Marrissa O'Leary

Marrissa O'Leary

Birthday: 
November 02
Date of passing: 
October 02, 2018

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Marrissa O'Leary

Marrissa O'Leary

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courtesy Heather Hale

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About

Child actor to studio Vice President, Marrissa O'Leary loved performing and television production almost as much as she loved working with and protecting talent. She served as Brandon Tartikoff's Comedy Development Executive, worked on series and movies of the week with The Landsburg Company and was promoted from VP, Talent and Program Negotiations to VP Business Affairs and Administration of MGM Worldwide Television Production Group.

Ever-the-performer, Marrissa enjoyed acting in film and television, musical comedies and singing as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Her one-woman cabaret act sold out houses throughout Los Angeles and she was particularly proud of her voice-over scream being featured to frighten "JAWS 3-D" audiences as well as serving as a stand-in for Miss Piggy at the Golden Globes.

Marrissa served as the Director of Education for the Los Angeles Children's Museum, got her Master's Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and ultimately launched her own talent management and production company, Wackiland Productions, which had a first look deal with a division of Paramount.

Her company's tagline was her personal mantra: "Better living through giggles," which she lived every day of her life. Her company logo was a sweet, playful teddy bear, which is how many of her friends and clients knew her.

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