Hurt, Mary Beth
Mary Beth Supinger was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, to Forrest “Tex” and Delores Supinger in, 1946. Growing up, Hurt performed in school plays and make-believe backyard circuses. She graduated from Marshalltown High School and continued her education at the University of Iowa, where she studied drama. While at Iowa, she was selected to become a member of the Mortar Board Chapter, a national honorary service society for women. After graduating in 1969, Supinger moved to New York to attend New York University’s School of Arts. She then spent a year in London, where she performed with the Questers, a well-known amateur theater troupe. She made her New York stage debut in 1974 with the New York Shakespeare Festival.
Mary Beth Supinger married actor William Hurt in 1971. The couple divorced in 1981. She married screenwriter and director Paul Schrader in 1983. They had two children, Molly Johanna and Sam
Hurt won Tony nominations for her performances on Broadway in Trelawney of the Wells, Crimes of the Heart, and Benefactors. In 1980, she won an Obie for Crimes of the Heart. Hurt’s other awards include a Critics Award in 1978, a Clarence Derwent Award in 1985 for Love for Love, a TISCH school of Arts Distinguished Alumni Award in 1985, and a Joe A. Callaway Award in 1991 for her role in Othello.
Mary Beth Hurt made her film debut in Woody Allen’s Interiors in 1978. She stayed mainly a Broadway performer after her debut, but has been in other films such as Head over Heels (AKA Chilly Scenes of Winter), Affliction, Light Sleeper, Autumn in New York, The Family Man, Untraceable, and No Ordinary Baby. She has also been in several TV movies and made appearances on TV shows such as Law and Order and has narrated children stories, such as, Leo the Late Bloomer (1999) and A Weekend with Wendell (1998).