Maria Bello

Maria Elena Bello (born April 18, 1967)  is an American actress and singer. She started her acting career in small off-Broadway plays, such as The Killer Inside Me, Small Town Gals with Big Problems, and Urban Planning.  Bello's big break came when producers Kerry Lenhart and John J. Sakmar cast her as Mrs. Smith in the spy show Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

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Grown Ups 2 (2013)

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Lenny has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises—the last day of school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Kevin James  •  Chris Rock  •  David Spade

Lenny has relocated his family back to the small town where he and his friends grew up. This time around, the grown ups are the ones learning lessons from their kids on a day notoriously full of surprises—the last day of school.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Kevin James  •  Chris Rock  •  David Spade

Grown Ups (2010)

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After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Salma Hayek  •  Maria Bello  •  Steve Buscemi

After their high school basketball coach passes away, five good friends and former teammates reunite for a Fourth of July holiday weekend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Salma Hayek  •  Maria Bello  •  Steve Buscemi

Prisoners (2013)

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Keller Dover faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki, arrests the driver, but a lack of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Villeneuve
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Paul Dano  •  Maria Bello

Keller Dover faces a parent's worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki, arrests the driver, but a lack of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Denis Villeneuve
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Paul Dano  •  Maria Bello

A History of Violence (2005)

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An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Maria Bello  •  Heidi Hayes  •  Ashton Holmes

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cronenberg
CAST:  Viggo Mortensen  •  Maria Bello  •  Heidi Hayes  •  Ashton Holmes

Assault on Precinct 13 (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 kill mobster Marion Bishop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Richet
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Maria Bello

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 kill mobster Marion Bishop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-François Richet
CAST:  Ethan Hawke  •  Laurence Fishburne  •  Gabriel Byrne  •  Maria Bello

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 many encounters with women, often with the help of his seedy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Greg Kinnear  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Rita Wilson  •  Maria Bello

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 many encounters with women, often with the help of his seedy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Schrader
CAST:  Greg Kinnear  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Rita Wilson  •  Maria Bello

Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)

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A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Barker
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Maria Bello  •  Gerard Butler  •  Emma Karwandy

A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Barker
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Maria Bello  •  Gerard Butler  •  Emma Karwandy

Coyote Ugly (2000)

Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David McNally
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Adam Garcia  •  John Goodman  •  Izabella Miko

Graced with a velvet voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her "day" job as a barmaid at Coyote Ugly. The "Coyotes" as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David McNally
CAST:  Piper Perabo  •  Adam Garcia  •  John Goodman  •  Izabella Miko

Duets (2000)

Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Paltrow
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Scott Speedman  •  Maria Bello  •  Paul Giamatti

Duets is a road-trip comedy which revolves around the little known world of karaoke and the whimsical characters who inhabit it. All roads lead to Omaha, site of a national karaoke competition where this motley group of singers and stars come together for a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Paltrow
CAST:  Gwyneth Paltrow  •  Scott Speedman  •  Maria Bello  •  Paul Giamatti

Payback (1999)

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gregg Henry  •  Maria Bello

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Helgeland
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Kris Kristofferson  •  Gregg Henry  •  Maria Bello

Permanent Midnight (1998)

Juggling increasing career success and a growing heroin habit, a television comedy writer attempts to go down a path of improvement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Veloz
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Maria Bello  •  Jay Paulson  •  Spencer Garrett

Juggling increasing career success and a growing heroin habit, a television comedy writer attempts to go down a path of improvement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Veloz
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Maria Bello  •  Jay Paulson  •  Spencer Garrett

Secret Window (2004)

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Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Koepp
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  John Turturro  •  Maria Bello  •  Timothy Hutton

Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his innocence, he begins to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Koepp
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  John Turturro  •  Maria Bello  •  Timothy Hutton

Thank You for Smoking (2006)

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Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Maria Bello  •  Cameron Bright  •  Adam Brody

Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Reitman
CAST:  Aaron Eckhart  •  Maria Bello  •  Cameron Bright  •  Adam Brody

The Cooler (2003)

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Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Maria Bello  •  Shawn Hatosy

Bernie works at a Las Vegas casino, where he uses his innate ability to bring about misfortune in those around him to jinx gamblers into losing. His imposing boss, Shelly Kaplow, is happy with the arrangement. But Bernie finds unexpected happiness when he begins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Kramer
CAST:  William H. Macy  •  Alec Baldwin  •  Maria Bello  •  Shawn Hatosy

World Trade Center (2006)

Two police officers struggle to survive when they become trapped beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Maria Bello  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña

Two police officers struggle to survive when they become trapped beneath the rubble of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Oliver Stone
CAST:  Nicolas Cage  •  Maria Bello  •  Maggie Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña

Silver City (2004)

The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Thora Birch  •  Danny Huston

The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  Richard Dreyfuss  •  Thora Birch  •  Danny Huston

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (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 efforts to control culture. Dick questions whether certain studios get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirby Dick
CAST:  Kimberly Peirce  •  Jon Lewis  •  David Ansen  •  Martin Garbus

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 efforts to control culture. Dick questions whether certain studios get ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirby Dick
CAST:  Kimberly Peirce  •  Jon Lewis  •  David Ansen  •  Martin Garbus

Max Steel (2016)

The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Hendler
CAST:  Ben Winchell  •  Josh Brener  •  Maria Bello  •  Ana Villafañe

The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stewart Hendler
CAST:  Ben Winchell  •  Josh Brener  •  Maria Bello  •  Ana Villafañe

The Yellow Handkerchief (2009)

A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Udayan Prasad
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Maria Bello  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Eddie Redmayne

A road trip through Louisiana transforms three strangers who were originally brought together by their respective feelings of loneliness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Udayan Prasad
CAST:  William Hurt  •  Maria Bello  •  Kristen Stewart  •  Eddie Redmayne

McFarland, USA (2015)

A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Morgan Saylor  •  Ramiro Rodriguez  •  Maria Bello

A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Niki Caro
CAST:  Kevin Costner  •  Morgan Saylor  •  Ramiro Rodriguez  •  Maria Bello
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