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Mary Ellen Trainor is a Actor American born on 8 july 1952 at San Francisco (USA)

Mary Ellen Trainor

Mary Ellen Trainor
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Nationality USA
Birth 8 july 1952 at San Francisco (USA)
Death 20 may 2015 (at 62 years) at Montecito (USA)

Mary Ellen Trainor (July 8, 1952 – May 20, 2015) was an American actress best remembered as Dr. Stephanie Woods (an LAPD psychiatrist) in the Lethal Weapon films and as Irene Walsh (Mikey and Brand's mom) in The Goonies.

Biography

Trainor was married to director Robert Zemeckis for 20 years, with whom she had a son, Alexander. She was good friends with producer Kathleen Kennedy, who worked with Steven Spielberg extensively and is now President of Lucasfilm. Trainor introduced the two.

Trainor died on May 20, 2015, at her home in Montecito, California from complications of pancreatic cancer.

Best films

Death Becomes Her (1992)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Mary Ellen Trainor (30 films)

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Actress

Cake: A Wedding Story
Directed by Will Wallace
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors G. W. Bailey, David Denman, Thomas Calabro, William Zabka, Adam Green, Mary Ellen Trainor
Roles Jane Andrews
Rating65% 3.2849753.2849753.2849753.2849753.284975
When two star-crossed lovers, set on eloping, are forced into having a big wedding, the bride develops a plan of her own. Unfortunately, the groom is not privy to the plan. Meanwhile, family and friends start to take sides at a reception for a wedding that never took place.
Freaky Friday, 1h37
Directed by Mark Waters
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy
Themes Children's films
Actors Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan, Mark Harmon, Harold Gould, Chad Michael Murray, Stephen Tobolowsky
Roles Diary Reading Patient
Rating62% 3.1000053.1000053.1000053.1000053.100005
Anna Coleman (Lindsay Lohan) is an average teenager who constantly fights with her stodgy widow mother Tess (Jamie Lee Curtis) and annoying younger brother Harry (Ryan Malgarini). The two often fight about Anna's rock band which Tess hates because she thinks that they are all noise, Tess's upcoming second marriage to Ryan (Mark Harmon) which Anna is not emotionally ready for because her father died three years ago, and Anna's claims about her archrival Stacey Hinkhouse (Julie Gonzalo) who doesn't stop torturing her and has Tess convinced that she and Anna are still best friends like they used to be and sadistic English teacher, Mr. Bates (Stephen Tobolowsky) who gives her an "F" on everything she does no matter how hard she tries. Tess also disapproves of Anna's crush, Jake (Chad Michael Murray), and refuses to let Anna see him.
Moonlight Mile, 1h57
Directed by Brad Silberling
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Ellen Pompeo, Holly Hunter, Susan Sarandon, Mary Ellen Trainor
Roles Mrs. Meyerson
Rating66% 3.348463.348463.348463.348463.34846
Following the murder of Diana Floss (Careena Melia) in a restaurant shooting in Cape Ann, Massachusetts in 1973, her fiancé Joe Nast (Jake Gyllenhaal) elects to stay with her parents. Her father Ben Floss (Dustin Hoffman) is a realtor whose business partner has recently left. Ben and Joe go into business as Floss & Son, as this was their plan before Diana's death. Joe goes to the post office to retrieve all the invitations that had been sent out for his and Diana's wedding, and with the help of Bertie Knox (Ellen Pompeo) he retrieves seventy four of seventy five. She finds the last invitation and takes it to his house later that night. He drops her off at a local bar, and returns home, despite her inviting him in for a drink. Joe and Ben attend a local property fair, and Ben pitches the idea of redeveloping a block in the town to developer Mike Mulcahey (Dabney Coleman). Mulcahey agrees, but they need to get all the tenants to agree.
Amy's Orgasm, 1h25
Directed by Julie Davis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Nick Chinlund, Julie Davis, Caroline Aaron, Julie Bowen, Mitchell Whitfield, Jennifer Bransford
Rating52% 2.604332.604332.604332.604332.60433
Amy is a single 29 year old Jewish woman. She wrote a successful self-help book about how women can't truly be in love and experience "mental orgasm". Her parents and acquaintances always try to give her advice. Eventually, she breaks her celibacy and starts dating radio shock jock Matthew Starr, who is known for hitting on his bimbo guests. Of all men, will she find in him the true love she never believed in or will he prove her worst fears true?
Anywhere but Here, 1h54
Directed by Wayne Wang
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Susan Sarandon, Natalie Portman, Shawn Hatosy, Eileen Ryan, Hart Bochner, John Diehl
Roles Homeowner
Rating61% 3.0997153.0997153.0997153.0997153.099715
