Mary Woronov Biography

Birthday: 1943-12-08
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Wiki Biography: Mary Woronov was born on December 8, 1943, at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida (some sources cite New York as her birthplace). A surgeon's stepdaughter, she was raised in Brooklyn Heights and attended Cornell University as a sculpting major. After a class trip to Andy Warhol 's Silver Factory, she joined Warhol's entourage and starred in a number of his underground films and appeared as a go-go dancer in the Velvet Underground's Exploding Plastic Inevitable shows. She left the Factory in the late 1960s and, after recovering from a heavy methamphetamine addiction, spent two years in Europe with a friend; during this time, Warhol was shot by Valerie Solanas, and with the altered Factory dynamic, "there was nothing to go back to." She supported herself with work in off-Broadway and off-off- Broadway theater, then "got scared and got married" to director/producer Theodore Gershuny. She appeared in three of his films, Kemek (1970), Silent Night, Bloody Night (1974), and Sugar Cookies (1973). After the marriage broke up, Woronov moved to Los Angeles at the invitation of friend Paul Bartel, where she appeared on the daytime soap "Somerset" (1970) and had a memorable role in Bartel's Death Race 2000 (1975). Her best and most famous role came in 1982, with the part of Mary Bland in Bartel's black comedy Eating Raoul (1982). A major cult figure as an actress, she is also an accomplished painter and writer, having published three books--Wake for the Angels: Paintings and Stories, the autobiography Swimming Underground: My Years in the Warhol Factory, and the novel Snake.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Good Girls Don't Wilamena 1993 Action
Glory Daze Joanie's Mom 2010 - 2011 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Seizure 1974
Hollywood Boulevard 1976 Comedy
Hollywood Man 1978 Action, Crime, Drama
Rock 'n' Roll High School Evelyn Togar 1979 0
Heartbeeps 1981 Sci Fi, Comedy
Eating Raoul Mary Bland 1982 Comedy, Horror
Night of the Comet 1984 Comedy, Horror, Sci Fi
Get Out of My Room 1985
Hellhole Dr. Fletcher 1985 Game Show, Reality Tv, 0
Chopping Mall Mary Bland 1986 Reality Tv, Sport
TerrorVision Raquel Putterman 1986 Comedy, Horror
Black Widow 1987
Sugar Cookies 1988
Mortuary Academy Mary Purcell 1988 Comedy
Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills 1989
Club Fed Jezebel 1990 Comedy
Watchers II 1990 Horror, Sci Fi
Buster's Bedroom Jane 1991 Comedy
The Living End 1992 Comedy, Drama
Where Sleeping Dogs Lie 1993 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Shake, Rattle and Rock! E. Joyce Togar 1994 Drama, Music
Here Come The Munsters Mrs. Dimwitty 1995 Comedy, Horror, Sci Fi
Grief Attorney 1995 Comedy
Number One Fan Wedding Coordinator 1996 Thriller
Glory Daze Joanie's Mom 1996 Comedy
Sweet Jane 1998
Straight Right Dr. Wright 2000 Drama
Perfect Fit Mom 2001 Comedy, Thriller
The New Women 2002 Sci Fi, Comedy
Prison-A-Go-Go! Dyanne She-Bitch Slutface 2003 Action, Comedy
Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Halfway House 2004
I Pass for Human Dr. Larraz 2004 Horror
The House of the Devil Mrs. Ulman 2009 Reality Tv
Heaven Wants Out Kitty 2009 Comedy
Kitchenette: Part One Jo 2011 Comedy
Attack of the 50ft Cheerleader House Mother 2012 Comedy
Nomads 2013
Citizens Gordon's Mother 2014 Drama