Maria Dizzia

Maria Dizzia

Highest Rated: 90% Keep the Lights On (2012)

Lowest Rated: 22% 37 (2016)

Birthday: Dec 29, 1974

Birthplace: New Jersey, USA

Born and raised in New Jersey, Maria Dizzia attended Cornell University, and then went to the University of California, San Diego to get her MFA. She moved to New York City in 2001 and dove into the theater world. She appeared in a number of theater productions, honing her craft and becoming known as an actor with a talent for making her characters seem real and down to earth, especially in plays that examine the dynamics or couples relationships. Her first screen performance was in a 2006 episode of "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011). She continued to work in New York theater while increasing her presence in supporting roles onscreen, including a recurring guest role on "Smith" (CBS, 2006) and parts in "Rachel Getting Married" (2008) and "The Other Woman" (2009), starring Natalie Portman. Dizzia's career took an upturn in 2010 when she was nominated for a Tony Award for Featured Actress in the Lincoln Center production of In the Next Room. In 2011 she appeared in a recurring guest role on "Louie" (FX, 2010-15) and in two highly regarded independent features, "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (2011), and "Margin Call" (2011). In 2013 Dizzia launched her most recognizable role to that time, as a recurring regular on "Orange is the New Black" (Netflix, 2013-), playing the best friend of imprisoned socialite Piper. While appearing on the series, she maintained her film career with roles in Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" (2014) and the transgender teen drama "About Ray" (2015).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
80% 77% Late Night Joan (Character) $15.5M 2019
84% 45% Depraved Georgina (Character) - 2019
42% 45% William Dr. Barbara Sullivan (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Neighbors' Window Alli (Character) - 2019
57% 73% Above the Shadows Victoria Jederman (Character) - 2019
61% 37% Vox Lux Ms. Dwyer (Character) $727.1K 2018
73% 43% Piercing Reed's Mother (Character) $14.2K 2018
73% 92% Abe & Phil's Last Poker Game Angela (Character) - 2017
70% 58% Humor Me Nirit Gerb-Kroll (Character) - 2017
67% 92% Fits and Starts Sawyer Edwards (Character) - 2017
22% 26% 37 Mary Cunningham (Character) - 2016
88% 71% Christine Jean Reed (Character) $298.5K 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sea Change Amelia (Character) - 2016
45% 38% True Story Mary Jane Longo (Character) $4.7M 2015
32% 44% About Ray Sinda (Character) $66.4K 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Edge of the Woods Helen (Character) - 2015
50% 29% X/Y Sandy (Character) - 2014
84% 51% While We're Young Marina (Character) $7.6M 2014
71% 32% The Happy Sad Mandy (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 45% Clutter Sandra (Character) - 2013
90% 63% Keep the Lights On Vivian (Character) $243.5K 2012
45% 36% Down the Shore Susan (Character) $4.8K 2011
90% 71% Martha Marcy May Marlene Katie (Character) $3M 2011
No Score Yet 50% A NY Thing Stella (Character) - 2009

TV

Credit
94% 83% Emergence Emily (Guest Star) 2019-2020
No Score Yet 58% Bull Dr. Margot Statton (Guest Star) 2019
94% 74% Royal Pains Cindy Green (Guest Star) 2016
95% 89% Elementary Penny (Guest Star) 2015
90% 82% Orange Is the New Black Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2013-2014
93% 92% The Good Wife Heather Sorentino (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 90% The Newsroom Erica (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 95% Louie Delores (Guest Star) 2011-2012
90% 78% Fringe Emily Kramer (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2006

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