Inspired by Faryl’s own experience reuniting with her birth mother, the seed of this story lies in the intense yearning of an adoptee to know more about their past.
Faryl Amadeus is a director, writer, and actor living in Los Angeles.
A native New Yorker (adopted and shipped from Kentucky, like a box of whiskey,) Faryl received a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Experimental Theater Wing, where she learned to integrate story, performance, and visual art.

Originally a dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, she switched course after being accepted into the famed LaGuardia High School, majoring in Visual Art and Drama.
While still in school, She originated the role of Bill Gates in the musical Nerds, and following a collaboration with performance artist David Cale, she originated the role of Clea in the world premier of Floyd and Clea Under The Western Sky at the Goodman theater in Chicago.
Faryl has worked alongside such legends as Julie Taymor, Lynne Ramsay and Kathleen Turner.
She is the creator, writer, director and star of the TV show: Fancy Nancy's Funny Hour, and was featured as one of Paper magazine's Most Beautiful People.
Faryl's debut short, Mary Meet Grace (filmed, during the 2020 pandemic), is a nod to the birthmother she was reunited with as an adult, and an exploration of what lengths an adoptee might go to to discover who and where they come from.
Faryl is currently developing two features, and three TV drama pilots.
Best Short Film
MARY MEET GRACE
Yucca Valley Film Festival
Yucca Valley
2022
Official Selection
MARY MEET GRACE
HollyShorts Film Festival
Los Angeles
2022
WINNER
MARY MEET GRACE
Show Low Film Festival
Show Low, Arizona
BEST THRILLER SHORT
MARY MEET GRACE
Hallucinea Film Festival
Paris
Official Selection
MARY MEET GRACE
Beverly Hills Film Festival
Beverly Hills
Official Selection
MARY MEET GRACE
Indie Shorts Awards New York
New York
Official Selection
MARY MEET GRACE
Montreal Independent Film Festival
Montreal
College
NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
High School
LaGuardia High School
Birth City
Louisville, KY
Current City
Los Angeles, CA
Hometown
Brooklyn, NY
Height
5'5"
Gender
Female
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Pisces
Inspired by Faryl’s own experience reuniting with her birth mother, the seed of this story lies in the intense yearning of an adoptee to know more about their past.
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