August 14, 2022

Marie Mara, 'Law & Order' actress, dies at 61 after drowning

Marie Mara, ‘Law & Order’ actress, dies at 61 after drowning

Marie Mara, the actress who starred in TV shows like “Law & Order,” “Ray Donovan” and “NYPD Blue,” confirmed the death Sunday, her manager confirmed to Page Six. She was 61 years old.

New York State Police soldiers responded to a possible drowning call just after 8 a.m. local time Sunday in the town of Cape Vincent where she lived, according to a police report. Got it The Post.

Black and white photo of Marie Mara from 1992
Marie Mara passed away on Sunday in New York.
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Once at the scene, police found her body – which they said showed no signs of tampering – in the water.

“Mary’s body was found this morning in the beloved St. Lawrence River,” her delegate Fox News Digital said:. “I drowned while swimming.”

However, an autopsy is still being performed at the Jefferson County medical examiner’s office to determine an official cause of death.

Marie Mara at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival
Mara drowned in the Saint Lawrence River after swimming.
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Mara was reportedly staying at her sister’s summer house, which overlooks the St. Lawrence River, when she decided to go swimming.

Her manager told us she left behind an ex-husband and daughter.

The director said, “Mary was one of the best actresses I’ve ever met.” “I still remember seeing her on stage in 1992 in ‘Mad Forest’ Off-Broadway. She was electric, fun, and real personal. Everyone loved her. We’ll miss her.”

scene from "Healer" Show Joe Pantoliano and Marie Mara
She has over 80 acting credits to her name, per IMDb.
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Although Mara has acted in more than 20 films, the small screen was her bread and butter.

She dominated the TV drama genre with roles on other popular shows like “Nash Bridges,” “ER,” “Criminal Minds,” “West Wing,” “Shameless,” “Lost,” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” among others.