My friend says she swam in meets as a child with a girl who grew up to be actress Mary McDonnell. Is that possible?
A: Possible, even probable. The Dances With Wolves movie star, 64, was a competitive swimmer as a child and has said that it was good training for her later roles as strong, competitive women in a “male world”—such as LAPD Capt. Sharon Raydor on Major Crimes, the TNT drama that returns for its season-five midwinter premiere Feb. 22.