Mary Miller was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, and graduated from Westminster High School. She received her B.A. at Hollins College in Roanoke, VA, after having studied at the University of London in London, England, and Davidson College in Davidson, NC. She gained her theatrical experience from years of work in New York City, first as an actress and then as a playwright.
As an actress she appeared both on stage (Off-Off Broadway) as well as on television. For two years she worked on the daytime soap opera All My Children. Preferring writing to acting, Mary turned her attention to plays. She made her New York debut as a playwright with the production of LIGHT BURGERS WALTZING THROUGH THE GARDEN WITH JOE. She went on to win the Dayton Playhouse Future Fest with I WITNESS. After the publication of her short play 'FERRIS WHEEL' in the anthology TAKE TEN by Vintage Books/Random House, her work began to receive international attention. Since then she has written a number of both full-length and short plays, won over a dozen national playwriting awards and had her work produced throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia.
After a ten-year stint in New York City, she moved to St. Simons Island off the coast of Georgia where she continued to write and see her work produced. While on St. Simons Island, she became involved in radio and worked for WMOG hosting the 'Open Mike' show, a live morning call-in program. From radio she moved into television working for WBSG-TV. There she wrote, produced, and served as anchor on the half-hour television series 'Close-Up 21.'
Two years ago, wrestling with ideas that were bigger than the stage, she turned her hand to novels and has subsequently written UNFINISHED DREAMS and A MATTER OF GRACE.
She currently lives and works in Atlanta.