About this Famous Person
Source : Tim DOWLING
Hemingway was born in Mill Valley, California, the third daughter of Byra Louise (née Whittlesey) Hemingway and Jack Hemingway, a writer. Her sisters are Joan Hemingway (born 1950) and Margaux Hemingway (born 1954). Margaux, who became an actress and model, died of a barbiturate overdose in 1996 at age 42.
Her paternal grandparents were Hadley Richardson and writer Ernest Hemingway (who committed suicide several months before she was born). She was named after the Cuban port of Mariel—her father and grandfather visited the village regularly to go fishing. Her middle name is from her paternal grandmother.
Hemingway grew up primarily in Ketchum, Idaho, where her father lived, and where her paternal grandfather had spent a great deal of time as a sportsman and writer. Mariel also spent part of her adolescence growing up in Los Angeles and New York City.
Hemingway's first role was with her sister Margaux in the film Lipstick (1976). The movie was not considered especially good, but Mariel received notice for her acting and was nominated as "Best Newcomer" for the Golden Globes Award that year.
Hemingway's most famous role was in Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979), a romantic comedy in which she plays Tracy, a high school student and Allen's lover. Only sixteen during filming (within the film she is said to be seventeen), she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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