Jonathan McInnis

I am a multi-passionate,
multi-hyphen individual, an artist
in every sense of the word.

"LA ARTISTa"

I'M MARICRUZ

Hello!

AN ARTIST IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD

From a young age, I was dubbed as "la artista" or "the artist" of the family. Originally from Southern California, I grew up in Texas doodling in travel journals, constructing mazes out of seat cushions, and staging highly dramatic plays with my dolls and stuffed animals.

Eventually, my love for drawing and math led me to study architecture at The University of Notre Dame - where I got to spend a year studying abroad in Rome, living and breathing the classical structures of the greats. Time in studio was spent diligently lost in design, all the while breaking out into late night singing and dance sessions.

Post graduation, I spent several years working as a professional architect. I led quite the double life: architect by day, actress by night. Yearning for training, I moved to New York City to study at the Stella Adler Evening Conservatory, which afforded me formal instruction and the opportunity to work full time during the day. 

As an artist, I am drawn to stories that touch, inspire, and uplift, stories that breed a deeper understanding of self and a greater connection to others as well as to the natural and built world around us. I particularly love underdog stories, as well as narratives centered on gritty, resilient women, big families, and Hispanic communities. 

In my spare time, I enjoy dancing on stationary bikes, soaking up the sun, and meeting the Bernese Mountain dogs in my neighborhood. Making people laugh is also a great joy of mine. This past June, I graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University with an MFA in Acting. Stay tuned for news about upcoming projects!

about me

Post graduation, I spent several years working as a professional architect. I led quite the double life: architect by day, actress by night. Yearning for training, I moved to New York City to study at the Stella Adler Evening Conservatory, which afforded me formal instruction and the opportunity to work full time during the day. 

As an artist, I am drawn to stories that touch, inspire, and uplift, stories that breed a deeper understanding of self and a greater connection to others as well as to the natural and built world around us. I particularly love underdog stories, as well as narratives centered on gritty, resilient women, big families, and Hispanic communities. 

In my spare time, I enjoy dancing on stationary bikes, soaking up the sun, and meeting the Bernese Mountain dogs in my neighborhood. Making people laugh is also a great joy of mine. This past June, I graduated from The Theatre School at DePaul University with an MFA in Acting. Stay tuned for news about upcoming projects!

From a young age, I was dubbed as "la artista" or "the artist" of the family. Originally from Southern California, I grew up in Texas doodling in travel journals, constructing mazes out of seat cushions, and staging highly dramatic plays with my dolls and stuffed animals.

Eventually, my love for drawing and math led me to study architecture at The University of Notre Dame - where I got to spend a year studying abroad in Rome, living and breathing the classical structures of the greats. Time in studio was spent diligently lost in design, all the while breaking out into late night singing and dance sessions.