Maria Dizzia was born on December 29, 1974, in Cranford, New Jersey, and is an American actress considered quite well-known for her strong performances on theater, film, and television. Quite early in childhood, at Kent Place School in Summit, New Jersey, Dizzia grew to like acting.

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“Maria Dizzia: Timeless talent and charm.” Source: Pinterest

Having been vigorously pursued, it earned her a degree in Theater from Cornell University and later an MFA from the University of California at San Diego. Her educational background proved a strong base for successful artistic work.

Theater Triumphs

Probably the high point of Dizzia’s theater career to date, she received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)”, 2009, Lyceum Theatre. Riveting in performance, she drew kudos from critics and solidified her mark on Broadway as a serious contender.

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“Maria Dizzia: Where passion meets talent.”

She also turned in robust performances in Amy Herzog’s “Belleville” from 2013 at the New York Theatre Workshop and in Ruhl’s “Eurydice” from 2007, playing the title character in this contemporary adaptation of the Greek myth, first at the Yale Repertory Theatre and afterward at Second Stage Theatre in New York.

Cinematic Ventures

In film, Dizzia has strayed far from typecasting with performances in sellers such as “Martha Marcy May Marlene” (2011), where she supplied Katie to the overall creepy atmosphere of the film, and Noah Baumbach’s “While We’re Young” (2014), a comedy drama glittering on aging and ambition. She added real depth with her portrayal of Mary Jane Longo in “True Story” in 2015 to this gripping crime drama.

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Television Success

TV audiences most remember Dizzia from her work playing Polly Harper in the breakout series “Orange Is the New Black” from 2013–2019, bringing depth and richness to the show.

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“Unforgettable performances, unforgettable actress.”

Recently, she has carried on that streak with the intense drama “13 Reasons Why,” portraying Mrs. Weiss, and in the psychological thriller miniseries “The Undoing,” as Diane Porter, the latter opposite Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant in 2020.

Personal Life and Collaborations

Besides all these professional works, Maria Dizzia is married to the contemporary playwright Will Eno. Their collaboration makes for added richness in their personal and professional lives connected with creativity and art. They have one child together and collaborate on many theatrical projects.

Recognition and Influence

Maria Dizzia’s commitment to her work and her aim to preserve the realness or genuineness of characters have gained her critical acclaim and respect among the acting community.

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“Maria Dizzia: Timeless talent and charm.”
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With an estimated net worth of $2 million, Dizzia has kept a quite impressive career balance between theater, film, and television involved in a highly diversified plethora of projects that clearly exhibit both exceptional talent and undying passion for telling stories.

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