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Birth NameMaritza Graciela Brikisak Asenjo

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Maritza Brikisak was born in Santiago, Chile. Her mother was a school teacher at the time, her dad had an Import Export business that allowed her to travel and visit many countries at a young age. Her father's company was affected when Pinochet came to power and the family moved to Caracas, Venezuela. Always wanting the best for his children, upon graduation, she and her brothers were sent to Canada to study at Queen's University at Kingston where she graduated with a BA in Computing and Information Science.

Her professional acting career began on the Stage with 'Theater 5' under the tutelage of Valerie Robertson, continued in Ottawa with 'Sears & Switzer' and progressed to Toronto with 'The Little Workshop' and Calvin Green who introduced her to the Meisner Technique.

Her husband's work gave her the opportunity to move to London, England, where she trained at Actors Center, with a variety of talented teachers, she accomplished three films while living in London, one of them the pioneering film 'Janus'. The time was 1997, the longest film shown on the Internet was just four minutes, 'Janus' was to be the first ever film to run for half an hour all over the world.

She left England and moved back to America, this time to California, to the San Francisco area. Once again she had the privilege to train with great teachers like Elaine Clark from 'Voice One', Terry McGovern and Ed Hooks. She made the move to Los Angeles, and hasn't stopped working since.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: G.S.

Spouse (1)

Greg Sly (4 July 1996 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (19)

Was 5 characters at Universal Studios Hollywood the Summer of 2002: Cera from the Land before Time, Tommy Pickles from the Rugrats, Spyro the Dragon, Donnie from the Wild Thornberrys and SpongeBob SquarePants.
Her favorite (gramatically incorrect) saying: "I am so indignated!".
Received a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly for her contribution to the Culture and the Arts in the State of California (2007).
Received a Certificate in Recognition from the Santa Ana Community for her Contribution to Culture (2007).
Received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Orange County (2007).
Received a Certificate of Recognition and Thanks from the City of Lynwood for her support of the Arts and Culture of the community (2007).
Received a Best Editing Award for the film "La Vida Por un Rato de Placer" in 2007 at the 'Festival Internacional de Cine de Plaza Mexico'.
Received a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles for her contribution to the Arts (2008).
On the advice of her representatives she needed to sound more Latina, so in commercial acting she is known as Maritza Graciela, her second name is her last name. Work not affected by her ethnicity she uses her birth name Maritza Brikisak.
Has held many jobs while pursuing her acting career: Desk Top Publisher/Graphic Designer, Data Entry clerk, Receptionist, Executive Admin clerk, Landlady, Beauty Consultant, Video Store Manager, Personal Trainer, Promotions Spokesperson, Cashier/Bagger, Tour Guide, Costume Performer.
Has a BA from Queen's University at Kingston, Canada.
Watches movies and television with Closed Captions.
Has an extensive selection of clothing and accessories she's collected over the years, a room in her home is her 'closet'. She usually wears her own wardrobe and accessories to a shoot.
Los Angeles, CA, USA: Finished filming the short teaser/film "The Wretched". [February 2013]
Los Angeles, CA, USA: Finished filming video for Mayaztek. [February 2013]
Did her Ethnicity with DNA Ancestry and confirmed she was 71% German/Polish, 5% traces (some from Ireland, Scandinavia, Great Britain), and to her wonderful surprise 24% Native American.
Received Best Actress Award for the role of "Laura" in the bilingual film "El Altar de Soledad"/"Prayers for the Lonely" by Felix Martiz, at the Official Latino Short Film Festival on Oct 19, 2015.
Maritza Brikisak won an Outstanding Acting Performance Award for "Omadox" at Zed Fest Film Festival 2014.
October 18, 2015 she officially became an Honorary Member of BDPS (Black Diamond Paranormal Society).

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