Known primarily for her role as Audrey Timmonds in the monster flick Godzilla
(1998), a teenage Maria Pitillo got into show business after being invited by a girlfriend to audition for a part in a TV commercial. Her first acting break was on the CBS Schoolbreak Special, What if I'm Gay?
Maria's first feature role was that of Angel, daughter of a Brooklyn mobster, in the FilmDallas production of Spike of Bensonhurst
(1988). After a two-year stint on the ABC Soap Opera Ryan's Hope
(1988-89), Maria moved to California in search of fame and fortune. Working steadily landing with small roles in a number of films and on TV, Maria was cast as Gina in the ill-fated Glenn Frey series, South of Sunset
(1993), in which only one episode aired.
Moving forward, Maria got the lead in the TV movie, Escape From Terror: The Teresa Stamper Story
(1995), as well as playing the role of a mobsters daughter in another TV movie, Between Love and Honor
(1995). In the summer of 1995 Maria Pitillo was hired to play the part of Alicia, on the short-lived, but well received Fox Network comedy, Partners
(1995) which co-starred Tate Donovan and Jon Cryer. After Partners
, Maria was once again making guest appearances on TV, with a supporting role in Dear God
(1996), and the lead in Lew Grade's tear-jerker, Something To Believe In
(1998). Maria's career culminated in a recurring role on TV’s Providence
Today she lives in Northern California raising her family and working the small business she operates with her husband.
The petite, blonde haired, blue eyed, Maria Pitillo was born in Elmira NY on Jan 08, 1966, and raised in Mahwah, NJ. She is of Italian and Irish descent.