My name is Maria DeCotis. I play the ukulele and the banjo. I love singing. I love Lindy Hop; it’s been a big part of my life for about two years. I’m really proud of being 100% Italian. I’m currently earning my BFA in Acting at Boston University. I’m obsessed with Hummus. I’m currently writing my first screenplay! I’m from a little town called Fayetteville, Georgia. I am small and look young, however I am 21. I know people think I’m lying when I buy wine from Trader Joe’s. I write my own music. Despite that I am an actress, I am pretty shy. I like playing in the rain. I’m a firm believer in “Laughter is the best medicine.” Fun Fact: Before I studied acting, I studied mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech for 3 semesters in Atlanta, Georgia. So, I think math is really fun. I like to over exaggerate for effect. Cary Grant owns my heart. Bubbles. I love cuddling and laughing. I used to play in a 60′s pop band (all original music) until I moved to Boston. Musical influences: my favorite men are The Avett Brothers and Sam Cooke and my favorite women are Billie Holiday and Zooey Deschanel. Dark lipstick is my jam. I love being a girl. Flowers. Lace. Polka dots. Flannel. “Love is my religion” -Ziggy Marley. Above all, I love storytelling and connecting people together through the universal language of art. Oh and I LOVE HelloGiggles.
As part of our super fun Video Chat Karaoke series, we’d love to see our wonderful readers (that means you!) show us your stuff by sending in clips of you singing along to your favourite tunes.
Here’s Maria working it to the Rae Morris track ‘One Day’ – we think she does a great job!
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