Adele August (Susan Sarandon) is an eccentric woman who, with her reluctant daughter Ann (Natalie Portman), leaves a small Wisconsin town and moves to Beverly Hills to realize her dreams. However, it becomes apparent that Adele is uncertain of what those dreams are - expressing ideas such as marrying a rich man - and often makes irresponsible and impulsive decisions, including a used Mercedes she cannot afford in order to drive to Beverly Hills. While upset with Adele's decisions, the more practical Ann finds she cannot leave her mother and resents her for leaving Ann's stepfather for a better life. Furthermore, Ann still loves her father, who left her family when Ann was still young.
Lethal Weapon 4, 2h7
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Martial arts, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime, Martial arts
Themes Films about alcoholism, Pregnancy films, Films about immigration, Films about sexuality, Sports films, La précarité, Martial arts films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock, Jet Li
Roles Dr. Stephanie Woods
Rating65% 3.299573.299573.299573.299573.29957
Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) is pregnant with LAPD sergeant Martin Riggs' baby; they are not married, but both are thinking about it. Police sergeant Roger Murtaugh's daughter Rianne (Tracie Wolfe), is also pregnant, and Riggs later learns from Lorna that Rianne has secretly married Lee Butters (Chris Rock), a young detective who works at the same station as Murtaugh and Riggs – secretly because Roger had made it clear that he does not want his daughter to marry a police officer. Due to the many disasters caused by both sergeants while on duty, the police department has lost its insurance carrier, and cannot get a new one while they're still out on the streets. Because firing them is not an option, the Chief uses a special privilege and they get temporarily promoted to captains, given that there aren't any lieutenant spots available.
A Face to Die For, 1h30
Directed by Jack Bender
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror
Actors Yasmine Bleeth, Robin Givens, Chandra West, Richard Beymer, Ricky Paull Goldin, Mitch Ryan
Roles Nora Gilmore
Rating58% 2.9055152.9055152.9055152.9055152.905515
Due to a tragic childhood accident, Emily Gilmore (Yasmine Bleeth) is left scarred both physically and mentally. The large scar on her face is a constant reminder to Emily that her career and love life are suffering. Lonely yet talented, Emily longs for a successful career and romance but is trapped by insecurity and fear.
Executive Decision, 2h13
Directed by Stuart Baird
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films, Films about hijackings
Actors Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, John Leguizamo, Oliver Platt, Joe Morton
Roles Allison, Flight Attendant
Rating63% 3.198473.198473.198473.198473.19847
Lieutenant Colonel Austin Travis leads an unsuccessful raid on a Chechen mafia safe house in Italy by a U.S. Army Special Forces team to recover a stolen Soviet nerve agent, DZ-5. One of his men is killed during the raid.
Congo
Congo (1995)
, 1h49
Directed by Frank Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Natural horror films, Films about apes, Films about disabilities, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson, Tim Curry, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Grant Heslov
Roles Moira
Rating51% 2.5507052.5507052.5507052.5507052.550705
Charles Travis (Bruce Campbell) and Karen Ross (Laura Linney) are testing a communications laser in a remote part of the Congo near a dormant volcano when Charles' friend Jeffrey (Taylor Nichols) discovers an ancient lost city's ruins. When Jeffrey and Charles go to explore it, they are both mysteriously killed. While Karen waits at headquarters, she activates a video feed and sees a destroyed camp with several dead bodies. The camera is then suddenly knocked over by a strange creature, ending the transmission. TraviCom's CEO and Charles' father R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker) reveals they were really exploring the Congo to find a rare blue diamond that's only found at the volcanic site.
Forrest Gump, 2h22
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Military humor in film, Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Sports films, L'enfance marginalisée, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films about autism, Films about school violence, HIV/AIDS in film, White House in fiction
Actors Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Mykelti Williamson, Sally Field, Haley Joel Osment
Roles Jenny's Babysitter (uncredited)
Rating84% 4.2197654.2197654.2197654.2197654.219765
