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Marianne Ferrari
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La Thespian film poster
Screening May 27 at the Inwood Film Festival

About Marianne

Marianne is a Bronx-born, proud native New Yorker. As a little girl, Marianne heard the tale (over and over and over again) of her immigrant Italian parents meeting, dancing and falling in love on the Andrea Doria cruise liner that traversed them to their impossible dream (a new life in America), a year to the day before it sank! The destiny of their journey and all that came with it shaped Marianne as an artist in every way. She dreamed her own impossible dream up on Tar Beach, her Bronx rooftop. The sights, sounds, smells - the entire colorful cast of characters of her neighborhood:  everyone helping each other, yelling at each other, laughing with each other, playing stoop ball, stick ball, hand ball…many balls, “curb fishing,” the amazing Italian gardens shaded by grapevines - life so vibrant, so rich…in technicolor! It set the stage for Marianne’s passion for storytelling in her highest vision - a life in Theatre, Film and TV.

Marianne has appeared in over 60 theatrical productions in her 38 year acting career including three seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival as well as the Edinburgh Festival, U.K. She has appeared on stage in New York, Los Angeles and regionally. Some highlights are: Angie in Breaking Legs at the Pasadena Playhouse, Annette in God of Carnage at Theater By The Sea, Lucille in the American Clock with Arthur Miller in residence at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Dockdaisy in the Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui also at Williamstown, Janet in Italian-American Reconciliation at the Zephyr Theatre, Mrs. Cheveley in An Ideal Husband at the Met Theatre, Marta in Company at the Little Theater, Off Broadway to name a few. She tells the story of her Bronx coming of age in her solo play, Guido Girl Ascending, iterations of which, have been workshopped in New York and Los Angeles and its newest iteration due out Off Broadway this year. She is currently adapting Guido Girl Ascending for the big and small screen. On TV, she guest starred on FBI Most Wanted, Elementary, Younger, Without A Trace, Brooklyn South, Public Morals and Cybill.  She has appeared in a number of indie films and made her debut as a principal in a major feature in The Many Saints of Newark directed by Alan Taylor and written by David Chase.


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Resolute Artists Agency

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