Maria Howell

Maria Howell

    Wanda Maria Howell is an American actress and also a singer. Maria was born in Gastonia, North Carolina and graduated from Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Howell worked as a jazz singer and made her film debut in The Color Purple. She lived in Okinawa, Japan, from 1995-2001. She made guest appearances on the television series Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, The Game, Necessary Roughness, and The Vampire Diaries, and as well as co-starred in films that include Daddy's Little Girls, Mississippi Damned, The Blind Side, and What to Expect When You're Expecting. In 2013, Howell played Seeder in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Also in 2012, she was cast in the recurring NBC television series Revolution as Grace Beaumont, and in 2013 she plays Ida Hayes in the m comedy-drama Devious Maids.


    Acting (11 Credits)

    2019A Christmas Love Story as Carol
    2019Homeless Ashes as Virginia
    2017American Made as NSC Woman
    2016Hidden Figures as Ms. Sumner
    2014The Good Lie as INS Agent
    2014Addicted as Nina
    2013The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Seeder
    2012What to Expect When You're Expecting as Jules' Doctor
    2009The Blind Side as CPS Welfare Worker
    2007Daddy's Little Girls as Wife
    1985The Color Purple as Church Choir Soloist (uncredited)


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