Maria Bello

Maria Bello

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1967-04-18 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA

55 Movies · 15 TV shows

Also Known As: Maria Elaina Bello · Maria Elena Bello · Μαρία Μπέλο

Biography

Maria Elena Bello (born April 18, 1967) is an American actress and writer. Her film roles include Permanent Midnight (1998), Payback (1999), Coyote Ugly (2000), The Cooler (2003), A History of Violence (2005), The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008), Grown Ups (2010), Prisoners (2013), and Lights Out (2016). On television, Bello appeared as Dr. Anna Del Amico on the medical drama ER (1997–1998), with other starring roles including as Lucy Robbins on the series Touch in 2013, as Michelle McBride on the first season of the series Goliath in 2016, and since 2017 as Special Agent Jacqueline "Jack" Sloane on the series NCIS.The Guardian named her one of the best actors never to have received an Academy Award nomination.

Personal Life

Bello has a son with her former boyfriend Dan McDermott. In November 2013, she wrote about having a same-sex relationship with her then-partner, Clare Munn. She published a book, Whatever...Love Is Love: Questioning the Labels We Give Ourselves (Dey Street Books, April 28, 2015).In February 2020, while attending the 92nd Academy Awards in their first public appearance as a couple, Bello announced she and chef Dominique Crenn had gotten engaged on December 29, 2019 while vacationing in Paris, France.

Early Life

Bello was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Kathy, a school nurse and teacher, and Joe Bello, a contractor. Her father is Italian American, with roots in Montella, Italy, and her mother is Polish American. She grew up in a working-class Roman Catholic family and graduated from Archbishop John Carroll High School in Radnor, Pennsylvania. She majored in political science at Villanova University. Following graduation, Bello honed her acting skills in a number of New York theater productions.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
The Water Man

The Water Man

8
2021
Gunner and his mother share a special bond. She supports his daydreaming and artistic pursuits, while his frequently-on-the-road father, Amos, with whom Gunner shares a strained relationship, has othe...

2018.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
Exit

Exit

2018
Better Start Running

Better Start Running

2018
An eclectic band of misfits becomes an unlikely family as they take a wild journey in the name of love while on the run from an overzealous FBI duo who want them dead or alive - preferably dead.
Every Day

Every Day

5.9
2018
A spirit named "A" lives in a different body every day and Rhiannon fell in love with it. Rhiannon and A don't know what the next day will bring as they try to find each other.
TV
Explained

Explained

6.67
2018
Politics, science, and pop culture are some of the current trends explained in the documentary series.
Giant Little Ones

Giant Little Ones

2018
Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident happens on the night of a 17th birthday party.

2017.

1 Movie
In Search of Fellini

In Search of Fellini

2017
Lucy, a small-town girl from Ohio, discovers the delightfully bizarre films of legendary filmmaker Federico Fellini and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him.

2016.

7 Movies · 2 TV shows
The 5th Wave

The 5th Wave

6.16
2016
A world devastated by waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age has a 16-year-old girl trying to survive.
TV
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson

5.85
2016
Craig Ferguson is debating provocative and timely topics in his unconventional and iconoclastic manner. Each episode features a panel of guests which will include celebrities, comedians and experts, a...
TV
Goliath

Goliath

6.13
2016
Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest c...
The Late Bloomer

The Late Bloomer

2016
After successfully removing benign tumors from his body, a sex therapist goes through puberty. He experiences puberty changes during a three week period.
Max Steel

Max Steel

2
2016
Max and Steel must combine their new powers to become a superhero.
The Journey Is the Destination

The Journey Is the Destination

2016
Dan Eldon abandoned a comfortable life in London to document the struggle, heartbreak and hope of a war-torn and famine-ridden region of Africa.
The Confirmation

The Confirmation

2016
A father and son track down a stolen tool box.
Lights Out

Lights Out

5.74
2016
After her sanity was tested by her little brother's experiences, Rebecca had to face her mother's spirit.
Wait Till Helen Comes

Wait Till Helen Comes

2016
After a reconstructed family moves to a converted church in the country, 14-year-old Molly must save her new troubled step-sister from a dangerous relationship with the ghost of a young girl. The best...

