Marnie Schulenburg was born on May 21, 1984, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Her high school was at Barnstable High School in Massachusetts after which she attended DeSales University in 2006 and graduated with a degree in theatre.
In February 2007, she made an appearance on TheYoungandtheRestless. She moved to New York and was willing to pursue a career in acting.
Months after appearing in the young and the Restless she was cast as Alison Stewart on AstheWorldTurns. She appeared in over 300 episodes before the show was canceled in 2010.
She also appeared in other TV shows.
Marnie Schulenburg revealed that she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer a few months after giving birth to her daughter, coda and she was at the fourth stage.
She wrote, “What kind of sick purveyor of my fate gave me the gift to bring life into this world only to try and take mine in its place?”
She was allowed to leave the hospital in other to spend some time with her newborn.
She went on to post on her Instagram, “It wasn’t a guarantee that I was going to be home this mother. I got released late Friday with an oxygen machine. It’s not ideal to be a 38-year-old mom who needs an oxygen tank to survive right now.”
“I want to be strong and beautiful for her. I want to show her how to move throughout this world with compassion, strength, vivacity, humor, and joy like my mother showed me.”
“I know that me being here for her is the best gift I can give her but right now it feels like settling since she’s getting a half-life version of myself.”
Few days before her 38th birthday,
Marnie Schulenburg kicked the bucket.
Her husband, actor Zack Robidas confirmed Schulenburg’s death via a post on Facebook, according to Variety.
“Please don’t say Marnie lost her battle with cancer. It’s simply not true. I watched her kick cancer’s ass every day since diagnosis,” he wrote. “She is incredible. We chose to attack her diagnosis with blind optimism. We only talked about the future and continued moving forward. I don’t know if this was right but it’s all we knew how to do.”
She never gave up and we hope that she rests in peace. May God grant the family the fortitude to bear their loss.