Mariel Hemingway

Mariel Hemingway

Birth name: Mariel Hadley Hemingway
Born: November 22, 1961
Age: 56
Birthplace: Mill Valley, California, U.S.
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Biography

Mariel Hadley Hemingway (born November 22, 1961) is an American actress. She began acting at age 14 with a Golden Globe-nominated breakout role in Lipstick (1976), and received Academy and BAFTA Award nominations for her performance in Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979).

She is also known for her leading roles in Personal Best (1982) and Star 80 (1983), as well as in the TV series Civil Wars, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. Amid mental health struggles, Hemingway's star faded in the 1990s. She has also starred in and co-produced videos about yoga and holistic living. She published a memoir, Finding My Balance, in 2002, and another, Out Came the Sun, in 2015.

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Early life

Hemingway was born in Mill Valley, California, the third daughter of Byra Louise (née Whittlesey) Hemingway (1922-1988) and Jack Hemingway (1923-2000), a writer. Her sisters are Joan Hemingway (born 1950) and Margaux Hemingway (1954-1996). Margaux, who was an actress and model, died of a barbiturate overdose at age 42 in 1996.

Her paternal grandparents were Hadley Richardson (1891-1979) and Nobel Prize-laureate novelist Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), who committed suicide four months before she was born. She was named for the Cuban port of Mariel—her father and grandfather visited the village regularly to go fishing. Her middle name was her paternal grandmother's. Hemingway grew up primarily in Ketchum, Idaho, where her father lived, and where Ernest had spent time as a sportsman and writer before he died there of a gunshot wound.

Career in film

Hemingway's first role was with her real-life sister Margaux (also in her debut role) in the film Lipstick (1976), in which they played sisters. She received notice for her acting and was nominated as "Best Newcomer" for the Golden Globe Award that year. Her highest profile role came with her role in Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979), a romantic comedy in which she plays Tracy, a high school student and Allen's lover. Just 16 during filming (in the film she is said to be 17), she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In her memoir, Out Came The Sun (2015), Hemingway alleged that Allen attempted to begin a sexual relationship with her shortly after filming was completed, when she had turned 18. Hemingway successfully resisted his advances.

In Personal Best (1982), she played a bisexual track-and-field athlete in a film noted for some explicit (by mainstream standards) lesbian love scenes. In connection with Personal Best, she appeared in a nude pictorial in the April 1982 issue of Playboy and was on the cover.

She starred as Dorothy Stratten in Star 80 (1983), a film about the Playboy model's life and murder. Reports circulated for years that Hemingway had had her breasts enlarged to play the role of Stratten, but during a 2007 appearance on the late-night talk and variety show, Fashionably Late with Stacy London, she said she had had the surgery before Star 80. Her breast implants were removed years later after they had ruptured.

She was also featured in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) as Lacy Warfield. Subsequently, released additional footage showed an expansion of her role. She also co-starred in the 1991-93 ABC series Civil Wars. She was cast as the female lead in Darren Star's CBS drama Central Park West for the 1995-96 season; however, the show fared poorly with both critics and viewers, and after 13 episodes Hemingway was told that the show wanted her to accept a huge pay cut and demotion to recurring character status. She quit the series, which only lasted eight more episodes before being cancelled. In 1996, she had a leading role in the British TV movie September, playing the wife of Michael York.

She has played a lesbian or bisexual woman in several films and television shows, including Personal Best, The Sex Monster, In Her Line of Fire, and episodes of the TV series Roseanne ("Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and "December Bride") and Crossing Jordan. Hemingway, however, is not gay. She has said she formed a "big connection with the gay and lesbian community" after Personal Best and enjoys taking roles in "cutting-edge" productions.

She is currently the host of Spiritual Cinema, a monthly television show dedicated to spiritual films. She has begun hosting a series of yoga practice videos Yoga Now, with guru Rodney Yee.

Hemingway worked on the documentary film Running from Crazy, directed by Barbara Kopple and produced by the Oprah Winfrey Network chronicling the Hemingway family's history of suicide, substance abuse and mental illness, shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. In October 2013, Hemingway received a humanitarian award from the San Diego Film Festival for her role in the documentary. She will be starring alongside Samantha Morton, Fan Bingbing, Winona Ryder, Dwayne Johnson and Danny Trejo in Warren.

