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Majandra Delfino

Maria Alejandra "Majandra" Delfino is an Alma Award-nominated Venezuelan-American actress and singer best known for her role as Maria DeLuca on "Roswell" and as Jo Pye" on the "State of Georgia."

Ms. Delfino was cast in MGM's "Zues & 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 indie darling "The Secret Life of Girls," she was cast as Maria DeLuca on "Roswell." On hiatus, she performed in the small 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." She played Trudi in the film "State's Evidence," which covers the topic of violence in schools.

Ms. 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.

She performed in ABC's pilot "The Family Trap" starring Mandy Moore and Stockard Channing. Ms. Delfino was eight months pregnant with her first child during shooting, so director Shawn Levy shot around the pregnancy for the entire project. One month after giving birth, she was cast as Dwight Schrute's sister on NBC's "The Office" attempted spin-off/backdoor pilot "The Farm" but NBC did not greenlight the series. She last starred in CBS's "Friends With Better Lives," where they wrote her second pregnancy into the story line.

Ms. 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 online "Siren," "Bruises," and "Tattoo," and wrote and produced them in association with "Sci-Fi Lullaby." On October 31, 2001, Ms. 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, through her Twitter, that she is working on her third studio album, scheduled for a late 2011 release.

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