Raised by Southern parents in Southern California and a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Mary Lane likes to think she is Los Angeles born, New York City grown, but Mississippi bred and is just tickled pink to join the ranks of the ladies at The Southern Women Channel. She has been a fan since the beginning and is blessed to now call so many of them friends. Finally, her honorary Southern Womanhood feels 100% bona fide.
As an actress and singer her proudest professional achievements to date are her Carnegie Hall debut at 18 years old and singing with the queen of Country Music herself, Dolly Parton, in Netflix’s musical Christmas on the Square. She’s still pinching herself over that one.
When she’s not busy playing pretend, this Southern Debutante teaches musical theater classes at The Debbie Allen Dance Academy and drives Lyft in the greater Los Angeles area which never ceases to mortify her proper Southern grandmother. But mostly, Mary Lane is just grateful that residuals from TV gigs such as NBC’s Law and Order: SVU and ABC’s Scandal continue to financially support her frozen yogurt habit, and is hopeful that her appearance as Miss Moody in NBC’s perennial Coat of Many Colors and its Emmy nominated sequel Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love will ensure that she can add guacamole to her to Chipotle order for years to come.