BIO- MERRIE LYNN ROSS
Merrie Lynn Ross- is an award-winning filmmaker/writer/actress: Starring in over 35 TV/films from portraying Marion Davis in a 13-hour PBS mini-series, Julie Nixon (president's daughter) to daytime’s first comedienne, Emma Lutz, on ABC’s ‘General Hospital'- entertaining 40 million viewers with her contagious giggle and outrageous antics.
She’s produced several films: Cult classic, “Class of 1994” starring Michael J.Fox, Perry King and Ms. Ross, the hit of Cannes Film Festival, winning best picture Academy of Horror and Science Fiction. “Bobby Jo and The Outlaw” with Lynda Carter and Merrie Lynn playing sisters, roused youth audiences, and led to Merrie Lynn’s character on the “Wonder Woman” TV pilot.
As writer/creator of TV and films: “Soap Box Derby Racers” “Apt.11E, “Medicine Woman”, Bayou Justice” (in pre-production), “Foxy Ladies” among the many. She directed the award winning docudrama, “Highjacker” profiling the foibles being a police officer. She directed 18 films for the LAPD and Burbank police departments, and launched “People’s Action Center” PAC for Henry Winkler.
Ms. Ross founded MerrieWay Community and collaborated with film industry notables, philanthropists and corporate sponsors to bring arts and ethics back into our schools. She created “Morph America” and “Peace Smarts” curriculums that were honored by White House and President Clinton and recognized by President Bush. With MerrieWay youth anchors she participated in the Presidential Summit, with every living President and Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Ross’ brainchild, “Stand For Children” rallied 300,000 people at the Lincoln memorial, spearheaded by the Children’s Defense Fund. She coined ‘Morph’ as a transformation term that is in today’s vernacular.
Currently she is filming “MerrieWay Day” (with friends, celebs, everyday folk) blasts good news- To Bring on the Happy. “Live Green Dream TV” is a featured segment for sustainable living.
Merrie Lynn’s upcoming book, “Bounce off the Walls- Land on Your Feet” how to Morph Havoc and Hassles into Harmony and Happiness is a spring 2010 scheduled release.