Not Her First On-Screen Appearance
Maria, aged 25 at the time she was cast on Deadliest Catch, had already appeared in front of the camera. Her job as a deckhand equipped her to be a star in front of the camera. Maria had her debut TV appearance in 2019’s King Crabbing, where she instantly became a fan favorite.
The team worked on the Bering Sea, where they were in charge of crab fishing. Maria was working on The Cornelia Marie at the time, which made her catch the eye of Deadliest Catch’s showrunners. You may see Maria working in the background if you look attentively.