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Maureen was born in Manila, Philippines & raised in the Midwest. She earned two degrees with High Honors in English Literature & Theatre Performance from the University of Michigan. After receiving the J.R.R. Humphries Playwriting Fellowship at Columbia University, she moved to NYC to pursue writing as well as acting. While there, she cut her teeth working in the downtown, avant-garde, cross-disciplinary theatre scene, playing roles which stretched & strengthened her imagination, intellect & physicality. Her penchant for playing diverse & complicated characters has afforded her acclaim nationally & abroad, on stage, in film & television. This intrepid pursuit of new & exciting work has taken Maureen to Los Angeles, where she currently lives & works as an actor/writer.