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More About Maggie
Maggie was born in Los Angeles, California to an actress mother (whose mother was an actress) and a writer father (whose father was a writer). Her parents, Gina Hecht and Brian Herskowitz, have been her greatest teachers and biggest inspiration from the beginning, and she owes everything she knows about everything to them. She began studying as a full-time university student at California State University, Los Angeles when she was fourteen years old. She made her professional debut as 'Young Violet' in the Musical Theater Guild L.A.s production of Violet the same day she graduated university cum laude at the age of eighteen. Herskowitz earned her degree in Psychology and was prepared to go to graduate school for animal behaviorism and had volunteered at various animal shelters and at the Los Angeles Zoo, including work in the Research & Statistics department (monitoring baby snow leopards!!! The cutest!) and was super ready to pursue a career in ethology but then at the last minute she was like . . . "nah, I'm gonna be an actress," as one does.
At that turning point, Maggie threw together some last minute applications to BFA programs to get a second undergraduate degree and was accepted as a musical theater performance major at the Boston Conservatory. It was there that she wrote her first musical, Figment, which was given a staged reading at the Boston Conservatory her sophomore year. Herskowitz left school early and moved to New York to work for Tony Award-winners Ahrens & Flaherty on a variety of projects, including Rocky, Little Dancer, and Nice Fighting You, experiences which encouraged her love of theater writing and gave her a front-row seat to how the best of the best work.
She lived happily in NYC from 2012-2020 and then the weirdest thing happened! (That thing was COVID). She moved back to L.A. to focus on screen rather than stage, since stage seemed to be #cancelled at the moment.
Favorite acting projects include: Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel), My Sky is Falling (United Nations Envision Conference), Under Her Hat (E.A.T. Festival), Lion & Mouse (HarlemArts), Electra (Envelope Ensemble), and most recently starring as Wendy Darling in Hook's Cabaret (Times Scare) and as The Maid in The Maid and The Chorus Are Alive (The Public Works Department Sanctuary City).
She coaches figure skating during the winter season and has volunteered at the National Eating Disorders Association since January 2016, including being one of the volunteers selected to represent the organization at the 2016 NEDA Conference in Chicago.
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