was a varsity cheerleader in school at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Suburban Philadelphia.
  • Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
  • Father, Joe, was a contractor and mother, Kathy, was a teacher and school nurse.
  • Works with "Save the Children", nurturing kids in need.
  • Her mother, who is a cancer survivor, was in New York City with Maria on Sept. 11, 2001 during the attacks on the World Trade Center. Since her mother was a nurse, she volunteered to help the victims.
  • Has two brothers, Joseph and Christopher, and one sister, Lisa.
  • Has 2 dogs.
  • Flirted with a waiter at a family birthday party. The waiter became her fiance [July 26, 2008].
  • Had always wanted to be an action heroine, but gave up her dream two weeks before she turned 40, because she thought there would be no action roles for a lady her age. However, 'Rob Cohen (I)' called her up on her birthday and offered her the role in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) .
  • Her greatest memory from the set of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) was being in the desert playing football with 15 stunt men dressed as mummies.
  • (2006) Lives in Venice, California with her son, Jackson Blue, 5. Jackson's father, 'Dan McDermott (II)' , lives a few blocks away.
  • (December 2013) Revealed in a self-penned essay in The New York Times that she suffered from a life-threatening illness in the summer of 2012.
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There is the list of movies, where Maria Bello was taked part:
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1 China: The Panda Adventure movie China: The Panda Adventure 2001 as Ruth Harkness
2 Half the Sky: A One Night Event movie Half the Sky: A One Night Event 2010 as Herself
3 Secret Window: A Look Through It movie Secret Window: A Look Through It 2004 as Herself
4 Secret Window: From Book to Film movie Secret Window: From Book to Film 2004 as Herself
5 The 10th Annual Critics Choice Awards movie The 10th Annual Critics Choice Awards 2005 as Herself - Presenter
6 The 12th Annual Critics Choice Awards movie The 12th Annual Critics Choice Awards 2007 as Herself - Presenter
7 The Making of World Trade Center movie The Making of World Trade Center 2006 as Herself
8 Join or Die with Craig Ferguson movie Join or Die with Craig Ferguson 2016 as Herself - Special Guest
9 Last Call with Carson Daly movie Last Call with Carson Daly 2002 as Herself - Guest
10 On-Air with Ryan Seacrest movie On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 as Herself - Guest
11 The Rosie ODonnell Show movie The Rosie ODonnell Show 1996 as Herself - Guest
12 100 Mile Rule movie 100 Mile Rule 2002 as Monica
13 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards movie 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 as Herself
14 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards movie 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000 as Herself
15 2003 Radio Music Awards movie 2003 Radio Music Awards 2003 as Herself
16 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards movie 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards 2010 as Herself
17 4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards movie 4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 as Herself
18 A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation movie A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation 2011 as Herself
19 A History of Violence movie A History of Violence 2005 as Edie Stall
20 Abduction: The Initiation of an Action Hero movie Abduction: The Initiation of an Action Hero 2012 as Herself
21 Acts of Violence movie Acts of Violence 2006 as Herself
22 Assault on Precinct 13 movie Assault on Precinct 13 2005 as Dr. Alex Sabian
23 Auto Focus movie Auto Focus 2002 as Patricia Olson/Patrica Crane/Sigrid Valdis
24 Beautiful Boy movie Beautiful Boy 2010 as Kate
25 Big Driver movie Big Driver 2014 as Tess Thorne
26 Butterfly on a Wheel movie Butterfly on a Wheel 2007 as Abby Randall
27 Carjacked movie Carjacked 2011 as Lorraine Burton
28 Coyote Ugly movie Coyote Ugly 2000 as Lil
29 Demonic movie Demonic 2015 as Dr. Elizabeth Klein
30 Downloading Nancy movie Downloading Nancy 2008 as Nancy Stockwell
