Mary Mara, ‘Law & Order’ actress, dead at 61 after drowning

Mary Mara, an actress who starred on TV shows like “Law & Order,” “Ray Donovan” and “NYPD Blue,” died on Sunday, her manager confirmed to Page Six. She was 61.

New York State Police troopers responded to a call of a possible drowning a little after 8 a.m. local time on Sunday in the town of Cape Vincent where she lived, according to a police report obtained by The Post.

Black and white photo of Mary Mara from 1992Mary Mara died on Sunday in New York.©Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Eve

Once on the scene, police found her body – which they said showed no signs of foul play – in the water.

“Mary’s body was found this morning in her beloved St. Lawrence River,” her rep told Fox News Digital. “She drowned while swimming.”

However, an autopsy will still be performed at the Jefferson County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine an official cause of death.

Mary Mara at the 2006 Los Angeles Film FestivalMara drowned in the St. Lawrence River after going for a swim.WireImage

Mara was reportedly staying at her sister’s summer home, which fronts the St. Lawrence River, when she decided to go for a swim.

She leaves behind an ex-husband and stepdaughter, her manager told us.

“Mary was one of the finest actresses I ever met,” the manager said. “I still remember seeing her onstage in 1992 in ‘Mad Forest’ off-Broadway. She was electric, funny and a true individual. Everyone loved her. She will be missed.”

Scene from "The Handler" showing Joe Pantoliano and Mary MaraShe has over 80 acting credits to her name, per IMDb.CBS via Getty Images

Though Mara acted in over 20 movies, the small screen was her bread and butter.

She dominated the TV drama genre with roles on other popular shows like “Nash Bridges,” “ER,” “Criminal Minds,” “The West Wing,” “Shameless,” “Lost” and “Star Trek: Enterprise,” among others.

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