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Mariel Hemingway: We All Come From Something

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"What this film is about is to bring light to this subject so other people know that they're not alone."

Mariel Hemingway and her family are featured in a new documentary called "Running From Crazy". Her grandfather Ernest Hemingway took his own life months before Mariel was born. It chronicles the story of Mariel and her sisters...and their struggles with the family history of substance abuse, mental illness and suicide. There have been seven suicides in Mariel's family, including her grandfather and sister Margaux. Hemingway told Steve and Lisa depression and suicide are things that are more common in the world than you'd think...but nobody ever really talks about it.

"The truth is we all come from something and to be able to share this story with many people if a celebrity can share and be personal and open about it. then that gives other people permission to say 'Oh I don't have to keep this in the darkness."

Mariel also discussed how she's being upfront with her family about the Hemingway history and letting them know things don't have to end bad.

"This is in our family but that doesn't mean that's a sentence, it means you are mindful and aware."

"Running From History" premieres on OWN Sunday night.

Fun Facts About Mariel Hemingway: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American actress and author. She began acting at age 16 in a breakout role in Lipstick and is best known for her roles in Manhattan (for which she received an Oscar nomination), Star 80, and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace. She has starred in and co-produced videos about yoga and holistic living. She published a memoir in 2002.

2) Hemingway's first role was with her sister Margaux in the film Lipstick (1976). The movie was not considered especially good, but she received notice for her acting and was nominated as "Best Newcomer" for the Golden Globes Award that year.

3) Hemingway's most famous role was in Woody Allen's Manhattan (1979), a romantic comedy in which she plays Tracy, a high school student and Allen's lover. Just 16 during filming (within the film she is said to be 17), she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

‘Running From Crazy’ premieres this Sunday night on "OWN".  @OWNTV, Hashtag: #RunningFromCrazy

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