A bi-coastal actor for over a decade, Maria calls southern California home. A theatre trained actor, Maria appeared each season on ABC’s Desperate Housewives as recurring character, Mona Clarke and Fox’s, New Girl, All My Children and One Life to Live. She trained and taught acting under the tutelage of Uta Hagen at HB Studio in NYC and currently a full professor in Acting at California State University Fullerton.
Maria co-created and performed “a call to action cabaret”, in 2018, empowering women and benefiting at risk women and children in Orange County, California. Her play, Women of Zalongo is currently in development and also a semi-finalist in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (2020). Her passion is in being a generous collaborator on any project. She is a mother, a professor and a force of feminist pride with passionate, Greek proportions.