Deena Marie is a salt lake city based professional actress, model and social media personality. Be it onstage, on set or on YouTube, Deena Marie has spent many years devoting herself to creating and performing. A proud member of Actors Equity Association, Deena Marie is a graduate of the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City, NY. The ATC was founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy. While a student, she was chosen to perform for Mamet himself. Upon graduating, she was cast in an Atlantic children’s show, performed at the Off Broadway Atlantic Theater Company. NYC training also includes Juilliard and NYU’s CAP21.
Locally, Deena Marie was most recently seen in both the reading and the fully staged production in the world premiere of “The Persian Quarter” at Salt Lake Acting Company. At the end of 2007 she started her first YouTube channel, BeanerLaRue and became a partner in the YouTube/Google partnership program the next spring. There are over 43,000 subscribers and 6 million on views on that channel. MissDeenaMarie and TheDeenaShow were later started. Deena Marie not only performs in her (mostly comedic) online videos, but writes and edits nearly everything herself. As her online following grew, she was approached by out of state companies to collaborate online with her own original characters and their various products.
This also led to becoming a Ford Fiesta Agent. In 2009 she got to test drive a 2011 Ford Fiesta for six months. In exchange, she was assigned a weekly adventure that included the car and uploaded it to her BeanerLaRue channel. Her most popular videos are perhaps her Twilight Musical Parodies. The first one is at over 2 million views and was even played on MTV’s “It’s on with Alexa Chung”. Deena Marie was even featured on G4TVs Attack of the Show and ranked among the “Hottest Women of the Web”. She is in her third year of making a weekly comedic video for SLC City Weekly and you can see them on CityWeekly.net.
Mostly cast in dramatic roles, which is her first love, she has welcomed the opportunity to create a comedic persona online and have a chance to do it all occasional host, Deena Marie has appeared on KUTV2’s morning show as her various characters, a Sarah Palin impersonator and even a fill in feature reporter. A centerfold in pinup magazine Sunday Slacker and photo shoot for Black Chandelier’s current website are among her recent modeling highlights. Be sure to pick up a copy of Salt Lake Magazine’s Best of the Beehive issue July/August 2011.
Professional Model and Actress (AEA)
Photographer: Terry Cullop
Hair/Makeup: Denise Christensen
1932 Ford Roadster
Brookville steel body roadster, hand built and stretched hood, custom built chassis, 426 Hemi by Keith Black with indy heads, Billet Specialties wheels, red leather interior with custom hand engraved panels and black Dupont paint with red pinstripes. Designed and Built by Kindig-it Design.