Merrie Lynn Ross
Merrie Lynn Ross- is a multi award-winning filmmaker, actress, best selling author of 8 books: Starring in over 35 TV/films from portraying Marion Davis in a 13-hour PBS mini-series, Julie Nixon (president's daughter), Bubbles La Rue on ”Happy Days” to Daytime’s Emmy Soap Digest Award winner, as first daytime comedienne, Emma Lutz, on ABC’s ‘General Hospital'- entertaining 30 million viewers with her contagious giggle and outrageous antics.
Merrie Lynn produced several films: Cult classic, “Class of the hit of Cannes Film Festival, winning best picture Academy of Horror and Science Fiction. “Bobby Jo and The Outlaw” with Lynda Carter and Merrie Lynn playing sisters, roused youth audiences and led to Merrie Lynn’s character on the “Wonder Woman” TV pilot.
As writer/creator of TV and films: “Soap Box Derby Racers” “Apt.11E, “Medicine Woman”, Bayou Justice” (in pre-production), “Foxy Ladies” among the many. She directed the Director’s Award winning docudrama, “Highjacker” profiling the foibles being a police officer. She directed 18 films for the LAPD and Burbank police departments, and launched “People’s Action Center” PAC for Henry Winkler.
A lead child activist, she founded MerrieWay Community (non-profit 501 C 3 and collaborated with film industry notables, philanthropists and corporate sponsors to bring arts and ethics back into our schools. She created “Morph America” and “Peace Smarts” (solution for bullying) curriculums affecting 2 million students, parents, and teachers was honored by President Clinton and recognized by President George W Bush. MerrieWay’s youth anchors participated in the Presidential Summit, with every living President and Oprah Winfrey. Ms. Ross’ brainchild, “Stand For Children” rallied 300,000 people at the Lincoln memorial, spearheaded by the Children’s Defense Fund. She coined ‘Morph’ as a transformation term that is in today’s vernacular and was lauded ‘Woman of the Year’ by Women in Action.
Born clairaudient she’s a body, mind, spiritual healer, whose humor brings a sense of well being to the many people she works with. After a personal tragedy and discovering a way back to living in purpose, Merrie Lynn is guided to share her healing and life altering recipes. With a contagious joyous energy she proves to be a beacon of light for everyone she meets.
Merrie Lynn is an international speaker and group facilitator, founder of MerrieWay Community that provides workshops, from Girl Scouts to venues in at-risk communities. She has served with indigenous and opinion leaders globally and recently received Gold Coast Film Fest’s Visionary Award, and WIFF Lifetime Achievement Award.
Currently she’s producing “Bully Proof Vest“ based on her #1Best Seller “The Bully Solution -Peace Smarts” creating PeaceMakers in the classroom, family & Community. “She stars on “MerrieWay Day” (with friends, celebs, everyday folk) blasts good news- To Bring on the Happy. “Live Green Dream TV” is a featured segment for sustainable living.
Merrie Lynn’s transformational book, “Bounce off the Walls- Land on Your Feet”…How to Morph Havoc and Hassles into Harmony and Happiness is in release. Enjoy excerpts: http://ning.it/bOWFRa
Merrie Lynn is available for media interviews. An internationally recognized motivational and transformational speaker, Peacemaker, she’s available for keynotes, breakout sessions, seminars, corporate presentations, and designated workshops.