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Mary-Alice is an American film, television and theater actress based in Los Angeles since 2015. She also performs live storytelling, sings, does voiceover work, and writes. 

Since 2012, Mary-Alice has worked steadily. Her body of work already comprises a feature film, several short films, commercial videos for USPS, AARP, and Volkswagen, local commercials, plays, and live performances.

Recent highlights include starring in a major role in the upcoming film A Lot Like Marriage (shot on location in frigid February in Northern Ontario, Canada), a slow-motion hair toss in short Beard Guy, and being murdered by a body-building husband on Discovery ID's Deadly Affairs.



Mary-Alice currently studies with Lesly Kahn and  the Groundlings. 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.