Marina just finished playing Elizabeth Darcy in Lauren Gunderson's Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at Cincinatti Playhouse in the Park.She can next be seen as Marie Antoinette in The Revolutionists at Gulfshore Playhouse, also by Lauren Gunderson. Marina also recently finished shooting the indie short Ordinary World, written and directed by Maggie McLaughlin. Earlier this year she appeared in The Miracle Worker (Annie Sullivan) and Twelfth Night (Viola) at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Other notable credits include Shakespeare in Love (Viola) at the Cleveland Play House, Pride and Prejudice (Lizzy) at Virginia Stage, Eleanor in Pulse at The Guthrie, Estella/Biddy in Great Expectations at Syracuse Stage (SALT Awards Best Actress nomination), 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 on Joan of Arc, Joan and the Devil. 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. 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 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.