FROM VOYAGE LA

So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there. I was a band director in Detroit, MI and got laid off from the Detroit Public school district. After this happened, I went back to grad school at the University of Southern Mississippi and was totally uninterested in music and started taking acting classes with the theatre department. I met a great group of thespians and they talked me into auditioning for the Main Stage Production entitled Blood Wedding by Frederico Garcia Lorca. I auditioned and got a lead part in the play. Soon after that, I quit my Doctoral program and moved to Los Angeles in 2007.”

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FROM EURWEB

*Actress Mara Hall (Ambitions, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Saints & Sinners) is looking to raise awareness about living with Type 2 Diabetes in time for World Diabetes Day and National Diabetes Awareness Month.

Diagnosed with the disease almost 20 years ago, the Detroit native initially didn’t take the news seriously. Known as “the silent killer” because it often can wreak havoc on the body without symptoms, Type 2 Diabetes affects nearly 25 million Americans. It wasn’t until the tragic death of her brother from a condition known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) that Mara began to become more disciplined to control her condition.

“He went into a coma because he had diabetes and didn’t know it”, she says. “That’s when it really got real for me.”

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FROM SHEEN MAGAZINE

Actress and comedian, Mara Hall can be seen on OWN’s hit television series, Ambitions and she also appeared on Shonda Rhimes’ hit shows such as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal! Off first glance, we see a beautiful, hilarious woman who has quickly made a name for herself in the world of entertainment but what most don’t know is that Mara Hall was diagnosed with diabetes nearly 20 years ago. Ahead of National Diabetes Month in November, we caught up with Hall to discuss her mission to bring awareness to it, pushing through life’s challenges to pursue her passion, and much more!

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FROM SHEEN MAGAZINE

Ambitions is a multigenerational family saga centered around one woman who, having recently relocated and intent on revitalizing her marriage, finds herself going head to head with some of the most powerful and deceitful players in the city of Atlanta, Georgia.

The show stars Robin Givens, Brian White, Essence Atkins, Kendrick Cross, and now joining the cast is the lovely and talented Actress Mara Hall.

This show is your modern-day soap opera full of nothing but juicy drama. The midseason finale last August ended on an explosive cliffhanger when Senior Lancaster (Tony Vaughn) was murdered.

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FROM THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“Before Mara Hall became an actress, she earned a doctorate of musical arts in clarinet performance. She was also a high school music teacher, who loved passing on her love of the arts. Today, she’s best known for her work on “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and OWN’s dramatic series “Ambitions.” A resident of Atlanta, Hall says her absolute favorite destination is Montego Bay, Jamaica”

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FROM HYPE MAGAZINE

“Multi-faceted actor, musician, and teacher, writer and producer Mara Hall has been burning the midnight oil as a new mother balancing her work life with her new OWN series “Ambitions,” which premiered on Tuesday, June 18Th, as well as her extensive teaching career, and her most important job and role to-date, being a mother.”

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FROM HOUR DETROIT

“Best known for portraying Nurse Kathleen on Grey’s Anatomy, Mara Hall talks about her Detroit roots and her new role as a series regular on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Ambitions. The scandalous family saga explores the lives of rivaling legal eagles Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) and Amara Hughes (Essence Atkins) in Atlanta.

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FROM HEALTHLINE

Today, we’re thrilled to feature up-and-coming star TV and film starMara Hall, who lives with type 2 diabetes. Many may recognize her from her recurring role in “Grey’s Anatomy” over the years, as well as appearances in primetime shows like “Scandal” and “The Resident.” Now, she’s starring in a new evening soap opera that just debuted on the Oprah Winfrey Network this summer, plus she actually wrote and starred in a newly released short film called “Juicy Ladies” that’s based on her own life with type 2 diabetes.

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