Maria Dizzia

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Maria Dizzia
Born (1974-12-29) December 29, 1974 (age 39)
Cranford, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–present

Maria Teresa Dizzia (born December 29, 1974) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

Dizzia grew up in Cranford, New Jersey and graduated from Kent Place School in 1993, receiving the Drama Award upon graduation. She studied theater at Cornell University. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego.[1]

Career[edit]

Dizzia was nominated for the 2010 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). Her performance was described as "standout" by The New York Times.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Dizzia is married to playwright Will Eno and is pregnant with their first child.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Sense Mary
2009 Whose Dog Is It Anyway? Grace Short film
2009 Ghost and Us, TheThe Ghost and Us Laura Short film
2009 Other Woman, TheThe Other Woman Jaime Brennan
2009 NY Thing, AA NY Thing Stella Television film
2011 Down the Shore Susan
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Katie
2012 Keep the Lights On Vivian
2013 Clutter Sandra
2013 Happy Sad, TheThe Happy Sad Mandy
2013 Captain Phillips Allison McColl
2013 Edge of the Woods, TheThe Edge of the Woods Helen Short film
2013 Sweepstakes Lori Short film
2013 Re: Jess Lara Short film
2014 True Story Mary Jane Longo
2014 X/Y
2015 While We're Young Marina

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Daphne Episode: "Cruise to Nowhere"
2006 Smith Nancy Scialfa 3 episodes
2008 Law & Order Sugar / Melinda Whitman Episode: "Tango"
2008 Puppy Love Grace
2008 Fringe Emily Kramer Episode: "The Cure"
2011-2012 Louie Delores 2 episodes
2013 Newsroom, TheThe Newsroom Erica Episode: "The Genoa Tip"
2013 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Heather Sorentino Episode: "The Next Day"
2013–present Orange Is the New Black Polly Harper 9 episodes

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009–2010 In the Next Room Mrs. Daldry Broadway
2011–present Belleville Abby Yale Repertory Theater

References[edit]

  1. ^ Horwitz, Andy. "Five Questions with Maria Dizzia". Culturebot. Retrieved May 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ Isherwood, Charles (February 18, 2009). "A Quaint Treatment for Women Wronged". New York Times. Retrieved April 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/theater/will-enos-the-open-house-and-the-realistic-joneses.html?_r=0

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