Maria Pitillo

Maria Pitillo

Highest Rated: 50% Spike of Bensonhurst (1988)

Lowest Rated: 12% Dear God (1996)

Birthday: Jan 8, 1966

Birthplace: Elmira, New York, USA

A sexy blonde, Maria Pitillo has made steady progress in show business since cashing her first professional paycheck for a Pepto-Bismol commercial. She attracted attention as a Southern troublemaker on ABC's daytime drama "Ryan's Hope" in the mid-1980s and made her feature debut as a masseuse in Brian De Palma's "Wise Guys" (1986). Pitillo landed her first significant screen role in "What If I'm Gay?" (1987), a "CBS Schoolbreak Special," then played prominent roles in "Spike of Bensonhurst" (1988, as Spike's girlfriend) and "She-Devil" (1989). She delivered an incisive cameo as Mary Pickford in "Chaplin" (1992) and garnered good notices as Matthew Modine's girlfriend in "Bye Bye, Love" (1995). Some of Pitillo's best work in the 90s was on the small screen in the TNT productions "The Last Capone" (1990, as the gangster's mistress) and "Cooperstown" (1993, as Alan Arkin's daughter) and in the title role as a victim of spousal abuse in the 1995 NBC movie "Escape From Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story." Displaying her comedic abilities, Pitillo co-starred as the fiancee of an architect (Tate Donovan) whose presence threatened his best friend (Jon Cryer) in the short-lived Fox sitcom "Partners" (1995-96). Adopting a brunette look, the actress acquitted herself as Gloria McKinney, the coffee-shop proprietor who falls for Greg Kinnear, in "Dear God" (1996). Pitillo then landed the coveted female lead as an aspiring reporter in Roland Emmerich's anticipated remake of "Godzilla" (1998).

Highest rated movies

Spike of Bensonhurst
Frank and Jesse
Bye Bye, Love
Godzilla
Dear God

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Secret Debbie McNeil (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 5% After Sex Vicki (Character) - 2000
15% 28% Godzilla Audrey Timmonds (Character) $136.1M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Something to Believe In Maggie (Character) - 1998
12% 28% Dear God Gloria McKinney (Character) $7.1M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Love and Honor Maria Caprefoli (Character) - 1995
18% 49% Bye Bye, Love Kim (Character) $11.4M 1995
20% 54% Frank and Jesse Zee (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Escape From Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story Teresa Walden Stamper (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cooperstown Bridget (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Capone: The Lost Years Annie (Character) - 1990
50% 59% Spike of Bensonhurst Angel (Character) $287.0K 1988

TV

Credit
6% No Score Yet Big Shots Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
79% 94% Friends Laura (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Providence Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2001-2002
No Score Yet 88% Will & Grace Paula (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Early Edition Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
14% No Score Yet House Rules Unknown (Character) 1998
38% 80% Partners Alicia Sundergard (Character) 1995-1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet South of Sunset Gina Weston (Character) 1993
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Mimi (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
71% 91% Miami Vice Guest 1989