|Born||Marianna Bronislawa Barbara Palka
7 September 1981
|Occupation||Actress, director, screenwriter|
|Years active||2001 – present|
Marianna Palka (born 7 September 1981) is a Scottish screenwriter, director, actor, photographer and model. She is the co-star of the film Good Dick, and the subject of the short documentary The Lion's Mouth Opens.
Palka was born and brought up in Glasgow and moved to New York City at age 17 to study at the Atlantic Theater Company. She wrote, directed and starred alongside her longtime boyfriend at the time, Jason Ritter (with whom she began a relationship after meeting in Queens in October 1999), Martin Starr, Mark Webber, Charles Durning and Tom Arnold in Good Dick. It was self released in the US in 2009. At the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, Palka was a Sloan Juror with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Later that year she performed in "Love Loss and What I Wore" at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.
Palka appeared in Peter Mullan's 2011 film Neds. Palka played the lead role of JEVA in director Jeremiah Jones independent film Restive. She appeared in the short Spoonful (by director Jenee LaMarque) and in Bryce Dallas Howard's second film, When You Find Me. She played a Scottish book store worker/hipster in director Nathan Sutton's film Autumn Wanderer. She starred in director Sylvia Sether's short film, King Of Norway. In 2012 she was in The Ensemble Theater in Santa Barbara, California, reading of The Good Soldier. She appeared in Martin McDonagh's The Lonesome West at the Actor’s Gang Theatre, Los Angeles, and in Conor McPherson's Dublin Carol at the Ensemble Theatre Company.
- Scottish Mussel, (2015) Fiona
- Contracted: Phase II, (2015)
- Worthy, (2015) also director and producer
- Forever, (2015) Kate
- I'm the Same, (2014) also writer, director and producer
- Autumn Wanderer, (2013) Audrey
- The Motivation, (2013)
- Restive, (2011) Jeva
- Neds, (2010) Aunt Beth
- Good Dick (2008) also writer, producer, director
- Sam the Man, (2001) as an intern
- The Big Kahuna, (1999) production intern
- Shootout, (2008) herself
- Festival Updates, (2008) herself
- Derek and Simon, (2007) 2 episodes
- Drunk History, (2007) 1 episode
- Oh Gallow Lay, (2015)
- The Lion's Mouth Opens, (2014) herself also writer and producer
- Pant Suits, (2014) Joanne
- First Kiss, (2014) Soko's Kisser
- slice, (2013) Radio Newscaster
- King of Norway (film), (2013) Liv Skaarsguard
- The Price We Pay, (2013) Hot Chick
- Spoonful (2012) Vivian
- When You Find Me, (2011) Joanne
- Modern Romance, (2010)
- Earth Day, (2001) voice
- The New York Times
- The New York Times
- Mark Olsen (October 15, 2008). "The Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
- Carina Chocano (October 10, 2008). "The Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2016-07-20.
- Papermag[dead link]
- Spaner, Whitney (January 2009). "L.A. Is For Lovers: Jason Ritter & Marianna Palka". Paper Magazine. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-26.