DoraPlayed by Matreya Scarrwener
Dora is one of those geeky-but-cool geeks who's insanely passionate about well, all her geeky interests. She's a straight C- student and completely fine with that. Dora doesn't want to be popular or wear what's "in." She just wants to build battle bots and re-listen to her Gilda Radner comedy albums. She's highly judgmental of those who don't share her opinions – so most people. But beneath her tough exterior she secretly – and deep deep down - wants a little more "social" in her life, but is too proud to come out and admit it.
Matreya grew up surrounded by theater and started acting when she was 14. After only her first audition, she booked a lead role on the successful children's horror TV show "R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour." She played a sexually exploited teen on the gritty cop drama "The Killing" and the sad, preppy cheerleader Cindy Makey on "Spooksville." Later, Matreya played the on-going role of Sheila, a brainwashed zealot on Stephen Spielberg's "Falling Skies," which was originally was written as an one-episode part. On ABC's hit drama "Once Upon a Time," she played the iconic Dorothy Gale.
Matreya had a series regular roles on the critically acclaimed western drama "Strange Empire" as well on UP TV's "Ties That Bind" the following year.
Also a popular, award-winning theatre actress, Matreya played Halley Armstrong in "Armstrong's War" and C in Morris Panych's "The Waiting Room," which earned her "Best Young Actress in a Theatre Production" at the Joey Awards.