About Maria Bello

Maria Bello is a writer/actress/producer who is based in America. She is recognized for her role as Dr. Anna Del Amico in the 1997 medical drama “ER.” She has also made appearances as Lucy Robbins in “Touch” and Jacqueline Sloane in “NCIS.” She was also named as one of the finest actors who have not received an OSCAR yet, by The Guardian. In her career of over two decades, the fifty-three years old actress has made an appearance in almost fifty films and nine television shows.

Quick Infos 
Full NameMaria Elena Bello
Date of BirthApril 18, 1967
Birth PlaceNorristown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Parent(s)Kathy Bello and Joe Bello
OccupationActress, producer, writer
Partner(s)Dominique Crenn (engaged 2019)
Net WorthUS $12 million

Early Life

Maria Bello was born to Kathy and Joe Bello as Maria Elena Bello on 18th April 1967 in Norristown. Her mother, Kathy, was a nurse and teacher and her father, Joe, was a contractor. She belongs to a Roman Catholic Family.

Bello completed her high school studies from Archbishop John Carroll High School, located in Radnor. She then enrolled at Villanova University from where she graduated with a degree in political science. After her University, she acted in a number of theatre acts at New York theater productions in order to polish her acting skills.

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Career

In Television

Maria Bello made her television debut from the 1995 series “Nowhere Man” as Emily Noonan for an episode of the show. Her next television appearance was in the 1996 crime-drama “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” as Mrs. Smith. The show aired on CBS, and she was featured for all the thirteen episodes of the show.

She was featured in the 4th season of 1997 medical drama “ER” in the role of Dr. Anna Del Amico. Her performance in the series won her a Screen Actors Guild Award in 1997. She was then a part of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as Vivian Arliss for two episodes in 2010. She has also been featured in “Prime Suspect” in the role of Jane Timoney for thirteen episodes of the show.

In 2012, she was Lucy Robbins for “Touch” and was in the show for thirteen episodes. She made an appearance in “XQ Super School Live” for an episode in 2017. The same she was cast in the main role as Jacqueline Sloane in “NCIS.” She is still portraying the role in the show. She also played Michelle McBride in “Goliath” for eight episodes in 2016.

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In film

Maria Bello’s big-screen debut came from the 1992 film “Maintenance” as Eddie. She then made a brief appearance in “Morphosis” as the boss in 1994. She was inactive in films for almost four years until 1998 when she was featured in “Permanent Midnight” as Kitty. She was then part of the 1999 action film “Payback” as Rosie.

In 2000, she was featured as Lil Lovell in “Coyote Ugly. Even though the film received mixed critical reviews, it was a commercial success grossing over $113 million in the box-office. Bello’s performance in the movie won her a Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. The same year, she was also featured in “Duets” as Suzi Loomis.

From 2001 to 2005, she was part of several movies, including “China: The Panda Adventure” as Ruth Harkness, “100 Mile Rule” as Monica, and “Secret Window” as Amy Rainey. She played the supporting role of Natalie Belisario in the 2003 romantic drama “The Cooler.” She was nominated for five award functions and won Satellite Awards for her performance in the movie.

She played Edie Stall in the 2005 action-thriller “A History of Violence.” The film was successful in critical remarks and grossed double the budget in the box-office. Her performance was loved by everyone and was nominated for ten award functions out of which she won six of them.

She has also played Polly Bailey in “Thank You for Smoking,” Donna McLoughlin, in “World Trade Center” in 2006. She replaced Rachel Weisz for the role of Evelyn O’Connell in the 2008 action-adventure film “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.” The film was a hit in the box-office grossing over $400 million against a budget of $145 million.

In 2013, she played Grace Dover in the critically acclaimed thriller film “Prisoners.” “In Search of Fellini,” “Demonic,” “Bravetown,” “Big Driver,” and “The Confirmation are few of the other movies, she has been featured. She is also a part of the upcoming film “The Water Man.”

 

Awards

In Maria Bello’s career from 1992 till present, she has been nominated in over twenty-one award functions and has won eleven of them, including a Satellite Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Personal Life

Maria Bello was previously in a relationship with Dan McDermott and had a son with him. She was also in a relationship with Clare Munn. Currently, she is engaged to chef Dominique Crenn since 2019. They made their relationship public at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.

She has Italian/Polish ancestry. She published a book titled “Whatever…Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves” in 2015. She also co-founded the charitable organization WE ADVANCE after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. The organization works for Haitian women against domestic violence and works with them to make healthcare a major priority. She also works with Save the Children.

She also practices Muay Thai and is the godmother of Carrie-Anne Moss’s first son. At age 28, she had a bipolar disorder diagnosis.

Height and Weight

Maria Bello is five feet and five inches in height and weighs fifty-five kilograms.

Social Media

Maria Bello has over 72k followers in her official Twitter handle @maria_bello and over 140k followers in her official Instagram handle @officialmariabello.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Maria Bello has an estimated net worth of over $12 million.

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