MartaMaria McGonagle, known to her family and friends as "ChiChi", was born in the Ancon Republic of Panama to a Costa Rican mother and an Irish father. Being raised as an "army brat," Marta was blessed to travel and live all over the world. Exposed to many different cultures, and art, she developed a love for acting at a very early age and starred in her first play at the age of nine. It wasn`t until eight years later, when she realized her calling, that she would step onto a stage again. Starring in several theater productions such as "Marvin`s Room", "Revelate", "Steel Magnolias" and "Cinderella Wore Combat Boots", Marta`s acting career began to blossom. She went on to star in several independent films such as "Blind", "Larkshead Society", "Free Money" and various Spanish films including "Sobre Tu Cadaver" and "La Bella." Her most recent work includes her roles in upcoming feature films such as Monica in "sideFX ", Isabella in "Red Ridge", Sadie York in "Believe In Me", and Carmen in the highly anticipated comedy feature film "Blue Sombrero" all coming to DVD or a theater near you. Marta graduated from the University of Texas receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Public Relations with a concentration in Latin American Media Studies. With numerous films and commercials under her belt, this smart, beautiful, and talented "tica" has only scratched the surface and is definitely one to look out for. Currently, Marta is studying with renowned LA acting coach Aaron Speiser and is pursuing her calling full throttle.