However you found yourself here, thanks for visiting!
Once upon a time, I was a professional ballerina. Then, I made a living playing video games and hosting... for 10 freaking years. You could say I'm in my third phase as an artist. Follow my uphill journey as I pursue acting and filmmaking!
You can find me across socials @AtomicMari
So, in case you're wondering how I got started with all of this internet stuff, here's a bio!
In 2010, I was a full-time professional ballerina. I pursued this career since my adolescence. Nothing was going to get me off track. Until the fateful day I met Ian and Anthony. They ran a channel called SMOSH and they gave me a show and the rest is history.
I wrote, produced, and hosted my weekly flagship show Smosh Pit Weekly for 4 years. In 2012, we launched a sister channel, SMOSH Games, where I starred in and produced shows like Maricraft, Grand Theft Smosh, and Operation: Openworld (where we flew our crew to Egypt... for video games... I'm still shook).
After 10 years at SMOSH, I ventured out on my own (which was sincerely super scary after being part of a group for so long). Now, I'm fully pursuing acting, making short films, and documenting that journey as I go along!
I don't think I'll ever stop playing video games -- after all it's the reason why I've run after a life of adventure, like Lara Croft. Literally. I've ice-climbed the Cordillera Blanca, jumped out of planes, scuba dived, and summitted Kilimanjaro in order to emulate the badass characters I embody while playing games.
Gaming has connected me with my closest friends, brought together an incredible community of likeminded folks, and has been the vehicle to raise tens of thousands of dollars for charities.
It's led me to my next venture in gaming: esports!
tl;dr I fell ass-backwards onto the internet and I've been on a wild ride ever since
Following my passion in gaming, as of 2021, I'm a proud co-owner of the esports team:
Come root for us and follow @spacestationgaming