Mariel Hemingway was born in 1961 just north of San Francisco in Mill Valley, California. Her family had already spent years in the spotlight, and as the granddaughter of esteemed author Ernest Hemingway, the soon-to-be actress would be no different. At just 14 years old, Hemingway started her career alongside her older sister, Margaux, in the 1976 film Lipstick, even receiving a Golden Globe nomination. Her next major role would be a provocative one, playing Woody Allen’s teenaged lover in the 1979 movie Manhattan, a role that garnered an Oscar nod for her. The risky parts became a triumphant staple for Hemingway, taking roles as a bisexual track-and-field athlete in Personal Best and a Playboy centerfold in 1983’s Star 80. Hemingway completely immersed herself in her roles, even appearing on the cover of the April 1982 issue of Playboy. Hemingway garnered more headlines because of her nude scene in an episode of the law series, Civil Wars. She also took on the less controversial character, Lucy Warfield, in 1987’s Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. Hemingway continues to do films, and her work has taken on a more personal tone, including the documentary Running from Crazy, which follows her famous family’s history of suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness. In 2013 the film was shown at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, and later that year Hemingway was given a humanitarian award from the San Diego Film Festival for her role in the film. Hemingway has two daughters from her previous marriage to filmmaker and restaurateur Steven Douglas Crisman, and she runs a successful yoga studio in Idaho, where she spent much of her childhood.