Majandra Delfino (born Maria
Alejandra Delfino on February 20, 1981, in Caracas, Venezuela), is an Alma
Award nominated American 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. She married actor Devon Gummersall in 2007, who played her
character's cousin in Roswell. They divorced in 2008.
Delfino started playing Maria Deluca on Roswell, where on hiatus she
starred 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", "Bruises" and "Tattoo",
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.
Life as We Know It (2010) ....
Web of Lies (2009) (TV) .... Abby Turner
Bent (2009) .... Megan
Pulling (2009) (TV) .... Louise
"Quarterlife" .... Vanessa (5 episodes, 2008)
- Anxiety (2008) TV episode .... Vanessa
- Compromise (2008) TV episode .... Vanessa
- Finding a Voice (2008) TV episode .... Vanessa
- Goodbyes (2008) TV episode .... Vanessa
- Home Sweet Home (2008) TV episode .... Vanessa
Heidi 4 Paws (2008) (voice) .... Miss Rottenmeier
State's Evidence (2006) .... Trudi
"Help Me Help You" .... Lucy / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
- The Mattress (2006) TV episode .... Lucy
- Pilot (2006) TV episode .... Pissed-Off Girl
"Three Moons Over Milford" .... Grace Wochuck (1 episode, 2006)
- Unaired Pilot (2006) TV episode .... Grace Wochuck
Ultra (2006) (TV) .... Suzette
Don't Come Knocking (2005) .... 1st Girl
Celeste in the City (2004) (TV) .... Celeste Blodgett
"Boston Public" .... Jill Sharp (1 episode, 2004)
- Chapter Seventy-Seven (2004) TV episode .... Jill Sharp
Reeseville (2003) .... Iris Buchanan
"Roswell" .... Maria DeLuca (60 episodes, 1999-2002)
... aka Roswell High (UK) (USA: working title)
- Graduation (2002) TV episode .... Maria DeLuca
- Four Aliens and a Baby (2002) TV episode .... Maria DeLuca
- Crash (2002) TV episode .... Maria DeLuca
- Who Died and Made You King? (2002) TV episode .... Maria DeLuca
- Chant Down Babylon (2002) TV episode .... Maria DeLuca
R.S.V.P. (2002/I) .... Callie
The Learning Curve (2001) .... Ashley
... aka Dangerous Seduction (Australia: video title)
Traffic (2000) .... Vanessa
... aka Traffic - Die Macht des Kartells (Germany)
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (2000) (V)
"Katie Joplin" (1999) TV series .... Sara Shotz (unknown episodes)
The Secret Life of Girls (1999) .... Natalie Sanford
"The Tony Danza Show" (1997) TV series .... Tina DiMeo (unknown
Zeus and Roxanne (1997) .... Judith Dunhill