Marita de Lara
Hollywood, California, US
accessible, conversational, real, warm, approachable, all-american, smart, snarky, donna reed,
trained singer, alto, mezzo-soprano, mom, mother, daughter, wife, alluring, animated, business, casual, confident, endearing, feminine, girlfriend, inspiring, lighthearted, nurturing, straightforward, friendly, casual, earthy, innocent, lighthearted, playful, real, spiritual, sweet, trustworthy, honest, intelligent, nurturing, funny, wholesome, educational, professional, alluring, girl next door
English (North American), English
Latino, Native American (Indian), North American, Philippines (Filipino, Tagalog), US African American, US General American (GenAm), US Mid-Atlantic, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn), US South (Deep South, Dixie, Delta), US West Coast (California, Portland)
Child (5-12), Middle Aged (35-54), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Animation, Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
Marita de Lara is an actress and comedienne originally from Baltimore, MD. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University School of Drama. As a comic, she’s performed at clubs all over the country including The Improv, The Laugh Factory, and The Comedy Store. On screen, Marita is best known for The Shield, Life, Port Charles and One Life to Live. Marita originated the role of Pocahontas in the Disney stage musical, The Spirit of Pocahontas. In New York, Marita starred opposite Taye Diggs in The Blue Vein Society. Other New York and regional stage credits include Honor Song for Crazy Horse at New Dramatists in NYC, West Side Story, A Chorus Line and Miss Saigon. Marita can be seen in several national commercials as the ethnically ambiguous, aspirational mom. Marita is married to actor/writer, Steve Sobel. They have two kids, Lulu and Axel. Her brother is actor/musician, Mikey de Lara. Her sister is noise music performance artist, Marlo Eggplant. Marita is an advocate for autism rights for children.
BFA-Musical Theatre Syracuse University
-Voice Acting with Kalmenson & Kalmenson Voicecasting and Ed's Chop Shop in Los Angeles.
-Singing with Tacey Adams, Mara Baygulova in Los Angeles, Marni Nixon-NYC
-Improv Comedy with the Groundlings in Los Angeles
-Stand Up Comedy with Lesley Wolfe in Los Angeles
Blue Yeti and Rode K2
Computer & Software
Marita has an effervescence to her work. I use her in all my productions whenever I can. She brings heart, spirit, depth and emotion to every role. Marita lights up the room.- -Donna Inglima-Award Winning Director, Laguna PlayhouseLaguna Playhouse
“…my number one slam dunk actor. Love this girl. She’s a sweetheart. She’s what everyone is looking for right now. She works all the time. She’s the GO TO ethnically ambiguous modern mom with an edge, so funny! I call her in all the time.”-Lesley Wolfe, Casting Director/Producer for The Improv and NBC Red Nose Day, Plum Organics.Lesley Wolfe Casting
Voice Over Clients
Disney, ABC, NBC, FX, Target, Plum Organics, CBS
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