MARC SANTA MARIA - ACTOR BIO

When I was 10, I played the Egyptian God Osiris in our annual school production.  I was dramatically "killed" and stuffed in a cardboard box (my sarcophagus).  I’ve been hooked on acting ever since.  

I've studied with some life changing teachers - Patsy Rodenburg, Roz Coleman Williams and Grace Zandarski to name a few. Worked with some awesome New York theatre companies like Partial Comfort ProductionsLabrynth Theatre Company, and Leviathan Lab. And I've shot some fun movies like Marci X (with Lisa Kudrow) and Zoolander (with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson).

How to cast me? Powerful but flawed characters are my forte. Think over-the-top attorney that changes your life while still figuring out his own, sinister white collar criminal with hidden vulnerabilities or goofball single father of five looking for love.

Stories about human connection that are accessible and push for truthful intimacy are where my passion lies. I hope to collaborate with you soon.

Live Life Large - Marc 



How To Cast Me.

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The Detective with a F*!&# Up Past.

[ANDY MAGNO] 39, Chiseled in every-way Asian- American attorney. A killer with words in the courtroom, he wins every case he litigates.  But when his father unexpectedly dies and his mother sues him for negligence, Andy faces his first case that just may unravel him.


The Hopeless Romantic.

[JASON] Single Dad with three kids and a freezer full of meat.  Jason is a the local butcher with words of wisdom for his regular customers but he can't seem to get a date. Maybe it's the fact that he uses specials on short ribs to flirt.

[LARRY] awkward but egotistical writer.  Madly in love with fiancee, his parents consider him "pussy-whipped". He calls it supportive, romantic and nurturing. See video clip.

"Larry"


SAG/AFTRA

Company Member

Company Member

FILM
The Appointment Lead DIR. May Nazareno
Tremendous Lead DIR. Ryan Kipp
Marci X Supporting DIR. Richard Benjamin
Zoolander Featured DIR. Ben Stiller
Pablo On Wheels Supporting DIR. Brett Sorem
The Big Clean Up Supporting DIR. Sander Reijerse
Look Away Lead DIR. Araby Patch
Pass/Fail Lead DIRS. Jennifer Hahn/May Nazareno
TELEVISION
Live with Regis & Kelly Guest Spokesperson ABC
A&E Biographies Co-Star A&E
Sex & The City Featured Background HBO
Dr. Oz Guest Spokesperson ABC
Today Show with Hoda & Kathie Lee Guest Spokesperson NBC
Recession Proof (webseries)           Series Regular DIR. Kaseem Bristow
THEATRE (partial list)
Refrain by Melisa Tien      Leo  DIR. Jessi D. Hill, NYC
Romeo & Juliet: Ageless, Timeless, Eternal Romeo 40's DIR. Marc Santa Maria, NYC
The Karaoke Show (Comedy of Errors) Anthony #1, Dragon Boy #1 DIR. Diane Paulus, NYC
Three Sisters Andrei Prozorov DIR. Gerald T. Glackin, NYC
Odyssey Poseidon DIR. Kate Marks, NYC
As You Like It / Romeo & Juliet Orlando / Romeo DIRS. Andrew Eisenmann / May Nazareno
Naughty Prep School Stories Hip Asian Steve DIR. Malini Singh McDonald, NYC
Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera Yusef DIR. Marc Santa Maria, NYC
TRAINING (partial list)
On Camera Roz Coleman Williams/One on One Studios
Shakespeare & Text Patsy Rodenburg, Grace Zandarski
Conservatory Program Actors Center
Improv, Levels 1 & 2 Upright Citizen's Brigade
Scene Study & Summer Program Labyrinth Theatre Co.
EDUCATION
J.D. (International Law & Copyright) NYU School of Law
B.A. magna cum laude, Spanish & Philosophy St. Olaf College
SPECIAL SKILLS
Dance: Hip-Hop
Sports: Weight Training, Fitness Consultant, Former Nike Elite Athlete & Master Trainer
Dialects/Languages: Southern, Russian, Conversational Spanish
Fun Facts: Traveled to 47 Countries & Father of Twins (born August 9, 2014)