Marianna Alacchi grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., in a very traditional Sicillian-American home where she developed a love for acting at an early age. Alacchi is a current member of SAG-AFTRA, a special effects make-up artist, aformer member of IATSE Local 798, NYC and a registered nurse. Working in film, TV and stage, she has worked on approximately 250 shows and films, either as an actress or as a special effects/key make-up artist and costumer. She can be seen in Take Shelter, Homicide: Life on the Streets, This World: Then Fireworks, The New Detectives, Forensic Files and Prison to Praise. Stage highlights include performances at the Kennedy Center and The White House as Betsy Ross with the Jenna Jones’ Star Spangled Muse. Alacchi is also an accomplished singer having recorded six gospel albums, three of which are for children. Presently, she lives in Copley, Ohio, with her eclectus parrot, Ms. Scarlett O’Parrot and her house bunny, Julie.
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