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Majandra Delfino [Roswell]


Quite the Peaches & Cream is Majandra, especially when it comes to her beauty. As a cast member in one of the biggest hit Sci-Fi shows in the world, Majandras’ status as a beauty queen has never been in question as much her refusal to appear in Playboy. Here are a couple of pictures to remind the fans of her nice side. Enjoy.

Majandra Delfino

Date of Birth

20 February 1981, Caracas, Venezuela

 

Birth Name

Marialejandra Delfino

 

Height

5′ 7″ (1.70 m)

 

Mini Biography

 

Majandra Delfino rose to fame in her role as Maria DeLuca on “Roswell High” (1999). Born in Caracas, Venezuela on February 20, 1981, Majandra moved to the states at the age of 3. Residing in Florida, she excelled in academics, but her interests pointed towards the arts. At the age of 10 she danced in “The Nutcracker” with the Miami Ballet. Besides dance, Majandra also took part in school plays and the community theatre. At the age of 11, her best friend Samantha Gibb, daughter of the Bee Gees’ Maurice Gibb, joined an all-girls singing quartet named ‘China Doll’. The group specialized in soul-styled pop. After opening for the Bee Gees at a benefit concert at Miami Beach, the girls enjoyed small success. A few years later both Majandra and Samantha left the group. After singing, Majandra decided to give her acting dreams a shot. Her parents, at first dismayed over their daughter’s aspirations, gave her a 6-month deadline to test her skills. If all else failed, she would concentrate fully on school. Within months she had secured herself with an agent, and was already landing jobs. She landed her first television series the following summer, playing Tony Danza’s daughter on “The Tony Danza Show” (1997). It wasn’t until 1999, with the success of “Roswell” that Majandra rose to fan-magazine fame. Her role as the sarcastic Maria DeLuca has sparked many fans all around. Not forgetting her singing talent, you’ll see her singing on the show every so often. Next up, it’s the big screen, starring with Michael Douglas in the feature film Traffic (2000).

 

Mini Biography

 

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 theatre 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 High” (1999). On hiatus from “Roswell High” (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) (TV) 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 ‘Bjork’, 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.

 

Spouse

David Walton       (18 March 2011 – present)

Devon Gummersall        (6 October 2007 – 2008) (divorced)

 

Trivia

 

Attended New World School of the Arts in Miami, Florida.

Sister of Marieh Delfino.

Often sings on episodes of “Roswell High” (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 High” (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 High” (1999), Majandra Delfino now resides full-time in Los Angeles.

Majandra Delfino was nicknamed Majandra because her sister couldn’t pronounce her real name, “Maria Alejandra”.

Former Roswell co-star, Katherine Heigl, was a bridesmaid for Majandra’s wedding to David Walton.

Majandra & David’s got married at Trinity Cathedral, the oldest church in Miami. The reception was held at The Surf Club ballroom, where Majandra had her debutant ball when she was age 19.

She and her husband, David Walton, are expecting their first child [January 17, 2012].

 

Personal Quotes

 

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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