MARIA BELLO (Grace Dover) has captivated audiences with her many diverse roles in
such films as "The Cooler," with William H. Macy, for which she garnered Golden Globe and
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations; David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence,"
opposite Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris, for which she won a New York Film Critics Circle
Award and received a Golden Globe Award nomination; Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center";
Jason Reitman's "Thank You For Smoking"; "The Jane Austen Book Club"; "The Mummy 3:
Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," with Brendan Fraser; in Alan Ball's controversial "Towelhead";
and "The Yellow Handkerchief," opposite William Hurt.
She most recently appeared in the hit summer comedy "Grown Ups 2," with Adam
Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade, as well as its predecessor, "Grown Ups."
Her other recent films include the thriller "Carjacked"; John Singleton's "Abduction"; the critically acclaimed drama "Beautiful Boy," opposite Michael Sheen; and John Wells' "The
Company Men," starring Ben Affleck and Tommy Lee Jones.
Bello's previous feature credits include "Auto Focus," with Greg Kinnear; "Permanent
Midnight" with Ben Stiller; "Payback," with Mel Gibson; "Flicka," opposite Tim McGraw;
Bruce Paltrow's "Duets"; producer Jerry Bruckheimer's "Coyote Ugly"; "Secret Window," with
Johnny Depp; "Silver City," with Chris Cooper; and "Assault on Precinct 13," with Ethan
Bello made her television debut as a series regular opposite Scott Bakula in "Mr. & Mrs.
Smith." In addition, she starred for one season in the role of passionate and headstrong
pediatrician Dr. Anna Del Amico in NBC's critically acclaimed series "ER," for which she won
a SAG Award as part of the ensemble cast. Bello was recently seen in the series "Touch," with
Kiefer Sutherland, and previously starred in "Prime Suspect," as the iconoclastic detective Jane
Off screen, Bello is devoted to improving the lives of Haitian Women and has created
WE ADVANCE, an organization that aims to empower Haitian women to collaborate together
toward making healthcare a priority and putting an end to gender based violence within their
communities. Other organizations she staunchly supports include Artists for Peace and Justice
(APJ), Save Darfur and Vital Voices.
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