Maria Howell

Place of birth:

Gastonia - North Carolina - USA:


Wanda Maria Howell is an American actress and singer. Howell was born in Gastonia, North Carolina and graduated Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Howell worked as jazz singer and made her film debut in The Color Purple. She lived in Okinawa, Japan, from 1995-2001. She made guest appearances on Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, The Game, Necessary Roughness, and The Vampire Diaries, and well co-starred in films include Daddy's Little Girls, Mississippi Damned, The Blind Side, and What to Expect When You're Expecting. In 2013, Howell played Seeder in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Also in 2012, she was cast in recurring role of NBC post-apocalyptic series Revolution as Grace Beaumont, and in 2013 plays Ida Hayes in Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids.

Film Credits

A Christmas Love Story (2019)
as Carol
American Made (2017)
as NSC Woman
Hidden Figures (2016)
as Ms. Sumner
Christmas Wedding Baby (2014)
Addicted (2014)
as Nina
The Good Lie (2014)
as INS Agent
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
as Seeder
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
as Jules' Doctor
Daddy's Little Girls (2007)
as Wife
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Mystery of the Blues (1993)
as Goldie
The Color Purple (1985)
as Church Choir Soloist (uncredited)
Homeless Ashes ()
as Virginia