2015.

3 Movies
Bravetown

Bravetown

2015
After an accidental drug overdose, a talented teenage DJ goes to live with his estranged father in a small Army town, where he gets to the bottom of his own pain and learns to empathise with others.
McFarland, USA

McFarland, USA

10
2015
A team of athletes in a small town have a track coach.
Demonic

Demonic

6
2015
The deaths of five people who were trying to summon ghosts are being investigated by a police officer and psychologist.

2014.

1 Movie
Big Driver

Big Driver

2014
Someone sets out for revenge after being attacked.

2013.

4 Movies
Femme

Femme

2013
There are interviews with influential women.
Prisoners

Prisoners

6.61
2013
Keller takes matters into his own hands when his daughter and her friend go missing. How far will he go to protect his family?
Grown Ups 2

Grown Ups 2

6.59
2013
He and his friends grew up in a small town. The grown ups are learning from their kids on the last day of school, which is notoriously full of surprises.
Third Person

Third Person

4
2013
An acclaimed novelist struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, each set in a different city, that detail the beginning, middle and end of a relationship.

2012.

1 TV show
TV
Touch

Touch

7
2012
Martin Bohm, a widower and single father, is haunted by an inability to connect to his autistic, mute 11-year-old son, Jake. Their relationship and their lives take an extraordinary turn when he disco...

2011.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect

7.33
2011
Being a homicide detective in New York City is tough enough, but having to contend with a male-dominated police department makes it more difficult. She is an outsider who has just moved to a new preci...
Carjacked

Carjacked

2011
A single mom and her child are carjacked by a bank robber who has no intention of letting them go.
Abduction

Abduction

5.48
2011
After finding his baby photo on a missing persons website, a young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life.

2010.

3 Movies
Beautiful Boy

Beautiful Boy

2010
The news that their son committed a mass-shooting at his college, then took his own life leveled a married couple on the verge of separation.
Grown Ups

Grown Ups

7.5
2010
After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates get together for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The Company Men

The Company Men

2010
Bobby Walker's American dream is a great job, beautiful family, and a shiny car in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers without a job, they are forced to redefine their ...

2009.

2 Movies
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

2009
After her much older husband forces a move to a suburban retirement community, Pippa Lee engages in a period of reflection and finds herself heading towards a quiet nervous breakdown.
The Yellow Handkerchief

The Yellow Handkerchief

2009
Three strangers who were brought together by their feelings of loneliness took a road trip through Louisiana.

2008.

3 Movies
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

5.91
2008
An emperor from the 2,000-year-old Han dynasty who's returned from the dead to pursue a quest for world domination is going against Rick O'Connell. The 'Dragon Emperor' was stopped by O'Connell's wife...
Towelhead

Towelhead

1
2008
During the Gulf War, a young Arab-American girl struggles with her sexual obsession.
Downloading Nancy

Downloading Nancy

6
2008
Nancy wants it to be over and done with, but she doesn't want to kill herself. After meeting her killer, they fall in love. Nancy knows that love and murder don't mix.

2007.

2 Movies
Butterfly on a Wheel

Butterfly on a Wheel

6.5
2007
A couple of parents are being pushed to their breaking point by a kidnapper.
The Jane Austen Book Club

The Jane Austen Book Club

10
2007
People are starting a club. The life experiences of the club members are related to the themes of the books they are reading.

2006.

7 Movies
Too Commercial for Cannes

Too Commercial for Cannes

2006
A day in a life tour diary with David Cronenberg, as he brings his film "A History of Violence" to the Cannes Film Festival for its first public screening.
Payback: Straight Up

Payback: Straight Up

2006
Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.
This Film Is Not Yet Rated

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

8
2006
Kirby Dick's provocative documentary investigates the secretive and inconsistent process by which the Motion Picture Association of America rates films, revealing the organization's underhanded effort...
Flicka

Flicka

5.43
2006
McLaughlin wants to work on her family's horse ranch despite her father's insistence that she finish school. There is a mustang outdoors. The headstrong 16 year old wants to prove to her father that s...
Unfiltered Comedy: The Making of 'Thank You For Smoking'

Unfiltered Comedy: The Making of 'Thank You For Smoking'

2006
Behind the scenes of Thank You For Smoking (2005)
World Trade Center

World Trade Center

2006
The building collapsed over the rescue team. Will Jimeno and John McLoughlin are trapped under the wreck.
Thank You for Smoking

Thank You for Smoking

1
2006
Nick Naylor is a spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who will fight to protect America's right to smoke even if it kills him. When a senator wants to snuff out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the trut...

