Chicago, Illinois, US
Maria is compelling.
Convincing. Natural. Conversational.
With a lovely, warm, calming quality to her voice that matches her inviting personality, Maria’s strength lies in intuitively getting to the heart of the message, inspiring the listener to lean in to hear every word. Genuine and trustworthy, listening to Maria is like talking with a friend.
Maria will capture the attention and gain the trust of your target audience.
Maria brings elements of herself and her personality into every read – grounded, relatable, warm, friendly, knowledgeable, smart and sophisticated. She’s playful, modern, youthful, conversational and real. An energetic, enthusiastic, fun young mom type, she can also be confident, classic, no-nonsense but welcoming….with a coy wink and an intriguing smile.
Maria is memorable.
A sincere storyteller, Maria has a natural, conversational approach. Her extensive acting experience grounds her performance, keeping it rooted in truth. Signature reads include: warm, approachable "real person"; working mom on-the-go; smart & sassy; sexy, hip & fashionable; friendly & informative expert.
Maria's voice over type has been described as accessible, bright, clear, confident, natural, pleasant, affable, friendly, genuine, authentic, relaxed, soothing, believable, girl next door, high energy, soft sell, hard sell, relatable, sophisticated, knowledgeable, urgent, and educational. She is consistently cast for a wide range of age requirements . . . female 20's, 30's, 40's, and 50's (25-54). Young girl, teenage, young mom, middle age female, mature female, adult female.
Maria excels in today's popular "non-announcer" announce - authority and confidence, yet friendly and inviting. Her voice has warmth and color, depth and personality. Many people describe it as "memorable".
Maria is professional.
Prompt, precise, easy to work with.
Maria is a collaborator. She believes in building relationships with clients through clear and consistent communication, a focused working environment and meeting the goals for the project. Maria is a talent who brings her own creative ideas to the table to give the client options. She connects personally to the material in order to communicate an honest message, attracting positive attention and delivering results.
Whether you’re looking to educate, inform or entertain, Maria can voice your commercial, white-board animation, corporate narration, video, e-learning, explainer video, training video, internet video, TV project, educational script, IVR prompts, on-hold message, tutorial, direct response ad (DR), talking toy, GPS, medical, technical, legal, mobile app (android or ios), radio imaging, or high powered promo . . . Maria can deliver.
Whether it be television or radio commercials, business or internet voicing, character and cartoon voicing, video game voicing, telephone, radio, corporate training/corporate image, public service announcements, automated phone system messaging, Maria delivers prompt, professional voice work in a variety of styles, from fun and light-hearted, to classy and professional.
Maria is versatile.
Maria can provide that sophisticated edge to your brand. Her smart and authoritative style is ideal for educational, corporate, product tutorial, medical, and documentary style narrations.
If you are seeking a female voice with some authority but with that hard to describe feminine quality with some mystery thrown in, Maria is your voice.
Maria has been an actress for more than 20 years – radio, television, stage. She knows what advertisers are looking for. Her many years in this field have given her the skills to interpret copy, so she understands how to engage an audience and move them to do what the client wants.
Her natural storyteller voice is just what you need for Audiobook projects for Children and Educational or Traditional projects. Smooth, Friendly, Classy, Believable, Warm, Sincere, Beautifully Expressive, Sultry and Top Notch are the words that Maria's clients use to describe her deliver.
Maria will bring your project to life!
Attractive, Newscaster, Animated, Friendly, Announcer, Funny, Perky, Genuine, Educational, Authoritative, Believable, Girl Next Door, Romantic, Scientiﬁc, Happy, Canadian, Sincere, High Energy, Singer, Cartoon, Smooth, Sweet, Soft spoken, Child, Upbeat, Classy, Storyteller, Concerned, Conversational, Corporate, Technical, Upbeat, Mother, Warm, Narrator, Natural, Youthful, Fresh, Energetic.
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English (North American), English
Child (5-12), Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+), Teen (13-17), Young Adult (18-35)
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Movie Trailers, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames
A seasoned professional actress, Maria has grown from sweet ingénue roles (feisty Laurie in Oklahoma, confident Maria in Sound of Music) to strong mother roles (capable Mother in Ragtime, Anna in The King and I-mother and teacher) and played numerous comedic character roles as well (the meek turned strong mom in God of Carnage, quick-witted, nurturing and fun Amnesia in Nunsense and the quirky girl-next-door type in Wonder of the World).
Maria enjoys bringing all of the color and nuance of her experience to her voice work and can easily deliver a variety of styles: Friendly, Conversational, Fun, Quirky, Believable, Authoritative, Truthful, Unique, Energetic, Enthusiastic, Clear, Real, Girl Next Door, Bright, Articulate, Energetic, All American, Sassy, Playful, Sincere, Sultry, Caring, Uplifting, Warm, Approachable, Cool, Professional, Authentic, Cheerful, Dramatic, Corporate, Classy, Sophisticated, Fun, Girly, Smooth, Under Stated, Confident, Relatable, Comforting, Professional, Creative, Joyful, Crisp, Dependable, Direct, Down to Earth, Dynamic, Educated, Appealing, Engaging, Experienced, Funny, Gentle, Genuine, Happy, Honest, Informative, Intelligent, Energetic, Sincere, Mature, Fresh, Powerful, Midwest, Midwestern, Modern, Gifted, Mom, Mother, Accessible, Natural, Polished, Powerful, Pure, Refined, Refreshing, Truthful, Beautiful, Reliable, Rich, Seasoned, Smart, Upbeat, Soft, Soothing, Strong, Stylish, Fun, Sweet, Talented, Trendy, Trustworthy, Versatile, Youthful, Sexy.
Appealing, Approachable, Articulate, Attractive, Believable, Calming, Casual, Classy, Clear, Coachable, College, Comforting, Confident, Connected, Consultant, Conversational, Cool, Corporate, Cosmopolitan, Creative, Crisp, Cultured, Current, Girl Next Door, Direct, Down to Earth, Dynamic, Educated, Energetic, Endearing, Engaging, Everyday, Executive, Experienced, Friendly, Fun, Funny, Gentle, Genuine, Green, Global, Happy, Honest, Independent, Informative, Intelligent, Intuitive, Knowledgeable, Likeable, Mature, Midwest, Midwestern, Modern, Mom, Motivational, National, Natural, Playful, Pleasant, Polished, Positive, Powerful, Professional, Pure, Real, Refined, Refreshing, Relevant, Reliable, Rich, Sassy, Seasoned, Sexy, Sharp, Sincere, Smart, Smooth, Social, Soft, Strong, Stylish, Sultry, Sweet, Talented, Teacher, Trending, Trendy, Trustworthy, Universal, Upbeat, US, Versatile, Warm, Worldly, Young, Youthful.
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