In 1981, Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks), a man with below-average intelligence, watches a feather fall from the sky at a bus stop in Savannah, Georgia. As he sits down on a bench, he removes a copy of The Adventures of Curious George from his suitcase and places the feather inside the pages. He introduces himself and begins telling his life story to strangers who sit next to him on the bench, recounting his childhood in Greenbow, Alabama. As a child in the 1950s, Forrest (Michael Connor Humphreys) had to wear leg braces for which other children make fun of him. He lives with his single mother (Sally Field) in a very large house outside of town, which they rent rooms to travelers. His father apparently left and he never knew him. Despite his limited mental capacity, Mrs. Gump tells her son that "stupid is as stupid does" (which he later uses as a retort when called "stupid") and also assures him that he is no different from any of the other children. Forrest is admitted to public school despite his IQ being below the cut-off, but only after his mother agrees to a one-night stand with the principal, Mr. Hancock (Sam Anderson). On his first bus ride to school, Forrest is rejected by nearly all of his peers except for Jenny Curran (Hanna R. Hall). He and Jenny become best friends, and he helps her hide from her abusive, alcoholic father. One day, while fleeing from bullies, Forrest's leg braces break apart and he discovers that he can run very fast. A few years later, Forrest inadvertently runs onto the field during a local high school football match and catches the attention of Coach Bryant from the University of Alabama who is scouting for players. Forrest attends the university on an athletic scholarship and becomes a college football star, earning him a spot on the College Football All-America Team and a trip to the White House to meet President John F.
Greedy
Greedy (1994)
, 1h53
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis, Olivia d'Abo, Phil Hartman, Ed Begley Jr.
Roles Nora
Rating62% 3.1496053.1496053.1496053.1496053.149605
Carl (Begley), Ed (Balaban), Frank (Hartman), Glen (Burns), and Patti McTeague (Camp) are the greedy relatives of wealthy, wheelchair-bound scrap-metal tycoon Uncle Joe McTeague (Douglas). They continually suck up to him and try to outdo each other in order to inherit his millions when he passes away. With their attempts constantly failing and irritable Uncle Joe showing a decided interest in his new sexy "nurse" Molly (d'Abo), Frank decides to hire a private detective named Laura (Khandi Alexander) to bring in his brother Daniel (who turned his back on the family years ago because of their money driven ways) believing if they can make up, Uncle Joe will thaw towards them.
Little Giants, 1h46
Directed by Duwayne Dunham
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa, Susanna Thompson, Brian Haley
Roles Karen O'Shea
Rating63% 3.1991053.1991053.1991053.1991053.199105
Danny O'Shea (Rick Moranis) has always lived in the shadow of his older brother, Kevin (Ed O'Neill), a Heisman Trophy winner and a local football hero. The brothers live in their hometown of Urbania, Ohio. Kevin coaches the local "Pee-Wee Cowboys" football team. Despite being the best player, Danny's tomboy daughter Becky (Shawna Waldron), nicknamed Icebox, is cut during try outs because she is a girl. Also cut are Becky's less-talented friends, Rasheed Hanon (who can't catch anything), Tad Simpson (who can't run) and Rudy Zolteck (who's overweight and quite flatuent). After being ridiculed by the other players who made the team, she convinces her dad to coach a new pee-wee team of their own.
Death Becomes Her, 1h44
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films set in the future
Actors Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Bruce Willis, Isabella Rossellini, Petrea Burchard, Mary Ellen Trainor
Roles Vivian Adams
Rating65% 3.2505353.2505353.2505353.2505353.250535
In 1978, narcissistic, manipulative Madeline Ashton performs in a musical on Broadway. Madeline invites long-time rival Helen Sharp, an aspiring writer, backstage along with her fiancé, plastic surgeon Ernest Menville. Ernest is smitten with Madeline, soon breaking off his engagement with Helen to marry her. Seven years later, Helen is in a psychiatric hospital after fixating upon Madeline. Obese and depressed, Helen feigns rehabilitation and is released, plotting revenge on Madeline.
Lethal Weapon 3, 1h58
Directed by Richard Donner
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Stuart Wilson, Mary Ellen Trainor
Roles Stephanie Woods
Rating66% 3.3495453.3495453.3495453.3495453.349545
L.A.P.D. Sergeants Martin Riggs (Gibson) and Roger Murtaugh (Glover) arrive at an evacuated building believed to have a bomb in it. Against orders, they go inside to investigate the bomb. Riggs decides to deactivate the bomb himself instead of waiting for the Bomb Squad to arrive. Unfortunately, he causes the bomb to detonate and the whole building to collapse. This causes them to be demoted to uniform duties, which upsets Murtaugh because he only has seven days until retirement. While on street patrol, the two thwart a robbery using a duplicate armored car, although they only manage to catch one of the two would-be thieves. During the arrest, it is discovered the criminals were armed with a new type of armor-piercing bullet, informally referred to as "cop killers". For their efforts in stopping the raid, Riggs and Murtaugh are reinstated as Detective Sergeants by their superior, Captain Murphy (Kahan). Murphy introduces internal affairs Sergeant Lorna Cole (Russo) to the two detectives and informs them that the suspect they have in custody from the raid is a known associate of former L.A.P.D. Lieutenant and suspected arms dealer: Jack Travis (Wilson).