BIO

Born and raised in Newport Beach, California, Maggie is possibly the only Southern Californian who has never surfed. Her first song was the Jeopardy theme song (not a lot of lyrical punch, there), and her first role was understudying Gretel in The Sound of Music at the age of eight. Ten years and a dozen community theater productions later, she packed up her things and moved east to attend undergrad at Northwestern University (go 'Cats!). While in Chicago, she worked with the likes of David Bell and Dominic Missimi on productions ranging from classics such as Twelfth Night to lesser-produced works like Leonard Bernstein's MASS. She even had the unexpected pleasure of shaving her head for a piece of post-apocalyptic, experimental theater called Thrush (by Caridad Svich). As a general rule, if the production requires a change in hair, Mag is game.

 

After a lively pit stop in New York City, Mag relocated to Washington, DC. She has performed new work at the Public Theater and acted regionally in DC (The Kennedy Center, Ford's Theatre, Folger Shakespeare Theater, Arena Stage, The Welders), Maryland (Olney Theatre Center), Massachusetts (Barrington Stage Company), Illinois (Marriott Lincolnshire) and Indiana (Notre Dame Shakespeare). She is also active in the music scene: she recently released an EP of four original songs entitled Hero.Waitress.Whatever. Incidentally, she is a real, live wedding singer.

These days, Mag can be found in Durham, North Carolina, where she spends her days teaching middle school social studies and her nights fronting a band (and, of course, auditioning for theatrical productions!). She is still entirely confused by East Coast weather...thanks, California! :)

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present

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