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    Former NY Teacher Eden Marryshow Takes His Own Advice, Follows Dream & Becomes Actor


    When the lead actor in his father's play suffered food poisoning, then thirteen-year-old Eden Marryshow stepped up to fill the role, even if that role was that of a nineteen-year-old woman.

    He was on stage and in drag when he realized that acting was his future.
    “I played a 19-year-old woman," said Marryshow. "I'm 13, on stage, and I always remember my dad being so proud of me. I kind of knew then it was my calling.”

    Years later, Marryshow let those dreams fall by the wayside as he pursued a career in teaching for the New York Board of Education. He enjoyed his job, but it wasn't his calling.

    “I always had this dream since I was a child of making movies and being in film," said Marryshow. "I kind of grew up around it."

    As a teacher, he encouraged his students to follow their dreams.

    "I promised everybody that I was going to go after my dreams," said Marryshow. "I taught these kids all the time that you need to go after them."One of the students he grew close to was a young girl named Latina, who he met when she was just eight-years-old. They worked together for three to four years.

    “She was like my heart," said Marryshow. Then years after working with Latina, Marryshow learned of some tragic news.

    "I was driving to work with my dad," explained Marryshow, "and he got a phone call saying that Latina has been shot in a drive-by. And I instantly knew that she had passed on."

    "Certain people are connected to certain people," he continued. "They're supposed to be a part of your journey. And I was devastated. I can't even begin to tell you. I was so devastated."

    Realizing just how short life could be, Marryshow decided to quit his job at the Board of Education and start pursuing his childhood dreams of acting. "Life is too short to do the things you don't love doing," said British broadcaster, musician, and businessman Bruce Dickinson in an interview with The Telegraph, echoing Marryshow's sentiment.

    In the past seven years, he has forged his path into a number of different roles on television, in film, in theatre, and in commercials. He has appeared on Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, The Normal Heart, Nurse Jackie, and more.

    In 2007 he, he directed, produced, and acted in a film called This Thing Called Love. He's now working on a new film, tentatively titled My Girl.

    My Girl follows the relationship between a former athlete and his young daughter, who helps him to become a man.

    To learn more about this project visit https://www.facebook.com/mygirlthefilm.

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