Maria began doing Improv in high school where she performed in the Northern Alberta Improv League (NAIL).
She has taken workshops through Rapid Fire Theatre and has performed in International Festivals part of the University of Alberta’s improv group, where she has also graduated from her Bachelor’s degree in Drama and Italian studies. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Fine Arts at the Guildford School of Acting in England. One of Maria’s main inspirations in life is her Grandmother (Nonna), who taught her that it is always easier to laugh than it is to cry.
TV Shows: Grace and Frankie, Bojack Horseman, Superstore, New Girl
Movies: Nacho Libre, Talladega Nights: Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Blades of Glory, Bridget Jones Diary, Up
Actors: Lily Tomlin, Tina Fey, Emma Stone, Will Ferrel, Jack Black, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Gosling, Kenan Thompson
Books: Baking with the Cake Boss, The Bluest Eye, The Sun Also Rises
Authors: Toni Morrison, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway Music: Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, Erykah Badu, OMC, Third Eye Blind, Lianne La Havas
Food: Pickle Soup (zupa ogórkowa)