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Maria O'Brien
Maria O'Brien
Credits
Role Rosetta
Biographical Information
Full Name Maria Mercedes O'Brien
Birthdate August 14, 1950
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, United States

Maria O'Brien played Rosetta, Tabatha Stephens' friend and colleague at Trend Magazine, in the original "Tabatha Pilot" (1976).

Biography[]

Actress Maria Mercedes O'Brien was born on August 14, 1950, in Los Angeles, California. Her father was the late actor Edmond O'Brien, and her mother was the actress Olga San Juan.

She appeared in a variety of films over the course of her Hollywood career. Known for making audiences laugh, O'Brien began her acting career in comedies like "The Adventures of Barry McKenzie" (1972) with Barry Crocker, "Smile" (1975) with Bruce Dern and Barbara Feldon and "The Incredible Shrinking Woman" (1981) with Lily Tomlin. She had an early role on the first television pilot for Tabitha (ABC, 1976). She continued to act in productions like the Jon Voight drama "Table for Five" (1983) and the comedy "Protocol" (1984) with Goldie Hawn. Her work around this time also included a part on the television movie "Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies" (CBS, 1986-87). Additionally, she appeared on the television special "The World According to Straw" (Fox, 1989-1990) and "Spyder Games" (MTV, 2001-02).

Other credits include Chico and the Man, The Love Boat, The Life and Times of Eddie Roberts, PSI Factor, CHiPs, Quincy M.E., Magnum P.I., Good Morning Miss Bliss, Matlock, Jack and the Fatman, Murder She Wrote, Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, and Ave 43.

She was awarded the 1990 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "The Maids" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

Updated February 15, 2022

Notes[]

Her credits are often confused with those of the English actress, Maria Julianna O'Brien (1948-2017).

Sources[]

  • Maria O'Brien on the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on January 3, 2020. Updated on February 15, 2022.
  • Maria O'Brien, profile, Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on February 15, 2022.
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