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Marie Masters

Full / Real Name: Marie Mastruserio
Born: 04 February 1941 (79 years old)
Gender: Female

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Marie Masters is an American actress best known for her role as Dr. Susan Stewart on the television soap opera As the World Turns, from 1968-2010. She also worked as a dialogue writer for the show.

Masters' numerous theatre credits include her Broadway debut in There's a Girl in My Soup. Off-Broadway, she debuted in A Sound of Silence and appeared in Halfway Home and Andrew After Dark.

She has also performed in many regional theatre productions, including Hay Fever and The Trojan Woman, both at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, and The Country Girl, at the Bucks County (Pennsylvania) Playhouse.

Masters has been involved with the New Group, a not-for-profit theatre since it was established in 1993. With the New Group, she served as Assistant Director on 16 plays including Aunt Dan and Lemon, Comedians, Smelling a Rat, The Women, Shimmer, Cranes, Goosepimples, Present Laughter, Curtains, and many more including the Obie Award-winning production of Ecstasy.

Additionally, Masters has directed Off-Broadway productions of Soda Can and Dungeons.

Masters co-wrote the films The Special, Mad Money, Played Out, and Loveland with Kelly Wood. Her television writing includes programs As the World Turns, New Hope Live, and The Sheenway School.

Her television credits include a featured role on the daytime drama Love of Life and guest-starring roles on the primetime series Law and Order, Kate and Allie, King's Crossing, Here's Boomer and The Secret of Midland Heights.

Masters also appeared on the Lifetime cable series Our Group, HBO's The Babysitters Club, and in dozens of commercials.

Masters' feature film credits include starring roles in Scream for Help and Slayground. She was also featured in the independent film A Day at the Beach.

Masters was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on February 4, and studied art history at Marian College in Indianapolis. After she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she began working at the city desk of Women's Wear Daily and studied acting with Wynn Handman and Uta Hagen.

Masters lives in New York City. Her twin children, Jenny and Jesse, are both graduates of Cornell University.

Some of her favourite charities are St. Jude, Fresh Air Fund, and Actors Fund. She also enjoys interior decorating, writing, and art.

Masters' favourite activities are cooking, theatre, reading, traveling and babysitting her grandson, Jonathan.


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Susan Stewart

Mary Cushman

Laura Tinsdale

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