Based in Los Angeles after several years of live comedy, TV, film, and voice work in Boston and New York, Maria is a graduate of Groundlings, UCB, and too many other improv schools to list.
Maria plays mob mistress “Skinnie Minnie” in indie film Sharkskin. She’s been on Lifetime's "My Crazy Ex", MTV’s "Girl Code", National Geographic’s "The Numbers Game", and tons of her friend's comedic web series.
A recent indie film role Maria is most proud of is Detective Bloomfield, a "gruff, grizzled woman of the law in pursuit of a mysterious serial killer known only as the Dickripper."
She's also in lots of commercials as a friendly banker and/or a shrugging mom.
Maria has performed at Groundlings, UCB NY and LA, PIT NY, Comedy Central Stage, Comedy Studio, and colleges, clubs, and festivals nation-wide. She currently does live shows and writes/produces sketch and TV with Radcliffe Comedy.
She's revising at least 2 pilots , 1 spec, and a bunch of sketches at any given moment. Much of that revision time is spent eating homemade gingersnaps, on instagram, and watching youtube curly hair product reviews.
In 2008, she co-created the Women in Comedy Festival with two friends, and it continues to grow as one most inclusive comedy festivals in the US.
Maria has worked in marketing, strategy consulting, and has lead corporate improv training sessions for years for all types of organizations. She loves living the double life as professional lady/creative weirdo.