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Overview (2)

Born in Buenos Aires, Federal District, Argentina
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Beautiful and talented actress Mia Maestro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She moved to Berlin when she was 18 years old to train as a classical music vocalist. Along the way, she also trained in dance and acting. She returned to her homeland Argentina two years later, made her film debut with the film Tango. This was followed by four other films: The Venice Project (1999), Timecode (2000), Picking Up the Pieces (2000) and El astillero (2000).

Maestro made her television debut in 2000, when she starred in the television movie For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000). She starred in two major films during the time: she played Cristina Kahlo in the film Frida, and the acclaimed film The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), based on the biography of Che Guevara when he was still young. She also appeared in the film Poseidon.

In 2004, Maestro was cast in the spy drama Alias. She originally met with the show's producer, J.J. Abrams, intending to get a role on another one of his projects, Lost. Introduced late into the third season, she plays Nadia Santos, the daughter resulting from the affair between Arvin Sloane (Ron Rifkin) and Irina Derevko (Lena Olin); thus, she is the half-sister of Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner). She later works as an Argentinean intelligence agent as well as a special agent for the CIA, which marked her character being turned into a regular one starting from the fourth season. She won an Imagen Award-given out to honor Latino members of the entertainment industry-for Best Supporting Actress in 2004. After her stint on Alias, Maestro starred in the films The Box and Visioners.

Maestro played "Nora Martinez" in the first two seasons of the FX series The Strain (2014).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dreamer

Trivia (17)

She ranked #61 (2001) in Stuff's 100 Sexiest Women.
She ranked #67 (2001) in Maxim's 100 Sexiest Women.
She trained to be a classical vocalist.
Her mum is a former economist and her dad is a businessman in Argentina
Loves scuba-diving and soccer.
Won an ACE award for her performance in a theatrical production of Pandora's Box
Has a dog named River
Moved to Berlin at age 18 for her classical vocal training
While in Berlin, she also studied the Brechtian acting technique in addition to her dance, vocal and music classes.
She got the part of Nadia Santos on Alias (2001) after meeting series producer J.J. Abrams for another show of Abrams called Lost (2004) but she ended up getting the part of recurring character and eventual series regular on Alias (2001) as Sydney's half-sister.
In For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000), she played the mother of actor Freddy Rodríguez, who is actually 3 years older than her in real life! Now, they are going to star in the same movie again, Wolfgang Petersen's remake of The Poseidon Adventure (1972).
Has starred in 4 movies with her good friend, actress Salma Hayek: Frida (2002), In the Time of the Butterflies (2001), Hotel (2001) and Timecode (2000).
Ranked #99 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Studied acting with Carlos Gandolfo.
Was considered for the role of Elektra in Daredevil (2003).
Good friends with Maggie Grace and Lee Pace.
Auditioned to play the role of Alicia Nash in A Beautiful Mind (2001). But the role went to Jennifer Connelly.

Personal Quotes (4)

[on working with Guillermo del Toro] He is such a unique director and such a wonderful, I would say, imagination machine or dream machine. Guillermo has that sensitivity that is quite unique and it's what makes him this incredible artist. And there is no one like him. He has this love for his monsters and love for his stories, and he conveys this fantastical genre and the horror genre with so much soul and so much humanism in a way that's quite seldom seen.
Sometimes you can forget about who you are in a relationship. But you can also be inspired by the person you are with to become something you always knew you wanted to become.
My parents were overprotective because you could get kidnapped and bombs were exploding in the streets.
[on her character in The Strain] She's a real strong character. She's a wonderful professional. She can hold her own. And just having a really active female role in a world of men - in The Strain, the books and the TV show, there are very masculine roles - so for her to survive and do her job, she has to be super-strong. From a female actor point of view, that's the kind of role I love to do. It's a lot more fun with a lot more to bring to the table. Nora is kind of indicative of how many new roles are being written for women, in television and film, but mainly television.

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