Mary Beth Hurt (born September 26, 1946) is an American actress of stage and screen. Hurt studied drama at the University of Iowa and at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Hurt made her New York stage debut in 1973, in both the workshop and Newman productions of More Than You Deserve (musical) - and between those two productions, playing Celia in As You Like It for Shakespeare In The Park - alongside actors such as Meat Loaf and Raul Julia. She made her Broadway debut in 1974 in the show Love For Love at the Helen Hayes Theatre.
Hurt was nominated for three Tony awards for her Broadway performances in Trelawny of the Wells, Crimes of the Heart (for which she won an Obie) and Benefactors.
Hurt made her film debut in Woody Allen's dramatic film Interiors as Joey, the middle of three sisters dealing with the emotional fallout of a family's disintegration and their mother's descent into mental illness. Other film roles include Laura in Chilly Scenes of Winter; Helen Holm Garp in The World According to Garp; and as Regina Beaufort in Martin Scorsese's The Age of Innocence.
Hurt played Jean Seberg, in voice-over, in Mark Rappaport's 1995 documentary From the Journals of Jean Seberg.