May 19, 1938
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Marilyn Chris-Wallace, Marilyn Chris|
|Spouse(s)||Lee Wallace 1975–present|
With appearances on television shows such as NBC's Law & Order and Fame, she is known by longtime soap fans as Wanda Wolek #1 on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live, a role she played from 1972 through 1976, and from 1980 through 1994. Earlier in her career she played Edie Hoffman on the ABC soap opera All My Children.
She has appeared in such films as Love With The Proper Stranger (1963), The People Next Door (1970), The Honeymoon Killers (1970), The Black Marble (1980), and Trees Lounge (1996). She has also appeared on and off-Broadway, and has directed for the theater. She received an Obie Award and a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle and a Variety Critics Poll for her performance in Kaddish, directed by Robert Kalfin at the Chelsea Theater Center.
She is married to film, stage, and television actor Lee Wallace. In 2004, Internet rumors swirled that Marilyn had died in a car crash. Soap Opera Digest contacted her and conducted an interview, putting the rumors to rest.
- Chelsea on the Edge: The Adventures of an American Theater, Davi Napoleon. Includes discussion of Robert Kalfin's off-Broadway multi-media production of Kaddish.Iowa State University Press. ISBN 0-8138-1713-7, 1991.
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