Family: Otto Romburg
Occupation: Phoenix Foundation Field Agent
Maria first met MacGyver when he tracked her down for her
Otto Romburg, who hadnt seen her since she was a little girl on the
fateful night he and Marias father tried to escape through the wall to West Berlin.
Unfortunately her father was shot, but her Grandfather managed to escaped and moved to
America to live.
Maria was raised as a ward of the state in East Germany where she was trained to become a
Sparrow agent for the Stasi (secret police of East German). Upon turning 16
she was put into active service working all over Europe and America as a Stasi spy.
After the fall of the wall, she was recruited by a man called Weise, who knew Maria had
grown up blaming her grandfather for her parents death, and used her to help him
find her grandfathers gold.
After meeting her grandfather all those years later and hearing his side of what happened
the night her father was killed, Maria was able to reconcile with her grandfather and help
MacGyver stop Weise and his men.
Realizing Marias considerable skills and training would make her a valuable asset to
the Phoenix Foundation,
Pete Thornton was quick to hire and put her to work as a field
agent, during which time, she became romantically involved with MacGyver. Their
relationship stalled however when, once again, MacGyvers fear of commitment came
into play. Soon after, Maria was sent on assignment to Brazil.
Note: She actually left the show after the producers
received loads of angry mail from female viewers, who wanted MacGyver to remain single and
Episodes: The Wall , MacGyver's Women