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Artist Talk & Workshop: Roma Maffia

April 3 & 10
5:30pm – 8:30pm | 1933 S Broadway Suite 1128 Los Angeles, CA 90007 |

Roma Maffia will answer questions about her work as an actor in Hollywood and will discuss strategies for reading scripts and developing characters. 

* This class is primarily for students at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, Korea but is also open to the general public in Los Angeles. If you are interested in attending please email us at:

About the Teaching Artist: 
Roma Maffia was born in Manhattan, New York of Afro-Caribbean descent;[1] she got her Italian surname from her stepfather. Ever since Maffia was small, she was interested in television, and celebrities. She did her first play in high school, playing one of the Von Trapp family members in The Sound of Music. Maffia began her official acting career in Off- Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions. In 1994 she played Carmen in director Ron Howard's film The Paper. Soon after, she landed a role on the television series Chicago Hope. Maffia's television career continued as she played 'Grace Alvarez,' the forensic pathologist for the Violent Crimes Task Force for four seasons on NBC's Profiler. She has had guest-star and recurring roles on shows such as ER, The West Wing, and Law & Order. Her most widely seen performances may be playing Seattle attorney Catherine Alvarez in the film Disclosure (1994), starring Michael Douglas and Demi Moore. She followed this up with a series of performances as Vanessa Galiano in the TV series, Law & Order and as Judge Victoria Peyton on ABC's Boston Legal. Since 2003 Maffia has appeared as Liz Cruz on the FX Network series Nip/Tuck, the anesthesiologist colleague of two dysfunctional plastic surgeons. Maffia and Julian McMahon worked on the TV show Profiler. Maffia is a 1973 graduate of St. Michael Academy (New York City).