Roma Maffia

Roma Maffia (born May 31, 1958) is an American actress. Maffia was born in Manhattan, New York of West Indian, English and German descent; her Italian surname derives from her stepfather. Maffia began her acting career in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions. In 1994 she made her film debut playing the minor role of Carmen in director Ron Howard's film The Paper. Soon after, she landed a role on the television series Chicago Hope. Maffia's television career continued as she played 'Grace Alvarez,' the forensic pathologist for the Violent Crimes Task Force for four seasons on NBC's Profiler. She has had guest-star and recurring roles on shows such as ER, The West Wing, Law & Order and The Sopranos. Her most widely seen performances may be playing Seattle attorney Catherine Alvarez in the film Disclosure (1994), also starring Michael Douglas and Demi Moore, and her role on the show Nip/Tuck. She followed this up with a series of performances as Vanessa Galiano in the TV series, Law & Order and as Judge Victoria Peyton on ABC's Boston Legal. Since 2003 Maffia has appeared as Liz Cruz on the FX Network series Nip/Tuck, the anesthesiologist colleague of two dysfunctional plastic surgeons. Coincidentally, Maffia and Julian McMahon also worked on the TV show Profiler together. Maffia is a 1973 graduate of Saint Michael Academy in New York City.

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Disclosure (1994)

A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Demi Moore  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Dylan Baker

A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Michael Douglas  •  Demi Moore  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Dylan Baker

Double Jeopardy (1999)

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Ashley Judd  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Annabeth Gish

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce Beresford
CAST:  Tommy Lee Jones  •  Ashley Judd  •  Bruce Greenwood  •  Annabeth Gish

Eraser (1996)

U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  James Caan  •  Vanessa Williams  •  James Coburn

U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to terrorist groups. When ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chuck Russell
CAST:  Arnold Schwarzenegger  •  James Caan  •  Vanessa Williams  •  James Coburn

Holes (2003)

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Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jon Voight  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Patricia Arquette

Stanley's family is cursed with bad luck. Unfairly sentenced to months of detention at Camp Green Lake, he and his campmates are forced by the warden to dig holes in order to build character. What they don't know is that they are digging holes in order to search ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Davis
CAST:  Sigourney Weaver  •  Jon Voight  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  Patricia Arquette

Kiss the Girls (1997)

Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail leads to Los Angeles, where ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Fleder
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Ashley Judd  •  Cary Elwes  •  Alex McArthur

Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail leads to Los Angeles, where ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Fleder
CAST:  Morgan Freeman  •  Ashley Judd  •  Cary Elwes  •  Alex McArthur

Married to the Mob (1988)

Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Matthew Modine  •  Oliver Platt  •  Alec Baldwin

Angela de Marco is fed up with her gangster husband's line of work and wants no part of the crime world. When her husband is killed for having an affair with the mistress of mob boss Tony "The Tiger" Russo, Angela and her son depart for New York City to make a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Demme
CAST:  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Matthew Modine  •  Oliver Platt  •  Alec Baldwin

The Paper (1994)

Henry Hackett is the workaholic editor of a New York City tabloid. He loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchet-man Alicia Clark—Henry's nemesis—impose unpopular ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Glenn Close  •  Marisa Tomei

Henry Hackett is the workaholic editor of a New York City tabloid. He loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchet-man Alicia Clark—Henry's nemesis—impose unpopular ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Howard
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Glenn Close  •  Marisa Tomei

Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)

In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with her own angst ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo García
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Glenn Close  •  Calista Flockhart  •  Kathy Baker

In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with her own angst ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rodrigo García
CAST:  Cameron Diaz  •  Glenn Close  •  Calista Flockhart  •  Kathy Baker

Nick of Time (1995)

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An unimpressive, every-day man is forced into a situation where he is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Courtney Chase  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Christopher Walken

An unimpressive, every-day man is forced into a situation where he is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Badham
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Courtney Chase  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Christopher Walken

The New Women (2001)

The New Women is a post-apocalyptic adventure about Lisa LaStrada (Mary Woronov) and her small town group of women friends who clearly haven't come a long way, baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Hughes
CAST:  Mary Woronov  •  Jamie Tolbert  •  Sandra Kinder  •  Jane Rey

The New Women is a post-apocalyptic adventure about Lisa LaStrada (Mary Woronov) and her small town group of women friends who clearly haven't come a long way, baby.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Hughes
CAST:  Mary Woronov  •  Jamie Tolbert  •  Sandra Kinder  •  Jane Rey

The Call (2013)

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Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, Jordan is the one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Anderson
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Abigail Breslin  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Michael Imperioli

Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, Jordan is the one ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brad Anderson
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Abigail Breslin  •  Morris Chestnut  •  Michael Imperioli

