Mary Stuart Masterson is an American actress, director, and producer. She was born on June 28, 1966, in New York City, and began her acting career at the age of eight in a production of "The Nutcracker." She went on to appear in several films throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Fried Green Tomatoes," and "Benny & Joon."
Masterson has received critical acclaim for her work on stage and screen, earning a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway production of "Nine" in 2003. In addition to acting, she has also worked behind the scenes as a director and producer, including directing episodes of the television series "Ozark" and "Marvel's Iron Fist."
Masterson is known for her versatile range as an actress, with the ability to portray a wide range of characters and emotions. She has been praised for her performances in both dramatic and comedic roles, and is respected in the industry for her professionalism and dedication to her craft.