Artist Bio

Maricela Ochoa

(Bio as of November 2007)

Maricela Ochoa (1963-2011) appeared at the Goodman in The Cook during the 2007/2008 Season. Ms. Ochoa’s other Goodman Theatre credits include Sister Dianna Ortiz in the world premiere production of Psst I Have Something to Tell You Mi Amor in the Goodman’s first Latino Theatre Festival. She also played Celestina in the Goodman’s production of José Rivera’s Cloud Tectonics. Currently, she can be seen in an experimental film project for HBO showing in New York City, and her latest film, The Hungry Woman directed by Glenn R. Smith, was released this September in theaters across California. She has worked off-Broadway at The Public Theatre and New York Shakespeare Festival productions of Blade to the Heat directed by George C. Wolfe and Santa Concepcíon. Other regional theater credits include work at the B Street Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Santa Fe Stages, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and others. Film credits include A Mighty Wind, Envy, Los Patriotas (which won both the San Diego Film Festival and San Francisco Latin Film Festival awards for best film) Mercury Rising, Hard Time Hostage Hotel, Pamplona by Night and Cold Justice Chronicles of a Madman. Ms. Ochoa’s TV credits include Joan of Arcadia, Tracy Takes On, Stuck in the Middle With You, Love Junkies, ER, City of Angels, New York Undercover, Missing Persons, Cracker and Strong Medicine. She is a founding member of Teatro Vista.

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