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Mary Ellen Trainor

Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 07/08/1950 († 64, 05/20/2015) | Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Mary Ellen Trainor (July 8, 1952 – May 20, 2015) was an American character actress best known for her roles as LAPD psychiatrist Dr. Stephanie Woods in the Lethal Weapon films, newscaster Gail Wallens in Die Hard and Ricochet, and working mother Irene Walsh in The Goonies. She also appeared in numerous other well-known films including Romancing the Stone, The Monster Squad, Death Becomes Her, Forrest Gump, and Freaky Friday (2003). ()
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Mary Ellen Trainor was an actress well-known for roles in a variety of 80s movies including Romancing the Stone, The Goonies, Lethal Weapon (and its sequels), The Monster Squad, Action Jackson, Die Hard, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, and Back to the Future 2, among other things. One of her most iconic roles was that of the Greedy wife in the famous killer Santa episode of Tales From the Crypt "And All Through the House".

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Action

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Movies with Mary Ellen Trainor as Actress(33)

as Diary Reading Patient2003 Freaky Friday
as Mrs. Meyerson2002 Moonlight Mile
as Amy's Mom2001 Amy's Orgasm
as Homeowner1999 Anywhere but Here
as Dr. Stephanie Woods1998 Lethal Weapon 4
as Jocelyn Hart1998 Someone to Love Me
as Maize Burns1997 Hope
as Allison1996 Executive Decision
as Nora Gilmore1996 A Face to Die For
as Charlotte1995 Seduced and Betrayed
as Moira1995 Congo
as Jenny's Babysitter (uncredited)1994 Forrest Gump
as Nora1994 Greedy
as Karen O'Shea1994 Little Giants
as Vivian Adams1992 Death Becomes Her
as Nikki Allyn1992 Kuffs
as Stephanie Woods1992 Lethal Weapon 3
as Ms. Green1991 Grand Canyon
as Gail Wallens1991 Ricochet
as Janet Little1990 Fire Birds
as Officer Reese (uncredited)1989 Back to the Future Part II
as Brownstone Mother1989 Ghostbusters II
as Police Psychiatrist1989 Lethal Weapon 2
as Jennifer1989 Fear Stalk
as Secretary1988 Action Jackson
as Gail Wallens1988 Die Hard
as Ted1988 Scrooged
as Emily1987 The Monster Squad
as Psychologist1987 Lethal Weapon
as Mrs. Walsh1985 The Goonies
as Doris Simms1984 The Stone Boy
as Elaine1984 Romancing the Stone

TV Shows/Series with Mary Ellen Trainor as Actress(8)


Full Name: Mary Ellen Trainor
Born: Saturday, 07/08 1950 (July) in Chicago, Illinois (United States of America (USA))
Died: Wednesday, 05/20 2015 (May) in Montecito (aged: 64)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: San Diego State University
Spouses (current/former): Robert Zemeckis
Children: Alexander Zemeckis
Mary Ellen Trainor frequently works together with these people:
Richard Donner (16x, Crew)
Steven Spielberg (11x, Crew)
Michael Kamen (10x, Crew)
Steve Perry (9x, Crew)
Robert Zemeckis (8x, Crew)
Joel Silver (8x, Crew)
Alan Silvestri (7x, Crew)
J. Michael Riva (7x, Crew)
Scott H. Eddo (5x, Crew)
Dick Ziker (5x, Crew)
Todd Holland (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:81402, Added: 05/26/2018, Last updated: 12/31/2021