Mara Justine, after becoming a finalist on the 9th season of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, also made it to “Top 5” on season 16 of American Idol. And lately, she also had all four judges fighting over her with her rendition of Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” during her blind audition on The Voice 2023. In the rest of the writing, we shall get to know her parents who are well put in Mara’s home in Galloway, New Jersey.
The Voice: Who Are Mara Justine’s Parents?
During Mara Justine’s audition, her parents were also there to witness each coach persuading their daughter to join their vocal team. The folks, named Bill and Linda Platt, were with the show’s host, Carson Daly, viewing the exchange with utmost pride.
Meet Linda Platt, Mara Justine’s Mother
Mara Justine loves telling people that her mom, Linda Platt, AKA Linda D’ambrosio-Platt, is her number one fan. In fact, she also admitted lately that this was one of the factors that drove her during her experience on The Voice.
Sadly though, Mara’s mother continued to be in treatment for breast cancer at the time of this writing. In Mara’s words, the matriarch is the “strongest” woman she knows and the one who holds their family together. Mara also often gushes that her mom has been there at every step of her development.
A while ago, Linda was diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer. Yet, they say she manages to do everything she can to be present with her kids while facing surgery, radiation, and/or chemo. She especially wants to get through her breast cancer journey quickly to not miss any of Mara’s musical journey.
Every year on Linda’s birthday (March 7th), her family makes her feel special calling her their “hero”, “best friend in the whole wide world” and more.
Linda M Platt was born in 1970 to Grace and Norman D’Ambrosio and had siblings Carol Quinn and Rita Baszner.
Speaking of social media, Linda can be found on Instagram @redheadedgenie (with 3,338 posts and 224 followers) and on ‘Linda D’Ambrosio Platt’ Facebook.
Meet Bill Platt, Mara Justine’s Father
Mara Justine also has a very supportive father. His name is Bill Platt and he believes his daughter’s singing brings a lot of people together because she sings with her heart. He also believes that his daughter is organized, grounded, kind-hearted, and hopeful about using her singing platform to help others.
Bill, full name William R Platt, was born in April 1971. So, he turned 52 years old in 2023.
Mara’s father, if you also need to know, is registered to vote in Atlantic County, New Jersey, and is affiliated with the Republican Party.
Where Do Mara Justine Parents Reside?
Both Mara Justine’s parents seemed to reside in Galloway Township, a township in Atlantic County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey, and a growing edge city to neighboring Atlantic City as of 2023.
Mara’s mom alone was born and brought up in Brigantine, New Jersey.
Are Mara Justine Parents Still Married?
Mara Justine’s parents since long time have been separated.
When Mara’s mom’s dad Norman D’Ambrosio passed away at the age of 72 in November 2010, his obituary did not include Bill’s (his son-in-law’s) name.
How Many Kids Do Mara Justine Parents Have?
Mara Justine is the fourth of her parents’s five children.
One of Mara’s siblings is her older brother, Billy Platt, who turned 22 in 2023. He is super fond of his sister and believes her accomplishments make him proud.
Billy is an artist himself. He is a character performer specializing in musical theatre. Since making his theatrical debut in the musical Hairspray, Billy went on to hone his craft, through classes and training both educational and professional. He can be found on IG @b.platt21.
And then, there are Jacey Gradia, a cocktail server at Hard Rock Beach Bar, and Alaina Grace Lewis, Mara’s sisters.
Speaking of Mara, she turned 21 years old on 28 February 2023. On The Voice, she revealed that she grew up in a close-knit Italian family and was 9 when she performed for the first time, singing “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston at a local competition.
Lately, in The Voice season 24 premiere, Mara ended up choosing Niall Horan as her coach, and over the course, she continued to showcase her amazing vocals with her performances of Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control,” Florence + The Machine’s “You’ve Got the Love,” and more. For her “Top 9” live performance, Mara sang a beautiful rendition of “Parachute” by Chris Stapleton. Mara eventually opted to join John Legend’s team after an impromptu duet with the singer on his hit “All of Me”. Mara then stayed with John until the Knockouts, and then again got stolen by Nail.
If you don’t already know, Mara also has released her own music — her self-titled EP from 2015 and her 2020 cover of Bishop Briggs hit “River”.
Mara also has found for herself humongous followers on TikTok. She has made TikTok a key part of showcasing her vocal skills, among her 612,000-plus followers. Her videos here have gotten over 9.3 million likes.