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 Productions, Labrynth 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
DETECTIVE / LAWYER
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN EXAMPLE:
[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.
|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|
|Live with Regis & Kelly||Guest Spokesperson||ABC|
|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.|
|J.D. (International Law & Copyright)||NYU School of Law|
|B.A. magna cum laude, Spanish & Philosophy||St. Olaf College|
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)