The resume reads wide. Stints as an actress, organic gardener, drummer. Volunteer in Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan, and at a center for recovering addicts in Seattle, Washington.
And in her early twenties, there was a brief wilderness period for this lifelong Christian Scientist, in which she came under the influence of a guru in New York City. "Some people call Christian Science a cult. But believe me, I know what a cult is," Marceil DeLacy laughs, "because I was part of one. It's about control. Not about the complete freedom Christian Science gives us to think for ourselves."
She traces that freedom back to childhood. "I was a really quiet kid, not verbal at all, but when the subject hit upon Christian Science, I was right in there."