MARA HALLBIOGRAPHYMulti-faceted actor, musician, teacher, writer and producer Mara Hallhas been burning the midnight oil as a new mother balancing her busy career, family, and health. As a woman of color who has been diagnosed with diabetes, Mara is a strong advocate for healthy living, self-care and being kind to yourself. Mara has also kept busy with her new OWN series “Ambitions,” which premiered on Tuesday, June 18TH, as well as producing and writing her own short film JUICY LADIES which has a close personal tie to herself and her family.
Ambitions” explores the sexy, deceitful machinations of love, power and politics in America’s hottest urban mecca, Atlanta, Georgia. The series centers around the intense rivalry between formidable legal eagles Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) and Amara Hughes (Essence Atkins), former best friends from college who find themselves adversaries in both their personal and professional lives. Mara portrays ‘Darcy Lancaster,’ a mysterious relative that comes into town in the middle of chaos, with unclear intentions.
Mara’s short film JUICY LADIES tells the story of ‘Angie’ (Mara) who is struggling with her health, weight, finding her self-worth, as well as looking for love in all the wrong places. This film is a true passion project of hers as it tells a genuine story filled with laughs, the highs, and lows that come with life and looking for love. This projectis especially close to Mara because she too has been diagnosed with diabetes, and also lost her brother to the disease a few years ago.