Marisa got bit by several mosquitos, ticks, and spiders as a result of growing up in Virginia, but among that she was also happily bitten by the acting bug. She did next to no theatre because large groups of people scare her, but took an on camera TV and film class when she was 13 and fell in love. She stayed in that class for awhile and over the next several years auditioned and worked locally on projects in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. The acting bug bite never went away. It’s still here. It’s got a bulls eye. She has acting Lyme disease. She’s really really sorry if that metaphor is insensitive and has complete respect and sympathy for people with actual Lyme disease. It just slipped out before she could stop it...
Fuck. Let’s just move on, shall we?
She now lives in Los Angeles and auditions for TV and film regularly. Her most recent acting credits include playing Maeve in the comedic horror feature “Mandao of the Dead”, which just screened at Comic Con and is available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Blu Ray; Young Mrs. McGuire in the sci-fi film “The Fusion” with the darling Eric Roberts, now in post production; and Stacy in the dark and clever comedic short film “Jesse’s Girl”, which has screened at multiple film festivals in several different states this year and is available to watch online on Film Shortage. She loves independent films and passion projects; and has a soft, fuzzy spot in her heart for subtlety, dark comedy, and deeply character driven pieces.
She has also recently started making her own material, dipping her pinky toe into screenwriting, and her pinky toe’s fingernail into producing. In 2017 she co-wrote, co-produced, and acted in a 7 episode comedic webseries called “The Post Relationship”, which is now available to watch in full at www.thepostrelationship.com. She’s now part of a small production group called Guerrilla Milk Productions, where she and several creative friends write and film their own material regularly. Her short film "Furca" with David Witts has been accepted into 6 festivals and counting, premiering at the Pasadena Film Festival in March. She is now also submitting her film "Two Weeks Notice" with Mickey Schiff to festivals. She has written 3 more short films that she plans to film after Covid-19, and is currently writing her first feature.
She studies weekly in the master class at Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop and is currently managed (but not cured) by Dream Talent Management. She loves these people and places very very much.
In her spare time you can find her watching Law and Order: SVU with her two beautiful c̶h̶i̶l̶d̶r̶e̶n̶ cats, burning Autumn and Christmas scented candles year round, crying, drinking coffee or wine depending on the hour, being happily codependent on her friends, and over analyzing literally everything.
(This bio and website included.)
(Seriously guys, what do you think?)
(Okay but really was that Lyme disease joke too much?)