After funding her education with an early theatrical career in Chicago, Maura flourished on Wall Street and as an Austin business owner. Her involvement in Vancouver film projects brought her back to New York theater where she originated the role of Dr. Signa in the off Broadway production of Science. Her recent film work includes portraying a defense attorney in a capital case, University Dean, subway crime victim, and mother of a serial murderer. Other work includes a national commercial and rap film. She is the mother of four adult daughters.