Majandra Delfino (born Maria Alejandra Delfino on February 20, 1981, in Caracas, Venezuela), is an actress and singer best known for her role as Maria DeLuca on the television series Roswell.
Delfino was nicknamed "Majandra" by her elder sister, Marieh
, who is also an actress. Marieh couldn't pronounce her full name, and so the nickname stuck. She is half Cuban
and half Venezuelan
She attended Ransom Everglades and New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida.
Film and Television
Delfino started playing Maria Deluca on Roswell
, where on hiatus she stared in the small but memorable role of Vanessa in "Traffic" as well as Natalie in "The Secret Life of Girls". She also acted in Reeseville
, Celeste in the City
, The Tony Danza Show
, and R.S.V.P.
, with Jason Mewes
and Glenn Quinn
. She played Trudi in the film State's Evidence
, which covers the controversial topic of violence in schools. She lost to Mena Suvari
for the role of Angela Hayes in the 1999 film American Beauty
Delfino also stars in a number of episodes of the NBC show Quarterlife, also shown on MySpaceTV, which started airing November 11, 2007.
Delfino sang in several Roswell
episodes, such as "Viva Las Vegas", "Cry Your Name", and "Behind the Music". In the summer of 2000, Delfino released three songs onto the internet, Siren
, and wrote and produced them in association with "Sci-Fi Lullaby".
On October 31, 2001, Delfino released the EP The Sicks on her own label, Dripfeed, without radio or television airplay. Producer/remixer Justin Lassen created an 11-remix suite with Delfino's masters from The Sicks that was never fully released due to red tape.
She also received attention in France, through her duet with French chanteuse RoBERT, entitled Le Prince Bleu D'Arthelius in which she sings both in English and French.
Her second album, Tarte, was released on April 23, 2007, by her own record company, Red Velvet Cake Records, through her Web site www.majandra.com and can now be purchased through iTunes along with The Sicks.
- The Sicks (EP) (2001) Dripfeed
- Le Prince Bleu D'Arthelius 2003 (CD Single duet with RoBERT)
- Tarte (2007) Red Velvet Cake Records