Majandra Delfino

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Majandra Delfino
Delfino at ATX TV Festival in June 2014
Maria Alejandra Delfino

Occupation(s)Musician, singer, songwriter, actress, classical ballet, artist
Years active1997–present
(m. 2011)

Maria Alejandra Delfino (/məˈhɑːndrə dɛlˈfn/ mə-HAHN-drə del-FEE-noh), known professionally as Majandra Delfino, is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Maria DeLuca on Roswell, and as Andi on the CBS sitcom Friends with Better Lives.

Early life[edit]

Delfino was born on in Caracas, Venezuela. Her father, Enrique Delfino, is Italian Venezuelan, and her mother, Mary Hellmund, is Cuban.[1] As a child, she lived in Caracas and Miami, Florida, before moving to Los Angeles as a teenager.[2]



Delfino was cast in MGM's Zeus & Roxanne before winning the role of Tina Dimeo in NBC's The Tony Danza Show, where she played Danza's teenage daughter. After playing Natalie Sanford in the independent film The Secret Life of Girls, Delfino was cast as Maria DeLuca on Roswell. On hiatus, she performed in the small role of Vanessa in Traffic. She also acted in Reeseville, Celeste in the City, R.S.V.P. and State's Evidence.

Delfino starred in a number of episodes of the NBC show Quarterlife, also shown on MySpaceTV, which started airing November 11, 2007. In 2011, she starred with Raven-Symoné in the show State of Georgia on ABC Family until its cancellation.

Delfino performed in ABC's pilot The Family Trap starring Mandy Moore and Stockard Channing. She was eight months pregnant with her first child during the shooting, so 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 attempted spin-off, The Farm. NBC did not greenlight the series.

Delfino starred in CBS's Friends with Better Lives, where writers included her pregnancy in the storyline.[citation needed]


Delfino sang in several Roswell episodes, such as "Viva Las Vegas", "Cry Your Name" and "Behind the Music". In the summer of 2000, she released three songs onto the internet, "Siren", "Bruises" and "Tattoo", written and produced in association with "Sci-Fi Lullaby." On October 31, 2001, she released the EP The Sicks on her own label, Dripfeed, without radio or television airplay.

Her second album, Tarte, was released on April 23, 2007 by her own record company, Red Velvet Cake Records. In February 2011, she announced via Twitter that she was working on her third studio album, scheduled for a late 2018 release.[3]

Personal life[edit]

On March 18, 2011, Delfino married actor David Walton in Miami.[4] They have two children, a daughter born in 2012, and a son born in 2013.[5][6]


  • The Sicks (EP) (2001) Dripfeed
  • Le Prince Bleu D'Arthelius (2003) (CD single duet with RoBERT)
  • Tarte (2007) RVC Records

Film and television credits[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; 60 episodes
2000 Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th Martina Martinez 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 Schrute Episode "The Farm"
2014 Friends with Better Lives Andi Lutz Main role
2017 Life in Pieces Marsha Episode "Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript"
2017 Band Aid Maria
2017 BoJack Horseman Henrietta Episode "Time's Arrow"


  1. ^ Delfino, Majandra (Jul 28, 2011). "Twitter post". Twitter. Retrieved April 10, 2017. "Mother is Cuban, father is Italian Venezuelan. Watch out! ;)"
  2. ^ "Friends with Better Lives Cast: Majandra Delfino". CBS. September 3, 2014. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  3. ^ Majandra Delfino - Third Album (Late 2011) at
  4. ^ Byrne, Alla; Wihlborg, Ulrica (April 8, 2011). "David Walton Gets Married". People. Archived from the original on October 7, 2018. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "David Walton, Majandra Delfino Welcome Their First Child!". Us Magazine. June 21, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "David Walton and Majandra Delfino Welcome Son Louis Augustus". People. November 16, 2013. Archived from the original on November 10, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2015.

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