Det. Jane Timoney
Maria Bello stars as tough-as-nails Homicide Detective Jane Timoney, who is determined to fit into a boys' club in NBC's newest drama "Prime Suspect."
Bello has established herself as a leading actress with a formidable and dazzling presence. Bello has captivated audiences with her many diverse roles in such films as "The Cooler" with William H. Macy, (Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations), David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" opposite Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris (New York Film Critics Award 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."
More recently Bello appeared in the Adam Sandler hit comedy "Grown Ups" opposite Kevin James and the John Wells drama "The Company Men." Upcoming features include "Beautiful Boy" opposite Michael Sheen and "Abduction" with Taylor Lautner.
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 is devoted to improving the lives of Haitian women and has created WE ADVANCE, an organization that aims to empower Haitian women to collaborate together towards making health care a priority and putting an end to gender-based violence within their communities. Other organizations she's involved in include Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), Save Darfur and Vital Voices.
Bello currently lives in Los Angeles.
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