Craig Dorfman, Mary Mara's manager, announced that Mary Mara, an actress best known for her roles on "ER", and "Ray Donavan," had died. She was 61.


Dorfman stated that Mary was "one of the most talented actresses I've ever seen." I still vividly remember her appearing onstage in "Mad Forest" off-Broadway in 1992. She was funny, electric, and an individual. She was loved by everyone. She will be greatly missed."

According to a New York State Police press release, officers responded to a Sunday call for help regarding a "possible drowning." The release stated that Troopers and Cape Vincent Fire and Ambulance arrived at the scene and "discovered the body of a female drowning in the St. Lawrence River."

According to police, there were no signs that suggested foul play. According to police, the Jefferson County Medical Examiner's Office will perform an autopsy in order to determine the official cause of death.

Mara's credits ranged from television to film, with multi-episode roles in shows like "The Practice", "Star Trek: Enterprise" and "Dexter."

Mara's film credits include "Mr. Saturday Night" as well as "Love Potion #9". Her last credit was for "Break Even," a 2020 film.

Her recurring role on the NBC series ER as Loretta Sweet (a sympathetic, down-and-out prostitute and single mother) is perhaps her most well-known.

She was also the psychopathic killer she played in CBS's detective drama Criminal Minds, as well as the vulnerable adult child of Billy Crystal's emotionally distant and washed-up comedian, Mr. Saturday Night

She appeared on stage in 1989 along with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Jeff Goldblum in a New York Shakespeare Festival production Twelfth night. In 1990, she starred alongside William Hurt in a Yale Repertory Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov.

Mara is survived by her stepdaughter Katie Mercola, her sister Martha Mara, and another sister Susan Mara and Scott Dailey. Christopher Dailey is her nephew.