|Birth Name||Mark Richard Holliway|
|Height||6' (1.83 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Mark Holliway started out in the film industry as an acting student of David A. Cox's at the Austin Actors Studio. Mark got his first break in the film industry with a role in the film "Garrison", directed by Kerry Valderrama. Garrison quickly lead to other roles in films, such as "Somebody up there likes me", directed by Bob Byington, and starring Nick Offerman, who stars in the hit TV show "Parks and Recreation".
His first starring role was in a film called "The Fear", directed by Amanda Nutting. Mark has also had roles in the TV shows "Friday Night Lights" with Kyle Chandler and Taylor Kitsch, in addition to the "Lying Game". In 2008, he produced, directed and starred in his own film, titled "The Block". Since moving to Atlanta, he has starred in numerous TV shows and films, including Fatal Attraction, Dead Silent, Single Married Life, Back to One and Sustained.
He jointly owns his own Production Company with David A. Cox, Atlanta, Georgia. He has written numerous screenplays, including a very well received story called "The Moira Covered Bridge" and "Brown".
He was born in Flint, Michigan shortly after his parents moved from Omaha, Nebraska. He is the youngest child with an older sister. From an early age, Mark became interested in film and loved to watch movies at the nostalgic "Capitol" and "Palace" theater in historic downtown Flint. Growing up in the town where General Motors was born, he developed an avid interest in automotive history and the many fascinating stories of the old factory days. He's working on scripts about them and plans to turn several of these into films eventually.
At the age of 15, he was given the opportunity to fly an airplane for the first time and has been hooked on it ever since. His love of flying pointed him toward the Air Force and he attended college under an Air Force ROTC scholarship at both Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan. Following college, he spent six years in the Air Force, receiving the Expeditionary Forces Medal for 51 missions during the Iran/Iraq war. Following the Air Force, he has spent several years in the corporate world in a variety of technical and management positions.
In February of 2017, Mark's Directed a Film called "Tripped Up", which won the TPN Film Festival Awards for Best Film in Atlanta, Georgia. In June of 2017, the same film won Best Comedy at the TPN Second Annual Film Awards show.
In addition to Film, he has a love for the Stage. In 2015 he directed the award-winning play called "Frankenstein and the Polio Girl". Most recently he Starred in the Story, Guidance and Inspiration production of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' by David Rucker III, playing dual roles of Simon Legree and Haley. This production was done in celebration of Black History Month in Atlanta, Georgia and was done to convey the misconceptions of the true story of Uncle Tom.
He resides in McDonough, Georgia with and sees this up and coming town as a great place that inspires creativity in many of the arts, especially film. Atlanta has inspired Mark to continue his interest in writing, acting, and film. When asked why he chose to move to Atlanta, he said: "There's a real freshness about Atlanta and the Georgia film Industry. The enthusiasm and excitement felt in Georgia is something I have not felt in a really long time. It has a 1930's Hollywood feel to it, and the Film Maker's here are passionate about their work. There are a lot of opportunities for great roles in this market.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: RPH