Marielle Heller is an actress and a writer in New York. She studied theater at UCLA and at RADA in London. As an author she has written a pilot for ABC titled The Big Apple, a movie for Disney titled Renegade X, as well as multiple screenplays and plays, including The Diary of a Teenage Girl. As an actress, she was in the world premiere of David Edgar's Continental Divide directed by Tony Taccone (TIME magazine's theater event of the year) at Berkeley Rep, and continuing to Birmingham Rep in England, the Barbican Theater on the West End, and the La Jolla Playhouse. She played Ophelia in Hamlet at 2100 Sq Feet in LA, Cordelia in King Lear at San Diego Rep, Hero in Much Ado at Theatricum Botanicum, and worked at ACT in San Francisco. She collaborated with American Zoetrope and Francis Ford Coppola on the development of new films. Since arriving in New York, she has starred in Madelyn Kent's Peninsula at the Obie Award-winning SoHo Rep; in Sa Ka La by Jon Fosse and directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde; and in Kristen Palmer's Local Story with Overlap Productions. Ms. Heller has also performed at the Public Theater in Suzan-Lori Park's 365Plays/Days with New Georges Theater, and for the Public's own final week. She has worked toward the development of numerous new plays at Cherry Lane, Naked Angels, Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theater, the Chocolate Factory, the Committee Theater, Six Figures, The Fringe, and others. She is an affiliated artist of New Georges.