Maria Thayer at the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.
|Born||Maria Catherine Thayer
October 30, 1975
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
|Alma mater||Juilliard School|
Maria Catherine Thayer (born October 30, 1975) is an American actress and comedian. She first earned public recognition for her portrayal of Tammi Littlenut on the cult series Strangers With Candy in 1999. Thayer has also had supporting roles in the comedy films Hitch (2005), Accepted (2006), and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008).
Thayer was born in Portland, Oregon, and spent her early life in the small town of Boring, east of Portland, where her parents owned a bee farm. During her childhood, the family relocated to Minnesota, where she attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota, and was a member of the award-winning forensics program and the National Forensic League, as well as Homecoming Queen. She studied acting at The Juilliard School in New York.
Appeared in 2005's Hitch, with Will Smith and Eva Mendes.
In Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Thayer plays a woman on holiday with a new husband, played by Jack McBrayer. Thayer and McBrayer reunited on an episode of 30 Rock in which she portrays Kenneth Parcell's blind, shallow love interest. She also played Grace and Leo's daughter, Lila (at age 18), in the series finale of Will & Grace (2006). In 2009, she appeared in the film State of Play as Sonia Baker, the researcher and mistress of a congressman.
Thayer stars in the Adult Swim comedy series Eagleheart, which began airing on February 3, 2011 on Cartoon Network. She appeared as Tracey Bluth in the fourth season of Arrested Development in flashback scenes. In 2012, she was featured in the music video "Sensitive Man" by Nick Lowe.
In 2014, Thayer played the sudden wife of Forrest MacNeill (Andy Daly) on the Comedy Central show "Review" for the episode "Marry, Run, Party" of the first season.
|2005||Strangers with Candy||Tamela "Tammi" Littlenut|
|2008||Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Wyoma|
|2009||State of Play||Sonia Baker|
|2014||Night of the Living Deb||Deborah Clarington|
|1999–2000||Strangers with Candy||Tamela "Tammi" Littlenut||14 episodes|
|2001||Big Apple||Rosemary||3 episodes|
|2001||Education of Max Bickford, TheThe Education of Max Bickford||Tina||Episode: "Herding Cats"|
|2003||Miss Match||Chelsea Greer||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Claire Brody||Episode: "A Murderer Among Us"|
|2004||Comedy Lab||Jill||Episode: "12:21"|
|2005||Romancing the Bride||Kimmy||Television film|
|2006||Will & Grace||Lila||Episode: "The Finale"|
|2006||Colbert Report, TheThe Colbert Report||Jenny||Voice
Episode: "Will Power"
|2006||Nip/Tuck||Transplant Consultant||Episode: "Burt Landau"|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Hope||Episode: "Infiltrated"|
|2008||Lipstick Jungle||Cassidy||3 episodes|
|2009||30 Rock||Jennifer Rogers||Episode: "St. Valentine's Day"|
|2009||House||Annie||Episode: "Both Sides Now"|
|2010||Important Things with Demetri Martin||Edith||Episode: "Strategy"|
|2010||Our Show||Television film|
|2011||Traffic Light||Esme||Episode: "Credit Balance"|
|2011||Harry's Law||Julie Cassidy||Episode: "Purple Hearts"|
|2011||Annie Claus is Coming to Town||Annie|
|2011–2014||Eagleheart||Susie Wagner||24 episodes|
|2012||Louie||Rental Car Lady||Episode: "Dad"|
|2012||New Girl||Amelia||Episode: "Halloween"|
|2013||Cougar Town||Lisa Riggs||3 episodes|
|2013||Portlandia||Episode: "Nina's Birthday"|
|2013||Family Tools||Wendy Doyle||Episode: "Now You See Me, Now You Don't"|
|2013||Arrested Development||Tracey Bluth||Episode: "It Gets Better"|
|2014||Review||Eliza||Episode: "Marry; Run; Party"|
|2014||American Dad!||Nun (voice)||Episode: "Cock of the Sleepwalk"|
|2014||Dads||Maria||Episode: "Baby Face"|
|2014||Men at Work||Bridget||Episode: "Molly"|
|2014–2016||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Monica Dubinsky / Marissa Price||4 episodes|
|2014||Mulaney||The Doula||Episode: "The Doula"|
|2014||The League||Cheryl||2 episodes|
|2015||Man Seeking Woman||Maude||Episode: "Dram"|
|2015||Kroll Show||Duchess Tina||Episode: "The Time of My Life"|
|2015||Difficult People||Nicole||Episode: "The Courage of a Soldier"|
|2015||Gotham||Scottie Mullen||2 episodes|
|2016||Those Who Can't||Abbey Logan||10 episodes|
|2016||The Mindy Project||Courtney||3 episodes|
|2002||Necessary Targets||Nuna||Variety Arts Theatre|
|2002||Endpapers||Sara Maynard||Variety Arts Theatre|
|2012||Unscreened||Stranger in the Park||Elephant Theatre Company|
|2013||Love's Labour's Lost||Rosaline||Delacorte Theater|
|2011||Hospitality||"Friends of Friends"||Friend in Glasses|
|2012||Nick Lowe||"Sensitive Man"||Girlfriend|
- "Maria Thayer pictures, bio, movies". PopTower. Retrieved Jun 12, 2013.
