Artist Bio

Mary Beth Fisher

Mary Beth Fisher

(Bio as of April 2021)

Mary Beth Fisher (Bella) made her Goodman Theatre debut in Marvin’s Room in 1993.  Since then, she has been a frequent collaborator at the Goodman appearing in Blind Date, Luna Gale, The Little Foxes, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, God of Carnage, The Seagull, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Frank’s Home, The Clean House, Dinner with Friends, Heartbreak House, The Rose Tattoo, The Guys, Boy Gets Girl, Spinning into Butter, Design for Living, Light Up the Sky and The Night of the Iguana.  Other Chicago credits include Domesticated (Jeff Award), Dead Man’s Cell PhoneThe Dresser and The Memory of Water (Steppenwolf Theatre); Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Angels in America, Three Tall Women, The Year of Magical Thinking (Jeff Award), The Wild Duck, What the Butler Saw, Arcadia, Travesties and The Importance of Being Earnest (Court Theatre); Roz and Ray (Victory Gardens Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Bull in a China Shop, The Laramie Project, The Little Dog Laughed and Theatre District (About Face Theatre);  The Marriage of Figaro (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company); The Niceties and My Own Stranger (Writers Theatre); and White Guy on the Bus and Away (Northlight Theatre).  New York credits include Frank’s Home (Playwrights’ Horizons); Boy Gets Girl (Drama League honoree, Drama Desk and Lucile Lortel Award nominations), The Radical Mystique and By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Night of the Iguana (Roundabout Theatre Company); Extremities (Westside Arts); and Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? (Promenade Theatre). She has worked in regional theaters all over the country, most recently in A Doll’s House, Part 2 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Boston’s Huntington Theatre. She made her directorial debut in 2016 with Holland Taylor’s Ann at Cardinal Stage Company. Television and film credits include Saint Frances, Sense8, Chicago Justice, Chicago Fire, Chicago Code, State of Romance, Without a Trace, Numb3rs, Prison Break, NYPD Blue, Profiler, Early Edition, Formosa Betrayed, Dragonfly and Trauma. In 2010, Fisher received the Chicago’s Leading Lady Award from the Sarah Siddons Society and was named Best Actress in Chicago Magazine's Best of Chicago issue. She was an Inaugural Lunt-Fontanne Fellow at the Ten Chimneys Foundation representing Goodman Theatre and was a Beinecke Fellow at Yale University.

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