How It Happened
This is Marlane's official press statement from her very official time in Hollywood. Enjoy!
Marlane had a charmed introduction to Hollywood
Three months after moving to Los Angeles from Austin, she booked the role of Irish vampire “Maggie” in the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two. Marlane shot fight scenes with the legendary fight coordinator Jeff Imada for two months in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and quickly became one of the most accessible stars in the Twilight universe, connecting with fans on social media and at events all over the country.
The rest is just gravy
Marlane went on to appear in two indie films: Sake Bomb (SXSW 2013), for which she earned a Best Actress nomination from New York’s Winter Film Awards (and worked with renowned Japanese actor Gaku Hamada) and the ground-breaking romantic comedy Somebody Marry Me (with Michael Lerner and The Soprano's Ray Abruzzo) which was filmed in one take.
Marlane was then hand-picked by showrunner Matthew Weiner to play the Barbarella-esque lady of the night “Audrey” opposite Vincent Kartheiser and James Wolk in Season Six of the hit show Mad Men. (She reports that it was absolutely as amazing as you might think.)
That t.v. gig spawned many others, including a recurring role on Sons of Anarchy playing daddy’s-girl-gone-wrong “Sandy” and a favorite role, the master manipulator in Daisy Dukes "Paige" on the NBC pilot Salvation. After that were recurring roles on Showtime's Masters of Sex and ABC Family's The Fosters, a Lifetime/A&E romantic comedy collaboration Fall Into Me, and guest stars on Ray Donovan, Rizzoli & Isles, NCIS-LA, and Starz's Now Apocalypse.
Throw into the mix a healthy helping of national and regional commercials, independent pilots, and short films (some of which she also produced) and Marlane had a very busy time in tinsel town while she made it her primary focus.
Taco Bell Silver Dollar Nat'l Commercial
Sons of Anarchy Playing with Monsters
Press for Sci-Fi Indie Realm
Now she is retired!
Marlane is switching gears
"After ten years in Los Angeles and the industry, I decided to return to my home state and be - a person! With a regular schedule! I have always loved to mentor other actors and artists, so I now welcome opportunities to teach, coach, and contribute to the performing arts in a variety of ways. Check out my educator page for more info on my work as an acting instructor, with film festivals, and as a screenwriting mentor. Thank you for being here!"