About Mary Mcdonough
Best known for her portrayal of Erin on TV classic The Waltons, McDonough gives readers an intimate look behind the scenes of one of the most beloved shows of all time, and reveals an inspiring story of challenges and personal triumph.
Mary’s book, Lessons from the Mountain, shares her story of growing up as a child star and how she reinvented herself after the show’s long run. As a Game Changer at theExpo, Mary will both inspire and motivate you to launch your Bigger Game.
Mary is a public speaker and workshop leader. She addresses and leads groups to help individuals with personal change, create life balance, and return to a sense of self. Mary’s workshop: BODY BRANDING, GETTING COMFORTABLE WITH THE SKIN YOU’RE IN explores how we choose to “Brand” ourselves and then project that personal branding to the world. If our choices about ourselves are negative, how does it affect our daily life. “BODY BRANDING” examines how we can undo the negativity about ourselves and change the picture you offer of yourself to the world.
If the name Mary McDonough sounds familiar, it may be because she portrayed Erin on the hit series The Waltons.
Continuing her acting career into adulthood, McDonough has appeared on numerous series; ER, Picket Fences, Will and Grace, American Dreams, Boston Legal, and was a reoccurring character on The New Adventures of Old Christine. She starred in the made for television movie, Christmas at Cadillac Jack’s and will soon be seen in the upcoming film Lake Effects.Mary is an award winning Filmmaker. She wrote and directed For the Love of May, a film starring Patricia Neal. Mary has written, produced, and directed award winning educational films and was seen recently hosting her Walton family for, A Walton Family Reunion for the Inspiration Network which airs The Waltons daily. She has also utilized her communication and media savvy as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and host of programs. Reaching others, it seems, was not just a career choice, but ultimately, a calling. She wrote her memoir to share her Walton experiences and the lessons she learned through feeling she was not enough.