Maria — and her voice — sound like a pretty big deal. What’s she like to work with?
As a full-time freelance female voiceover, Maria prides herself on being super easy to work with, most times offering same-day or 24 hour delivery with perfect, pristine audio.
Maria knows a successful acting career is built on being “ready,” in all senses — that means being easy to work with (with a great sense of humor), easy to direct, quick to respond, and quick to deliver. She’s friendly and fast, and she’s got your back.
Her studio microphone is the classic Neumann TLM 103 supported by an Audient id14 — all recorded from inside her soundproof StudioBricks professional home studio vocal booth and Mac editing software like Twisted Wave and Amadeus Pro.
Maria is available for directed, live sessions, and can connect you via Source Connect Standard, ISDN, ipDTL, telephone, Skype, Zoom or Google Hangouts.
I don’t want to hear Maria right now. I just want to read about what her voice sounds like!
Interesting choice, but sure.
Her voice is conversational, relatable, authentic, warm, friendly, and confident with a smile — naturally professional, energetic, quirky, and upbeat. And don’t forget sassy!
She’s got the dynamic to get smooth & smoky; sexy & sultry; dry, sensible & warm on-call — double points if there’s room for improv and a chance to show off her sense of humor.
Maria can be the voice of your best friend; the girl next door; the teacher; the life partner; the warm announcer; the sexy and sultry seductress; the office Millennial [you know it!]; the professional co-worker… all rolled up into the hip, young Mom. She can communicate complicated tech, financial, regulatory or medical jargon approachably and simply — just like a work friend from one cubicle over.
You’re probably not looking for an impressionist, but Maria knows how to deliver a “celebrity style read” that can invoke favorite references like Anna Kendrick, Emma Stone, Rashida Jones, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lawrence, Julie Bowen, Allison Janney, Tina Fey, Kate McKinnon, Amy Poehler, Janeane Garofalo, Ellie Kemper, Elizabeth Banks, Rebel Wilson or Melissa McCarthy. If you want voice delivery or voice match in those styles, you’ve sure found it.
Want to throw more at Maria? She’ll take on all challenges: accent & vocal tick-wise, she’s got the Upper Midwest [Minnesota/Fargo], Alaska, American Southern [Standard & Texan], New York City [Long Island/Brooklyn], British Isles [RP, Yorkshire], Irish, & Eastern European/Russian on call… not to mention characters like high-pitched teens, valley girls, smokey lounge singers, Upper East Side socialites, speed talkers, lateral lispers, even Kardashian-wannabes with vocal fry ready to go, too.
Oh… can you keep a secret? Awesome. [Thank you. We knew you were cool.].
Maria loves speed talking. You can throw any disclaimer, sweepstakes, and legal & fair balance copy at her, and she’s got you covered. She literally came in second at the Fastest Talking New Yorker Contest at Madison Square Garden. It’s true! It’s one of her favorite “fun facts.”
Oh, sweet! So I’ve definitely heard Maria's voice before, right?
Definitely. She’s voiced for household names like Google, American Express, Dannon, Zipcar, Whole Foods Market, ACT Kids Mouthwash, Target, Robert Mondavi Wines, Proactiv, The New York Public Library, Hoover, Sunglass Hut, Tide, Pantene Pro-V, Duracell, Dove, Marriott Hotels, Ann Taylor LOFT, Delivery.com, and the “Streaming Trifecta” of Pandora, Spotify, and iHeart Radio. (If you need to know about specific current commercial conflicts, just ask and she can let you know what’s running now!)
Voice over project styles include commercials [radio, television, web, social media and internet pre-roll], explainer videos, e-Learning, online tutorials and how-to videos, characters [animation, cartoons & video games], medical narration [including medical device, prescription and clinical trial instructions], telephony [telephone systems, IVR, voicemail, voice greetings and prompts], PowerPoint and training presentations, conference announcements, award videos and introductions, live announcements, and dramatic documentary narrations for film, TV and movie trailers.
Maria is an experienced and award-nominated political voice talent and has worked on campaigns for candidates, ballot initiatives and mission-driven groups across the country. She is also the proud founder of Blue Wave Voiceover, a collective of Democratic and progressive voiceover talents that look and sound like America today.
Well, before I go… I’d love some fun facts about Maria that aren’t about her voice.
Totally fair. How about these?
- She’s got a B.A. in English & Theatre from Binghamton University
- Maria is a licensed NYC Tour Guide (yes, the red buses!)
- She has three rescue studio cats: Nellie, Two Scoops and Mozzarella “Mozzie” Cheese
- She’s a proud member of:
- You can check out Maria’s IMDB profile here, but her on-camera TV credits include:
- “Team Toon” [Netflix] as Eunice, the lunch lady
- Recurring & guest roles on “Army Wives” [Lifetime] and Nat Geo.
And perhaps her favorite resume credit: Maria and her husband Eric were on an episode of HGTV’s flagship series, “House Hunters,” titled “Battle For a Basement In Buffalo.” In many ways, Maria holds this as a crowning, lifetime achievement and ultimate reality show victory.
Last, but not least… want to see Maria in action? Check out her theatrical reel!