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Name: Maria Bello  
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Date of Birth: 18th April 1967
Place of Birth: Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA
Profession: Actress
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Maria Bello

Maria Elana Bello (born April 18, 1967 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American actress.

Bello co-starred with Scott Bakula in the short-lived tv series Mr. & Mrs. Smith and later she played Dr. Anna DelAmico in ER. Bello also had a lead role in the movie Coyote Ugly.

She attended Villanova University, majoring in political science. She had every intention of becoming a lawyer, but took an acting class during her senior year, just for fun. Demonstrating a natural apptitude for acting, 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" (1991), "Nowhere Man" (1995), "Misery Loves Company" (1995) and "Due South" (1994).

Bello got her breaktrough when producers Kenny Lenhart and John J. Sakmar cast her in the spy show Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1996) as Mrs. Smith; they remembered her from her performance in a failed pilot that was a remake of the classic TV series "77 Sunset Strip" (1958/I). The show was cancelled after just eight weeks on the air. Then came a spot on ER as Dr. Anna DelAmico, in which she guest-starred on the final three episodes of the third season. The show's producers were so impressed with her that they asked her back as a regular on the series. In 2004 she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in The Cooler.


Bello practices Muay Thai (lethal) kickboxing.

She comes from a Polish and Italian family.

Bello and her TV exec boyfriend, Dan McDermott, welcomed on 5 March 2001 their first child, Jackson Blue McDermott.

She was a bridesmaid at Andrea Bendewald's wedding, the same one in which Jennifer Aniston was the matron of honor.

She became good friends with Mariska Hargitay when Hargitay had a recurring role as Cynthia Hooper on "ER" from 1997-1998.

She is best friends with Carrie-Anne Moss and Bello is the godmother of Moss's first son. Moss is the godmother of Bello's son Jack.

Filmography (partial)

  • Flicka (2006)
  • Aftershock (2005)
  • Thank You for Smoking (2005)
  • The Sisters (2005)
  • A History of Violence (2005)
  • The Dark (2005)
  • Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
  • Silver City (2004)
  • Secret Window (2004)
  • Nobody's Perfect (2004)
  • The Cooler (2003)
  • 100 Mile Rule (2002)
  • Auto Focus (2002)
  • China: The Panda Adventure (2001)
  • Sam the Man (2000) .... Anastasia Powell
  • Duets (2000) .... Suzi Loomis
  • Coyote Ugly (2000) .... Lil
  • Payback (1999)
  • Permanent Midnight (1998)
  • The Commish: In the Shadow of the Gallows (1995)
  • Maintenance (1992)

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