Mariel Hemingway

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Mariel Hemingway
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Hemingway in 2011
Born Mariel Hadley Hemingway
(1961-11-22) November 22, 1961 (age 52)
Mill Valley, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress, writer
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Stephen Crisman (1984–2009)
Children Dree Crisman
Langley Crisman
Parents Jack Hemingway
Byra Louise Whittlesey
Relatives Ernest Hemingway (grandfather)
Margaux Hemingway (sister)

Mariel Hadley Hemingway (born November 22, 1961)[1] is an American actress and author. She began acting at age 16 in a breakout role in Lipstick (1976) and received Best Supporting Actress Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations for her role in Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979). She is also known for her roles in Personal Best (1982), Star 80 (1983) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987).

She has starred in and co-produced videos about yoga and holistic living. She published a memoir in 2002.

Early life[edit]

Hemingway was born in Mill Valley, California, the third daughter of Byra Louise (née Whittlesey; January 5, 1922-June 24, 1988) Hemingway and Jack Hemingway, a writer.[2] Her sisters are Joan Hemingway (born 1950) and Margaux Hemingway (1954-1996). Margaux, who became an actress and model, died of a barbiturate overdose in 1996 at age 42.

Her paternal grandparents were Hadley Richardson and Nobel Prize-laureate novelist Ernest Hemingway (who committed suicide several months before she was born). She was named after the Cuban port of Mariel—her father and grandfather visited the village regularly to go fishing. Her middle name is from her paternal grandmother.

Hemingway grew up primarily in Ketchum, Idaho, where her father lived, and where her paternal grandfather had spent time as a sportsman and writer. She also spent part of her adolescence in Los Angeles and New York City.

Career[edit]

Hemingway's first role was with her sister Margaux in the film Lipstick (1976). The movie was not considered especially good, but she received notice for her acting and was nominated as "Best Newcomer" for the Golden Globes Award that year.

Hemingway's most famous role was 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 (within the film she is said to be 17), she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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 pictorial in the April 1982 issue of Playboy and was on the cover.

Hemingway in August 2014

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.[3]

Hemingway was also featured in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) as Lacy Warfield. Subsequently released additional footage showed an expansion of her role. It was released in a very rough edit with unfinished visual effects in a November 2006 deluxe edition DVD and as part of The Superman Ultimate Collector's Edition. She also co-starred in the 1991–93 ABC series Civil Wars. In 1996, she had a leading role in the British TV movie September, playing the wife of Michael York. In 1997, she played in "Road Ends" (Kat) with Dennis Hopper.

Hemingway 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.[4]

Hemingway has a perfume, "Mariel", by H2O+.

She is currently the host of Spiritual Cinema,[1] a monthly television show dedicated to spiritual films. She has begun hosting a series of yoga practice videos Yoga Now, with guru Rodney Yee.[5]

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,[6] 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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2008, Hemingway announced via her web site's blog that she had separated earlier in the year from her husband Stephen Crisman, to whom she had been married since December 9, 1984.[8] She and Crisman had two daughters together, model Dree Crisman (born 1987) and Langley Crisman (born 1989).[9]

As of early 2011, Hemingway has been romantically linked with former stuntman Bobby Williams, with whom she has co-authored several self-help books.[10]

Filmography[edit]

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 episode
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"
1991–1993 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"
1994–1995 Roseanne Sharon 2 episodes
1995 Central Park West Stephanie Wells 13 episodes
1995 Deceptions II: Edge of Deception
1996 Bad Moon Janet
1997 Deconstructing Harry Beth Kramer
1997 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"
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
2014 Unity Narrator Documentary


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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mariel Hemingway – IMDb
  2. ^ "Mariel Hemingway Biography (1961-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  3. ^ Hemingway, Mariel. Finding My Balance. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003.
  4. ^ MacDonald, Jay (May 1, 2007). "Fame & Fortune: Mariel Hemingway". Bankrate. Accessed August 27, 2009.
  5. ^ "Yoga Now: Accelerated Workout DVD .". probidad.org. Retrieved November 3, 2010. "Longtime yoga practitioner and Hollywood actress Mariel Hemingway teams up with renowned instructor Rodney Yee ... through a combination of yoga, cardio, and proper eating habits" 
  6. ^ Mariel Hemingway Bio - Hemingway Family - Town & Country Magazine
  7. ^ Actress Mariel Hemingway honored with humanitarian award at San Diego Film Festival - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego
  8. ^ My New Life December 7th, 2008 42 comments (2008-12-07). "Mariel Hemingway's Personal Journal | Living a Holistic Life » 2008 » December". Marielhemingway.com. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 
  9. ^ Mariel Hemingway – Biography
  10. ^ Strobel, Mike. "The moon also rises on Mariel Hemingway". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-03-20. 

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