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Maria Pendolino is a voice actor and entertainment industry professional based in Buffalo, NY. You may have heard Maria's signature voice on commercials for national brands like Geico, Comcast/Xfinity, Glad Trash Bags, Dannon Yogurt, Panera Bread and more. Maria voices content across genres including animation, video games, podcasts, corporate narration, educational/e-learning, telephone systems, radio imaging and also serves as a live announcer or "voice of god" for live events and award shows.
On screen, Maria has been seen in Lifetime's hit drama ARMY WIVES in a recurring role, as the evil lunch lady Eunice in TEAM TOON and on Nat Geo's infinitely bingeable LOCKED UP ABROAD.
Maria is proud to have received the following nominations and awards:
Voice Arts Award, Best Consumer Sales Video Voice Over (2017)
Voice Arts Award, Best E-Learning Voiceover (2018)
Voice Arts Award Nomination, Best Radio Imaging Demo (2018)
Voice Arts Award Nomination, Best E-Learning Voiceover (2019)
40 Under 40 Award, Business Journals (2019)
Reed Award, Best Voiceover in TV & Online Campaigns (2021)
One Voice Award Nomination, Voiceover Artist of the Year (2021)
One Voice Award Nomination, Best Female Voiceover Performance - Animation (2021)
One Voice Award Nomination, Best Live Event Announcer (2021)
Today, Maria works full-time as a voice actor and occasionally on-camera from her home studio office in Buffalo, NY. She resides with her husband Eric and their four rescue cats Nellie, Two Scoops, Mozzarella "Mozzie" Cheese and Panini.
She is proudly involved in her community through organizations like the Buffalo-Niagara chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Buffalo Broadcasters Association, the Buffalo chapter of the American Advertising Federation, Ten Lives Club Cat Rescue and Maria serves as president of the Board of Directors for Alleyway Theatre. She also serves as an advisory board member for the National Association of Voice Actors (NAVA) and was instrumental in bringing a non-union health insurance option to the professional voiceover community in 2023.
Maria's fun fact is that she has been on an episode of HGTV's House Hunters entitled "Battle Over A Basement in Buffalo."