Film / Voiceover Actor, Comedienne / Performer,
Speaker / Workshop Facilitator, Life Coach,
Fun-draiser & Business Owner


As an actor, Mary Faktor is a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild. American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), and Ohio Performing Arts Network. She is a graduate of The Second City of Chicago & Improv Institute of Cleveland, and has participated in multiple acting workshops and private coaching. Mary's featured speaking roles include the Oscar-nominated film, AMERICAN SPLENDOR... (with Paul Giamatti), AND THE WINNER IS… (with Jerry Springer), MADE IN CLEVELAND - (with Busy Philipps & Leon Bibb). Traci, Comedic Office, THE WIND IS WATCHING..
(Conrad Studios)  Rose, Rebellion Leader
Manager, and FOX Sports Network comedy special, LIGHT IT UP LIKE VEGAS (with Wayne Newton), among others.

Mary has co-hosted “Today in Cleveland,” has been seen and heard on various radio & television commercials, is a regular guest on network & cable television shows, and has been featured on various newscasts & in major newspapers.

Watch as Jade Marshall sits down with Actress and Speaker Mary Faktor on her shows, her acting career and more!


Mary has been delighting audiences across the country for 30 years with her popular original one-woman comedy show, THE SIX AGES OF WOMAN. From women's clubs to corporate conventions, Mary receives rousing standing ovations 95% of the time. She has helped churches, hospitals, charities, associations, schools and organizations raise thousands of dollars when her show is used as a FUN-draiser. In the introduction and closing to the show, Mary incorporates her message of self-growth with humorous anecdotes & selections of thought-provoking poetry from her book, INNER VOICES. Besides laughing off their stress, the audience leaves her show uplifted, feeling like they too, can accomplish their dreams. Mary is currently in rehearsal for her new comedy cabaret show, WHEN MAMA AIN'T HAPPY, AIN'T NOBODY HAPPY. To be available for bookings in fall, 2012.

Mary is currently in rehearsal for her new comedy cabaret show, WHEN MAMA AIN'T HAPPY, AIN'T NOBODY HAPPY, which is debuting in Michigan in late October, 2012.


A member of the Global Speakers Federation, National Speaker’s Association, and National Association of Self Esteem, Mary is personally trained & certified as a Self-Esteem/Life Balance Facilitator by Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul, The Success Principles, The Secret, etc.) She was also trained by Dr. John Gray (Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, What you Feel, You Can Heal, etc.). From the staff of the prestigious Lincoln School in Buenos Aires to the state conference of DARE Officers in Ohio, Mary presents her inspirational keynotes & workshops, INNER VOICES, SMART CHOICES, VENUS & MARS MEET MYERS & BRIGGS, PRESCRIPTION LAUGHTER, and others. She has volunteered with the Youth Motivation Task Force, and speaks pro bono in Inner City Schools & transitional housing programs.

Mary has attended educational training such as the Worldwide Summit Conference on Self Esteem in San Francisco and Argentina’s SEAL Conference (Society for Effective/Affective Learning).


As a life coach and member of the Cleveland Coach Federation, Mary combines her training, intuition and personal experience to work with individuals and couples. Through a series of simple, non-threatening exercises, she helps people of all ages discover their "cycle of re-creation" to better address their emotional and communication blocks. By getting "unstuck" in their life pattern. Mary assists men, women and teens to enhance their self-esteem, discover their life's purpose, and improve their communication skills. By discovering and expressing their personal truth, their connection to themselves and others are greatly enhanced..


Mary has been honored by the Ohio House of Representatives, The National Association of Women Business Owners, and CitiBank as one of N.E. Ohio’s Top 10 Women Business Owners. Her variety talent agency, FAKTOR’S TALENT NETWORK, ( provides clean-cut, professional, & dependable variety talent & speakers to diverse organizations & businesses throughout the country. Variety Entertainers of all types for all occasions...if your mind can conceive it, She can help you achieve it. One phone call to her, no headaches for you.