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Maria Vargo, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, is a Hollywood-based actress now starring in the lead role of Saint Luke Productions’ latest touring live drama, FAUSTINA: MESSENGER OF DIVINE MERCY.
Vargo brings a wealth of experience in theater and film to the role of FAUSTINA. Her résumé includes numerous roles in film, television, and theater, in addition to work as an artistic director and producer for a faith-based theater in Los Angeles.
Aside from her work on stage and screen, Maria Vargo’s many talents encompass a far-reaching spectrum from singer, songwriter to voice teacher for actors. Her passion for music led to producing a Christian CD entitled Fire Tries Iron. She shares her talents with the Catholic community by cantoring at Mass. In her capacity as a public speaker on sexual education and abstinence, she served in 2011 as a missionary to Uganda.
Because of her own deep spiritual conversion several years ago, Maria is grateful for the opportunity to portray the 20th century Polish mystic, St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a popular world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. She looks forward to sharing the message of God’s endless mercy with the world, since she has experienced His mercy in her own life.
Vargo is a member of the Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television & Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), Actors’ Equity, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.