Maggie Macdonald is an editor for The Chimaera Project’s Spotlight Interview series. Maggie is an accomplished action actress, motion-capture performer, fight director and educator.
Maggie’s film and television credits include: The upcoming Season 2 of The Tick, Fast 7, The Avengers, The Hunger Games series, The American, and The Vampire Diaries. For the past 3 years, Maggie has been working on the highly anticipated video game sequel to Naughty Dogs’ The Last of Us as a motion-capture performer for the lead character Ellie. Her motion capture work may also be seen/played in the Saint’s Row franchise; she is the motions behind Shaundi, as well as the female player for the last 4 games. As an educator, she is passionate about leading her students to success through discipline and full body acting. Maggie is on the adjunct faculty at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles, teaching Stage Combat courses for Unarmed, Rapier & Dagger, Single Sword, and Broadsword; as well as private coaching for actors preparing for major action roles. Next up she is set to choreograph new works from The Vampire Theatre Company at the Geffen Playhouse and Qui Nguyen’s next show at South Coast Repertory.