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Overview (3)

Born in Caracas, Venezuela
Birth NameMarialejandra Delfino
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Majandra Delfino rose to fame in her role as Maria DeLuca on Roswell. Born in Caracas, Venezuela to a Cuban mother and Venezuelan father, Majandra lived between Caracas and Miami before permanently moving to Los Angeles in her late teens.

At 4 years old Majandra's parents reached a fork in the road when they discovered she could read music from a beat-up Schubert book yet practiced multiplication drills with just a rudimentary understanding of math. Majandra's parents chose the scholastic side and enrolled her in an academically focused school. Still, between the ages of 4 to 13 Majandra danced with the Miami Ballet, with acceptance to the junior company by age 9, while studying classical piano throughout. Majandra's parents hoped this would be enough. Only, by age 11, Majandra and her best friend Alana Chirino (daughter of famed Cuban salsa singer Willy Chirino) snuck out of the house to be two of the four hundred girls auditioning for an all-girls pop group. They, along with Alana's sister Nicole and good friend Samantha Gibb (daughter of Bee Gees Maurice Gibb) ended up getting chosen - forming the music group 'China Dolls' a soul-styled pop group under the Sony label. After opening for the Bee Gees at a benefit concert and other local shows, the girls enjoyed small success, resulting in an audition for Columbia Pictures' The Baby-Sitters Club. Of the 800 plus cattle call of young girls, Majandra was among the few to get a callback. Fueled by this encouragement, Majandra decided to pursue an acting career in addition to her music responsibilities - again, doing so by sneaking out of the house. Dismayed by her daughter's latest "non-academic" aspiration, Majandra's parents gave her a 6-month deadline to succeed. Within 2 months she was cast as a lead in MGM's major motion picture Zeus & Roxanne - and within three months she landed the coveted role of Tony Dana's daughter on NBC straight to series multi-camera sitcom The Tony Danza Show. But it wasn't until Roswell's breakout success that Majandra rose to fan-magazine fame. Her role as the sarcastic Maria DeLuca has sparked many fans all around the world and its cult following continues to grow today. While on her second season of Roswell Majandra was cast as Vanessa in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic for which she won an Alma Award. Despite her successes as an actor, Majandra stayed true to her musical roots, releasing The Sicks and TARTE, two self-produced albums in which she wrote, performed, produced and engineered. Other notable credits include the Warner Bros feature Life As We Know It and the critically acclaimed drama Don't Come Knocking, directed by Wim Wenders. Starring in a string of comedies from State of Georgia where Majandra played the Laverne to Raven Simone's Shirley, then The Office spin-off The Farm, where Majandra played the third of the trio entrusted to run the family business, as Rainn Wilson and Thomas Middleditch's little sister, to CBS' multi-cam comedy Friends with Better Lives that found Majandra playing a pregnant wife and friend to Kevin Connolly, Brooklyn Decker and Zoe Lister-Jones, Delfino found herself back on the comedy side of things. Under a development deal for two self-scribed shows, Majandra Delfino continues to produce and create her own material, only this time for the screen and not just music. Delfino is married to actor David Walton with whom she has two small children, Cecilia Delphine and Louis Augustus. Majandra will next be seen in the directorial debut of Zoe Lister-Jones' self-scribed Sundance contender, Band-Aid. Rumors of a third album continue to abound but there has been no concrete word from Majandra or her representation yet.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: G. Holcom

Majandra Delfino possesses talents, from singing to acting to dancing to painting to playing the guitar, piano, and cello.

