Maria Pusateri is an actor who has also worked behind the camera in various

positions of TV and film production, and is an award-winning producer/director of

documentary and nonfiction.


After training at the legendary HB Studio in New York City with actor/director Bill

Hickey, Maria later studied with Alan Wynroth at the Circle Repertory School of

Theatre, and performed in local theater productions. She also studied Improv at

NYC’s Magnet Theater, and continues to hone her acting and on-camera skills in

workshops and with private coaches.


One of Maria’s special talents is her ability to quickly learn accents – put to good

use in productions of NOISES OFF (British), THE PRIME OF MISS JEAN

BRODIE (Scottish), and CONFISCATION, a post WW II play set in Hungary,

where she taught herself a flawless Hungarian accent by listening to an 86-year-

old Hungarian grandmother’s YouTube video.


Some of the roles she’s played in film and new media include a high-powered

executive in the dramatic feature TITLE VII, an eccentric young grandmother in

the dramedy OVER DINNER, and a reporter in the comedy series pilot MOMMY



Maria lives on Long Island with her husband Donald; they are the proud parents of documentary producer Nicole Pusateri and drummer Donald Pusateri, Jr.