Mary Ellen Trainor
|Born||July 8, 1952|
San Francisco, California, U.S.
|Died||May 20, 2015 62) (aged|
Montecito, California, U.S.
(m. 1980;div. 2000)
Mary Ellen Trainor (July 8, 1952 – May 20, 2015) was an American character actress best remembered as Dr. Stephanie Woods (an LAPD psychiatrist) in the Lethal Weapon films and as Irene Walsh (Mikey and Brand's mom) in The Goonies . She also appeared in numerous other well-known films including Romancing the Stone, The Monster Squad, Die Hard, Death Becomes Her, Forrest Gump, and Freaky Friday.
Trainor was born in San Francisco, California.She attended San Diego State University, where she studied broadcast journalism.
Trainor started her career working at radio stations KSDO as well as KCBS.Her first television appearance came in the 1983 Cheers episode "Father Knows Last", and her big-screen debut came the following year in Romancing the Stone . She frequently appeared in the films of Richard Donner and her ex-husband Robert Zemeckis.
In addition to her film work she had recurring television roles as Judy Lewis in Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1989–91), as Eve Lukens in Relativity (1996–97), and as Diane Evans in Roswell (1999–2002).
Trainor was married to director Robert Zemeckis for 20 years,with whom she had a son, Alexander. She was good friends with producer Kathleen Kennedy, who worked with Steven Spielberg extensively and served as President of Lucasfilm. Trainor introduced the two.
Trainor died on May 20, 2015, at her home in Montecito, California, from complications of pancreatic cancer.
|1984||Romancing the Stone||Elaine Wilder|
|The Stone Boy||Doris Simms|
|1985||The Goonies||Mrs. Walsh|
|1987||Lethal Weapon||Dr. Stephanie Woods|
|The Monster Squad||Emily|
|Die Hard||Gail Wallens|
|1989||Ghostbusters II||Brownstone Mother|
|Lethal Weapon 2||Dr. Stephanie Woods|
|Back to the Future Part II||Officer Reese||Uncredited|
|1990||Fire Birds||Janet Little|
|Grand Canyon||Ms. Green|
|Lethal Weapon 3||Dr. Stephanie Woods|
|Death Becomes Her||Vivian Adams|
|Forrest Gump||Jenny's Babysitter||Uncredited|
|Little Giants||Karen O'Shea|
|1996||Executive Decision||Allison, Flight Attendant|
|1998||Lethal Weapon 4||Dr. Stephanie Woods|
|1999||Anywhere But Here||Homeowner|
|2001||Amy's Orgasm||Amy's Mom|
|2002||Moonlight Mile||Mrs. Meyerson|
|2003||Freaky Friday||Diary Reading Patient|
|2005||The Music Inside||Monica Amado|
|2007||Cake: A Wedding Story||Jane Andrews|
|1983||Cheers||Mary||Episode: Father Knows Last|
|1985||Crazy Like a Fox||Episode: Fox and Hounds|
|1986||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Helen Dawson||Episode: The Drug Knot|
|1986–1987||Remington Steele||Estelle Becker||3 episodes|
|1987||Amazing Stories||Mara Webster||Episode: Moving Day|
|1989||Tales from the Crypt||Wife||Episode: And All Through the House|
|Fear Stalk||Jennifer||TV Movie|
|1990||Rock Hudson||Female Agent|
|The Outsiders||Episode: The Stork Club|
|1990–1993||Parker Lewis Can't Lose||Mrs. Lewis||16 episodes|
|1995||Seduced and Betrayed||Charlotte||TV Movie|
|1996||A Face to Die For||Mrs. Gilmore|
|1996–1997||Relativity||Eve Lukens||17 episodes|
|1997||Hope||Maize Burns||TV Movie|
|1998||Someone to Love Me||Jocelyn Hart|
|1999–2002||Roswell||Diane Evans||23 episodes|
|2008||McBride: Requiem||Elizabeth Lucas||TV Movie, (final film role)|
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