Official: Maria Howell Cast as Seeder Monday 13 August, 2012
Lionsgate just announced that Maria Howell will be playing Seeder in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire! As with all of the tributes cast so far, we aren’t very familiar with Maria’s work, but she seems to be quite talented (not to mention beautiful!).
– Click here for the full press release.
– Click here for a video of Maria singing a jazz medley (she’s amazing!) and click here to watch a clip of Maria on Army Wives.
– Click here for an interview with Maria at NCHollywood.com (she talks about getting the role of Seeder).
– And check out Maria’s official website at www.mariahowell.com!
About the Character:
A former victor from District 11, Seeder competes in the 75th Annual Hunger Games, also known as the Quarter Quell.
As an actress, she has appeared in Lifetime’s hit shows, “Army Wives” and “Drop Dead Diva”, the CW’s “Vampire Diaries”, FOX’s “Past Life”, ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7, Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls”, “Meet the Browns” , and “House of Payne”, as well as the acclaimed theatrical release “The Blind Side”, starring Sandra Bullock. She also worked alongside, Mario Van Peebles and Wendy Raquel Robinson in BET’s hit series “The Game”, Queen Latifah’s “Single Ladies” and USA’s hit show “Necessary Roughness”, starring Calli Thorne. She played Jules’ doctor (Cameron Diaz), in “What To Expect When You’re Expecting”, and in the role of “Mrs. Easle” in the ABC Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie “Firelight”, starring Cuba Gooding, Jr. She now joins the regular cast of the TV series “Revolution”, airing this fall on NBC.
Throughout her career, she has shared the musical stage with legendary artists like Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Ray Charles and Earl Klugh. After a very successful stint in Asia, Maria relocated back to the US and performed weekly at Sambuca Jazz Café for 9 consecutive years…2002 to its closing in December 2010. She and pianist Bill Wilson (son of legendary jazz pianist Teddy Wilson), held the distinction of being the longest running act at the Atlanta location. She has released several CD recordings, with the most recent release titled “Reflections”, a retrospective collection.
Maria is not only an actor and singer, but a voiceover artist as well, lending her voice to numerous TV and radio commercials and narrations.