Marina just finished shooting an independent short, Ordinary World. She can next be seen as Elizabeth Darcy in Christmas at Pemberley at Cincinatti Playhouse in the Park, shortly followed by Marie Antoinette in Lauren Gunderson's The Revolutionists at Gulfshore Playhouse. Marina most recently appeared in The Miracle Worker (Annie Sullivan) and Twelfth Night (Viola) at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth) at Virginia Stage, and Shakespeare in Love (Viola) at the Cleveland Play House. Other notable credits include Eleanor in Pulse at The Guthrie, Estella/Biddy in Great Expectations at Syracuse Stage, Sasha in Ivanov at Trinity Repertory Company, and Iphigenia in Iphigenia 2.0 at Cleveland Public Theatre. Additional favorite roles include Shaylee in Adam Rapp’s Stone Cold Dead Serious, Julie in Miss Julie, Eurydice in Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, Roxanne in Cyrano de Bergerac, and Nina in The Seagull. Born in Scotland and raised in Southern Illinois, Marina had an international upbringing and has lived in Scotland, Japan, and Holland. She attended Oberlin College on the John T. Frederick Oberlin scholarship and the Young Arts scholarship, receiving high honors for her acting thesis and a BA in English and Theater with a concentration in Shakespeare. She then attended Brown/Trinity Rep, receiving the Lotta M. Crabtree Theatrical Scholarship and her MFA in Acting. She finished off her training with the completion of her one woman show based off of Joan of Arc, Joan and the Devil. Marina was also recently nominated for Best Actress for the Syracuse Area Regional Theater awards for her role in Great Expectations. Marina has also worked and trained with the British American Drama Academy, Shakespeare and Company, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens Theater Festival, Columbia University, the SITI Company and The Guthrie. In her free time Marina plays violin and is currently all too enthusiastic about learning to play the guitar and harmonica. She speaks light French, has a knack for dialects, hip-hop and modern dance, and is also engaged in developing her playwriting skills. Between plays she writes and acts in independent short films with the all-female production company Smile, Sweetheart. As an actor, Marina's mission is to evoke change in audiences, and to challenge them to re-examine the ordinary. She endeavors to impact theater-goers by doing justice to the characters and stories that have inspired her.