Mariel Hemingway Biography, Age, Family, Height, and Net Worth

Mariel Hemingway Biography

Mariel Hemingway (Mariel Hadley Hemingway) is an American actress, prolific author, adventurist, eco activist, health lifestyle and mental health advocate, and entrepreneur. She is also a sought after speaker who is focused on mind-body optimization and purposeful living.

Mariel Hemingway
Mariel Hemingway

Mariel began acting at age 14 with a Golden Globe–nominated breakout role in Lipstick (1976), and received Academy and BAFTA Award nominations for her performance in Woody Allen’s Manhattan (1979).

She is known for her leading roles in Personal Best (1982) and also Star 80 (1983). She is also known for playing in the TV series Civil Wars, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.

Her career dwindled in the 1990s amid mental health struggles. Mariel has also starred in and co-produced videos about yoga, and holistic living.

Age|How Old Is Mariel?

Mariel Hadley Hemingway was born on November 22, 1961 in Mill Valley, California, U.S. She is 61 years old as of 2022.


Hemingway was born the the third daughter of Byra Louise (née Whittlesey) Hemingway (1922–1988) and Jack Hemingway (1923–2000), a writer.

She has two sisters, Joan Hemingway (born 1950) and Margaux Hemingway (1954).

Mariel’s paternal grandparents were Hadley Richardson (1891–1979) and Nobel Prize–laureate novelist Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961). Ernest committed suicide four months before Mariel was born.

Hemingway was named for the Cuban port of Mariel, her father and grandfather visited the village regularly to go fishing.

She grew up primarily in Ketchum, Idaho where her father lived. It is also where Ernest had spent time as a sportsman and writer before he committed suicide.

Mariel Sister

Margaux was a model and actress, and died of a barbiturate overdose at the age of 42 in 1996.

Marriage|Divorce|Bobby Williams

Mariel married Stephen Crisman and later separated in 2008, divorcing the following year. Mariel was romantically linked with former stuntman Bobby Williams as of early 2011 with whom she has co-authored a self-help book. Bobby was described as Mariel’s partner in April 2015. Hemingway also practices Transcendental Meditation.

Daughters|Does Mariel have Kids?

Mariel has two children with  her ex-husband Crisman; Dree Hemingway (born December 4, 1987) and Langley Fox (born August 22, 1989).


Her first role was with her real-life sister Margaux (also in her debut role) in the film Lipstick (1976), in which they then played sisters. She received notice for her acting and was also nominated as “Best Newcomer” for the Golden Globe Award that year.

Mariel Hemingway Manhattan

Mariel’s highest profile role came with her role in Woody Allen’s Manhattan (1979). It is a romantic comedy in which she plays Tracy, a high school student and also Allen’s lover.

Just 16 during the filming (in the film she is said to be 17), she was then nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In her memoir, Out Came The Sun (2015), Mariel alleged that Allen attempted to begin a sexual relationship with her shortly after filming was completed, when she had turned 18. Mariel successfully resisted his advances.

Hemingway played a bisexual track-and-field athlete in a film noted for some explicit (by mainstream standards) lesbian love scenes in Personal Best (1982). Mariel appeared in a nude pictorial in the April 1982 issue of Playboy and was on the cover in connection with Personal Best.

Hemingway Star 80

Hemingway starred as Dorothy Stratten in Star 80 (1983). It is a film about the Playboy model’s life and murder.
Reports then circulated for years that Hemingway had had her breasts enlarged to play the role of Stratten. During a 2007 appearance on the late-night talk and variety show, Fashionably Late with Stacy London, Mariel said she had had the surgery before Star 80. Her breast implants were then removed years later after they had ruptured.

Hemingway was also featured in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) as Lacy Warfield. Finally, she released additional footage showed an expansion of her role. Mariel also co-starred in the 1991–93 ABC series Civil Wars.

