Maria Bello has established herself as a leading actress with a formidable and dazzling presence. A cool, incredibly literate blonde, Maria has captivated audiences with her many diverse roles in such ﬁlms as The Cooler with William H. Macy, (Golden Globe and SAG Nomination), David Cronenberg's A History of Violence opposite Viggo Mortenson and Ed Harris (NY Film Critics win and Golden Globe nomination), Oliver Stone's World Trade Center, Thank You For Smoking, and The Jane Austen Book Club. In addition, she co-starred with Brendan Fraser in The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor in Alan Ball's controversial film Towelhead and opposite William Hurt in Yellow Handkerchief.
Bello can next be seen with Michael Sheen in Beautiful Boy, and in John Singleton's film Abduction alongside Taylor Lautner and Sigourney Weaver. She is currently filming the thriller Carjacked opposite Stephen Dorff. She recently starred in the Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups opposite Kevin James and co- starring Chris Rock and Salma Hayak.
Bello's other film credits include: Auto Focus, with Greg Kinnear, Permanent Midnight with Ben Stiller, Payback with Mel Gibson, Flicka opposite Tim McGraw, Bruce Paltrow's Duets, Jerry Bruckheimer's Coyote Ugly, Secret Window with Johnny Depp, Silver City with Chris Cooper and Assault on Precinct 13 with Ethan Hawke.
Bello made her television debut as a series regular opposite Scott Bakula in "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." In addition, she starred for one season in the role of passionate and headstrong pediatrician Dr. Anna Del Amico in NBC's critically acclaimed series "ER."
Bello dedicates her time and energy working for a variety of charities including Street Poets L.A., Save Darfur, Office of the Americas, The American Friends Service Committee and Vital Voices.