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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The Saint

Action Adventure Thriller PG‑13

1997 (1h 56m) - Streaming on Netflix

Hired by a Russian politician to steal the formula for cold fusion, master thief Simon Templar falls for the scientist who has unlocked the secret.

Val Kilmer and Academy Award nominee Elisabeth Shue star in this globe-trotting romantic thriller. Source Netflix

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Ghost Rider

Fantasy Sci‑Fi PG‑13

2007 (1h 50m) - Streaming on Netflix

Stunt cyclist Johnny Blaze makes a bargain with the sinister Mephisto to save a loved one. Years later, Johnny gets the chance to reclaim his soul.

Nicolas Cage's hell-bound biker and this Marvel Comics adventure rode to the No. 1 spot at the box office. Source Netflix

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The World Is Not Enough

Action Adventure PG‑13

1999 (2h 8m) - Streaming on Netflix

Greed, revenge, world domination: It's all in a day's work for James Bond, who's on a mission to protect an oil heiress from a notorious terrorist.

Pierce Brosnan's third foray as the iconic super-agent was the highest-grossing Bond movie of its time. Source Netflix

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Goliath

Drama Crime TV‑MA

2016 Series - Streaming on Amazon

Once a powerful lawyer, Billy McBride is now burned out and washed up, spending more time in a bar than a courtroom. When he reluctantly agrees to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the biggest client of the massive law firm he helped create, Billy and his ragtag team uncover a vast and deadly conspiracy, pitting them all in a life or death trial against the ultimate Goliath. Source Amazon

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Sneaky Pete

Drama Crime Con-Artist TV‑MA

2015 Series - Streaming on Amazon

A con man (Giovanni Ribisi) on the run from a vicious gangster (Bryan Cranston) takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of his prison cellmate, Pete, "reuniting" with Pete's estranged family, a colorful, dysfunctional group that threatens to drag him into a world just as dangerous as the one he's trying to escape - and, just maybe, give him a taste of the loving family he's never had. Source Amazon

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Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

Action Drama Suspense TV‑MA

2018 Series - Streaming on Amazon

When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies. CIA analyst Jack Ryan uncovers a series of suspicious transactions that take him out from behind his desk and into the field to hunt down a powerful new threat to the world. Source Amazon

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