Ray Donovan and ER actress Mary Mara dead at age 61 after ‘drowning in St. Lawrence river’ in northern New York
- Actress Mary Mara has died at age 61 after reportedly drowning in a river
- New York State Police say the Ray Donovan actress died during a swim in the St. Lawrence River
- Mara has had extensive career in Hollywood with 81 credits to her name on IMDb
- She has had roles on Mr. Saturday Night, ER, and Ray Donovan
Actress Mary Mara has died after reportedly drowning in a river. She was 61.
New York State Police say the ER and Ray Donavan actress died while swimming in the St. Lawrence River, according to TMZ.
She was discovered in the town of Cape Vincent, New York on Sunday morning.
Her body was found in the river by troopers in the town of Cape Vincent, New York on Sunday morning, after they received a call for a possible drowning at around 8am.
Officials said She had been swimming for exercise while visiting her sister, according to officials.
Actress Mary Mara has died at age 61 after drowning in the St. Lawrence River
‘Mary’s body was found this morning in her beloved St Lawrence River. She drowned while swimming,’ a rep for Mara told Fox News Digital.
‘Mary was one of the finest actresses I ever met. She had a terrific sense of humor and a unique outlook on life. I still remember the first time that I saw her onstage in Mad Forest in 92. She was utterly captivating, well loved, and will be missed.’
No signs of foul play were found during a preliminary investigation. An autopsy will be performed at the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office for an official cause of death.
Mara has had extensive career in both Hollywood and television, and worked alongside some of the biggest names in the business.
Mara pictured at the premiere of Stranger Inside in Hollywood
Mara pictured in an episode of Ray Donovan
She played Loretta Sweet on nine episodes of ER, from 1995 to 1996.
Mara also played Susan in the 1992 Billy Crystal film Mr. Saturday Night.
Over the years, she had roles in Nip/Tuck, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Star Trek: Enterprise, and The Practice.
In 2013, she played Mrs. Sullivan on Ray Donovan and Nance on Shameless.
Her last credit was a role in the 2020 film Break Even.
Mara is a native of Syracuse who attended San Francisco State University and Yale, according to CBS42.
Mara pictured in 2018 at the opening of Sweat in Los Angeles