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Stars line up to be 'SVU' guests

Stars line up to be 'SVU' guests

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- Henry Ian Cusick, Joan Cusack and Maria Bello have signed up to be guest stars on the U.S. police procedural "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," NBC said.
Bello to star in new HBO crime series

Bello to star in new HBO crime series

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Maria Bello is developing and set to star in a new HBO crime series, Variety.com reported Tuesday.
Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

Stars line up for Spirit Awards show

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Organizers of Film Independent's 2008 Spirit Awards said dozens of Hollywood's biggest stars are planning to attend the upcoming show in Santa Monica, Calif.

'Mummy' flick to premiere early in China

SHANGHAI, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The latest installment of Hollywood's blockbuster "Mummy" franchise will debut in Beijing a week before its U.S. release, Variety.com reported Wednesday.

Bello signs up for 'Mummy' role

HOLLYWOOD, May 14 (UPI) -- The third incarnation of "The Mummy" is getting a new leading lady with Maria Bello replacing Rachel Weisz in the Hollywood action-adventure film. Bello will portray Evelyn Carnahan O'Connell, the role played by Weisz in the first two "Mummy" movies, Vari

Acting teacher Fred Kareman dies

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Acting teacher Fred Kareman, who trained actors such as Mary Steenburgen, Marissa Tomei and Maria Bello, died in New York of heart disease at the age of 77.

'Book Club' film garners new members

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Three more actors have joined the cast of a Hollywood adaptation of the Karen Joy Fowler novel, "The Jane Austen Book Club."

Cast of 'The Jane Austin Book Club'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Writer/director Robin Swicord's "The Jane Austen Book Club" has seen a fair amount of cast addition, including two well-known U.S. television stars.

New York Film Critics hail 'Brokeback'

NEW YORK, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" was the big winner at the New York Film Critics Circle's 71st annual awards gala.

'Constant Gardener' is critic's favorite

LONDON, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- "The Constant Gardener" garnered seven nominations Wednesday to lead the field for the 26th London Film Critics' Circle Awards.

New York Film Critics honor 'Brokeback'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" swept the New York Film Critics Circle honors Monday taking awards for best picture, best director and best actor.

Cast announced for Sept. 11 movie

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) -- Paramount Pictures Friday said Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Maria Bello will star in its fact-based Sept. 11 movie.

Maria Bello joins cast of 'Flicka' remake

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Maria Bello has joined the cast of "Flicka," Fox 2000's remake of the 1943 Roddy McDowell feature "My Friend Flicka," The Hollywood Reporter said Thursday.

Former 'ER' star wants to be closer to ocean

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- Maria Bello, who played feisty Dr. Anna Del Amico on NBC's "ER," has listed her Los Angeles-area home at just under $2.7 million.

61st Annual Golde Globe Award nominees

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 18 (UPI) -- A list of the nominees for the 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
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LAP99071306 - 13 JULY 1999 - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA: Actress Maria Bello arrives July 12 at the American Civil Liberties Union(ACLU) annual gala honoring director Martin Scorsese with the organization's 1999 Torch of Liberty award for his contributions through his work that affirm the democratic principles that underlie the promise of "liberty and justice for all." iw/jr/Jim Ruymen UPI
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Maria Elena Bello (born April 18, 1967) is an American actress best known for her appearances in the movies Coyote Ugly, The Jane Austen Book Club, Permanent Midnight, Thank You for Smoking, A History of Violence, and The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. For television she is best known for her role as Dr. Anna Del Amico on the NBC medical drama ER.

Bello was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Kathy, a teacher and school nurse, and Joe Bello, a contractor. Her father is Italian American and her mother Polish American. She grew up in a working-class Roman Catholic family and graduated from Archbishop Carroll High School (Radnor, Pennsylvania). Later she attended Villanova University, majoring in political science. She intended to become a lawyer, but took an acting class during her senior year, just for fun. She was soon cast in small off-Broadway plays, such as The Killer Inside Me, Small Town Gals With Big Problems and Urban Planning. She later guest-starred on episodes of The Commish (1991), Nowhere Man (1995), Misery Loves Company (1995) Due South (1994), and ER (1997–98).

Bello's breakthrough came when the producers Kerry Lenhart and John J. Sakmar cast her as Mrs. Smith in the spy show Mr. & Mrs. Smith. The show was cancelled after just eight weeks on the air. Then came a guest stint on ER as the feisty pediatrician Dr. Anna Del Amico, in which she guest-starred in the final three episodes of the third season. Bello remained on the show for one season as a regular cast member, departing after the medical drama's 4th season. The actress went on into movies landing a role in Coyote Ugly. She has been nominated for the Golden Globe award twice: for Best Supporting Actress in The Cooler (2003) and for Best Actress in A History of Violence (2005). She also starred in The Jane Austen Book Club as Jocelyn.

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