Mary McDonnell is an American actress. She started her Hollywood career in the 1980s. Her breakthrough came in 1990 after portraying the role of Stands With A Fist in the movie Dances with Wolves. For her performance, she received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress. Her starring role in the film Passion Fish then gained her another Academy Award nomination, but this time for Best Actress. She has since had notable roles in the films Independence Day, Donnie Darko, and many others. On television, she’s best known for playingDr. Eve Sheridan on E/R, President Laura Roslin on Battlestar Galactica, and Commander Sharon Raydor on The Closer and Major Crimes.