- Played on the varsity basketball team in high school.
- In 1983, was the first winner of the Miss Resaca Beach Poster Girl contest, and a runner-up in the Miss Georgia USA Pageant.
- Made her Broadway debut in The Will Rogers Follies in 1992.
- Was the coexecutive producer of the 2005 documentary on Native Americans, Whispers in the Wind.
- Started her own production company, Angel Fire Productions.
- Released the One World of Love Benefit Album in 2011.
- Hosts the radio show Awakening With Marla on Contact Talk Radio.
- Supports the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation and the Spirituality for Kids Foundation.