She was also cast as the female lead in Darren Star’s CBS drama Central Park West for the 1995-96 season. The show however fared poorly with both critics and viewers. After 13 episodes Hemingway was told that the show wanted her to accept a huge pay cut and demotion to a recurring character status.


Mariel then quit the series, which had only lasted eight more episodes before being cancelled. Mariel had a leading role in the British TV movie September, playing the wife of Michael York in 1996.

Marile has played a lesbian or bisexual woman in several films and also television shows, including Personal Best, The Sex Monster, In Her Line of Fire, and episodes of the TV series Roseanne (“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and “December Bride”) and also Crossing Jordan.

She has said she formed a “big connection with the gay and lesbian community” after Personal Best and also enjoys taking roles in “cutting-edge” productions.

Mariel is currently the host of Spiritual Cinema, a monthly television show dedicated to spiritual films. Hemingway has also begun hosting a series of yoga practice videos Yoga Now, with guru Rodney Yee.

Mariel worked on the documentary film Running from Crazy, directed by Barbara Kopple and then produced by the Oprah Winfrey Network chronicling the Hemingway family’s history of suicide, substance abuse and also mental illness, which is shown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013.

She received a humanitarian award from the San Diego Film Festival for her role in the documentary in October 2013.

Mariel Hemingway Today

Mariel continues with her acting career as well as writing. She is also a speaker focused on mind-body-spirit optimization and purposeful living.


  • Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family – 2015
  • Invisible Girl – 2015
  • Running with Nature: Stepping Into the Life You Were Meant to Live – 2013
  • The Willing Way: Stepping Into the Life You Were Meant to Live – 2012
  • Eating with Peace and Moderation: A HarperOne Select – 2012
  • Be You Now: Stepping Into the Life You Were Meant to Live – 2011
  • Hemingway: A Life in Pictures – 2011
  • Mariel’s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life – 2009
  • Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside Out: Every Woman’s Guide to Real Beauty, Renewed Energy, and a Radiant Life – 2006
  • Finding My Balance: A Memoir – 2001
  • Strong at the Broken Places

Mariel Hemingway Health

Hemingway talked of her bouts with mental illness and her still lingering issues with her siblings in a 2013 television documentary film, Running from Crazy.

She also talked of her family’s struggles with alcoholism, mental illnesses and suicide. Mariel also made claims that her parents’ marriage was abusive and unhappy, and also about abusive incidents in her childhood.

Mariel Hemingway Height

The Manhattan star stands at a height of 1.8m.






Finding Fortune



Papa: Hemingway in Cuba

Woman Guest



Herself (as Narrator)


Running from Crazy



Rise of the Zombies

Dr. Lynn Snyder


Ay Lav Yu



The Golden Boys


My Suicide

Charlotte Silver



Minnie Vautrin

Law & Order

Ashley Jones


In Her Line of Fire

Lynn Delaney

Between Truth and Lies

Dr. Claire Parker


See Arnold Run

Maria Shriver


Crossing Jordan

Lisa Fromer

Warning: Parental Advisory

Tipper Gore


First Shot

Alex McGregor


Lesse Hotton


Ruth Sanders




The Contender

Cynthia Charlton Lee


The Sex Monster

Laura Barnes

First Daughter

Alex McGregor

American Reel

Disney Rifkin


Little Men

Jo Baer


Deconstructing Harry

Beth Kramer

Road Ends



Bad Moon



Central Park West

Stephanie Wells

Deceptions II: Edge of Deception


Saturday Night Live

Herself (host)





Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story

Cathy Mahone

The Hidden Room

Jane Stark


Falling from Grace

Alice Parks



Janet Dubois/Louise

Tales from the Crypt

Miranda Singer


Civil Wars

Sydney Guilford


Steal the Sky

Helen Mason


Cheryl King



Kimberly Ballard

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Lacy Warfield




The Mean Season

Christine Connelly


Star 80

Dorothy Stratten


Personal Best

Chris Cahill






Kathy McCormick

I Want to Keep My Baby

Sue Ann Cunningham