Mary Mara the ER Actress was dead at 61 Drowning in NY River. She is well known for her act in ER and Criminal Mind.

She was born on Sept. 21, 1960 in Syracuse

She was attended San Francisco State University and Yale School of Drama, also founding a theater group in the Bay Area.

She played roles on such shows as Criminal Minds, Nash Bridges, NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Ray Donovan, The Practice, Gideon's Crossing, Star Trek: Enterprise, and more

Mary specialized in complex portrayals of often-troubled characters; perhaps the most familiar was her recurring role in the 1990s of Loretta Sweet

She played  a sympathetic, down-and-out prostitute and single mother on the NBC series, 'ER,'

Mara was staying at her sister Martha's summer home when the "apparent swimming accident" occurred. As her brother-in-law Scott Dailey

Mara's manager, Craig Dorfman, also confirmed her death in a statement to PEOPLE, remembering her as "one of the finest actresses I ever met."