Originally from Boston and now based in Dublin, Maria was groomed to be an English teacher from the time she could pick up a book. After an Irishman enticed her come to Ireland, Maria found herself on the West coast of Ireland in a town called Galway. She had £200 in her pocket and a guitar.
This Italian-Polish American has steadily garnered acclaim as one of Ireland’s foremost and dynamic vocalists, and critics have lavished praise for her live performances, interpretation of material, and original work. In 2001 Maria landed her first television role in ‘Fair City’ as the nasty American boss from hell Camille Barnett. Since then she has toured the world with her one-woman music shows, has 3 music cds to her credit, and has performed on stage and in film/tv in Ireland and the UK.
In 2011 Maria was approached by Irish comedy legends The Nualas to join them, in re-launching the act that year. She continues to perform with them as singer, actor, accompanist, comedian, co-writer, and musical director.