María José Doyle
Founder and Principal Agent


Originally from Uruguay, María José Doyle created Universal Artists Management after her own extensive career as an actor, singer, dancer and entertainer.

Beginning her vocation on stage at the age of 14, María José moved to Canada to continue her professional career. She performed with Latin bands in Vancouver, worked as an actor and coached Spanish dialects in several films and TV productions.

With 38 years experience in the entertainment industry, coupled with studies in Law and International Commerce, María José is uniquely situated to provide pragmatic career building advice. She is known as one of the hardest working agents in Vancouver!

María José knows how to position an actor’s own diversity for auditions – giving them the best chance to get into an audition room.

She created Universal Artists Management as a haven for actors to be recognized as an individual – celebrating their ethnic background and unique profile.

Susan Levang
Assistant to Maria Jose


Born in British Columbia, Susan brings 20 years of Business Management and Coaching experience to Universal Artists Management.

Susan is highly organized, responsive and loves celebrating every step in each of our actors' careers. She provides administration support and also encouragement and direction.

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