© Copyright 2010-2030 Marianne Muellerleile


In 1972, the summer after my first year in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota, I signed a contract with the touring company Shakespeare in the Streets.

I was thrilled!  Besides playing Beatrice in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Sylvia in TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA and Maria in TWELFTH NIGHT, I would be paid $10 a performance, making this my first professional job and deeming me a professional actor!

We toured six states and Canada.  We did 100 performances.  I came back with $1000, the most money I had ever made in a summer job.

In 1973 after completing my Masters and accepting a contract with Meadow Brook Theatre, I joined Actor's Equity on August 1, my mother union.

I am now in my 51st year as a professional actor.  I can hardly believe it!

I invite you to explore my site through the years. It's been a marvelous ride that continues today.

You can also visit and interact with me personally on my Facebook fan page, on Twitter, at Instagram and on my YouTube channel.

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