Mary Beth Fisher biography
Mary Beth Fisher
At Writers Theatre: The Niceties, My Own Stranger '04
Ms. Fisher most recently appeared as Nora in A Doll’s House, Part 2 (Berkeley Rep/Huntington Theatre) and as pilot, Jackie Cochran, in the West Coast premiere of They Promised Her the Moon (Old Globe). Chicago credits include: Blind Date, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, The Little Foxes, Luna Gale, The Seagull (Goodman Theatre), Domesticated, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Dresser (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Three Tall Women, The Year of Magical Thinking and The Wild Duck (Court Theatre). She has performed at Northlight, Remy Bumppo, AboutFace, Chicago Shakespeare and regional theatres all over the country including the 2019 Eugene O'Neill Playwriting Conference. Her NY credits include: Frank’s Home (Playwrights’ Horizons), Boy Gets Girl, The Radical Mystique (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Night of the Iguana (Roundabout) and Extremities (Westside Arts). Her TV/Film credits include: Sense8 (Netflix), Chicago Justice, Chicago Fire, Profiler, (NBC), Without a Trace, Numb3rs (CBS), Prison Break (Fox), NYPD Blue (ABC), Dragonfly, and the newly released independent film by Kelly O’Sullivan and Alex Thompson, Saint Frances. Ms. Fisher has received two Joseph Jefferson Awards, a Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Circle Award, Chicago’s Leading Lady Award from the Sarah Siddons Society, as well as Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Award nominations. She was a Beinecke Fellow at Yale and an Inaugural Lunt-Fontanne Fellow at the Ten Chimneys Foundation. Ms. Fisher made her directorial debut at Cardinal Stage with Holland Taylor’s Ann and directed The Summer in Gossensass for the 2019 Maria Irene Fornés Festival at the University of Notre Dame.
[Bio as of September 2019]