Mistrial (1996)

When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heywood Gould
CAST:  Bill Pullman  •  Robert Loggia  •  Blair Underwood  •  Leo Burmester

When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heywood Gould
CAST:  Bill Pullman  •  Robert Loggia  •  Blair Underwood  •  Leo Burmester

Her Costly Affair (1996)

A professor's casual fling with her graduate student turns deadly when he insists on a more permanent arrangement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Patterson
CAST:  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Brian Austin Green  •  Joe Spano  •  Gina Philips

A professor's casual fling with her graduate student turns deadly when he insists on a more permanent arrangement.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Patterson
CAST:  Bonnie Bedelia  •  Brian Austin Green  •  Joe Spano  •  Gina Philips

Yonkers Joe (2008)

Yonkers Joe tells the story of a dice hustler whose determination to make one last grab for a big score in Vegas is complicated by the reappearance of his estranged, mentally challenged son into his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Celestino
CAST:  Chazz Palminteri  •  Christine Lahti  •  Tom Guiry  •  Michael Lerner

Yonkers Joe tells the story of a dice hustler whose determination to make one last grab for a big score in Vegas is complicated by the reappearance of his estranged, mentally challenged son into his life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Celestino
CAST:  Chazz Palminteri  •  Christine Lahti  •  Tom Guiry  •  Michael Lerner

The Blue Tooth Virgin (2008)

Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have been pals for years. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Brown
CAST:  Austin Peck  •  Bryce Johnson  •  Roma Maffia  •  Tom Gilroy

Two writers must face a dilemma that is common to anyone who has ever had an artistic friend: what happens when you have to give feedback, and the news isn't good? Sam, an aspiring screenwriter, and David, a successful magazine editor, have been pals for years. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Russell Brown
CAST:  Austin Peck  •  Bryce Johnson  •  Roma Maffia  •  Tom Gilroy

Route 9 (1998)

During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackay
CAST:  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Peter Coyote  •  Amy Locane  •  Wade Williams

During a routine surveilance on desolate Route 9, two small town deputies come across over one million dollars in cash, a van full of drugs, several dead bodies and not a witness in sight.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Mackay
CAST:  Kyle MacLachlan  •  Peter Coyote  •  Amy Locane  •  Wade Williams

Ghost Image (2007)

When a young female video editor loses her boyfriend in a car crash, she finds solace in watching video of him taken the night before he died. When he starts to communicate with her through that video, she must decide if he has broken through the barrier between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Snyder
CAST:  Elisabeth Röhm  •  Waylon Payne  •  Stacey Dash  •  Roma Maffia

When a young female video editor loses her boyfriend in a car crash, she finds solace in watching video of him taken the night before he died. When he starts to communicate with her through that video, she must decide if he has broken through the barrier between ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Snyder
CAST:  Elisabeth Röhm  •  Waylon Payne  •  Stacey Dash  •  Roma Maffia

That Gal...Who Was in That Thing: That Guy 2 (2015)

Actresses talk about their personal lives and dealing with a balance between family responsibilities and being a professional actor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Roumain
CAST:  Paget Brewster  •  Jayne Atkinson  •  Catherine Hicks  •  Roxanne Hart

Actresses talk about their personal lives and dealing with a balance between family responsibilities and being a professional actor.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ian Roumain
CAST:  Paget Brewster  •  Jayne Atkinson  •  Catherine Hicks  •  Roxanne Hart

The Real St. Nick (2012)

A pretty psychiatrist is saved from an accident by a man who, after hitting his head on a rock, believes he is Santa Claus. As she nurses him back to health at her institute, he brings the spirit of Christmas to the hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Torrey DeVitto  •  Callard Harris  •  Kenneth Choi  •  Matthew Felker

A pretty psychiatrist is saved from an accident by a man who, after hitting his head on a rock, believes he is Santa Claus. As she nurses him back to health at her institute, he brings the spirit of Christmas to the hospital.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penelope Spheeris
CAST:  Torrey DeVitto  •  Callard Harris  •  Kenneth Choi  •  Matthew Felker

Charlotte (2017)

A teenage girl is babysitting at a new house when she's accosted by a vicious, possessed doll. With the babysitter in bondage, the toy subjects her to a series of terrifying tales on the television, each story more grave than the last.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Rea
CAST:  John Edward Lee  •  Jessi Burkette  •  Franco Castan  •  Myia Zadi

A teenage girl is babysitting at a new house when she's accosted by a vicious, possessed doll. With the babysitter in bondage, the toy subjects her to a series of terrifying tales on the television, each story more grave than the last.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Rea
CAST:  John Edward Lee  •  Jessi Burkette  •  Franco Castan  •  Myia Zadi
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