Bravo's newest show Imposters is all about the shock value, and that had a spill over effect when Marianne Rendón's chracter Jules' first opened her apartment door. Introduced to break up the bromance between Parker Young's Richard and Rob Heaps' Ezra Bloom, this street-smart New Yorker is the third person so far to be conned by the many faces of Inbar Lavi. Not everything is what it seems on Imposters, so let's dive deeper and uncover some facts about Marianne, below.
1. This is her Debut Television Role
Marianne got a taste for acting first on stage as the understudy for the lead role in David Bowie’s musical Lazarus and in a smaller movie role in the independent film, Gemini. Though this is her first foray in small-screen productions, the actress said in an exclusive interview with The Daily Dish, that she was plucked from her office job in Manhattan and landed on the set of Imposters. "I was barely paying my rent," she told Bravo. "I remember taking a step outside of the office and crying and couldn’t believe my life was going to change."
2. She Went to Juilliard
Though exposure to dark dramas shouldn't be new to Marianne, as she graduated from the esteemed Juilliard School of Drama in 2016. It's during this time where the actress got to explore different chracters, and according to her Instagram, a lot of different wigs. The school has prepped Jules well on how to channel her 'passionate artist' persona.
3. Jules Had a Famous Inspiration
On an initial call back for the role of Jules, Marianne was told by the show's creators that her chracter should have an edigness and wit around her similar to girl-power comedienne Sandra Bernhard. Marianne told The Daily Dish that after she got that nugget of information, she went home and researched all she could about the comedienne, including her standup on YouTube and her bits on The David Letterman show from the '80s and '90s. It's not all just comedy though, and Marianne says Jules shares her inspiration's feelings of being an outsider that contributes to the show's dark tones. One day, Marianne hopes to meet Bernhard, "She’s truly an amazing artist. If I had the opportunity to meet her I would just die."
4. She Was in a Band
While in college, Marianne told Bravo that she was in a band with bestie and fellow actress Lola Kirke. The band's name was Sheroes and Marianne said the five-member all-girl group had a feminist country styling.
5. Some Famous Friends
She recently reunited and played a show with former bandmate Lola Kirke, who can be seen on Marianne's Instgram even before Imposters fame. Marianne told The Daily Dish that the two go back to their days at Bard College in upstate New York. "Oh she’s just so fun. She’s a very inspiring woman and a leader to many people." The two reunited last year to play a show in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake. The two also share a moment in Marianne's first film "Gemini." Talk about a strange coincidence!
6. She's a Fan of Good TV
Marianne can recognize good TV, and is a fan of SVU. That's not all, she's also a fangirl of another Bravo show, RHONJ. She just can't get enough of the drama in The Garden State.
7. She's All About Free Expression
Marianne is finely tuned into the political climate around her: she's posted about voting and pictures of political protests on her Instagram. Though, a campaign she's been showcasing longer than those is #freethenipple. The campaign, promoting gender equality, was created in 2012 and argues women should be able to bare their breasts in public.
Don't forget to tune into Imposters Tuesdays at 10/9c.
-Reporting by Laura Rosenfeld