Mariel Hemingway Biography
Mariel Hemingways first movie was a 1976 film, Lipstick, which she shot with her sister Margaux. Lipstick was a rape drama, and although the film was not a hit, it made audiences take notice of her. In 1979, she starred in Manhattan, as Woody Allens girlfriend, and this earned Mariel Hemingway an Oscar nomination. She was only 17 when she was nominated. Other films that she did during the eighties included Personal Best where she played a bisexual athlete; Star 80, Superman IV: Quest for Peace, and Sunset. During the early nineties, she starred in Delirious, and Falling from Grace.
Mariel Hemingway also did television appearances, both in movies and television movies. She has proven her versatility and strength as an actress by playing a variety of roles. She has two critically acclaimed television movies, I Want to Keep my Baby, and Steel the Sky. In 1985, Mariel Hemingway made her first stage debut at the Manhattan Theater Club for the play California Dog Fight. This was followed by another Dallas performance, called The Palace of Amateurs. In 1991, she became a regular face in television when she starred as Sydney Guilford in the legal drama show, Civil Wars.
Mariel Hemingway was in the 1995 series Central Park West, where she starred as editor Stephanie Wells, although left the show after 13 episodes. Other movies she did were Bad Moon, Deconstructing Harry, The Sex Monster, The Contender, and In the Line of Fire. Mariel Hemingway has been known for playing a few other lesbian roles even after Personal Best, and has claimed to have formed a connection with the gay community after the film.
Mariel Hemingway has written two books: Finding My Balance: My Memoir, in 2003, and Healthy Living from the Inside Out: Every Woman's Guide to Beauty, Renewed Energy and Radiant Life in 2007. She has been married to Stephen Crisman since 1984.