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Maija DiGiorgio is an actress, comedienne, and film director from New York City. Along with stand-up, DiGiorgio is president of Hollywood Outlaws, Inc.

Introduction

Comedy career

DiGiorgio began her comedy career in New York City where she was born and raised. Her high-voltage stage act was recognized by the Daily News and the New York Post warning audiences, “to catch Maija before television audiences do”.

DiGiorgio made her national television debut on NBC’s Showtime at the Apollo where she received three standing ovations. In the following months, she made appearances on Russell SimmonsDef Comedy Jam, NBC’s Friday Night, PBSInto the Mix, The Keenan Ivory Wayans’ Show, and performed at HBO’s Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. DiGiorgio woke up New York City every morning as a co-host on NYC’s number one morning show on Hot 97. She then wrote her first one woman show - Rats! - which she performed Off-Off-Broadway and for which she received rave reviews. DiGiorgio also made appearances on Sex and the City, Fred Silverman's Mouth Off, and Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed. DiGiorgio attended the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where she debuted the Hollywood Outlaw Comedy Tour. She co-created the show America Dehoochified: The Smart Women's Guide to Men, which she performs at universities across the U.S.

Career in films

DiGiorgio took a break from the comedy circuit to focus on her film career. She wrote, directed, and starred in her first film Bitter Jester, which screened on the festival circuit at Cinequest, TriBeca Film Festival, and the US Comedy Arts Festival among others. DiGiorgio later released the director’s cut, titled Hollywood Outlaw Movie. DiGiorgio formed Hollywood Outlaws, Inc. under which to write, direct, and produce films and stage productions.

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