Sara Maraffino is a Los Angeles-based actor originally from New York City. A working actor for more than 15 years in both New York and Los Angeles, with roles spanning across stage, television and screen, Sara brings uncompromising authenticity and honesty to the characters she plays.
Prior to graduating high school, Sara was awarded a scholarship to study advertising and marketing at the prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Feeling the gravitational pull of performing, she moved on after only one semester to attend Circle in the Square Theater School. Sara studied extensively, including the Stanislavski based methods of Meisner and Adler, as well Classic Shakespearean text and rhetoric and Elizabethan History. Intuition yielded validation, and so began Sara's professional career on the New York stage, landing several leading roles in numerous Off-Broadway productions, and on the Fringe Festival circuit. She also auditioned regularly for film and television, and consistently booked roles on stage and screen for the next six years in New York. Her stage credits included John Patrick Shanley's "Italian American Reconciliation," David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago," Edward Allen Bakers' "Dolores" and Terence McNally's "Frankie & Johnny" at the Claire de Lune.
Sara then relocated to Los Angeles to further pursue film and television and booked her first pilot within only weeks of arriving. She continues to amass network television credits including past roles on The Mentalist, Pretty Little Liars and Mistresses; and roles in web series, shorts and features.
In her spare time, Sara enjoys photography, writing, walking in nature, cooking, antique shopping, working out, seeing live theatre, and most importantly spending quality time with her husband. She also enjoys studying French and New Age metaphysical teachings. Sara loves giving back to the community in any way she can and donates her time to Southern California Crossroads, an arts program that pairs working professionals with inner city teens. Sara is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community, Marriage Equality and Transgender Equality. She also supports the Farm to Table Movement and Mental Health Awareness.