Maripat Davis is a show business veteran, having begun her performing career at the tender age of six. She is an actress, singer, dancer, and recording artist, and has amassed an impressive array of credits in a multitude of mediums including film, television, theatre, concerts, nightclubs and cabarets, as well as radio and records.
As a solo performer and recording artist, Maripat worked with Grammy Award-winning producer James Stroud. Her recordings made impressive showings on the Billboard and national charts, and earned her a Top Female Vocalist nomination by the Major Independent Record Industry Awards. Maripat was managed by well-known veteran talent executive, Bill Boyd of Dick Clark Productions, until his untimely death. She has performed throughout the country, in concert with such legendary singers as Garth Brooks, John Denver and Dolly Parton. She was a guest artist at Farm Aid V and VI, where she was accompanied by Willie Nelson, and has also been a featured performer at the Florida Suncoast Dome, the renowned Nashville Palace, and the Universal Ampitheater, to name just a few. Many first saw Maripat perform during her live performances on TV’s Nashville Now, numerous celebrity telethons, and major fairs throughout the country.
That she pursued a career in show business is not really surprising. In fact, it is a family tradition. Maripat’s father, Charles Davis, was a young actor in Dublin, Ireland, when he was cast to play the role of Og the leprechaun, in the Broadway production of Finian’s Rainbow. He went on to appear in over a thousand performances in both the Broadway and national touring company productions of the show. In the show, Og falls in love with Sharon, the show’s leading lady. In a case of life imitating art, Charles was soon smitten by Broadway actress Marilyn O’Connor, who played the young lass. One thing led to another, and before you can say “Glocca Morra,” the two began a life-long love affair. After moving to Hollywood, Charles appeared in countless movies, TV shows and stage productions, before becoming an award-winning screenwriter, director and producer. Marilyn also appeared in many movie, stage, and television shows, including guest-starring roles on hit TV shows such as Frasier, ER, MAD TV, In Living Color, Joey, Seventh Heaven, The George Lopez Show, Raising Hope, and American Horror Story.
As a teenager, Maripat teamed up with her parents in a nightclub act known as Variations, which toured throughout California. Later, Maripat created a cabaret act with her mother, known as Mama/Me. They performed at many prominent cabarets and nightclubs, including The Improv and
The Gardenia in Hollywood. Maripat also appeared in many musical theater productions, including playing the sassy role of Val in A Chorus Line, and the title role in Gypsy. Her television and film credits include featured roles in Thunder Run, Murphy Brown, and the TV pilot Here We Go Again, in which she also sang the theme song.
One of Maripat's favorite stage roles was Sharon in a hit revival of the musical Finian’s Rainbow. In the show, Sharon falls in love with Woody, played by talented singer and actor Richard Osborn. Maripat and Richard’s on-stage chemistry and humorous rapport was such a hit, that after the show concluded, they decided to put together their own cabaret act.
In addition to performing, Maripat is also the co-founder and director of The Actors & Singers Studio, and the founder and President of the non-profit animal organization All For Love Animal Rescue. Maripat is also working on a screen play for a feature film entitled The Night the Angel Sang.