Margaret Anne Florence

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Margaret Anne Florence
Margaret Anne Florence

(1978-12-08) December 8, 1978 (age 42)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • model

Margaret Anne Florence is an actress, singer, and model based in New York City. Margaret Anne has been featured in major motion pictures, television, independent films, and on the New York stage.[1] She frequently appears in national and international television commercials and print advertisements.[2] Margaret Anne is a member of SAG (the Screen Actors Guild), AFTRA, and AEA (the Actors' Equity Association).


The Mighty Macs and The One[edit]

Margaret Anne co-starred as Rosemary Keenan, alongside Carla Gugino and Ellen Burstyn, in The Mighty Macs,[citation needed] released nationwide on October 21, 2011 and based on the true story of Basketball Hall of Fame coach Cathy Rush, who led Immaculata University to the 1972 National Women's Collegiate Championship.[3] In 2010, The Mighty Macs won both the Best Feature and Audience Award at the John Paul II International Film Festival in Miami,[4] and was an Official Selection at the Heartland Film Festival and two other independent film festivals.[5] Margaret Anne can be seen in the movie's official trailer, which was released in September 2009.[6]

Margaret Anne starred as the female lead in The One,[7] alongside Jon Prescott and Ian Novick. The film was released by Fox Meadow Films in October 2011.[8] It received a bad review from The New York Times, due to the acting of the male roles.[9]

Additional Hollywood roles[edit]

Florence's first film role was in 2006's My Super Ex-Girlfriend, alongside Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson. In 2009, she played the role of 'Alexis Danella' in Kevin Costner's horror-thriller The New Daughter.


Margaret Anne appeared on the NBC show 30 Rock on February 9, 2012, alongside Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan in the hour-long Valentine's Day episode "Hey Baby, What's Wrong". She appeared in the CBS drama Blue Bloods featuring Tom Selleck in the show's 7th episode, Brothers, on November 5, 2010. She had a recurring, three-episode arc as 'Marlene' during Guiding Light's penultimate season in 2007 and 2008. She also had roles in Law & Order in the 18th season-finale, Excalibur in 2008, White Collar on the USA Network in the 1st-season episode Flip of the Coin in 2009, and Showtime's Nurse Jackie in the 2nd-season episode Apple Bong in 2010. She also appeared in 2017 in the CMT TV series Sun Records. She most recently starred in the 2018 Lifetime (TV Network) movie "A Sister's Secret".


The Light in the Piazza[edit]

Margaret Anne was cast in the lead role of Clara Johnson in The Light in the Piazza,[10] in the 2005 Tony Award winning[11] musical's March–April 2010 production at Arena Stage.

The Fantasticks[edit]

Beginning on July 21, 2008, Margaret Anne starred as 'Luisa' in the revival of the famous Broadway musical The Fantasticks at the Snapple Theater Center (renamed the Jerry Orbach Theater during this run as a credit to that actor's role in the original musical).[12][13] Margaret Anne's final performance as Luisa took place on December 17, 2008.[14]

Additional theatrical productions[edit]

Margaret Anne also appeared in regional productions of Godspell, Little Shop of Horrors, Maccabeat!, Company, Street Scene (based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play by Elmer Rice), and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.[15]

Other acting[edit]

Margaret Anne starred in Death Cab for Cutie's music video for What Sarah Said[16] from the band's 2005 studio album, Plans. The What Sarah Said video was included in the band's 2006 DVD, Directions: The Plans Video Album,[citation needed] which was nominated for Best Long Form Music Video at the 2007 Grammy Awards.[17][18]

Personal background[edit]

Margaret Anne received a Masters in Music Theatre Performance, cum laude, from New York University and a B.A. in Music/Classical Voice, cum laude, from the College of Charleston. She received the Bishop Robert Smith Award, the highest undergraduate honor at the College of Charleston. In 2009, Margaret Anne was honored with the College of Charleston's Young Alumna of the Year Award.[19]

She was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Margaret was a member of a local theater company called The Charleston Youth Company which has been serving area youth since 1978.[20]


  1. ^ "Margaret Anne Florence". IMDb. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "Actor / Model (New York, NY)". Margaret Anne Florence. October 21, 2011. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Immaculata Mighty Macs - Hoopedia". Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "John Paul II International Film Festival • Welcome". Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  5. ^ [1] Archived December 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "The Mighty Macs News: The Mighty Macs Official Trailer". February 26, 2004. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  7. ^ Jentis, Caytha (October 7, 2011), The One, Jon Prescott, Ian Novick, Margaret Anne Florence, retrieved March 24, 2018
  8. ^ "THE ONE - a feature film". Fox Meadow Films. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  9. ^ DeWitt, David (October 6, 2011). "'The One,' a Coming-Out Film by Caytha Jentis — Review". The New York Times. Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  10. ^ The Broadway League. "The Light in the Piazza | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  11. ^ "2005 Tony Award Winners Announced". June 5, 2005. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  12. ^ "Florence and Nostrand Join Cast of Off-Broadway's Fantasticks". Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  13. ^ "FANTASTICKS Cast - Profiles". Archived from the original on March 10, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  14. ^ The Fantasticks - Off-Broadway (December 15, 2008). "Betsy Morgan to Join Off-Broadway Company of The Fantasticks". Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  15. ^ "Actor / Model (New York, NY)". Margaret Anne Florence. Archived from the original on January 28, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  16. ^ "What Sarah Said". YouTube. November 5, 2009. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  17. ^ Archived 2010-01-17 at WebCite
  18. ^ [2] Archived January 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ "2009 Young Alumna of the Year". February 6, 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2012.
  20. ^ "Peper column: From Charleston to Memphis, Margaret Anne Florence rubs shoulders with Elvis in 'Sun Records'". March 20, 2017. Retrieved April 30, 2017.