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Mary Black plays a "sweet old lady" in the Netflix episodes "The Reptile Room: Part One" and "The Ersatz Elevator: Part Two".


Mary Black is an established Canadian theatrical, film and television actress. She moved west to Vancouver from Toronto in 1995 seeking new adventures, then decided one rainy afternoon to restart the acting career she had left in 1970 to raise her children. It was a good decision, and at the right time. Work started coming in with varied and interesting roles - nuns, judges, vampires, cult leaders and rulers of far away planets (Man of Steel). She has shared the screen with some of Hollywood's top actors, including Russell Crowe, Colin Firth, Nicholas Cage, William H. Macy, Helen Mirren, Renee Zellwigger, Scott Bakula, and Christopher Lloyd. She has worked with directors Bruce Beresford, Neil LaBute, Jake Snyder (Man of Steel), Jerry Ciccoritti, and Jason Reitman (Juno).

In addition to a rich film and television career, Mary has, through the years, satisfied her first love of the theatre by appearing in a variety of new works along with the classics, including staged readings of Shakespeare with the Savage God Company.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1970 Goin' Down the Road Peter's Aunt
1998 Cricle of Deceit Cleaning Lady
1998 Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister Church Volunteer
1998 Wrongfully Accused Woman with I.V.
1999 Fatal Error Mrs. Morley
2000 In the Name of the People Lynette Burke
2000 The Guilty Mrs. Gilbert
2000 The Workshop Junkie Helen Short
2001 Mon amour mon paraluie Umbrella thief Short
2002 Dead in a Heartbeat Mrs. Trivers
2002 Door to Door Mrs. Warren
2002 Deadly Little Secrets Mrs. Alard
2002 Dents in the Sky Amy Mason Short
2003 Before I Say Goodbye Rhoda Johnson
2003 Hope Springs Mrs. Peterson
2003 Casanova at Fifty Sylvia Shot
2003 The Delicate Art of Painting Grant's Mom Scenes Deleted
2003 Elf Nurse
2004 Family Sims Judge
2005 The Magic of Ordinary Days Marian Case
2005 The Harp Old Woman Short
2005 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Bailey's Neighbor
2005 Crazy Late Mrs. Berguson Short
2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Dr. Vogel
2005 Break a Leg, Rosie Customer Short
2005 The Fog Aunt Connie
2005 Dark Pines Winnifred Trainor
2005 Home for the Holidays Lois Krem
2006 Final Days of Planet Earth Old Lady on Bus
2006 Slither Woman in Basement
2006 Murder on Pleasant Drive Mickey Gladden
2006 Remission Impossible Cynical Janitor Short
2006 Past Sins Evelyn Watts
2006 The Wicker Man Sister Oak
2006 Fido Mrrs. Henderson
2006 Orpheus Landlady
2008 The Secrets of Pine Cove Rose
2009 Personal Effects Peggy
2009 Case 39 Custody Judge
2009 A Dog Named Christmas Jean Fisher
2009 Revolution Francesca Heart
2010 Miracle in Manhattan Betty
2010 The Beast of Bottomless Lake Randi Radford
2012 Camera Shy Hostage #1
2012 The Ties That Remain Rose Short
2012 Says Who?  Cafe Patron Short
2013 After All These Years Helen Nickerson
2013 Man of Steel Ro-Zar
2013 Garage Sale Mystery Duchess
2014 Cruel & Unusual Facilitator
2014 Leprechaun: Origins Mary
2015 No Men Beyond This Point Helen Duvall
2016 Beat Around the Bush Goldie Short
2016 Trunk Grandma Short
2016 Marrying the Family Grandma
2017 A Family of Ghosts Gertrude Short
2017 The Layover Meemaw
2018 Any Wednesday Agnes Short
2018 Daedalus Patty, the Sheriff Short


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Madison B.B. Kelly One Episode
1997-1998 Millennium Mary / Mrs. Nesmith
1997-1999 Dead Man's Gun Elena / Old Crone
1999 Master Keaton Phil's Mother One Episode
1999 Da Vinci's Inquest Teri Vale One Episode
1999 So Weird Grandma Kathleen One Episode
2000 Hollywood Off-Ramp One Episode
2000 Cold Squad Eleanor Walsh One Episode
2001 Level 9 Ellen Landry One Episode
2001 Mysterious Ways Mrs. Katie Ballard One Episode
2001 Pasadena Mrs. Parker One Episode
2002 Monk Kelly Street
2002 Just Cause Judge Lewis One Episode
2003 Dead Like Me Joyce One Episode
2004 Touching Evil Mrs. Beckham One Episode
2004 The Collector Judge One Episode
2005 The Mountain Old Woman One Episode
2007 Men in Trees Minnie One Episode
2007 Blood Ties Lavena One Episode
2006-2007 Supernatural Grandma / Elderly Patient
2007 Dragon Boys Betty Majone
2009 Mixed Blessings Gradma Kowalchuk One Episode
2010 Sanctuary Grace One Episode
2011-2012 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Gladys / Clare
2014 Gracepoint Mrs. Novik
2015 Impastor Mrs. Lutz One Episode
2015 iZombie Clara One Episode
2016 Zoo Vera Salvon One Episode
2017 No Tomorrow Nan One Episode
2016-2017 When Calls the Heart Mrs. McCormick / Old Settler Woman
2017-2018 A Series of Unfortunate Events Sweet Old Lady
2019 Project Blue Book Evelyn Meters One Episode