December 29, 1974|
Cranford, New Jersey, U.S.
Maria Teresa Dizzia (born December 29, 1974) is an American actress. 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).
Early life and education
Dizzia is the daughter of Lorraine (née Bladis) and John Paul Dizzia. She was raised in Cranford, New Jersey. She has a sister who is a lawyer. She 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.
Dizzia performed the role of Eurydice in the Sarah Ruhl play Eurydice in regional theatre and Off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre, from June 18, 2007 to August 26, 2007. She performed in another Sarah Ruhl play In the Next Room on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre, from October 22, 2009 to January 10, 2010. Her performance earned her a 2010 Tony Award nomination for Featured Actress in a Play.
Dizzia appeared in the premiere production of the Amy Herzog play Belleville at the Yale Repertory Theatre, from October 21, 2011 to November 12, 2011. She then appeared in the play Off-Broadway at the New York Theatre Workshop from March 3, 2013 to April 14, 2013. She was nominated for the 2013 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Actress in a Play.
|2009||Whose Dog Is It Anyway?||Grace||Short film|
|2009||The Ghost and Us||Laura||Short film|
|2009||The Other Woman||Jaime Brennan|
|2011||Down the Shore||Susan|
|2011||Martha Marcy May Marlene||Katie|
|2011||Margin Call||Executive Assistant|
|2012||Keep the Lights On||Vivian|
|2013||The Happy Sad||Mandy|
|2013||Captain Phillips||Allison McColl|
|2013||The Edge of the Woods||Helen||Short film|
|2013||Re: Jess||Lara||Short film|
|2014||While We're Young||Marina|
|2015||True Story||Mary Jane Longo|
|2017||Going in Style||Rachel|
|2017||The Last Poker Game||Angela|
|2017||Humor Me||Nirit Gerb-Kroll|
|2017||Fits and Starts||Sawyer Edwards|
|2018||Vox Lux||Ms. Dwyer|
|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||Web series|
|2008||Fringe||Emily Kramer||Episode: "The Cure"|
|2009||A NY Thing||Stella||Television film|
|2013||The Newsroom||Erica||Episode: "The Genoa Tip"|
|2013||The Good Wife||Heather Sorentino||Episode: "The Next Day"|
|2013–2014||Orange Is the New Black||Polly Harper||16 episodes|
|2015||Elementary||Penny||Episode: "When Your Number's Up"|
|2015||Master of None||Amanda||Episode: "Plan B"|
|2016||Horace and Pete||Tricia||3 episodes|
|2016||The Blacklist||Jeanne Linley||Episode: "Lady Ambrosia (No. 77)"|
|2016||Royal Pains||Cindy Greene||2 episodes|
|2017||13 Reasons Why||Mrs. Down||Episode: "Tape 7, Side A"|
|2017||Red Oaks||Professor Beryl Fox||5 episodes|
|2006||The Wooden Breeks||Tricity||MCC Theatre|
|2007||Eurydice||Eurydice||Second Stage Theatre|
|2008||The Drunken City||Melissa||Playwrights Horizons|
|2009–2010||In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)||Mrs. Daldry||Broadway|
|2011||Cradle and All||Claire/Annie||Manhattan Theatre Club|
|2012||Uncle Vanya||Yelena||Soho Repertory Theatre|
|2013||Belleville||Abby||New York Theatre Workshop|
|2016||The Layover||Shellie||Second Stage Theatre|
|2017||If I Forget||Sharon||Roundabout Theatre Company|
- Isherwood, Charles (February 18, 2009). "A Quaint Treatment for Women Wronged". The New York Times. Retrieved April 22, 2011.
- "Virginia Bladis Obituary". The Star-Ledger. August 15, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2018 – via obits.nj.com.
- Horwitz, Andy. "Five Questions with Maria Dizzia". Culturebot. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
- "eurydice". lortel.org. Lucille Lortel Foundation. 2007. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
- "'In the Next Room' Broadway". playbillvault.com. Archived from the original on 2015-12-26. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
- Hetrick, Adam (October 21, 2011). "Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller Move Into 'Belleville' at Yale Rep Oct. 21". playbill.com.
- "Belleville". lortel.org. Lucille Lortel Foundation. 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2018.