Best known for her role as Veronica in the 1994 cult classic Clerks, Marilyn Ghigliotti discovered her love for acting while searching for a creative outlet after a divorce. Born in New York to Puerto Rican parents, Marilyn grew up in places as varied as New Jersey to Puerto Rico. She initially pursued a career in cosmetology after graduating high school. But in 1988, Marilyn began studying at The Actors Training Institute in the techniques of Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and Lee Strasberg. She followed her studies there with time in community theater where she performed in such productions as Crimes of the Heart, Same Time Next Year, and Wait Until Dark. Marilyn also greatly enjoyed working with a Murder Mystery Company that played throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. It was actually in response to auditions for a student film that landed Marilyn her most notable role. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1997, she has continued to pursue her acting career and has since appeared in several shorts and independent features. Aside from acting, Marilyn has also added producing to her credits with a theater production titled “Bedroom Stories”, a series of one act plays in which Marilyn also acted in with rave reviews. Also helping a friend, Sheila Cavalette, in her directorial debut “Bad Hair Day” also written by Sheila, starring Marilyn. The most recent short films making the festival circuit are “Negotiations” which won Official selection DGA first cut, Best Student Narrative among others. “Roadkill” winning BestFest America 1st Place Horror/Thriller 2007. “Dig” in which the film received Best Director nomination, Best Actress nomination and Marilyn received a Best Supporting Actress Nomination. That in itself was an award. The latest independent film you can catch Marilyn in is a Horror film titled “Dead and Gone” which went directly to DVD July 2008. Also released on DVD July 2008 is “Adventures of Johnny Tao” in which Marilyn worked as Key Hair/Makeup for the film. Another creative outlet that Marilyn seems to be making her mark in the entertainment business.