31 Duets movie Duets 2000 as Suzi Loomis
32 Flicka movie Flicka 2006 as Nell McLaughlin
33 Flicka: Turning a Beloved Novel Into Film movie Flicka: Turning a Beloved Novel Into Film 2006 as Herself
34 Grown Ups movie Grown Ups 2010 as Sally Lamonsoff
35 Grown Ups 2 movie Grown Ups 2 2013 as Sally Lamonsoff
36 In Search of Fellini movie In Search of Fellini 2016 as Claire
37 Late Bloomer movie Late Bloomer 2016 as Brenda Newmans
38 Maintenance movie Maintenance 1992 as Eddie
39 Max Steel movie Max Steel 2016 as Molly McGrath
40 McFarland, USA movie McFarland, USA 2015 as Cheryl White
There is the list of some articles of Maria Bello:
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 27 October 2006, Vol. 1, Iss. 904, pg. 21-22, by: Joshua Rich, ""Spotlight""
  • "The Washington Post" (USA), 11 August 2006, Vol. 129, Iss. 249, pg. 31 in Weekend section, by: Ellen McCarthy, "Maria Bello, 'Getting Better and Better'"
  • "Parade" (USA), 30 July 2006, pg. 14, by: James Brady, "In Step With: Maria Bello"
  • "Look" (USA), December 2005, pg. 64-69, by: Svetkey, Benjamin, ""Maria Bello Wants To Show You Something""
  • "Premiere" (USA), September 2005, Vol. 19, Iss. 1, pg. 40, by: Matloff, Jason, ""Scene Stealer""
  • "The Book LA" (USA), January 2005, Vol. 2005v.1, pg. 38-41, by: Elliot V. Kotek, "Maria Bello"
  • "Entertainment Weekly" (USA), 12 December 2003, Vol. 1, Iss. 741, pg. 21, by: Alice M. Lee, "The 5-Year Plan"
  • "Us" (USA), October 1997, by: Josh Rottenberg, "Hot Doc: Maria Bello"
There is the list of some printed articles of Maria Elaina Bello:
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), 2012, Iss. 11, pg. 94, by: n/a, "Full Frontals : Maria Bello"
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), October 2011, Iss. 8, pg. 28, "Fall 2011 Boob Tubers: Maria Bello"
  • "Hustler" (USA), January 2009, Vol. 35, Iss. 8, pg. 102-103, by: n/a, "Movie Mammaries; Maria Bello Naked! Hello!"
  • "Playboy" (USA), December 2006, Vol. 53, Iss. 12, pg. 96, by: Stephen Rebello, "Sex in Cinema 2006"
  • "Playboy" (USA), August 2006, Vol. 53, Iss. 8, pg. 28, by: staff, "Tease Frame: Maria Bello"
  • "The Book LA" (USA), January 2005, Vol. 2005v.1, pg. 38-41, by: Elliot V. Kotek, "Maria Bello"
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), January 2004, Vol. 28, Iss. 125, pg. 18-19, "Now showing"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 2004, Iss. 36, pg. 58-61, by: staff, "The 25 Sexiest Women of 2005 - #10: Maria Bello"
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), June 2003, Vol. 25, Iss. 117, pg. 18, "Now showing : Maria Bello"
  • "High Society" (USA), December 2001, Vol. 26, Iss. 12, pg. 22, by: staff, "2001 Cinema Sex Awards: Maria Bello, "Duets""
  • "Vox" (Hungary), November 2000, Vol. 4, Iss. 11 (43), pg. 79, "A Sakáltanya sztárjai"
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), November 2000, Vol. 22, Iss. 90, pg. 42, by: staff, "Letters From Abroad: Coyote Lovely"
  • "Movieline" (USA), July 2000, Vol. XI, Iss. 10, pg. 74-79, by: Alberto Tolot, "Molto Bello"
  • "In Style" (USA), April 2000, Vol. 7, Iss. 4, pg. 354-356+568+360, by: Samantha Dunn, "On The Bright Side"
  • "Celebrity Skin" (USA), March 2000, Vol. 22, Iss. 84, pg. 19, by: staff, "At Your Request: She's No Angel"
  • "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1999, Vol. 12, Iss. 9, pg. 54-55, by: staff, "Smooth OpERators: Anna Del Amico"
The image of Maria Elaina Bello was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "Total Film" (Hungary), October 2000, Iss. 18
  • "Maxim" (USA), August 2000, Vol. 4, Iss. 8
There is the list of some quotes of Maria Bello:
  • I don't think you understand what levels or what fears until you have a child of your own. I mean, I've never loved someone so much and I've never been so afraid in my life. And the truth is I would kill someone, whoever tried to hurt him. I would. I have no doubt about it.
  • I think I take a film because I'm in the process of discovering something about myself.
  • So many actors say you have to find something you like in each character. I've never bought that. I think there are people in the world who are plain mean. Not many, but some.
  • Maybe, in the end, a modern family is just a more honest family.
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