Maria will soon play the lead in the Network Ten series Sisters, from producer Imogen Banks. She recently starred as Florence in web series Other People’s Problems, by Seymour Films, and she created, wrote and starred in her own web series, Movement.
On stage, Maria recently played the lead role of Daphna in the national tour of the Australian premiere production of Bad Jews, by Ellis Productions.
Having worked professionally since her teens, Maria received a place in the inaugural Scholarship Course at the Melbourne Theatre Company in 2002. Her feature film credits include Blessed, Under a Red Moon and Hating Alison Ashley, and TV credits include Wentworth, Underground, Rush, City Homicide, Home and Away, Trip for Biscuits, a recurring role in Chris Lilley’s We Can be Heroes, Neighbours and Blue Heelers. Other credits include the riotous web comedy Footballer Wants a Wife.
Maria is a 2010 graduate of Melbourne based 16th Street Acting Studio. She has also studied at the Susan Batson Studios NY with esteemed acting coach Larry Moss, under Ivana Chubbuck, the Actors Studio’s Elizabeth Kemp, Penelope Chater, Penelope McDonald and she has undertaken vocal and dialect training with Suzanne Haywood and Susan Gorrence.