Mary Ellen Trainor Poster


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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 July 1952Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 20 May 2015Montecito, California, USA  (complications from pancreatic cancer)
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Ellen Trainor was born in Chicago, Illinois. She appeared in many feature-films of the 1980s, notable characters include, Elaine, the kidnapped sister of Kathleen Turner and the catalyst for the entire plot in Romancing the Stone (1984), Dr. Stephanie Woods (LA Police Psychiatrist) in in all four Lethal Weapon (1987) films, Mrs. Walsh Mikey and Brand's (Sean Astinand Josh Brolin) mom in The Goonies (1985), news reporter Gail Wallens in Die Hard (1988) and Ricochet (1991).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tony.r.vario@gmail.com

Spouse (1)

Robert Zemeckis (26 July 1980 - 2000) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

Was once married to director Robert Zemeckis. Appeared in four of his films while they were married: Romancing the Stone (1984), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Death Becomes Her (1992) and Forrest Gump (1994).
Frequently cast in Richard Donner's films.
Appeared in all four Lethal Weapon movies, as police psychiatrist Dr Stephanie Woods.
Appeared in two different movies - Die Hard (1988) and Ricochet (1991) - as the same news reporter, Gail Wallens. The character in Ricochet (1991) continually covered Denzel Washington's character, until the final scene when he shuts off the camera and tells Gail to kiss his ass. In Die Hard (1988), she is the co-anchor at the news station reporting the terrorist-hostage takeover.

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