Mary Elizabeth Boylan
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Mary was born near Cleveland, Ohio to a Hungarian Mother and Irish Father. She grew up in a rural town called Brunswick, where she lived with her Mom. Her neighbors probably still remember her inviting them to staged dances and lip syncing acts when she was little, all performed in the living room with her friends. Mary began her dance training at age 2, performing for the first time at age 3. She later went on to solo in a lyrical jazz company, and train with the Cleveland Ballet. Read more... in Miami, modeling and bartending to pay for her acting classes. She did 2 years of improv when she first moved to Los Angeles at The Next Stage Theatre, while studying at Playhouse West, the Australian School of Dramatic Arts (AIDA) in Hollywood, and the famed Upright Citizens' Brigade. Mary's breakout role was in the award-winning film, "Parched" where she played the female lead as a broken woman in the wild west, who takes matters into her own hands. The film won at the Action on Film International Festival. Mary when on to star in several independent films. She then decided to tell her own story in the short film "Getting Lemons". She wrote, produced and stars in dramedy, her first time on the other side of the camera. Mary won Best Actress, was nominated for Best Female Filmmaker, and the film was nominated for Best Musical, all at the 2013 Action on Film International Festival in Los Angeles. The film is also an official selection of the 2013 Downtown Independent Festival Los Angeles, the prestigous Hollyshorts Festival in Hollywood, and the Laughlin International Film Festival. Mary lives in Beverly Hills, but still maintains very close ties with her friends and family back home in Ohio.