Multitasking Creative Extraordinare
Maria Tran is an Australian-Vietnamese actress, model and presenter renown for being queen of onscreen action in both Australia and internationally. Her recent works includes short films such as "Enter The Dojo", "Enter The Dojo 2", "Gaffa", "Hit Girls" as well as Hollywood legend, Roger Corman's upcoming mix martial arts movie "Fist of the Dragon 猛龍追擊8小時" playing killer assassin Zhen, co-starring with MMA champion Josh Thomson. Tran also starred as Yoshiko in the Chinese action film “Death Mist” in 2014 starring Bruce Leung (Kung Fu Hustle).
In 2008 she acted in "Downtown Rumble" Kung Fu action micro-series on JTV-ABC TV. Her comedic role as “Kim Cuc” for mockumentary short "Hot Bread Shop" was official selected for the 2011 Colourfest Film Festival and “Gaffa; another action comedy that starred Maria was shortlisted for 2012 Tropfest.
In 2009, she hosted “Vietlish TV!” and in 2014 hosted “Foodielious”; an online food adventure series commissioned by Fairfield City Council.
Tran has also won a "Breakout Action Actress" award at the 2013 Action on Film International Festival for her portrayal of the character Charlie Vu in the female assassin comedy, "Hit Girls”.
She is also a winner of the 2013 Dreamgirl multicultural beauty and talent pageant, has a bachelor degree in Psychology and is a WTF sparring Taekwondo champion in 1999. Since then, she runs Australia’s largest Vietnamese martial arts centre; Dong Thanh Alliance Martial Arts. She is proficient Shaolin Kung Fu and Vovinam.
Tran also play supporting character “Mai Le” in Logie award-winning children’s ABC TV series “My Place”, stunt double for the character “Petal” in ABC's TV series Maximum Choppage -- Australia's first Kung Fu comedy and has recently been a part of a new theatre production called “It’s War!” directed by Alex Lykos.
Bold, daring, multitalented; she is represents a new fresh wave of women who not only have great compassion for the world, but know how to do it with imagination and creative style.