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.