Maria landed her first big role in the short-lived TV adaptation of “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” before being cast in a recurring role as Dr. Anna Del Amico on NBC’s “ER” for one year. Following her work on the series, Maria attempted the jump to film with a few small roles alongside big name actors like Ben Stiller (“Permanent Midnight”) and Mel Gibson (“Payback”), as well as her most recognizable role as the bartender/owner of “Coyote Ugly.” None of these roles ever really amounted to much success, but in 2003, after appearing in the small indie hit “The Cooler,” Maria began popping up all over the film scene. And we expect Maria to continue her rise to the top as one of the more talented upcoming actresses now that she’s become a hot commodity for some of the bigger director’s in the industry.
Maria Bello on the Web
An online database of Maria's budding film career.
TV Guide: Maria Bello
Maria Bello Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
A decent actor's page with some phenomenal red carpet photos.
Maria Bello: A Fan Tribute Site
The only fan site that can be found offers visitors updated news, magazine articles and a giant picture gallery.
Slice of the Day
Just over twenty sexy pictures of the actress available here.
Another great collection of photos in three galleries.
Maria Bello on the Screen
Maria is probably best known for her recurring role on the television series "ER" in 1997, but she's more recognizable as the sexy bartender from "Coyote Ugly." Recently it seems like she's got Hollywood wrapped around her finger, with star-making performances in "The Cooler," "Secret Window" and "Assault on Precinct 13."
Maria can currently be seen in the Oliver Stone 9/11 project, "World Trade Center." She will also appear in the family film "Flicka" and the crime drama "Butteryfly on a Wheel" in early 2007.
On her life:
"I like a fine scotch. That’s where I am in my life right now—no tutti-frutti anything. Just a fine single-single malt scotch. In fact, I’d like one right now."
On foreign films:
"I'm a big fan of European films and the way they portray lovemaking. In Hollywood it's ridiculously safe and enormously trite."