Maria Alejandra "Majandra" Delfino (born February 20, 1981) is an Alma Award-nominated Venezuelan-American actress and singer best known for her role as "Maria DeLuca" on Roswell, and as "Jo Pye" on the State of Georgia. She is the younger sister of actress Marieh Delfino.
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- 3 Music
- 4 Discography
- 5 Filmography
- 6 References
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Delfino was born on February 20, 1981 in Caracas, Venezuela. She moved to Miami, Florida, with her family in 1984. She married actor (and Roswell co-star) Devon Gummersall) in 2007; they divorced in 2008. On March 18, 2011, Delfino remarried, to actor David Walton in her native Miami. They have two children, daughter Cecilia Delphine Walton (born June 14, 2012) and son Louis Augustus Walton (born November 10, 2013).
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 Suvarifor the role of Angela Hayes in the 1999 film American Beauty after expressing serious distaste with having to kiss Kevin Spacey onscreen.
Delfino starred in a number of episodes of the NBC show Quarterlife, also shown on MySpaceTV, which started airing November 11, 2007. As of June 2011, she was starring with Raven-Symoné in the show State of Georgia on the ABC Family channel till its cancellation.
Following her ABC Family show, Delfino, eight months pregnant with her first child, shot ABC's pilot The Family Trap starring Mandy Moore and Stockard Channing. Director Shawn Levy shot around the pregnancy for the entire project. One month after giving birth, Delfino was cast as Dwight Schrute's sister on NBC's The Office spin-off. The pilot, titled The Farm, stars Rainn Wilson, Delfino and Thomas Middleditch as siblings who inherit the larger family farm after the death of their Aunt Shirley. NBC did not green light the series, deciding to air the pilot as an episode of The Office instead.
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. 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. In February 2011, the singer announced, through her Twitter, that she is working on her third studio album, scheduled for a late 2011 release.
- The Sicks (EP) (2001) Dripfeed
- Le Prince Bleu D'Arthelius (2003) (CD Single duet with RoBERT)
- Tarte (2007) Red Velvet Cake Records
- Upcoming third album (2012)
|1997||Zeus and Roxanne||Judith Dunhill|
|1997–1998||The Tony Danza Show||Tina DiMeo||14 episodes|
|1999||The Secret Life of Girls||Natalie Sanford|
|Katie Joplin||Sara Shotz||7 episodes|
|1999–2002||Roswell||Maria DeLuca||Main Role; 61 episodes|
|2000||Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth||Martina||Direct-to-video|
|2001||The Learning Curve||Ashley|
|2004||Boston Public||Jill Sharp||Episode "Chapter Seventy-Seven"|
|Celeste in the City||Celeste Blodgett||TV movie|
|2005||Don't Come Knocking||1st Girl|
|2006||Three Moons Over Milford||Grace Wochuck||Episode "Unaired Pilot"|
|Help Me Help You||Pissed-Off Girl / Lucy||Episodes "Pilot" and "The Mattress"|
|2008||Heidi 4 Paws||Miss Rottenmeier|
|Web of Lies||Abby Turner||TV movie|
|2010||Life as We Know It||Jenna|
|2011||Men of a Certain Age||Stella||Episodes "The Pickup" and "A League of Their Owen"|
|State of Georgia||Josephina "Jo" Pye||Main Role; 12 episodes|
|2012||Family Trap||Sarah||TV movie|
|2013||The Office||Fannie||Episode "The Farm"|
|2014||Friends with Better Lives||Andi Lutz||Main Role|