Mary McDonnell is an American actress who gained huge popularity with a breakout role in Dances with Wolves and Passion Fish. Her marvelous performance in the projects also brought her twice Academy Award nominations.

McDonnell is also notable for her work in projects like Battlestar Galactica, Independence Day, and more. She appeared in TV shows such as The Closer and Major Crimes.

Along with a distinguished career in the entertainment business, the actress also earned good net worth.

How Much Is Mary McDonnell Net Worth? 

As per estimation made by Celebrity Net Worth, Mary McDonnell owns a $18 million net worth. Her numerous iconic film and TV roles play a major role in collecting such a hefty fortune.

Income Sources And Salary Details

Mary McDonnell played the role of Captain Sharon Raydor in the smash-hit TV series Major Crimes (2012-17). She was paid $125,000 per episode from the project.

American actress Mary McDonnell
American actress Mary McDonnell

Source: The Buffalo News

McDonnell has also deserved credit for her roles in many other TV projects like Battlestar Galactica (2004-09) and The Closer (2009-12).

Besides, Mary landed several highly acclaimed roles in movies. Some box office hit projects are listed below,

Movie Budget – Box Office Cast Member
Margin Call (2011) $3.5 million – $19.5 million Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, and Demi Moore
Dances with Wolves (1990) $22 million – $424.2 million Graham Greene and Rodney Grant
Sneakers (1992) $35 million – $105.2 million Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, and Sidney Poitier
Independence Day (1996) $75 million – $817.4 million Will Smith and Bill Pullman

Sold Her Pacific Palisades Home For $2 Million

In 2010, Mary McDonnell along with her husband Randle Mell sold their Pacific Palisades mansion for $2 million.

Built in-1936 the traditional house has three bedrooms and four bathrooms. The 2,557 square feet home also includes living and dining rooms with plantation shutters, an office/library, a family room, and a pantry off the kitchen. It has a swimming pool too.

Furthermore, the actress also listed another Pacific Palisades property for sale at $3.4 million. The late-1950’s ocean-view home boasts four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

Mary McDonnell's former house in Pacific Palisades
Mary McDonnell’s former house in Pacific Palisades

Source: American Luxury 

The 2,635 square feet property also includes an open-plan living and dining space with a minimalist fireplace and several guest rooms. As per sources, the actress bought the mansion back in 2015 for $2.8 million.

Early Life

Mary McDonnell was born on 28th April 1952, in Wikes-Barre, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of John “Jack” McDonnell, a computer consultant and Eileen McDonnell.

Mary grew up along with five siblings including Jane, Sally, Judith, Jackie, and John. She attended the State University of New York at Fredonia. Following her graduation, she went on to join the distinguished Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut and spent almost two decades working with the company.

Relationship Status?

Mary McDonnell tied the knot with her husband actor Randle Mell on 29th Sept 1984. The couple has two children named Michael Mell and Olivia Mell.