Ann-Marie MacDonald is a writer and an actress. The international best-selling novel, Fall On Your Knees, has been translated into seventeen languages and received the Commonwealth Prize, the Canadian Author's Association Award and two Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Awards.
Her first play, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), was premiered in 1988 by The Nightwood Theatre, and since has had over 100 productions in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) was produced by Canadian Stage in Spring 2001 and ran to sold out audiences with MacDonald in the lead role. The play has been honored with the Governor General's Award, The Chalmers Award and the Canadian Author's Association Award. MacDonald's theatrical roots are in collective creations such as This is For Your Anna and collaborations such as Nancy Prew Clue in the Fast Lane. She co-created and performed in Theatre Columbus' The Attic, The Pearls, and 3 Fine Girls (Scirocco Press). Her other works for the theatre include the play The Arab's Mouth (Blizzard Press) and the libretto for the opera Nigredo Hotel. All have been produced numerous times in Canada and several have toured internationally.
MacDonald has performed in theatres across Canada, and continues to act in film, television and theatre. Screen credits include I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, Where the Spirit Lives (Gemini Award) and most recently the role of Frances in Better Than Chocolate. Her latest theatre production is the new musical comedy, Anything that Moves, with script by Ann-Marie MacDonald and Alisa Palmer, lyrics by MacDonald and music by Allen Cole. Anything That Moves won the Dora Award for Outstanding New Musical.
Ann-Marie MacDonald lives in Toronto and is working on a new novel.