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Maria Thayer
American actress

Maria Thayer

Maria Thayer
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Intro American actress
Is Actor Stage actor Television actor
From United States of America
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 30 October 1975, Boring
Age 47 years
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Maria Catherine Thayer (born October 30, 1975) is an American actress and comedian. She first earned public recognition for her portrayal of Tammi Littlenut on the cult series Strangers With Candy in 1999. Thayer has also had supporting roles in the comedy films Hitch (2005), Accepted (2006), and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008).
She has appeared in numerous television series, including a recurring role on the Adult Swim series Eaglehart (2011–14), and a lead role as Abbey Logan on the comedy series Those Who Can't.

Early life

Thayer was born in Portland, Oregon, and spent her early life in the small town of Boring, east of Portland, where her parents owned a bee farm. During her childhood, the family relocated to Minnesota, where she attended Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota, and was a member of the award-winning forensics program and the National Forensic League, as well as Homecoming Queen. She studied acting at The Juilliard School in New York.


Appeared in 2005's Hitch, with Will Smith and Eva Mendes.

In Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Thayer plays a woman on holiday with a new husband, played by Jack McBrayer. Thayer and McBrayer reunited on an episode of 30 Rock in which she portrays Kenneth Parcell's blind, shallow love interest. She also played Grace and Leo's daughter, Lila (at age 18), in the series finale of Will & Grace (2006). In 2009, she appeared in the film State of Play as Sonia Baker, the researcher and mistress of a congressman.

Thayer stars in the Adult Swim comedy series Eagleheart, which began airing on February 3, 2011 on Cartoon Network. She appeared as Tracey Bluth in the fourth season of Arrested Development in flashback scenes. In 2012, she was featured in the music video "Sensitive Man" by Nick Lowe.

In 2014, Thayer played the sudden wife of Forrest MacNeill (Andy Daly) on the Comedy Central show "Review" for the episode "Marry, Run, Party" of the first season.

Starting in 2015, she starred in the TruTV sitcom Those Who Can't as an incompetent teacher at a Denver high school, alongside Ben Roy, Adam Clayton-Holland and Andrew Orvedahl (The Grawlix).

Personal life

Thayer was previously engaged to actor David Harbour.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Kimberly Louise
2001 Storytelling Amy Segment: "Fiction"
2001 Scratch Short film
2005 Strangers with Candy Tamela "Tammi" Littlenut
2005 Hitch Lisa
2006 Accepted Rory Thayer
2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Wyoma
2009 State of Play Sonia Baker
2011 Let Go Beth
2014 Night of the Living Deb Deborah Clarington
2017 Table 19


Year Title Role Notes
1999–2000 Strangers with Candy Tamela "Tammi" Littlenut 14 episodes
2001 Big Apple Rosemary 3 episodes
2001 Education of Max Bickford, TheThe Education of Max Bickford Tina Episode: "Herding Cats"
2003 Miss Match Chelsea Greer Episode: "Pilot"
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Claire Brody Episode: "A Murderer Among Us"
2004 Comedy Lab Jill Episode: "12:21"
2005 Romancing the Bride Kimmy Television film
2006 Will & Grace Lila Episode: "The Finale"
2006 Colbert Report, TheThe Colbert Report Jenny Voice
Episode: "Will Power"
2006 Nip/Tuck Transplant Consultant Episode: "Burt Landau"
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Hope Episode: "Infiltrated"
2008 Lipstick Jungle Cassidy 3 episodes
2009 30 Rock Jennifer Rogers Episode: "St. Valentine's Day"
2009 House Annie Episode: "Both Sides Now"
2010 Important Things with Demetri Martin Edith Episode: "Strategy"
2010 Our Show Television film
2011 Traffic Light Esme Episode: "Credit Balance"
2011 Harry's Law Julie Cassidy Episode: "Purple Hearts"
2011 Annie Claus is Coming to Town Annie
2011–2014 Eagleheart Susie Wagner 24 episodes
2012 Louie Rental Car Lady Episode: "Dad"
2012 New Girl Amelia Episode: "Halloween"
2013 Cougar Town Lisa Riggs 3 episodes
2013 Portlandia Episode: "Nina's Birthday"
2013 Family Tools Wendy Doyle Episode: "Now You See Me, Now You Don't"
2013 Maron Megan Episode: "Dominatrix"
2013 Arrested Development Tracey Bluth Episode: "It Gets Better"
2014 Review Eliza Episode: "Marry; Run; Party"
2014 American Dad! Nun (voice) Episode: "Cock of the Sleepwalk"
2014 Dads Maria Episode: "Baby Face"
2014 Men at Work Bridget Episode: "Molly"
2014–2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Monica Dubinsky / Marissa Price 4 episodes
2014 Mulaney The Doula Episode: "The Doula"
2014 The League Cheryl 2 episodes
2015 Man Seeking Woman Maude Episode: "Dram"
2015 Kroll Show Duchess Tina Episode: "The Time of My Life"
2015 Difficult People Nicole Episode: "The Courage of a Soldier"
2015 Gotham Scottie Mullen 2 episodes
2015 Married Kristi Episode: "Gymnastics"
2016 Those Who Can't Abbey Logan 10 episodes
2016 The Mindy Project Courtney 3 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Necessary Targets Nuna Variety Arts Theatre
2002 Endpapers Sara Maynard Variety Arts Theatre
2012 Unscreened Stranger in the Park Elephant Theatre Company
2013 Love's Labour's Lost Rosaline Delacorte Theater

Music videos

Year Artist Title Role
2011 Hospitality "Friends of Friends" Friend in Glasses
2012 Nick Lowe "Sensitive Man" Girlfriend

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