Maria Alejandra Delfino
February 20, 1981
|Occupation||Musician, singer, songwriter, actress, classical ballet, artist|
(m. 2007; div. 2008)
|Partner||Brendan Fehr (2000–2002)|
|Relatives||Marieh Delfino (sister)|
Maria Alejandra Delfino (/ / mə-HAHN-drə del-FEE-noh; born February 20, 1981), 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.
Delfino was born on February 20, 1981, in Caracas, Venezuela. Her father Enrique Delfino is Italian Venezuelan, and her mother Mary Hellmund is Cuban. As a child, she lived in Caracas and Miami, Florida, until moving to Los Angeles as a teenager.
Her nickname / stage-name “Majandra” is an amalgamation of her given name: Mariah Alejandra. She started using the nickname when her baby sister was not able to pronounce her full name properly.
Delfino was cast in MGM's Zeus & Roxanne before landing the role of Tina Dimeo in NBC's The Tony Danza Show, where she played Tony 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, and in R.S.V.P. She played Trudi in the film 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. Delfino 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/backdoor pilot, "The Farm." NBC did not greenlight the series.
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.
Her second album, Tarte, was released on April 23, 2007, by her own record company, Red Velvet Cake Records. In February 2011, the singer announced via Twitter that she was working on her third studio album, scheduled for a late 2018 release.
Delfino was in a relationship with her Roswell co-star and on-screen love interest Brendan Fehr from 2000 to 2002. The two were briefly engaged before parting ways. In 2007, Delfino married Devon Gummersall, who also appeared alongside her in several Roswell episodes as her character's cousin, Sean DeLuca. The marriage was short-lived, and the two divorced the next year. On March 18, 2011, Delfino married actor David Walton in Miami. They have two children, a daughter born in 2012, and a son born in 2013.
- The Sicks (EP) (2001) Dripfeed
- Le Prince Bleu D'Arthelius (2003) (CD single duet with RoBERT)
- Tarte (2007) RVC Records
|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|
|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 Schrute||Episode "The Farm"|
|2014||Friends with Better Lives||Andi Lutz||Main role|
|2017||BoJack Horseman||Henrietta||Episode "Time's Arrow"|
- Delfino, Majandra (Jul 28, 2011). "Twitter post". Twitter. Retrieved April 10, 2017. "Mother is Cuban, father is Italian Venezuelan. Watch out! ;)"
- "Friends with Better Lives Cast: Majandra Delfino". CBS. September 3, 2014. Archived from the original on September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
- Majandra Delfino - Third Album (Late 2011) at popjustice.com
- "Majandra Delfino". IMDb. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
- Byrne, Alla; Wihlborg, Ulrica (April 8, 2011). "David Walton Gets Married". People. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- "David Walton, Majandra Delfino Welcome Their First Child!". Us Magazine. June 21, 2012. Retrieved January 27, 2015.
- "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.