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Lisa Banes, ‘Gone Girl’ Actor, Suffers Head Injury from Hit-and-Run Accident


Lisa Banes, the actor who is best known for her performance in Gone Girl as Marybeth Elliott, suffered a head injury after she was hit by a speeding scooter in New York City on June 5. According to the New York Police Delta (NYPD), the actor was crossing the road to attend a dinner party when she was hit.


She suffered a traumatic brain injury and has been admitted to the intensive care unit of Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, said Banes’ wife Kathryn Kranhold.

According to Variety, NYPD officers arrived and “observed a 65-year-old female pedestrian lying on the roadway with severe head trauma. EMS responded to the location and transported the aided female to Mount Sinai Saint Luke’s Hospital, where she remains in critical condition”.

Banes, who lives in Los Angeles, was in New York to perform her two-woman play The Niceties at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

The NYPD maintained that no arrests have been made so far and that investigation was in progress.

According to a representative for Banes, the driver of the scooter ran a red light when hitting her, indicating that Banes had the right of way when crossing the street. The representative confirmed that Banes was in a critical condition, but was unable to provide any specifics regarding the scope of her injuries, Variety reported.


Banes has appeared in popular television shows like The Orville, Nashville, and Masters of Sex. She featured in the 1988 Tom Cruise film Cocktail, and played the role of Rosamund Pike’s mother in the 2014 thriller film Gone Girl. She is the recipient of the Theatre World Award for her performance as Alison Porter in Don’t Look Back in Anger, and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for best featured actress in a play for her work in Isn’t It Romantic? in 1984.