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About Martha

Marthas father was in the Air Force during her early childhood so they moved around a lot. She was born in Kansas and lived in Michigan and Florida before her father retired and they settled in the suburbs of Detroit where he got a union job in a metal shop.

Although Martha loved art, puppet shows and theater growing up in school, Marthas father always taught her to get a union job so she can save for retirement and have financial security. Although she loved and respected her father, Martha didn't think that working in a factory for years and years sounded like the life she wanted to live. It seemed that everyone in Detroit aimed to get into the union.

Being somewhat of a rebel, she experimented with different lifestyles and caused her parents a little bit of stress. She went through a time where she didn't know what she wanted to do. Then she saw the commercial on TV, "And you too can become an over the road truck driver". So she took a student loan and went to truck driver training. She spent five years as an over the road truck driver. She drove all lower 48 states and most of Canada, but life on the road was a lonely one. So, eventually she quit and moved to South Texas near her mother. There she took the real estate exam and spent the next five years selling houses as a Realtor. When the housing crises came and she could no longer make a living she was at another crossroads.

It was then that she attended a stage play at the local University. She really enjoyed it and she remembered the puppet shows and the school theater when she was a child. So she decided to take a semester of classes for theater arts right there in South Texas. All of the professors agreed that one needed to move from South Texas to make a living as an entertainer. One of the professors had spent time in Hollywood and talked about it being a fairly small place and a tight knit community. Martha thought that was the place for her. So, in February 2010 she loaded what she could fit in her car and moved to Hollywood to begin a career in entertainment.

Martha has come a long way in the entertainment business since moving to Hollywood in 2010. She has studied with John Barrymore III and has developed a friendship with him. They even spent a year as roommates. He would help her prepare for each audition. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA, a union that represents about 160,000 entertainment professionals. She has also come to know Calista Carradine, daughter of the late great David Carradine.

Through the years Martha has acted in and helped with the production of quite a few short films and a feature film. She has met many people who love the entertainment industry, photographers, sound experts and many others who make up a good film crew. Then in July of 2015, with the help of associates, she started Lampley Films.

Martha has found that almost everyone in Los Angeles is helpful to those in the entertainment industry. Those at the top reach down and lift up those at the bottom. With the help of associates Martha looks forward to a long successful film making and acting career.


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