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Mini Bio (1)

Best known for her appearances as Mrs. Dodds/The Fury in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Paranormal Activity 3, American Horror Story and Rob Zombie's Lords of Salem, Maria Olsen has worked on more than 65 feature films and over 150 shorts, television shows, music videos and commercials since 2005. She has also won four awards (including awards for both acting and directing), had two short films appear at the 2009 Cannes Short Film Program, one at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, plus others at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors and HorrorFest. Olsen also owns MOnsterworks66, producer of features such as Brandon Scullion's Live in Fear, Randal Kamradt Jr's Faraway, Eric Michael Kochmer's Way Down In Chinatown, Bert Havird's Reunion and Michael LaPointe's LoveTouchHate.

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Trivia (6)

Still owns the collection of DC and Marvel comics that she bought in East London, South Africa, when she was growing up there during the 1970s and 1980s.
Is the 8th great-granddaughter (8 generations lie between them) of the Dutch painter, Rembrandt van Rijn.
Loves knitting while learning her lines and watching the horror movies she has to review for the 1313 Blood Lane podcast.
Won the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Rose the Waitress / Zombie Rose in Patrick Horvath's Die-Ner (Get It?) at the 2009 South African HorrorFest.
Owns the production company MOnsterworks66. The M and the O are her initials.
Is fluent in Afrikaans, one of South Africa's many official languages. In fact, she spoke only Afrikaans for her role as "Ma" in the feature film, African Gothic.

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