Maria Broom is an American actress. She guest stars as Marla Daniels in the first, second, third, fourth, & fifth seasons. She has appeared in The Wire creator David Simon's other series Homicide: Life on the Street and The Corner. She has been active since 1998 appeared in the film Clara's Heart and the short film Woman Hollering Creek.


Broom made her acting debut in the 1998 film Clara's Heart. The film also featured Frederick Strother who she would later share many scenes with on The Wire.

Broom has also appeared in Homicide: Life on the Street in the season 7 episode "Just and Old Fashioned Lover Song". She worked alongside The Wire cast members Peter Gerety, Clark Johnson, Toni Lewis, Wendy Grantham and Callie Thorne and crew members Leslie Libman, Alex Zakrzewski, David Simon and Ivan J. Fonesca on the episode.

Broom played Bunchie Boyd in The Corner, again working with many The Wire cast and crew members. She had a guest starring role in the season 7 The West Wing episode "The Last Hurrah" as Cathy Holland.

Broom played the role of the mother in the short film Woman Hollering Creek, starring alongside Larry Gilliard, Jr. The film was written and directed by The Wire writer Joy Lusco Kecken.


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Season 1
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"
Season 2
"Ebb Tide" "Collateral Damage" "Hot Shots" "Hard Cases" "Undertow"
"All Prologue" "Backwash" "Duck and Cover" "Stray Rounds" "Storm Warnings"
"Bad Dreams" "Port in a Storm"
Season 3
"Time after Time" "All Due Respect" "Dead Soldiers" "Amsterdam" "Straight and True"
"Homecoming" "Back Burners" "Moral Midgetry" "Slapstick" "Reformation"
"Middle Ground" "Mission Accomplished"
Season 4
"Boys of Summer" "Soft Eyes" "Home Rooms" "Refugees" "Alliances"
"Margin of Error" "Unto Others" "Corner Boys" "Know Your Place" "Misgivings"
"A New Day" "That's Got His Own" "Final Grades"
Season 5
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" "Not for Attribution" "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" "Took" "Clarifications" "Late Editions" "-30-"


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