Maia Morgenstern

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Maia Morgenstern is a Romanian film and stage actress, described by Florin Mitu of AMOS News as "a symbol of Romanian theater and film". In the English-speaking world, she is probably best known for the role of Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ. In Romania, she has been nationally known since her 1992 role as ... See full bio »

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The Seventh Room Edith Stein
The Oak Nela


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  Harvest (pre-production)
 2020 What About Love (completed)
Sister Martina
 2019 Sacrificiul (TV Series)
Eva Oprea
- Episode #1.2 (2019) ... Eva Oprea
- Episode #1.1 (2019) ... Eva Oprea
 2019 Lucania
 2019 The Goat and Her Three Kids (Short)
 2018-2019 Fructul oprit (TV Series)
Magda Popa
- Episode #2.34 (2019) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.36 (2019) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.35 (2019) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.33 (2019) ... Magda Popa
- Episode #2.32 (2019) ... Magda Popa
 2018 The Bra
 2018/II Isha (Short)
 2017 The Slider
Marta Martini
 2017 Narcis si Fifi (Short)
The Mother
 2017 The Crucifixion
Dr. Funar
 2017 Far from Here
 2016 Veni, Vidi, Fugi: I came, I saw, I fled (Short)
Profesoara de latina
 2016 Selfie 69
Femeie Bila
 2016 High Grounds (Short)
Stella Petrescu
 2016 Pieptis (Short)
 2016 High Strung
 2016 Kidnapped in Romania
 2015 Exodus to Shanghai
Mrs. Morgenstern
 2014 Revederea
 2013 DramaKarma
 2013/I Carmen
Dr. Janos
 2013 Miss Christina
Mrs. Moscu
 2012 Iubire elenã
 2011 Fata din Transilvania (Short)
 2011 The End of Silence
 2010-2011 In the Name of Honour (TV Series)
Marieta Stuttman
- Episode #2.1 (2011) ... Marieta Stuttman
- Episode #1.52 (2010) ... Marieta Stuttman
- Episode #1.51 (2010) ... Marieta Stuttman
- Episode #1.50 (2010) ... Marieta Stuttman
- Episode #1.49 (2010) ... Marieta Stuttman
 2010 Luna verde
 2010/II Eva
 2009 The Overcoat (Short)
 2009 Aniela (TV Series)
Maica Stareta (2009-2010)
 2008 My Mother, My Bride and I
 2008 Mar nero
Madalina - Angela's sister
 2006 Mansfeld
Mrs. Mansfeld
 2006 Margo
Margo's Stepmother
 2006 Visuri otravite (Short)
Ada's mother
 2005 15
 2005 The Hurried Man (TV Movie)
Bonne de Bois de Rose
 2004 Casatorie imposibila (TV Series)
 2004 Orient Express
Amalia Frunzetti
 2004 Damen tango
 2003 Fool's Song
 2003 Rose's Songs
 2002 Bed of Procust
Doamna T.
 2000 Dark Prince: The True Story of Dracula (TV Movie)
Woman at Fountain
 1999 Fata în fata
Ioana Petroni
 1999 The Death Triangle
Regina Maria
 1998 Az álombánya (TV Short)
 1997 The Witman Boys
Mrs. Witman
 1996 The Seventh Room
Edith Stein
 1995 Ulysses' Gaze
 1994 Nostradamus
Helen (as Maja Morgenstern)
 1993 Casa din vis
 1993 Trahir
Woman in Prison
 1992 Ramînerea
 1992 The Oak
 1990 Pasaj
 1990 Marea sfidare
Barbara Jaworska
 1988 Maria si marea
 1984 Chained Justice
Floraea (as Maia Istodor)
 1984 The Secret of Bacchus
Coca - girl in the restaurant (as Maia Morgenstern Istodor)
 1983 Spinoase-s caile iubirii (Short)
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She acted in Aeschylus' play, "Oresteia," as part of the National Theatre of Craiova Company at the Barbican Theatre in London, England with Ilie Gheorghe, Angel Rababoc, Adrian Andone, Anca Dragomir, Mirela Cioaba, Adriana Moca and Valer Deliakeza in the cast. Silviu Purcarete was the director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Maia Morgenstern Istodor | Maia Istodor | Maja Morgenstern


5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

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