Maria recently appeared in the leading role in Movement, a web series she wrote and created, as well as on stage in a national tour of the Australian premiere production of Bad Jews, in the lead role of Daphna. Both productions received wide acclaim and showcased the breadth of Maria’s skill set beautifully.
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, Hating Alison Ashley, and TV credits include Wentworth, Underground, Rush, City Homicide, Home and Away, a recurring role in Chris Lilley’s We Can be Heroes, Neighbours and Blue Heelers, and the riotous web comedy Footballer Wants a Wife.
Prior stage credits include John Patrick Shanley’s Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. 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.