Mary Beth Hurt Biography (1946?-)

Original name, Mary Beth Supinger; born September 26, 1946 (some sources cite1948), in Marshalltown, IA; daughter of Forrest Clayton and Delores Lenore (maiden name, Andre) Supinger; married William Hurt (an actor), 1971 (divorced, c. 1982); married Paul Schrader (a producer, director, actor, and screenwriter), August 6, 1983; children: (second marriage) Molly Johanna, Sam. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management New York, 40 West 57th St., New York, NY 10019.

Birth Details
September 26, 1946?
Marshalltown, Iowa, United States

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • New Girl in Town, Equity Library Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Celia, As You Like It, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Nurse and Uncle Remus, More Than You Deserve, New York ShakespeareFestival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1974
  • Marina, Pericles, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1974
  • Miss Prue, Love for Love, New Phoenix Theatre Company, Helen HayesTheatre, New York City, 1974
  • Frankie Adams, Member of the Wedding, New Phoenix Theatre Company,Helen Hayes Theatre, 1975
  • Rose Trelawney, Trelawney of the Wells, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1977
  • Susie, Boy Meets Girl, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1977
  • Caroline Mitford, Secret Service, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1977
  • The Cherry Orchard, New York Shakespeare Festival, Vivian BeaumontTheatre, 1977
  • Vi, Dusa, Fish, Stas, and Vi, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1978
  • All-Shakespeare Concert, Theatre at Alice Tully Hall, New York City, 1978
  • Estelle, Father's Day, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Lizzie, The Rainmaker, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1981
  • Meg McGrath, Crimes of the Heart, Manhattan Theatre Club, New YorkCity, 1981 then John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1982 later Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1983
  • Celimene, The Misanthrope, Circle in the Square Theatre, New YorkCity, 1983
  • Iskra, The Nest of the Woodgrouse, New York Shakespeare Festival,Public/Newman Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Sheila, Benefactors, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1985-1986
  • Nurse Walker/Lynette, The Day Room, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1987
  • Melissa Gardner, Love Letters, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Katherine Glass, The Secret Rapture, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, NewYork City, 1989
  • Emelia, Othello, Shakespeare in the Park, New York City, 1991
  • Dinah, One Shoe Off, Public/Anspacher Theatre, New York City, 1993
  • Julia, A Delicate Balance, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Saulina Webb/Sally Webster, Old Money, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre,New York City, 2000-2001
  • Appeared in Oblivion Postponed, New York Shakespeare Festival, off-Broadway production.
  • Film Appearances
  • (Film debut) Joey, Interiors, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1978
  • Laura Connolly, Head over Heels (also known as Chilly Scenes ofWinter), United Artists), 1979
  • Kasey Evans, A Change of Seasons, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1980
  • Helen Holm, The World According to Garp, Warner Bros., 1982
  • Joyce Richardson, D.A.R.Y.L., Paramount, 1985
  • Peg Tuccio, Compromising Positions, Paramount, 1985
  • Lily Laemle, Parents, Vestron, 1990
  • Ginger Booth, Slaves of New York, TriStar, 1990
  • Ellie Seldes, Defenseless, Seven Arts, 1992
  • Regina Beaufort, The Age of Innocence, Columbia, 1993
  • Teresa Aranow, Light Sleeper, Fine Line Features, 1993
  • Kitty, Six Degrees of Separation (also known as Johnny Zombie), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1993
  • Mrs. Dingle, My Boyfriend's Back, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Mother, Shimmer, 1993
  • Title role, From the Journals of Jean Seberg (documentary), 1995 Planet Pictures, 1996
  • Alkali, Iowa (short film), 1995
  • June Gudmanson, Boys Life 2, Strand Releasing, 1997
  • Lillian, Affliction, 1997 Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Nurse Constance, Bringing Out the Dead, Paramount, 1999
  • Dr. Sibley, Autumn in New York, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2000
  • Adelle, The Family Man, Universal, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Sheila Bradey, Tattinger's (also known as Nick and Hillary), NBC, 1988-1989
  • Gail (some sources cite Andy), Working It Out (also known as The Jane Curtin Show), NBC, 1990
  • Specials
  • Caroline Mitford, "Secret Service," American Playhouse, PBS, 1977
  • Jane Dent, The Five Forty Eight (also known as 3 by Cheever: The 5:48), PBS, 1979
  • Voice of Annie Ellis, The Wild West (documentary), syndicated, 1993
  • Also appeared in Theatre in America, PBS.
  • Episodic
  • Karen Foster, "A Shield for Murder: Parts 1 & 2," Kojak, 1976
  • Emily Dickinson, "I'm Nobody, Who Are You?" thirtysomething, 1990
  • Sela Dixon, "Deceit," Law & Order, NBC, 1996
  • Eleanor, "Someone to Watch over Me," The Beat, UPN, 2000
  • Other
  • Susan Mabry, Royce (pilot), CBS, 1976
  • Wendy Scott, Baby Girl Scott (movie), CBS, 1987

Further Reference


    • New York Times, November 2, 1989
    • New York Times Biographical Service, February 2, 1986, pp. 170-171

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