Masterson's first film appearance was in The Stepford Wives (1975) at the age of eight, playing a daughter to her real-life father.Rather than continue her career as a child actor, she chose to continue her studies, although she did appear in several productions at the Dalton School.In 1985, she returned to cinema in Heaven Help Us as Danni, a rebellious high school dropout working at a soda fountain.

WAX2003041004 - WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) --Mary Stuart Masterson, Antonio Banderas and Jane Krakowski, top to bottom, in the Roundabout Theatre's Broadway production of Nine, directed by David Leveaux.

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Mary Stuart Masterson (born June 28, 1966) is an American film, stage and television actress and director.

Masterson was born in New York City to writer/director Peter Masterson and actress Carlin Glynn.She has two siblings: Peter Masterson Jr., and Alexandra Masterson, who are both involved in the entertainment industry.As a teen, she attended Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in upstate New York with actors Robert Downey, Jr. Later, she attended schools in New York, including eight months studying anthropology at New York University.As a result, she is loosely connected with the Brat Pack.The same year Francis Ford Coppola cast her in Gardens of Stone in which she acted with her parents, hired by Coppola to play her on-screen parents.In 1989, she starred as Lucy Moore, a teenage girl giving up her first baby to a wealthy couple, played by Glenn Close and James Woods in Immediate Family.