I’m Mary Thoma – actress, director, and studio owner. I live and work out of Shreveport, LA, in theater, film, radio, and television, as well as teaching and mentoring others living the dream.
My acting training has been as diverse as my life and work. A few highlights include Larry Silverberg’s True Acting Institute, The Broadway Teaching Lab, and a summer with The National Theatre of the Deaf, training in acting and performing in American Sign Language. I am now training with, and being coached by, film and television actress Joanna Cassidy.
“It’s A Wonderful Life”
My previous work with the Secret Service not only helped pay for my college theater degree but also gave me insight when I portrayed Morgan Freeman’s White House aide in “Olympus Has Fallen.” My real-life title as Mom to two amazing daughters provided me depth and understanding as Rachel Boston’s mom in “Blind Turn.” My beloved Yorkie, Bali, fueled my quirky, dog-loving librarian with Candace Cameron Bure in “Finding Normal,” while early graveyard shifts and greasy spoon nights at Howard Johnson helped me find the key to the scene as Tom Sizemore’s worldly waitress in “The Last Lullaby.”
“How I Met
Your Mother My Husband”
My first date with my future husband was dinner after a theater performance of “Medea,” in which he was forced to watch me shriek in scary make-up from a giant rock. It’s a wonder there was a second date.
“Back To The Future”
What’s up next? I’ll tell you! I’ve set my sights on an emotionally rich role in an inspiring feature or an indie film. Who knows what great adventures are ahead. I hope you will come along for the ride!