Mary Hollis Inboden
Mary Hollis Inboden was a stage and screen actress who became well-known to TV audiences in 2016 when she nabbed a co-starring role on the family sitcom "The Real O'Neals" (ABC, 2016). Born and raised in Arkansas, Inboden's quick rise to TV stardom did not come without its setbacks. Inboden attended Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and was attending class when two gunmen opened fire on their fellow students. Although Inboden had survived the massacre, which took the lives of four students and one teacher, the experience left her permanently traumatized. She was able to overcome the emotional scarring from the massacre, however, by turning her pain into art. After moving to Chicago in 2006 to pursue a career in acting, she teamed up with playwright Evan Linder, who was so moved by her telling of the story, he wrote a play about it called "The Warriors." The play premiered in Chicago in 2011 to great critical acclaim, and shortly after her acting career began to take off. She landed a recurring role on the police drama "The Chicago Code" (Fox, 2011), but the show was cancelled after its initial 13 episodes. Undeterred, Inboden nabbed a recurring part on the Chicago-based political drama "Boss" (Starz, 2011-12), appearing in 13 of the series' 18 episodes. Inboden turned her attention to comedy over the next few years with recurring roles on the web series "Kam Kardashian" (web series, 2012-14) and "Funemployed" (web series, 2009-2014), before landing her big break by joining the cast of the ABC sitcom "The Real O'Neals." The series debuted in early 2016 to critical acclaim.