More About MAF

Mary-Alice is an actress, comedian and writer based in Los Angeles since 2015. 

Her body of work comprises a feature film, several short films, commercials for AAA, ADT, Big Lots, USPS, AARP, and Volkswagen, local commercials, plays, and live performances.

Recent highlights include a national AAA safety campaign, ADT and Big Lots commercials, and a lead role in the upcoming feature Beautiful Accidents, shot on location in frigid February in Northern Ontario, Canada.



Mary-Alice studies with Lesly Kahn, the Groundlings, and UCB. Before coming to LA, Mary-Alice studied drama at Vassar College, the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in DC, Washington Improv Theater, and the Actor's Center in DC.


Mary-Alice is fluent in French and has taught it for twelve years. She spent several years studying, living and working in Paris, Strasbourg and Avignon, France. She has brought her French skills to bear in several plays and one short film. Her ultimate dreams include co-writing a Franco-American film with Julie Delpy in which they star as long-lost sisters. 


Mary-Alice was once on her way to getting a Ph.D. at Columbia University in Comparative Literature, with an emphasis in French. She holds an MA in French and Comparative Literature from Columbia, and a BA in French from Vassar College. 



Farina is grounded and furious; stomping and demanding, each word pierced with a passionate poison. [...] She lives the exasperation of being the only potential sane character with a great zest; channeling her emotions through her voice and her staunch physical presence.
— Amanda Gunter, DC Metro Theater Arts.