Maria Dizzia

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Maria Dizzia
Born (1974-12-29) December 29, 1974 (age 46)
EducationCornell University (BA)
University of California, San Diego (MFA)
Years active1998–present
Spouse(s)Will Eno

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).[1]

Early life and education[edit]

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.[2] 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.[3]


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.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Dizzia has appeared on television in recurring roles on Orange is the New Black and 13 Reasons Why. On film, she gave a critically acclaimed performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene[8] and, in 2019, played the lead role in the Academy Award winning short, The Neighbors' Window.

Personal life[edit]

Dizzia is married to playwright Will Eno and has one child.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Sense Mary
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 Clutter Sandra
2013 The Happy Sad Mandy
2013 Captain Phillips Allison McColl
2013 The Edge of the Woods Helen Short film
2013 Sweepstakes Lori Short film
2013 Re: Jess Lara Short film
2014 X/Y Sandy
2014 While We're Young Marina
2015 True Story Mary Jane Longo
2015 3 Generations Sinda
2016 Christine Jean Reed
2017 Going in Style Rachel
2017 Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game Angela
2017 Humor Me Nirit Gerb-Kroll
2017 Fits and Starts Sawyer Edwards
2018 Piercing Chevonne
2018 Vox Lux Stephanie Dwyer
2019 Late Night Joan
2019 Depraved Georgina
2019 Above the Shadows Victoria Jederman
2019 The Neighbors' Window Alli Short film
2019 William Barbara Sullivan
2020 The Outside Story Juliet
TBA Two Against Nature Post-production


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 Web series
2008 Fringe Emily Kramer Episode: "The Cure"
2009 A NY Thing Stella Television film
2011–2012 Louie Dolores 3 episodes
2013 The Newsroom Erica Episode: "The Genoa Tip"
2013 The Good Wife Heather Sorentino Episode: "The Next Day"
2013–2019 Orange Is the New Black Polly Harper 18 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
2017–2019 13 Reasons Why Mrs. Down 8 episodes
2017 Red Oaks Professor Beryl Fox 5 episodes
2018 Strangers Georgie Episode: "Smash the Plate-triarchy"
2018 The Deuce Arlene Carmen Episode: "Seven-Fifty"
2019 Bull Dr. Margot Statton Episode: "Parental Guidance"
2019–2020 Emergence Emily 9 episodes
2020 The Undoing Diane Porter
2021 Prodigal Son Sasha Geller Episode: "The Killabustas"


Year Title Role Notes
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 Lyceum Theatre
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
2020 What the Constitution Means to Me "Heidi"/Herself Mark Taper Forum
Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place


  1. ^ Isherwood, Charles (February 18, 2009). "A Quaint Treatment for Women Wronged". The New York Times. Retrieved April 22, 2011.
  2. ^ "Virginia Bladis Obituary". The Star-Ledger. August 15, 2011. Retrieved January 5, 2018 – via
  3. ^ Horwitz, Andy. "Five Questions with Maria Dizzia". Culturebot. Archived from the original on April 4, 2015. Retrieved May 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "eurydice". Lucille Lortel Foundation. 2007. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "'In the Next Room' Broadway". Archived from the original on 2015-12-26. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  6. ^ Hetrick, Adam (October 21, 2011). "Maria Dizzia and Greg Keller Move Into 'Belleville' at Yale Rep Oct. 21".
  7. ^ "Belleville". Lucille Lortel Foundation. 2013. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
  8. ^ "Movie Review: Woman Escapes a Cult but Not Her Own Past". The New York Times. Retrieved May 17, 2019.
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