Mary Joan Negro
Mary Joan Negro is an acclaimed actress who has acted on Broadway, off-Broadway, at repertory companies throughout the United States, including the Old Globe in San Diego and the O'Neill Playwrights Conference in Connecticut. Negro received a Tony nomination for her performance in Arthur Kopit's play, Wings, directed by John Madden. Negro received her BA in Drama and Language Arts at the University of Michigan. Upon graduation, she was given a scholarship by The Juilliard School to join the first class of the Drama Division under John Houseman. A founding member of Mr. Houseman's The Acting Company, she performed with that company both on Broadway, as well as on tour throughout the U.S. She has guest-starred in countless television movies, mini-series, episodic, soaps and sitcoms. In Los Angeles, Negro has been a founding member of Joseph Stern's Matrix Theatre Company, as well as The Antaeus Company. Since 1996, Negro has been working primarily as a director and teacher in a variety of venues including The Acting Company in New York, CalArts and USC.