Maria Breese was born Maria Breeskin on August 3 in Washington, DC and was raised in the small town of Vienna, VA. Born the daughter of a theatre professor and musician, Maria began singing, dancing and acting very young. Maria appeared in several professional performances early on. Maria won national dance competitions with her dance company, Chris Collins Senior Dance company, and has performed on various stages including, Disney World: Epcot, Royal Caribbean: Grandeur of the Seas and The Ritz Carolton: Tysons Corner. Maria is the winner of several performing arts awards, including Best Choreography: The Kennedy Centers Cappies awards, and the Hortense Razee Hall Music award. Maria studied Performing Arts and received her BA in Theatre and Dance/Exercise and appeared in numerous theatre productions in college. In 2010, Maria studied acting with BADA at Oxford University. Recently, you can see Maria co-starring on Showtime's, "Shameless", Fox's, "New Girl" starring in Matthew Modines short, "The Rocking Horsemen" and acting as a principal in several national commercials, including: Ford Motors, SunTrust Bank, Puma, Reebok, Checkers/Ralleys and Hada Labo Skincare.