Meet Maria

I call myself an American-Nicaraguan Artist. I was born in Miami, but raised in - what is now a very conflicted dictatorship - the country of Nicaragua. In it’s capital, Managua, is where I first started working as a professional actor at the age of 9-10 by doing many TV commercials + singing for jingles, charity events, and national theatre with both of my sisters, Gloria + Blanca.  

I continued on from there....

Once I graduated from high school, I moved back to Florida where I funded my own education at Santa Fe Community College for a Liberal Arts Associates and with out any breaks right after, I attended a private art school, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, for a graphic + web design career;  I remember before attending the The Art Institute, I was planning and thinking to myself very strategically: " I need a 2nd career that will give me enough flexibility (and money) to be able to pursue what I am mostly passionate about: acting". While in college, I took on many opportunities to work part time on the sets of Univision, Telemundo, Fox En Español, and Venevision
Once I completed my college education, I permanently moved to New York City to pursue acting + modeling full time while doing graphic design part time. 

What Now?  

I consider myself a true renaissance woman. My main reason in life is to CREATE.  My plan is to continue CREATING by using many different art forms, mediums, and even using myself at times, to INSPIRE and ENTERTAIN viewers with the purpose of creating GOOD CHANGE for our world. 

FILM, TV and THEATRE being such powerful mediums, may easily arouse all of our 5 senses, and even our 6th sense, while being viewed; When the main message, lesson, or the moral of a story really touches the audience at a deep level, that's when I find true JOY in this career. Therefore, expressing myself creatively by performing "acts" or projects that are meaningful and able to provoke good change in people and the world, is where I am HAPPY to be headed to these days. 

Photograph by Willis Roberts