Maria Daleo is originally from Italy but has been an American citizen for many years. She speaks four languages. She studied acting in New York City at the HB Studio, at the Neighborhood Playhouse and at The Actors Studio with Geraldine Baron, Sandra Seacat and Shelley Winters. She has also worked with Eric Morris and with Francesca De Sapio of The Duse Studio in Rome. Here in Los Angeles, Maria has worked at The Rose Theatre in Venice with Charles Laughton, at the Odyssey Theatre with Ron Sossi and Alfred Molina and at AAT with Jolene Adams.
Some of Maria’s favorite roles are “Nina”, in THE SEAGULL and SALOME by Oscar Wilde at The Actors Playhouse in Milan, “Julie” with Jack Stelhin in DANTON’S DEATH with Circus Theatricals, at the Rapp Arts Center, “The Model” in the Fassbinder’s BLOOD ON THE CAT’S NECK at The New Theatre, “The Cabaret Girl” in MARLENE, MARLENE at The Theatre For The New City, and “The Wild Woman” in THE WILD WOMAN at Elysian Theatre Company, all Off-Off Broadway productions in New York City. Just added to her selection is “Miss Prism” in THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, here at AAT, in Los Angeles.
Maria has been seen on the screen in DA DO DA, BELL’EPOKER directed by Nico Cirasola in Italy, in SIBLINGS directed by Kurt Hull and was featured in SOMEBODY IS WAITING with Nastasha Kinski and Gabriel Byrne and SOUTH OF HEAVEN, WEST OF HELL with Dwight Yoakam, Vince Vaughn and Billy Bob Thorton.
On TV, she starred in THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and on the Italian RAI TV Series LA OMICIDI.
Maria’s voice-over work includes the voice of “POKEMON”, of “BARBIE” for Mattel and “QUIZNO’S” commercials.
She narrated the Academy Award Nominated documentary, CHILDREN OF FATE and did all the voices for ‘THE NICHOLAS GREEN FOUNDATION’ made for Television film to increase awareness of the importance of organ donations.
Maria is also a writer and her first published book of poetry, AS IF IT WAS REAL was adapted into a play of the same title at Actor’s Art Theatre and directed by Jolene Adams.