Maria Bello

Biography

Maria Bello has established herself as a leading actress with her many diverse roles in dozens of films, including "The Cooler," with William H. Macy, which earned her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations; David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence," opposite Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris, which earned her a New York Film Critics Circle Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination; Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center"; and "Prisoners," opposite Hugh Jackman. Most recently, Bello appeared in the hit James Wan thriller "Lights Out" and the original series "Goliath," with Billy Bob Thornton and William Hurt.

Bello executive produced and starred in the films "In Search of Fellini," "The Journey Is the Destination," "GLO" and "Exit." She created and produced the virtual reality piece "The Sun Ladies," which had its world premiere at Sundance. Currently, she is producing the film "The Woman King," starring Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong'o, which is based on her original concept.

Bello's television credits include starring roles in "Prime Suspect," "ER" and the TV movie "Big Driver," based on the Stephen King short story. Maria Bello plays NCIS Special Agent Jacqueline "Jack" Sloane in NCIS.

In April 2015, Bello released her first book, Whatever… Love Is Love, in which she expanded on her news-making "Coming Out as a Modern Family" column that ran in the New York Times in 2013. The book explores themes and ideas surrounding family, partnership, sexuality and spirituality.

Bello is an internationally renowned activist and is a powerful voice for social justice and women's rights around the world. Her career as an activist began at Villanova University, where she majored in peace and justice education and worked at the Women's Law Project in Philadelphia. In 2009 Bello was voted one of Variety's most powerful women in Hollywood for her activism with women in Darfur, and she continues to speak around the country on women's rights, equality and social impact investing at venues such as TedWomen, the U.N. and the State Department.

Bello lives in Los Angeles with her son, Jackson. Her birthday is April 18. Besides her son, her greatest passion is travel. She can be followed on Twitter @Maria_Bello and Instagram @officialmariabello.

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Inception

Action Adventure Thriller Sci‑Fi PG‑13

2010 - Streaming on Netflix

In this mind-bending Sci‑Fi thriller, a man runs an espionage business built around entering the subconscious of his targets to mold their thoughts.

This Oscar-winning Sci‑Fi thriller starring Leonardo DiCaprio was the worldwide fourth-highest-grossing movie of 2010. Source Netflix

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Jupiter Ascending

Action Adventure PG‑13

2015 (2h 7m) - Streaming on Netflix

Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a young impoverished woman, learns she's been predestined to change the fate of the universe after Caine (Channing Tatum), a genetically engineered hunter locates her thus making her aware of the great destiny that awaits her. Jupiter's genetic signature marks her as the next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos. Source Netflix

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Action Adventure PG‑13

1989 (2h 7m) - Streaming on Netflix

Accompanied by his father, Indiana Jones sets off on his third adventure to explore the cradle of civilization on a perilous hunt for the Holy Grail.

Sean Connery joins Harrison Ford in this spirited adventure, the highest-grossing film worldwide of 1989. Source Netflix

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Narcos

Drama Crime Thriller TV‑MA

2015 Series - Streaming on Netflix

The true story of Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels fuels this gritty gangster drama series. As drug lord Pablo Escobar rises, Colombian and U.S. law enforcement find themselves battling an enemy who will do anything to keep his empire. Chilean drug chemist Cockroach brings his product to Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar. DEA agent Steve Murphy joins the war on drugs in Bogota.

Won Best TV Drama Series and Best TV Ensemble Cast at Mexico's 2017 Fenix Awards. Source Netflix

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Outer Banks

Drama Teen TV‑MA

2020 Series - Streaming on Netflix

On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father's disappearance. After a hurricane, John B, JJ, Pope and Kiara plunge headlong into danger and adventure when they find a mysterious sunken wreck. Source Netflix

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Peaky Blinders

Drama Crime British TV‑MA

2013 Series - Streaming on Netflix

A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost. Belfast detective Chester Campbell arrives in Birmingham assigned to purge the city of its violent street gangs. Ambitious gang leader Thomas Shelby recognizes an opportunity to move up in the world thanks to a missing crate of guns.

Won a BAFTA for Best Drama Series. Cillian Murphy and Charlie Murphy won Best Actor and Supporting Actress IFTA Awards. Source Netflix

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