Majandra Delfino

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Majandra Delfino
Majandra Delfino at ATX 2014.jpg
Delfino in June 2014
Born Maria Alejandra Delfino
(1981-02-20) February 20, 1981 (age 33)
Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation Musician, singer, songwriter, actress, dancer, artist
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Devon Gummersall (October 6, 2007 – 2008; divorced)
David Walton (March 18, 2011 – present)
Children 2
Website
Majandra.com

Maria Alejandra "Majandra" Delfino (born February 20, 1981 in Caracas, Venezuela) is an Alma Award-nominated 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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[1] They have two children, daughter Cecilia Delphine Walton (born June 14, 2012) and son Louis Augustus Walton (born November 10, 2013).[2][3]

Film and television[edit]

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 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.

Music[edit]

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.[4]

Discography[edit]

Majandra[edit]

  • 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)

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
Traffic Vanessa
2001 The Learning Curve Ashley
2002 R.S.V.P. Callie
2003 Reeseville Irish Buchanan
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"
Ultra Suzette TV movie
Help Me Help You Pissed-Off Girl / Lucy Episodes "Pilot" and "The Mattress"
State's Evidence Trudi
2008 Heidi 4 Paws Miss Rottenmeier
Quarterlife Vanessa 5 episodes
2009 Bent Megan Short film
Pulling Louise TV movie
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

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