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Maritza was born in Santiago, Chile and is of German and Native American descent. She's lived in 3 continents, 9 cities, has had 14 different addresses and always the same e-mail. She's fluent in Spanish and holds dual Citizenship from Canada and USA.

A retired fitness professional, enjoys working out; is part time couch potato, she loves movies and television; strategy games like Chess;  puzzle type games like Sudoku; trivia; video games and loves animals, her favorite are cats.

Her dad's Import-Export business allowed her to travel and visit many countries at a young age. They moved to Caracas, Venezuela where she finished High School and graduated from Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada with a BA in Computing and Information Science.

Computers and her love for Fine Arts led her to Desk Top Publishing, Graphic Design and eventually Editing.

Her professional acting career began on the Stage with 'Theater 5' under the tutelage of Valerie Robertson, continued in Ottawa with 'Sears & Switzer' and progressed to Toronto with 'The Little Workshop' and Calvin Green who introduced her to the Meisner Technique.

Her husband's work gave her the opportunity to live and work in London, England for about three years. She trained at Actors Center with a variety of talented teachers and worked in three indie feature films.

Back to America, this time to USA Northern California, the San Francisco (Bay) area. She had the privilege to train with great teachers like Elaine Clark from 'Voice One', Terry McGovern and Ed Hooks. She consequently made her move to Los Angeles, and hasn't stopped training and working since.

Her love of every aspect of filmmaking, accompanied with her unstoppable drive for storytelling and being attracted to unique roles and stories has led her to Producing. She made her feature film directorial debut with 'Sophie's Rules'.
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