Darcy hails from an itsy-bitsy town called
Horseheads in upstate New York. She lived
there with her unbearably cool parents and little
brother doing every school play and community
theater production she could get her hands on.
Her mom and dad (bless their hearts) took on
second full-time jobs chauffeuring her to
auditions, rehearsals and dance classes from
the age of 7. She studied acting and dance at
DARCY JO MARTIN
both Corning College and
SUNY New Paltz and was an actor at the New York Stage and Film
produced Vassar summer theater program where she had the opportunity
to perform in the world premiere of Cellini, written and directed by John
Patrick Shanley. During her time in N.Y. she taught ballet, jazz, tap, and
hip-hop to kids ages 5 to 13, and just tried to get on stage as much as
At 19, Darcy moved to Los Angeles with a red suitcase having only been
on a plane once before, and having never even been to California. She
took the next three years off from school and traveled as much as
possible. She lived in Budapest, Hungary for 9 months, drove all over
Ireland, and spent time in Prague, Vienna and Malta. Upon settling back
in Hollywood, she decided to finish her Bachelor’s in Acting at UCLA.
During this time, she did numerous student and independent films,
performed with a few L.A. based modern dance companies, and landed a couple guest spots on television. Upon graduation, she got an agent and a
manager and has since been working steadily in commercials with the occasional independent film credit.
These days, she is a member of the Alliance Repertory Theater Company and Open At The Top, and spends her days auditioning, taking all kinds of dance
classes including belly dance and hula hooping, and collaborating with friends on short film projects. Darcy is thrilled to now be a part of The Playground
family. If acting is her first passion, kids are her second, and she feels blessed to be able to marry the two here.
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