||This biographical article is written like a résumé. (November 2008)|
|Born||September 25, 1964
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
|Spouse(s)||Boney James (1985–present)|
Lily Mariye is an American actress and filmmaker.
Early Life 
She has appeared in many films such as The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Mighty Joe Young, The Shadow, The New Age, and The Doctor. Lily has guest-starred in over 25 television shows including Shameless, NCIS L.A., Judging Amy, Ally McBeal, Family Ties, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Chicago Hope. She is also an award-winning theatre actress, performing in New York, Los Angeles and other regional theatres around the country.
Her debut feature as a writer and director, Model Minority had its World Premiere at the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, where it received three awards: Special Jury Outstanding Director, Breakthrough Performance by a New Actor and Outstanding Cinematography as well as being a nominee for the Grand Jury Prize in Narrative Feature Filmmaking. She was also chosen for the 2012-2014 Disney/ABC/DGA Directing Program.
She has written several full-length screenplays, one of which, The Shangri-la Cafe, was accepted into the second round of the application process for development in the Sundance Feature Film Labs, has won Best Screenplay in the Ohio International Independent Film Festival, the Gaffers Film Festival, and is the basis for her short film endeavor, which won her a grant from the AFI Conservatory's prestigious Directing Workshop for Women, 13th Cycle.
Lily has also directed four short films for Instant Films, an independent film project held every two months in which eight short films are written, filmed, edited and screened in 48 hours.
Personal Life 
A resident of Los Angeles, Mariye lives with husband, 3 time Grammy-nominated recording artist, saxophonist Boney James, who also contributed to the soundtracks for The Shangri-la Cafe and Model Minority.
|Extraordinary Measures||Tom Vaughan|
|American Pie Presents: Band Camp||Dr. Susan Choi|
|Mighty Joe Young (1998 film)||Ron Underwood|
|Signs And Wonders||Maurice Phillips|
|The Shadow||Russell Mulcahy|
|California Myth||Michel Katz|
|The New Age||Michael Tolkin|
|Ted & Venus||Bud Cort|
|The Doctor||Randa Haines|
|The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas||Colin Higgins|
|Shameless||John Dahl||Guest Star|
|Judging Amy||James Kramer||Guest Star|
|ER (4 SAG Awards, Best Ensemble)||Jonathan Kaplan (et al.)||Recurring, 15 seasons|
|Ally McBeal||Billy Dickson||Guest Star|
|Chicago Hope||Sandy Smolin||Guest Star|
|Melrose Place||James Darren||Guest Star, 2 episodes|
|Murphy Brown||Barnet Kellman||Guest Star|
|Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||David Carson||Guest Star|
|Tea (Dramalogue Award)||Julianne Boyd||Manhattan Theatre Club, NY
Old Globe Theatre, San Diego
|Kokoro (L.A Weekly Best Actress Nom.)||Jan Lewis||Odyssey Theatre|
|Into the Woods||DTim Dang||East/West Players|
|Runaways||Matt Casella||Richmond Shepard|
|Trojan Women||CBS Studios|
|The Bacchae||Mark Taper Workshop|
|Pastorale||Susan Dietz||Beverly Hills Playhouse|
|Kimchee & Chitlins||Mark Taper Workshop|
|Daniel in Babylon||Matt Casella||L.A. Stage Co.|
|Lesbian Seagulls||Catherine Coke||Celebration Theatre, L.A.|