Accidentally born in the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, Mary Woronov grew up in New York and attended Cornell University. Following her first love, painting, she became a part of Warhol’s Silver Factory in the late 60s, where she acted in several films, including Chelsea Girls. Moving to LA, she continued to support herself by acting in over 73 Hollywood films, the best of which, Eating Raoul, Rock and Roll High School and, more recently, Loony Toons, have earned her the dubious title of cult-queen.
She also directed and wrote three half-hour TV shows for “Women” on Showtime. Now Mary teaches graduate fiction at Otis College of Art & Design and lives with her dog. Besides painting and showing in LA, Mary is the author of six books including the novels Snake and Niagara, Blind Love (a collection of short stories). Swimming Underground is a fictional memoir about her time with the Warhol group and Eye Witness to Warhol is a collection of essays on questions she has grown tired of answering. Wake for the Angels is a coffee table book of her paintings. She has also written pieces for Buzz Magazine, Film Comment and Nest Magazine. She is currently working on her third novel.