Blessed with a velvety smooth voice and commendable acting skills, Marisha Ray is an American actress who is thought of as one of the fast-rising actresses in Hollywood. The actress is so described because of her versatility as a theatre, voice, film, and television actress.
Marisha Ray is also a talented scriptwriter, director, and producer who is prominently associated with her work in the popular web series, Critical Role. Over the years, she has stunned fans with her immense talent and utter dedication to work and is fast gaining ground as a fan-favorite especially when it comes to voice acting.
But it wasn’t always like this for Marisha Ray. It is noteworthy that before all the fame and glamour she now enjoys, there was a time when she was just a young, aspiring actress with big dreams. So, how did she rise to gain public attention?
Dissecting Marisha Ray’s Journey To Fame
Born on the 10th day of May 1989, in Louisville, Kentucky in the United States of America, Marisha Ray showed interest in expressing her acting talent early and therefore started acting from when she was still a child and built upon her experiences to do bigger things when she grew older.
As a gifted actress who fell in love with the art of acting right from her younger years, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where she was prepared for the business of acting. She would then attend the Park University in Pittsburg and graduated in 2007 upon which she left for Los Angeles in 2008 to properly carve a niche for herself in the acting industry.
She Started From The Theatre
Like we have stated earlier, Marisha Ray began acting when she was still quite a little girl. As a matter of fact, the beginning of the journey of her career as an actress is traceable to when she was just 12 years old after she began acting at the Actors Theater of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
For these little beginnings in theatre plays, she received good commendations and decided to veer into mainstream acting as a film and television actress.
Ray Has Also Worked On TV
Marisha Ray started out as a film star with a number of appearances in short films. In 2010, she appeared in the short film, Angie, and then starred in another short film, Whoreders in 2010. The same year, she appeared in a third straight short film, Night Out: Vampires.
She landed her first TV series role in 2010 when she was cast to play Stat Girl in Balls. She went on to land another role in 1000 Ways to Die, a TV Series documentary.
Of all the films and series that Ray has starred in, she is most popularly known for her role in the web series Critical Role, which she began co-starring in sometime in 2015. Marisha Ray was announced as the Creative Director for Greek & Sundry on July 28, 2017, but after only a year, she stepped down in June of 2018 to enable her focus on her duty as the creative director in Critical Role acting alongside her husband, Mercer, and other stars like Liam O’Brien, Laura Bailey.
From 2016 to 2017, Ray starred in the TV series, Talks Machina. In 2017, she landed the role of Abigail in Sagas of Sundry, another TV series. In 2018, she played Ellenore in the series Vampire: The Masquerade – L.A. By Night before playing Arabella Whitlock in UnDeadwood, a TV Mini-Series in 2019.
She has also earned herself some big commercial gigs for Little Caesars Pizza, The Hallmark Channel, Mega, and The Buried Life among others.
More Than Just An Actress
Interestingly, Marisha Ray is not just an actress but also a talented writer and producer. Her creativity as a producer was seen in the TV series Batgirl: Spoiled, in which she played the titular character. She also produced Signal Boost!, a TV series in 2016. As a writer, she wrote for different TV series including 8.13 in 2010 and 2012, Batgirl: Spoiled in 2013, Chaotic Awesome in 2015, and Key Question in 2018.
Besides being a screen diva, Marisha Ray has done voice-over work in the combat video games Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Persona Q: where she assumed the role of Margaret.
The 5 ft 6 inches actress has also amassed a commendable wealth for herself in the course of her more than a decade career, smiling to the bank as often as the gigs keep rolling in. Although her actual net worth is undisclosed, sources reveal that it is somewhere between $100,000 and $700,000.
What We Know About The Man In Marisha Ray’s Life
Marisha Ray’s personal is a happily married woman and her happiness is apparent in how much she gushes over her man in several photos videos and photos of the couple. But, who is this one man in Marisha Ray’s life?
The actress is married to a man known as Matthew Mercer. Incidentally, Mercer is also an American movie star. Born on June 29, 1982, in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, he has done well in movies, television series, voice acting for video games, cartoons, web series hosting, and animations. Some of the works he has appeared in include in Attack on Titan as well as Fate/Zero, and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Their Romance Timeline
There is no concrete information about how and when the couple first met, but we know that Marisha Ray has been posting photos and videos of herself and her man on Instagram since 2014 and has been captioning those posts with very loving words to show just how much he means to her.
Both Ray and Mercer have collaborated on projects before. They teamed up to star in the web series Critical Role that began airing since 2015. Over the years, they have remained together, showing incredible chemistry and thrilling social media followers with their closeness.
The couple got engaged on October 24, 2016, and Ray announced the development enthusiastically. They finally tied the knot as husband and wife on the 21st day of October 2017. It is not public knowledge if they have any kids yet, however, from what she shares on her Instagram page, it is clear that the bond that the couple share is still unbreakable.