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Marla Stone Biography

Marla Stone

Marla Stone was born in Hollywood, California. Her father Howard Stone, a CPA is from Chicago Il., and her mother Anneliese, a Beautician, was from Frankfurt Germany, and grew up during Hitler's reign of terror. Marla was raised by her father and step-mother Marilyn, an elementary school teacher, who was from Brooklyn, New York. Marla grew up in West Covina, CA. until she was 14 and then moved to San Marino, CA. Marla graduated from San Marino High School. Marla performed in every play her elementary school, Junior High and High School produced during her years of school. Marla did summer stock children's theater in West Covina and Pasadena. Marla studied theater at Humboldt State University, and then quit school to pursue her dream to be an actress.
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She moved to Hollywood in the early 1980's, at 19 years old. Marla then studied with Stella Adler, Uta Hagen and Robert Easton privately. Marla was in Hollywood for a period of 3 1/2 years when she decided to go back to school. Marla has a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Social Work. She worked as a therapist for 17 years and became a Mental Health Advocate. Marla has written a book and developed a specialized program on Medication and Treatment Alliance for people with chronic mental and medical health challenges.Marla returned to acting in 2010 to continue her dream of being an actress, and has been doing independent films and theater.Marla is a dramatic and comedic actress with huge range and an intense emotional impact upon her audiences.