Marla Seidell

Marla Seidell

Actor, comedian and dancer in Chicago, Illinois

About Marla

Marla Seidell lends dramatic authenticity or a natural comedic flair to her film roles. She trained in Meisner technique at The Artistic Home Studio and studied improv with One Group Mind, Jimmy Carrane, The Annoyance Theatre, and ComedySportz. Marla has performed in over 20 films. Recent film credits: Scar Lake, Private Screening, An Airman's Sanctuary, Mission Italian, The Cockups, and Be Your Woman. Television credits: Boss (Starz), Desperate Measures (I.D.), and the streaming horror series Dark County. Marla was nominated for Best Actress, Be Your Woman (Best Feature), at 2015 Laugh or Die Fest. Upcoming roles: Laura in Every 21 Seconds, dir. Kuba Luczkiewicz.

Name: Marla Seidell

Lives in: Chicago, Illinois

Occupation: Actor, Comedian, Dancer, Film/theatre Journalist, Marketing/pr, Photographer (Still) and Press Agent

Unique traits: Natural born Rebel/Eccentric - Comedy Types! Uncensored improv comedy, dark humor, and deadpan comedy. Often plays dominating intelligent women.


  • Scar Lake

    Scar Lake (2017)
    Film (Thriller) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Private Screening

    Private Screening (2017)
    Film (Comedy) Actress A well respected producer who hasn't had a hit film in 20 years thinks he has struck a cinematic goldmine when he decides to back a new director who is the current "buzz-worthy" filmmaker on the festival circuit. He decides to have a small private screening in his home screening room with some industry professionals, but when the night does not go as planned, he is left wondering if he will have a career left to salvage.

  • Every 21 Seconds

    Every 21 Seconds (2017)
    Film by Kuba Luczkiewicz Laura

  • An Airman's Sanctuary

    An Airman's Sanctuary (2016)
    Film (Short and Thriller) Actress When an aging Vietnam veteran suddenly becomes obsessed with religion, his caregiver, grown children, and parish priest stage an intervention of sorts. Is Vic's newfound spirituality genuine, or simply a product of his PTSD and survivor guilt from the war?

  • After Love

    After Love (2016)
    Film (Drama, Romance and Thriller) Actress Psychological drama about the aftermath of a broken relationship.

  • The Cockups

    The Cockups (2015)
    Film (Comedy, Drama and Music) Actress The Cockups are a washed up alternative band still playing, and living off their one college radio hit from 15 years ago. Deke and Cal are friends and screw-ups (hence the name of the film "Cockups") who are existing to play and live their rock and roll lifestyle. Jesse is Deke's long-suffering girlfriend and mother hen of the band. She tries to enlist her former father in law to help make a video that might help jump start their career. Stella is a young blogger that gets involved in the world of the band, and tries to help the band get up to date with their image in social media. Between open Mic nights, drinking whiskey, causing problems, the band members try to get a video done, with many complications. Issues that have layed dormant for years, come crashing down on the characters, and their relationships as pressure to do something increases. Featuring original music, this film will make you laugh, identify with the characters, and introduce you to "The Cockups" Written by mobilewave films

  • Mission Italian

    Mission Italian (2015)
    Film (Comedy) Actress A washed up Italian Mafioso tries to secure his retirement fund by organizing a bank job with a dysfunctional group of amateurs.

  • The Last Daughter

    The Last Daughter (2014)
    Film (Drama) Actress Add a Plot »

  • Alchemy in Hyde Park

    Alchemy in Hyde Park (2014)
    Film (Drama) Actress Alchemy in Hyde Park is the first digital feature-length fiction film shot and set entirely in the neighborhood of Hyde Park (Chicago, IL). It is an esoteric drama about four Chicagoans (Mira, Rumi, Franco, and Louise) who help one another grow through friendship. Written by Anonymous

  • Be Your Wo/Man

    Be Your Wo/Man (2014)
    Film (Comedy, Drama, Fantasy and Romance) Actress An optometrist's assistant strangely obsessed with eyes falls in love with her roommate's split-personality.

  • Desperate Measures

    Desperate Measures (2013)
    Television (Crime) Actress Desperation is a force so powerful that it drives us to do anything we can to come out on top. When we're backed into a corner, our animal instincts emerge and seemingly upstanding citizens are driven to commit incredibly reckless and dangerous acts. Written by Anonymous

  • I Am Almost Always Wrong

    I Am Almost Always Wrong (2012)
    Video (Short and Comedy) Actress A man waiting for a commuter train meets a woman who seems to be from a time long ago. The unusual woman is also convinced that this man is a king and she is enamored with her king. The man, finally intrigued with the possibilities of this mistaken identity, embraces his role as king. Written by Anonymous

  • Out of Order

    Out of Order (2012)
    Film (Comedy) Actress A unique perspective into what really happens in the bathroom at a party.

  • Rose White

    Rose White (2012)
    Video (Crime, Fantasy and Thriller) Actress Through Lilly's eyes, the world is a dark but beautiful place, where she and her sister, Rosalyn, live happily in the heart of a deep forest. In reality, however, each day is a battle for Rosalyn, who has been forced to take up prostitution in order to provide for herself and her delusional sister and simply pay the rent for their inner-city, tenement apartment. An odd twist of fate brings an unlikely ally into their lives, in the form of a local drug addict. Together, they form a plot against a vicious crime boss; a plan that will either lead to their salvation or their doom. Written by Rose White Movie

  • The Interrogation

    The Interrogation (2011)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actress An accused child molester is brought in for questioning by a hard edged detective, who will get the answers he wants one way or the other.

  • Planet Dead

    Planet Dead (2011)
    Film (Action and Horror) Actress The world falls into chaos after a rogue scientist unleashes a virus that turns the living and the dead into flesh eating monsters. A Special Forces Team is sent into a growing danger zone to recover the cure from the scientist, but as they enter the hot zone they seek refuge in a nearby nightclub, fighting off the undead to stay alive, and to complete their mission.

  • Boss

    Boss (2011)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actress Mayor Tom Kane, diagnosed with a dementia disorder, struggles to keep his grip on power in Chicago.

  • Opposite Sex

    Opposite Sex (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress A young man is having dreams about men acting like women and women acting like men. He turns to a doctor to help him out.

  • The Catastrophe

    The Catastrophe (2011)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actress The movie follows Dominicus Pike as he traverses the American Midwest, plying his trade as a cigar salesman, and his dawning realization that he may have sold his soul to a multinational corporation. The main story is interwoven with narrative threads involving the collapse of Dominicus' relationship with his girlfriend, Carlie, and his discovery of what may be a murder plot involving one of his clients, Mohammad "Double Apple" Akbari. Rife with literary allusions and political undertones, this atmospheric and heady brew is dedicated to imprisoned Iranian filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof and Jafar Panahi. Written by Michael Smith

  • The Playboy Club

    The Playboy Club (2011)
    Television (Crime and Drama) Actress Centers on the Bunnies and patrons of the original Playboy Club in 1960s Chicago.

  • 6 Rules

    6 Rules (2011)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Actress Have you ever known what not to wear on a first date? Or tried to give a kiss goodnight that became a slap in the face? Then let us be your guide through six easy and foolproof rules for becoming the ultimate ladies man.

  • The Last Rites of Joe May

    The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
    Film (Drama) Actress THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the last days in the life of Joe May, an aging, short money hustler who always believed that a glorious destiny awaited him around every corner. Now in his sixties, his health failing and resources dwindling, Joe is presented with one last shot at greatness... Written by Anonymous

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