IndieWire recently listed Marianna as one of the “20 Rising Female Filmmakers You Need to Know.”
Marianna’s next directed film EGG premiered at Tribeca 2018, starring Christina Hendricks and Anna Camp. Her previous film BITCH (now on Netflix), which Marianna wrote, directed and starred in premiered at Sundance 2017 and also starred Jason Ritter and Jamie King. Her previous film GOOD DICK, which Marianna also wrote, directed and starred in competed in the Dramatic Competition at Sundance in 2008. The New York Times said “the film surmounts its indie-movie quirkiness with exceptional acting and a sincere belief in the salvation of its wounded characters. From an acting standpoint, Marianna is best known as being a Series Regular on GLOW for Netflix. Lucy Walker made a documentary with Marianna titled THE LION’S MOUTH OPENS (2014), which discusses Mariann’s courage while she struggles with testing whether she has Hunington’s disease. This premiered at Sundance in 2014, and broadcast on HBO on June 1st 2015. The LA times called it “an espresso shot to the heart.” It was also shortlisted for Best Documentary Short at the 87th Academy Awards.