Maria Pitillo, Actress Unknown

Well, How many of you are excited for the first personal bio of the year? Part of me is mainly for it being the first one of 2021 But to each their own. But this personal bio came to me as a conversation once about someone in the industry that wasn’t appreciated as much for their role as an actress in what they do. So the thought came back to me and now here we are with another personal bio for the month leading into the new year. pictures are provided by

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Something I should point out is the title above, With this, I wanted to address Maria mainly because someone I know has brought this up, and after some thinking. I believe it is time for me to give my two cents on the subject with maria pitillo. o be fair I do believe she doesn’t get too much recognition for her role in the 1998 Godzilla movie and tv series.

Her life at home

Being born in Elmira, New York only to later be separated between two parents on January 8, 1966, She eventually moved to Mahwah, New Jersey to her father who would later become better acquainted with Mahwah High School, where she was on the track team, before transferring to Northern Highlands Regional High School. She was prevented from attending her high school graduation ceremony after an altercation with her English teacher.

Her career

Maria began living in suburban New Jersey, and working as a department store clerk when a friend invited her to audition for a TV commercial. Her first job was an advertisement for Pepto Bismol. Which would later on land her subsequent commercial work including an ad for Bank of Boston, York Peppermint Pattie, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Chic Jeans, among others. In the fall of 1987, Pitillo was cast as Nancy Don (Lewis) on the ABC soap opera, Ryan’s Hope, which lasted until that series ended its run in 1989.

Patillo’s own words state that she did not consider acting as a serious career choice until after Chaplin (1992). Maria eventually landed to Hollywood, Pitillo’s work consisted primarily of television drama (South of Sunset), small parts in theatrical motion pictures, and included starring roles in several Made-For-TV movies. She earned critical praise for her roles in the following: Middle Ages, Escape from Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story, as well as Between Love and Honor. Patillo’s career breakthrough came with the 1995 FOX sitcom Partners. Cast as Alicia Sondergard, the comedy met with critical success for herself, as well as for co-stars Jon Cryer, and Tate Donovan. Partners failed to gain traction with audiences and were canceled in the Spring of 1996. (Just to give my two cents on this since I haven’t done this on here in a while. But I believe SInce part of the blog was founded on personal opinion, I should return to this root.)(It is what makes this blog website more human after all.)

The movies she was in

Now, this is the part where I mention the movies she was in. But I am also going to throw my thoughts about her role in the Movie, Godzilla 1998, Everyone knows my opinion about the movie as a whole. But with her role inside the film? Well, let me break this down for you. She was given a role for the main character’s love interest and played the part of the journalist very well. I was just not a fan of the style of the movie she was in. Then again, I never saw her role in other films besides Godzilla 1998, and let’s just say things would work on first impressions that I never saw another film with this actor in it. But here is the list of films she was in highlighted in blue with the usual text going on.

My thoughts

Here are my final thoughts on this personal bio. I felt as though this actress had a lot of potential within the industry if she was utilized right. But alias there were poor decisions that were to be made. leading to a movie with loads of controversy. I don’t believe she deserves that in her career considering how far she came as a person from a split family. I feel as though she really didn’t get enough credit for what she managed to do in her roles. My biggest one I am going to focus on is Godzilla 1998 mainly because it was the only film I ever saw her in. I think she did well with her role as a reporter having to juggle with her job and having a “Boyfriend” who seems to ignore anything involved between them as she makes sense of the world. That is a role I never saw as an easy one to do considering the universe being portrayed on camera.


Well, we have reached the end of the line for the blogs for this week. So as we go into 2021 I hope you guys enjoy this with the links down below and I will see you in the next review.

The Christmas Secret(Prime only)

Godzilla 1998 (Prime only)

Author: Vic

Just a little about me is I like monster movies and love educating people with blogs and content.

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