Maria Bello

Biography: Maria Bello was born on April 18, 1967, one of four children raised in Norristown, Pennsylvania, by a school nurse mother and a construction worker father. She went to Villanova University, where she majored in political science. She had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but she took an acting class during her senior year, just for fun.

She discovered she was very good at acting, and she was soon cast in small, off-Broadway plays, such as The Killer Inside Me, Small Town Gals With Big Problems, and Urban Planning. She later guest-starred on episodes of The Commish, Misery Loves Company, Simon, Nowhere Man, and Due South. She got her big break when producers Kenny Lenhart and John Sakmar cast her in the spy show Mr. and Mrs. Smith, as Mrs. Smith. Kenny and John had remembered her brilliant performance from a remake of 77 Sunset Strip that never got on its feet. Mr. And Mrs. Smith was abruptly canceled after 8 weeks on the air. Then came a guest role on ER as Dr. Anna
Maria Bello was born on April 18, 1967, one of four children raised in Norristown, Pennsylvania, by a school nurse mother and a construction worker father. She went to Villanova University, where she majored in political science. She had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but she took an acting class during her senior year, just for fun.

She discovered she was very good at acting, and she was soon cast in small, off-Broadway plays, such as The Killer Inside Me, Small Town Gals With Big Problems, and Urban Planning. She later guest-starred on episodes of The Commish, Misery Loves Company, Simon, Nowhere Man, and Due South.

She got her big break when producers Kenny Lenhart and John Sakmar cast her in the spy show Mr. and Mrs. Smith, as Mrs. Smith. Kenny and John had remembered her brilliant performance from a remake of 77 Sunset Strip that never got on its feet. Mr. And Mrs. Smith was abruptly canceled after 8 weeks on the air. Then came a guest role on ER as Dr. Anna Del Amico where Maria guest starred on the final three episodes of the third season, making such a good performance that the producers asked her back as a regular for the series.
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Maria Bello's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 81 A History of Violence
Lowest Metascore: 19 Downloading Nancy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 26
  2. Negative: 7 out of 26
26 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
66 Auto Focus Oct 18, 2002 Patricia Olson/Patrica Crane/Sigrid Valdis 8.5
46 Payback Feb 5, 1999 Rosie 8.5
74 Prisoners Sep 20, 2013 Cast / Grace Dover 8.3
71 Thank You for Smoking Mar 17, 2006 Polly Bailey 7.6
54 Assault on Precinct 13 Jan 19, 2005 Dr. Alex Sabian 7.4
19 Downloading Nancy Jun 5, 2009 Nancy 7.1
81 A History of Violence Sep 23, 2005 Edie Stall 7.0
62 Beautiful Boy Jun 3, 2011 Kate Carroll 6.9
69 The Cooler Nov 26, 2003 Natalie Belisario 6.8
60 McFarland USA Feb 20, 2015 Cheryl / Cheryl / Cheryl White 6.8
62 The Yellow Handkerchief Feb 26, 2010 May 6.7
49 The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Nov 27, 2009 Suky Sarkissian 6.6
57 Towelhead Sep 12, 2008 Gail Monahan 6.5
69 The Company Men Jan 21, 2011 Sally Wilcox 6.4
57 Flicka Oct 20, 2006 Nell McLaughlin 6.2
61 The Jane Austen Book Club Sep 21, 2007 Jocelyn 6.0
27 Coyote Ugly Aug 4, 2000 Lil 5.7
40 The Sisters Apr 14, 2006 Marcia Prior Glass 5.5
49 China: The Panda Adventure Sep 14, 2001 Ruth Harkness 5.5
46 Secret Window Mar 12, 2004 Amy Rainey 5.4
66 World Trade Center Aug 9, 2006 Donna McLoughlin 5.3
38 Third Person Jun 20, 2014 Theresa / Theresa 5.1
30 Grown Ups Jun 25, 2010 Sally Lamonsoff 4.9
25 Abduction Sep 23, 2011 Mara 4.5
31 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Aug 1, 2008 Evelyn O'Connell 4.4
19 Grown Ups 2 Jul 12, 2013 Sally Lamonsoff 3.1
tbd Demonic TBA Dr. Elizabeth Klein tbd
tbd Bravetown May 8, 2015 Cast tbd