- As a renaissance woman, Marielle Heller has essayed multiple roles in Hollywood, marking various roles both in front of and behind the camera. She is best known for directing and writing films like Can You Ever Forgive Me? and A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood. In 2020, she returned to acting stint and starred alongside Anna-Taylor-Joy in the new Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit.
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married, Husband, and Children
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurement: Height and Weight
As a renaissance woman, Marielle Heller has essayed multiple roles in Hollywood, marking various roles both in front of and behind the camera. She is best known for directing and writing films like Can You Ever Forgive Me? and A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood. In 2020, she returned to acting stint and starred alongside Anna-Taylor-Joy in the new Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit.
A California native, Marielle Stiles Heller was born on 01 October 1979 in Marin County. She grew up in nearby Alameda. She attended high school at Saint Joseph Notre Dame and graduated to community theatre and productions in 1997. Later, she enrolled at UCLA and then at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London to study theatre. The 41-year-old filmmaker is American by nationality and has a mixed ethnic background.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Since her early childhood in California, Heller has actually been an actor. She joined a local youth theatre at the age of eight and started breathing musical life into characters ranging from Templeton the rat in Charlotte’s Web to Rabbit in Winnie-the-Pooh. As an actor, she landed small roles in a couple of films and TV series, but most of her acting had been performed on the stage.
In her late 20s, Heller began writing roles herself. Eventually, she wrote and directed her first film 2015’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Three years later, her second film, Can You Ever Forgive Me? was released, which became a major hit and earned a constellation of four- and five-star reviews. Later, she directed Tom Hanks in the 2019’s film A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood.
Heller has now returned to the acting fold giving a fabulous performance in the new Netflix’s drama miniseries The Queen’s Gambit. She plays Alma Wheatley, mother of the lead character Beth.
Film and Television are major sources of income for Heller. She has accumulated riches worth millions of dollars; all thanks to her writing and directing skills. As of 2020, she has an estimated net worth of about $5 million.
Married, Husband, and Children
Heller is blessed with a fairytale married life. Her husband is comedian Jorma Taccone whom she met at UCLA while studying acting. After dating Taccone for a few years, she married him in the year 2007.
Heller and her husband share two children, a 5-year-old son, Wylie Red, and a newly born daughter. Together, the family of four lives in Connecticut.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Marielle was born to parents Steve and Annie Stiles-Heller. Her father was a chiropractor while her mother was an artist and art teacher. She is the eldest child and has two siblings- younger brother and sister, Nate and Emily. Her father Steve hails from a Jewish family.
Heller’s brother, Nate, is a musician by profession, and her sister, Emily, is a stand-up comic as well as a writer and producer for the HBO comedy Barry.
Body Measurement: Height and Weight
Heller has a decent average height of 5 feet 6 inches. Even in her 40s and being the mother of two, she has a well-maintained body and adequate weight. She has short black hair. Infact, she had to cut off her long golden-brown hair for her role as Alma in Netflix’s chess prodigy drama “The Queen’s Gambit.”