2005.

4 Movies
Assault on Precinct 13

Assault on Precinct 13

6
2005
On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kil...
The Sisters

The Sisters

2005
In "The Three Sisters", siblings living in a college town who struggle with the death of their father try to reconcile their relationships in their own lives.
The Dark

The Dark

2005
Adle and her daughter are traveling to see her husband when Sarah disappears. A girl who says she died in a past time is not the same girl. Adle is trying to find out what happened to her daughter.
A History of Violence

A History of Violence

5.14
2005
An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a murder.

2004.

2 Movies
Silver City

Silver City

2004
The campaign for governor of Colorado could be in trouble after the discovery of a corpse.
Secret Window

Secret Window

5.18
2004
A writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex- wife is being followed by a psychotic stranger and would-be writer who claims he stole his best story idea. As he tries to prove his innocenc...

2003.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
The Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

5.15
2003
Ellen is the host.
TV
NCIS

NCIS

6.24
2003
Any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel is investigated by a team of special agents.
The Cooler

The Cooler

5.9
2003
He uses misfortune to cause gamblers to lose. His boss is happy with the arrangement. He is dating a waitress.

2002.

2 Movies
Auto Focus

Auto Focus

2002
A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his m...
100 Mile Rule

100 Mile Rule

2002
There was no overview found.

2001.

1 Movie
China: The Panda Adventure

China: The Panda Adventure

2001
Experience the world of the magnificent and rare Giant Panda as you travel back in time on an exciting expedition through the breathtaking splendor of 1936 China. Ruth Harkness, a fiercely independent...

2000.

2 Movies
Duets

Duets

2000
Duets is a road-trip comedy about the world of karaoke and the people who are in it. All roads lead to the site of a national karaoke competition where a motley group of singers and stars come togethe...
Coyote Ugly

Coyote Ugly

6.92
2000
A young woman with a velvet voice heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a song writer, only to find that her career as a barmaid is more important to her than her dream of becoming a song ...

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

6.06
1999
Sexually-based heinous offenses are considered by the criminal justice system. In New York City, the detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Specia...
Payback

Payback

5.94
1999
That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his money and leave him for dead. After five months, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail have learned ...

1998.

1 Movie
Permanent Midnight

Permanent Midnight

4
1998
Ben Stiller is playing a comedy writer named Jerry Stahl, who had a heroin habit that had him taking his infant daughter along with him on his drug runs. Kitty listens to the memories of the departed....

1997.

1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...

1996.

1 TV show
TV
Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

1996
Two globetrotting private eyes with different styles team up, guarding their true identities at all costs from the bad guys.

1995.

2 TV shows
TV
Misery Loves Company

Misery Loves Company

1995
Misery Loves Company was a sitcom that aired from October 1 to October 22, 1995.
TV
Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

5.33
1995
Nowhere Man was an American television series that aired from 1995 to 1996. On Monday nights, the series was on UPN. TV Guide's label of "The season's cool hit" was one of the reasons why the show was...

1994.

2 TV shows
TV
Due South

Due South

6.55
1994
An officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police works with the Chicago Police Department to solve crimes, even though he is attached to the Canadian consulate.
TV
ER

ER

5.71
1994
Critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of the overburdened emergency room were explored in the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital.

1991.

1 TV show
TV
The Commish

The Commish

6
1991
Tony Scali is a former Brooklyn cop now the Police Commissioner of a small upstate city. But for Scali, this is no desk job. He's a tough yet compassionate boss, a loving husband and father, and a han...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
The Woman King

The Woman King

The Kingdom of Dahomey was one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th century. The general of the all-female military unit and her daughter fought the French and neighboring tribes...
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