Her acting career began in 1995, when she was 14-years-old and living in Miami, Florida. She was granted a six-month window by her mother to book an acting gig (a seemingly impossible task in a city with almost no theater or film production). Within three of those six months, she was handpicked to star alongside Kathleen Quinlan and Steve Guttenberg in the MGM feature, Zeus and Roxanne (1997). Following this, Delfino moved to Los Angeles with her family and soon found herself starring in the successful WB series, Roswell (1999). On hiatus from Roswell (1999), Delfino was cast as a privileged junkie in Steven Soderbergh's Oscar-winning film, Traffic (2000). She worked alongside an ensemble of great actors and won an ALMA award and a SAG award for her performance. Delfino continues to explore complex and challenging roles that showcase her versatility, such as her starring role in the much-anticipated independent feature, State's Evidence (2006), in which she portrays a disturbed and vulnerable teen who vows to commit suicide on videotape. Delfino accompanied this extremely dark film with the upbeat ABC Family film, Celeste in the City (2004), with Ethan Embry, Nicholas Brendon, and Deborah Gibson.

Delfino began her professional music career in 1999, when her independent debut album, "The Sicks", was released. The album was met with rave reviews and sold 12,000 units on-line without the benefit of any advertising budget, whatsoever. Majandra toured the country in support of her album, playing live shows in New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. She has also played numerous sold-out gigs in Paris, where she has a particularly large fan base. Having recorded a duet with French pop singer RoBERT, she has expanded her French fan base even more, including a music video that was broadcast throughout the country. Now, she is currently working on her next album through independent label "Emperor Penguin Recordings", which she will write, perform, and produce. Majandra's music style has been compared to Björk, Portishead, and Fiona Apple. As for what her next album will sound like, well, we can only "Sit and Wait".

On the film side of things, Majandra was recently seen in Wim Wenders' comeback Don't Come Knocking (2005), written by and starring American playwright legend, Sam Shepard. Finally, her dream of working alongside her sister, Marieh Delfino, was made possible. They both star together in some of the movie's scenes as two Cuban teenagers cavorting with Sam Shepard's character through his dark downfall. She is also set to shoot the much-hyped independent film, _Fluorescent (2006)_ , directed by Adam Christian Clark.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Szucs

Spouse (2)

David Walton (18 March 2011 - present) (2 children)
Devon Gummersall (6 October 2007 - 2008) (divorced)

Trivia (17)

Attended New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida.
Younger sister of Marieh Delfino.
Often sings on episodes of Roswell (1999), such as "Viva Las Vegas", "Cry Your Name" and "Behind the Music".
October 31, 2001: Released her debut album, entitled "The Sicks". Inspired by Björk and Portishead.
In the summer of 2000, she released three songs onto the Internet: "Siren", "Bruises", and "Tattoo". She wrote and produced them in association with "Sci-Fi Lullaby".
Lost out to Mena Suvari in American Beauty (1999).
Is half-Venezuelan and half-Cuban.
Attended Ransom Everglades Prep and New World School of the Arts while starring in both The Tony Danza Show (1997) and Roswell (1999). NWSA major was Music.
Former music group, China Doll, opened for The Bee Gees. "China Doll" also took to the stage with the famed icons for their set's closing song, "You Should Be Dancing".
Bi-coastal until the third season of Roswell (1999), Majandra Delfino now resides full-time in Los Angeles.
Majandra was nicknamed "Majandra" because her sister couldn't pronounce her real name, "Maria Alejandra".
Former Roswell (1999) costar Katherine Heigl was a bridesmaid in Majandra's wedding to David Walton.
Majandra and David Walton were married at Trinity Cathedral, the oldest church in Miami. The reception was held at The Surf Club ballroom, where Majandra had her débutante ball when she was age 19.
Sister-in-law of David Leepson.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a daughter Cecilia Delphine Walton on June 14, 2012. Child's father is her 2nd husband, David Walton.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 32, a son Louis Augustus Walton on November 10, 2013. Child's father is her 2nd husband, David Walton.
Her children weighed 9 lbs 3 oz and 8 lbs 7 oz at birth respectively roughly 17 months apart.

Personal Quotes (2)

Don't worry. We're not crazy people like you think!
I'm not girly girly enough to care how I look on TV, or if i'm wearing the correct make up.

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