As the granddaughter of illustrious author, Ernest Hemingway, Mariel was always destined to be well-known and publicly recognized. However, at the young age of 13, Mariel became famous in her own right when she made her silver screen debut in Lipstick. Four years later her work in Woody Allen's Manhattan earned her an Oscar nomination. She has since made 30 films and numerous television appearances including the groundbreaking kiss with Roseanne on her hit show and a role in Steven Bochco's highly acclaimed Civil Wars. Mariel appeared in Star 80, directed by Bob Fosse, and was more recently in Rod Lurie's film, The Contender, and starred in the comic cult film, The Sex Monster, by Mike Binder.
Now at the age of 45, Mariel is a wife and mother of two, Dree, 20, and Langley, 18. Over the last 22 years, she has also been pursuing her passion for yoga and health and is now seen as a voice of holistic and balanced living. As part of that role she has lead wellness retreats all over America, sharing her insights about yoga, meditation, nutrition, and home. Mariel's second book called Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside out (Harper Collins San Francisco), a how-to guide to finding ones balance and health through self-empowering lifestyle techniques is scheduled for release in January 2007.
In 2003, she published her powerful bestselling memoir, Finding My Balance. A truly insightful and inspiring story, the book is a portrayal of her life's journey through the eyes of yoga and meditation. Mariel is producing documentaries that focus on spiritual and environmental issues. Additionally she is developing a half hour comedy TV show for release in 2007 and producing her grandfather's book A Moveable Feast for film.