During this time my father was in a labor camp, for the crime of wanting to leave the country. Alone, and with few provisions, as my mother struggled to care for us, she was struck with inspiration. One day she went out to the back patio to do the wash and saw a cute little frog sitting by the door to the kitchen. My mother has always liked frogs, and this little frog by the kitchen door gave her an idea...
My father and I were very close, but I did not always get along with my mother, so even though she was a marvelous cook, I had never been interested in learning her cooking secrets. However, after my father’s death, I witnessed my mother’s severe deterioration and overwhelming sadness. Looking for a way to engage her, I had the idea to ask her to teach me how to cook like her...
I'm sure you already figured out that my name is Maria Carr, I was born in Cuba and my family was fortunate enough to escape communism and come to the US seeking freedom. I had a different name in Cuba, but when we got to Miami in the late 60's people didn't understand me when I said it, and if they saw it written down they called me "mary jelly", so to keep it simple I became Maria.
I have lived in Florida, California, Iowa and Utah. I attended Florida State University and later graduated in Theatre and Film from Brigham Young University. That's where I met my wonderful, chiropractor husband of 36 years!
We have 5 children, 3 in-law-children, 6.5 grandchildren and a cute little dog.
I am a professional actress, if you want to know more about that you can go to my website mariacarr.com or find me on IMDB. I also do bookkeeping and business stuff for my husband's practice.
I am passionate about life and I love to have fun. I like to cook and can and decorate my house and garden (in fact I have a wonderful herb garden) and try my hand at all kinds of things. I love to read, do Yoga, I love to learn, especially about health. I like to make pottery and paint and when I see an art object I think about how I would create/interpret the same. I make jewelry with my granddaughters and spend as much time as possible playing with my grandchildren.
One of my favorite things to do is Zumba, especially when my son Skyler is the instructor!
And I love all things "Cuba", especially the music and the FOOD!