- Turnquist, Kristi (February 11, 2016). "TV's Maria Thayer: From a bee farm in Boring to the new sitcom, 'Those Who Can't'". The Oregonian. Oregon Live. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
- In a 2016 interview with The Oregonian, Thayer states that she was born "in the hospital"—there is no hospital in Boring, and the nearest hospitals are in Multnomah County, Portland. Additionally, in a 2014 interview while on the set of Night of the Living Deb, she states "I'm from Portland, Oregon."
- "No Title". Kansas City Star. Aug 11, 2006. p. F3.
- "Alumni Spotlight - Maria Thayer". Apple Valley High School Forensics. Archived from the original on May 13, 2013. Retrieved Jun 12, 2013.
Actress Maria Thayer (Accepted, Forgetting Sarah Marshal) was honored at a Nationals Award banquet recognizing her success both during and beyond her NFL career.
- Jesse Thorn and Jordan Morris (Dec 12, 2011). "Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 203: Bone Manor with Maria Thayer" (Podcast). Maximum Fun. 45:45 minutes in. Retrieved Jun 12, 2013.
- Abby Schreiber (Jan 3, 2013). "Our Guide To All the Celebrity Cameos on Portlandia's Third Season". Paper. Retrieved Jun 10, 2013.
Mike O'Brien and actress Maria Thayer (who plays Susie on Adult Swim's Walker, Texas Ranger spoof Eagleheart and Jack McBrayer's amorous wife in Forgetting Sarah Marshall) will play a young couple who are prepared to go into debt in order to attend an outlandish birthday party
- Eagleheart on Adult Swim
- Snierson, Dan (Jun 5, 2013). "Arrested Development: Mitchell Hurwitz on the movie -- and the Romney joke you never saw". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved Jun 10, 2013.
- Ross Luippold (Mar 2, 2012). "Nick Lowe's Sensitive Man Music Video Features Marc Maron, Tim Heidecker, Other Surprise Guests". Huffington Post. Retrieved Jun 10, 2013.
- Patrick Ciccone (Apr 20, 2001). "Cannes on the Hudson". Retrieved Jun 12, 2013.
By contrast, the 16mm films on the opening Student Reel Awards night were varied and intriguing. Julia Solomonoff's Scratch, whose Maria Thayer won for lead actress, is stylistically somewhat muddled despite the story of a Kosovar immigrant in New York City that gradually emerges.
- Troy Anderson (Nov 7, 2012). "Annie Claus is Coming to Town". Retrieved Jun 10, 2013.
- Ssndra Gonzalez (Mar 9, 2013). "Cougar Town sneak peek: Sparks fly for Bobby on the dodgeball court -- Exclusive Video". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved Jun 12, 2013.
- "ABC Medianet". ABC. Apr 22, 2013. Retrieved Jun 12, 2013.
- Nicholas DeLorenzo (May 28, 2013). "MARON, "Dominatrix" episode recap". Screen Invasion. Retrieved Jun 12, 2013.
- Adam Hetrick (Jan 29, 2012). "American Pie Actor Chris Klein Set for Unscreened in Los Angeles". Retrieved Jun 2, 2013.
- Adam Hetrick (July 23, 2012). "Shakespeare in the Park Musical Adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost Premieres July 23". Retrieved August 10, 2013.
- Merge Records. "Hospitality - Friends of Friends". Vimeo. Retrieved June 10, 2013.