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Marielle Heller '97
Education: B.A. University of California, Los Angeles; Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), London
Profession: Writer, Actress and Film Director
Marielle Heller's first feature film as a writer/director, titled The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), starring Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgard, and Bel Powleywon, received high praise and won awards at the Sundance Film Festival, Berlinale, and the Edinburgh Film Festival. Her second feature film, Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) is a biographical comedy-drama starring Melissa McCarthy. Marielle's next feature project, You Are My Friend starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, is slated for 2019.