Personal life

Hemingway married Stephen Crisman. They separated in 2008 and divorced the following year.

As of early 2011, Hemingway was romantically linked with former stuntman Bobby Williams, with whom she has co-authored several self-help books. In April 2015, Williams was described as Hemingway's partner. She practices Transcendental Meditation.

In a 2013 television documentary film, Running from Crazy, Hemingway, then 51, talked of her bouts with mental illness and her still lingering issues with her siblings. She spoke of her family's struggles with alcoholism, mental illnesses and suicide. (In particular she mentioned how her sister Margaux's suicide continued to haunt her.) She also made claims that her parents' marriage was abusive and unhappy, and about abusive incidents in her childhood.

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1976 Lipstick Kathy McCormick Nominated—Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year - Actress
1976 I Want to Keep My Baby Sue Ann Cunningham Television movie
1979 Manhattan Tracy Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
1982 Personal Best Chris Cahill
1983 Star 80 Dorothy Stratten
1985 Creator Meli
1985 The Mean Season Christine Connelly
1987 Amerika Kimberly Ballard 2 episodes
1987 Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Lacy Warfield Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress
1988 Steal the Sky Helen Mason Television movie
1988 Sunset Cheryl King Nominated—Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress
1991 Delirious Janet Dubois/Louise
1991 Tales from the Crypt Miranda Singer Episode: "Loved to Death"
1991-93 Civil Wars Sydney Guilford 36 episodes
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Television Series Drama
1992 Falling from Grace Alice Parks
1993 Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story Cathy Mahone Television movie
1993 The Hidden Room Jane Stark Episode: "Stark in Love"
1994-95 Roseanne Sharon 2 episodes
1995 Central Park West Stephanie Wells 13 episodes
1995 Deceptions II: Edge of Deception
1995 Saturday Night Live Herself (host) Episode: "Mariel Hemingway/Blues Traveler"
1996 Bad Moon Janet
1997 Deconstructing Harry Beth Kramer
1997 Road Ends Kat
1998 Little Men Jo Baer
1999 The Sex Monster Laura Barnes
1999 First Daughter Alex McGregor Television movie
1999 American Reel Disney Rifkin
2000 The Contender Cynthia Charlton Lee
2001 First Shot Alex McGregor
2001 Perfume Lesse Hotton
2001 Becker Ruth Sanders 2 episodes
2001 Fourplay Carly
2002 Crossing Jordan Lisa Fromer Episode: "Scared Straight"
2002 Warning: Parental Advisory Tipper Gore Television movie
2005 See Arnold Run Maria Shriver Television movie
2006 In Her Line of Fire Lynn Delaney
2006 Between Truth and Lies Dr. Claire Parker
2007 Nanking Minnie Vautrin
2007 Law & Order Ashley Jones Episode: "Remains of the Day"
2008 The Golden Boys Martha
2008 My Suicide Charlotte Silver
2010 Ay Lav Yu Pamela
2012 Rise of the Zombies Dr. Lynn Snyder Television movie
2013 Running from Crazy Herself Television documentary
2014 Unity Herself (as Narrator) Documentary
2015 Papa: Hemingway in Cuba Woman Guest
2016 Finding Fortune Madison Television movie

Bibliography

  • Hemingway, Mariel (2002). Finding My Balance: A Memoir (1st ed.). Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-3807-9.
  • Hemingway, Mariel (2006). Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out: Every Woman's Guide to Real Beauty, Renewed Energy, and a Radiant Life (1st ed.). HarperOne. ISBN 978-0-06-089039-1.
  • Hemingway, Mariel (2009). MARIEL'S KITCHEN Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life (1st ed.). HarperOne. ISBN 978-0-06-164987-5.
  • Hemingway, Mariel (2013). Running With Nature (1st ed.). Changing Lives Press. ISBN 0988247615.
  • Hemingway, Mariel; Ben Greenman (2013). Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family (1st ed.). Regan Arts. ISBN 1941393233.
  • Hemingway, Mariel (2015). Invisible Girl (1st ed.). Regan Arts. ISBN 978-1941393-24-6.
Charities

Mariel Hemingway supports the following charitable cause: Depression.

[ Source: Wikipedia ]