Majandra Delfino plays Maria DeLuca, one of the human teenagers who knows the secret of her three alien friends in the New Mexico town made famous by the supposed crash of an alien spacecraft in 1947. Based on "Roswell High," the book series by Melinda Metz, this suspenseful and affecting drama melds science fiction with the alienation of young adulthood. "Roswell" will make its UPN premiere this fall. This marks its third season.
In addition to her role on "Roswell," Delfino has appeared in five feature films including Steven Soderbergh's universally acclaimed "Traffic." Her other film credits include "Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th," "The Secret Lives of Girls," "The Learning Curve" and "Zeus and Roxanne." On television, she starred as the eldest daughter in "The Tony Danza Show."
Delfino was born in Caracas to Venezuelan and Cuban-American parents and moved to Miami with her family at age three. By age five she was playing piano and at 11, she was singing as one-quarter of China Doll, an all-girl quartet that specialized in Latin and American pop. After two years with the group, Delfino and best friend Samantha Gibb, daughter of the Bee Gee's Maurice Gibb, left the group to perform as a duet. They still perform together on special occasions, most recently as the opening act for the Bee Gees at a benefit concert in Miami. Delfino is also an accomplished ballet dancer who has appeared in productions of the Miami Ballet company.
Delfino lives with her parents and sister (also an actress) in Los Angeles.
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