Sixty-one Inches of Fun cast for Sidetracked
That would be Pearl Prentice. See her website at https://www.pearlprentice.com/. She says:
I see so much of myself in Mari. She dreams big. As a woman of the 80s, she wants a full life for herself filled with adventure, all-encompassing love, and her passion: writing (in my case: acting). As a young woman myself, Sidetrackedresonates greatly. It reminds me of the progress women have made thanks to the people, like Mari, who broke convention in order to live their lives the way they wanted. She is strong and independent, yet struggles with how to achieve the life she’s dreamed up for herself. Reality isn’t as perfect as dreams, but it can be.