She has originated more than two dozen roles in Canadian premieres (including Hannah Moscovitch’s Bunny, Kate Hennig’s The Last Wife, Michael Healey’s Proud and The Front Page, Judith Thompson’s Palace of the End and Sharon Pollock’s Angel’s Trumpet); co-written and starred in award-winning plays (Secret Life of a Mother, Montparnasse, Dance of the Red Skirts); performed in ensembles of epic theatre endeavours (Sheep No Wool/Outside the March/Convergence’s Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl, Nightwood’s Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, Volcano’s Another Africa, Theatre Front’s The Mill); and interpreted lead classic roles across the country and over many seasons at the Stratford Festival (Death and the King’s Horseman, Hamlet, The Front Page, King Lear, She Stoops to Conquer, School for Scandal). She is a Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award winner, multiple Dora Award winner and many time nominee in both performance and writing, referred to as “the excellent Maev Beaty” by the New York Times. Her film debut (Mouthpiece) was a Special Presentations Opening Film at 2019 TIFF, she has starred in several independent Canadian films and is featured on such television shows as Murdoch Mysteries, Nurses and Ghost Writer as well as Ari’s Aster’s 2023 film Beau is Afraid.
Maev has been the voice of several advertisement campaigns on radio and television (Toronto Star, Tim Horton’s, RBC), the voice of the Biography Channel, narrated several documentaries (NOVA,
CBC, Vision TV – Driven By Vision) and animated films. Several audioplays can be found on the CBC Playme series (PlayME | CBC Podcasts | CBC Listen Secret Life of a Mother, Don’t get me Startered) For Maev Beaty’s voiceover work, please contact Roberta Romano at Element Artist Management Inc.
Her demos can be found on
Her audiobook narration includes Lear’s Shadow by Claire Holden Rothman,.
Awards & Nominations
Dora Nomination, 2020, Outstanding Performance, August Osage CountyDora Nomination, 2019, Outstanding New Play, The Secret Life of a Mother
Dora Nomination, 2019, Outstanding Performance, The Secret Life of a Mother
Dora Winner, 2017,Outstanding Performance, The Last Wife
Dora Nomination, 2015, Outstanding Performance, The DeChardin Project
Dora Winner, 2014, Outstanding Ensemble, Passion Play
Dora Nomination, 2013, Outstanding Performance, Terminus
Toronto Theatre Critics Award, 2013, Best Supporting Actress, Proud
Dora Nomination, 2013, Outstanding Performance, Proud
Dora Nomination, 2012, Outstanding Performance, The Happy Woman
Dora Award Winner, 2012, Outstanding Ensemble, The Penelopiad
Dora Nomination, 2010/11, Outstanding New Play, Outstanding Performance, Montparnasse
Alberta Theatre Projects’ 2010 Enbridge playRites Awards, Emerging Playwright Award,
Erin Shields and Maev Beaty, Montparnasse
K.M. Hunter Award Nomination, 2009
Dora Nomination, 2008 Independent Theatre, Outstanding Performance, Dance of the Red Skirts