TV actress Maureen Van Zandt began acting during early childhood, starring in Gypsy on Broadway. Having trained and performed with reputable ballet companies such as the American Ballet Theatre School, she retired after getting an injury. She still continued her acting, training with the prestigious Stella Adler and Herbert Berghof in addition to numerous theatrical productions on and off-Broadway. She was cast in the hit show The Sopranos, together with her husband Steven Van Zandt, who also plays her husband in the show. Van Zandt grew up in North Jersey surrounded by characters who are very much like those on the HBO series.
In 2001, Van Zandt founded a company called With Out Papers Theater Company, appearing in all of their produced shows, including a high-acclaimed appearance on Clifford Odets’ Golden Boy. She also produced the worked as casting director for an independent feature called Bloodlines. With her dance background, she also worked as artistic director, choreographer, and costume designer for her 1960s-style dance group, Garage Girls a Go-Go.