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Overview (2)

Born in Sacramento, California, USA
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Maura Megan Knowles is a versatile actor-singer-writer-producer whose projects include the development of her original musical comedy online series Insult to Injury; "Francis Ford Coppola's Gidget"; the award-winning New York rock musical "Bare" (directed by Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi) along with its more recent 2015 reunion concert at Feinstein's/54 Below; and her recent appearance in the final season of the hit musical TV series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015).

Favorite Los Angeles stage credits include "The Christians" at the Mark Taper Forum; the world premiere of Ashley Rose Wellman's "That Long Damn Dark" at the Red Cup Theatre for which she received a Broadway World "Best Supporting Actress" nomination; the Young Playwrights Festival production of "Wash" with Tessa Thompson at the award-winning Blank Theatre; and her one-woman cabaret show "Life's Little Ironies" which served as a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

In addition to being a member of the Irish-American Writers & Artists in New York, the L.A. Writer's Center, and one of twelve songwriters accepted into the Mercer Great American Songwriting Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, Maura's writings have been featured at playwrights festivals and published in various magazines and blogs (e.g., The Morselist). As a singer, she has recorded songs for numerous labels.

When Maura first arrived in Los Angeles, she caught the attention of Warren Beatty who upgraded her to a featured role in his film Bulworth (1998), earning her Screen Actors Guild union card in the process. Leading roles in independent films followed, including The Nearest Human Being (2019), Sex Tax: Based on a True Story (2010), The Yard Sale (2002) with Anne Meara, and the yet-to-be-released "Abide With Me" with Laura Prepon and Jeffrey Donovan, as well as a number of episodic TV appearances.

A pioneer of health and wellness, Maura, a.k.a. Mo, the Morselist, is a Certified Integrative Health Coach (AADP), and is the creator and C.E.O. of MAC-N-MOS, INC., a healthy baked goods company created in honor of her dad Mac. Maura has also penned two cookbooks. Several of her recipes have been featured on other healthy eating blogs such as Vitacost's VitaVibes.

A passionate world traveler and self-proclaimed "Wanderlust Queen," Maura has performed internationally -- Europe, Greece, Turkey, Southeast Asia, Japan, China, Africa, the Seychelles Islands, the Caribbean, French Polynesia, Central and South America and Canada.

Maura has been actively involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles organization since 2005. Her guiding philosophy is, "It's not what happens to you in life, it's how you deal with it."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Gary Brumburgh / gr-home@pacbell.net

Trivia (3)

Second cousin on her Irish-American father's side to actress Siobhan Fallon Hogan.
Her great uncle on her father's side was Irish-American World War I-era lightweight prizefighter Packey McFarland (1888-1936).
Created a healthier way of enjoying snacks and treats with her company MAC-N-MO'S, INC., a baked goods company.

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