“My family has always been there to guide me and keep me focused throughout my career- also more importantly as a women, keeping my morals intact. Not every opportunity in the entertainment industry is worth taking. It is really important to have strong direction and know what you want to achieve, honestly I think that this is the key to success”.
Rising to prominence and fame as Maria in iconic BBC series XChange and YCTV’S Game Show at just the tender age of thirteen. Mary has been performing since a very young age also having appeared in the production of Romeo and Juliet at the historic Bloomsbury Theatre in London’s West End. She received nothing but praise from by the British media.
Also performing as the lead ‘Antigone’ in the theatrical production of Sophocles’ Antigone at The National Theatre when she was selected from 5,000 actors across the UK to be part of the National Youth Theatre. She then went on to star in the production of Humanity at the Cockpit Theatre together with the elite IAG Acting Group.
“The industry is extremely challenging. I think Acting picks you, not the other way around. You have to prepare for constant rejection and plans falling through- because trust me, plans fall through every single day… but you just have to keep going, its part of the charm I suppose”.
Mary always had a passion and strong talent for music so she began to star in countless music videos receiving Millions of views all over the internet, for artists; Too Short, Desiigner, Bridgit Mendler, Skepta, Wizz Khalifa. She became one of the most sought after actors in the world, starring in the most popular music videos around the world.
Mary then went on to land a lead role in the hit movie Special as ‘Patti’ by Award Winning Director Ann P Meredith and also the movie U.Z.L.A as the lead ‘Padilla’ that premiered at the Sunscreen Film Festival 2014 by Award Winning director Dallas King.
Always delivering a terrific performance in all of her work as well as juggling reoccurring roles in TV series Caso Cerrado for Telemundo (number 1 Latin American network) and El Vato for NBC Universal. As well as having a starring role in the world of ‘New Media’ Web projects, starring in Black Dossier and Trapped at a BBQ.
Mary then attended an audition with Mosaic Worldwide Studios’ Vice President Daniella Flannagan, which changed her life forever. After giving a killer audition she was offered the lead role of Essie in the movie Confessions of Isabella. Confessions of Isabella is based on a Mexican-American sister duo and addresses conflicts in Isabella’s (played by singer Alexya Garcia) turbulent relationship with Essie (her fiery sister) and her boyfriend Antonio (played by Alejandro Bravo).
“Words can’t even describe this experience,” she says on landing the life-changing role.
“I’ve always wanted a role that would take me to Hollywood and this is it. Even when I got to LA I didn’t know the enormity of the role, but the film is about my character.”