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Date Of BirthFebruary 7, 1985
MarkOften portrayed children in the midst of a dramatic, life-changing event
FactJust like her character Mac on Veronica Mars (2004), she is a techno geek- she owns 5 computers. She adores playing "Mac", especially because of the constant hair color changes!

Tina Majorino is an American film and television actress. She started her career as a child actor, starring in films such as Andre, When a Man Loves a Woman, Corrina, Corrina and Waterworld. She has also had roles in television series such as Veronica Mars, True Blood and Grey’s Anatomy. Majorino is currently starring in the TNT drama series Legends.

Majorino was born in Los Angeles, California, on February 7, 1985, to Sarah and Tony Majorino. She has two older sisters, Heather and Marissa. Majorino was raised in a Catholic household and attended Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. She began her acting career at the age of seven, appearing in a national commercial for Mattel’s Barbie.

Majorino’s first film role was in the 1994 drama Andre, starring Tina Yothers and Keith Carradine. She subsequently appeared in the films When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Corrina, Corrina (1994) and Waterworld (1995). In 1996, she had a recurring role in the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope.

In 2004, Majorino starred in the cult television series Veronica Mars as MacKenzie “Mac” Doyle. She appeared in all three seasons of the show. In 2006, she had a recurring role in the HBO supernatural drama True Blood. In 2010, she guest-starred in an episode of the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

In 2014, Majorino began starring in the TNT drama series Legends as Sophie Deveraux, a master thief and con artist. The series was cancelled after two seasons.

Majorino has a net worth of $4 million. She has earned her wealth through her successful acting career.

Majorino has been in relationships with actors Aaron Paul and Devon Sawa. She is currently single.

General Info

Full NameTina Majorino
Date Of BirthFebruary 7, 1985
Height1.65 m
ProfessionMusician, Actor


ParentsRobert Majorino, Sarah Black
SiblingsKevin Majorino


NominationsTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie Love Scene
MoviesWaterworld, Napoleon Dynamite, Veronica Mars, Corrina, Corrina, When a Man Loves a Woman, Alice in Wonderland, Andre, What We Do Is Secret, Before Women Had Wings, True Women, Should've Been Romeo, Think Tank, Santa Fe, In Security
TV ShowsLegends, Napoleon Dynamite, Big Love, The Deep End, Veronica Mars, Camp Wilder, Grey's Anatomy

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#Marks / Signs
1As a child, she frequently appeared in films that were set in time periods other than the present.
2Often portrayed children in the midst of a dramatic, life-changing event


1"No, because I chose to have the childhood that I had. I was not pushed into the business by anything other than my own ambition and my own dream of wanting to act. And I think that even though I don't have a bunch of cool stories about those great proms, I have great stories of my own about places that I've gone to that a lot of people have never gotten to go to. I'm so grateful for the experiences I've had. I've had great opportunities, and have met great people. I'm completely satisfied with how I grew up and the choices I made." - When asked whether or not she felt that she missed out on a normal childhood. (From Venice Magazine June 2004)
2"I hope that they see this film as sweet and endearing, and I hope that they take away that being yourself is the most important thing, not trying to be something that you're not. Whether that means that you're a popular kid or a geek like the kids in the movie, being true to yourself is worth more than any money you can ever have." - When asked what she hoped audiences would take away from watching Napoleon Dynamite. (From Venice Magazine June 2004)


1Appears in the music video for Pink's single, "F**in' Perfect".
2Her father is of half Italian, one quarter Cuban, and one quarter French, descent. Her mother has English and German ancestry.
3Met Veronica Mars (2004) creator Rob Thomas when she e-mailed him at thirteen years old about a report she had to write on one of his books. They eventually met and vowed to work together. When Majorino returned to acting five years later in Napoleon Dynamite (2004), Thomas wrote her the role of computer geek Mac in "Veronica Mars."
4She has a potentially life-threatening allergy to peanuts and related nuts.
5Performs several songs on the Alice in Wonderland (1999) album.
6Just like her character Mac on Veronica Mars (2004), she is a techno geek- she owns 5 computers. She adores playing "Mac", especially because of the constant hair color changes!
7Was voted #42 on the E! Networks "50 Cutest Child Stars All Grown Up".
8Graduated high school at 15 years old.
9Enjoys surfing and running.
10Once in a band - The AM Project
11Celebrity Judge for UCLA Spring Sing 2005
12Started singing before she could talk. Has been a trained Opera Singer since the age of 7 and still studies it.
13Parents: Sarah and Bob Majorino
14Has an older brother named Kevin
15Has a black belt in the martial art of Tang Soo Do




If the Days of the Week Were People2014Video shortSaturday
Legends2014TV SeriesMaggie Harris
Veronica Mars2014Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie
You Me & Her2014ShortErin
Grey's Anatomy2012-2013TV SeriesDr. Heather Brooks
True Blood2012TV SeriesMolly
Should've Been Romeo2012Alice
Bones2011-2012TV SeriesSpecial Agent Genevieve Shaw
Napoleon Dynamite2012TV SeriesDeb
Castle2011TV SeriesReese Harmon
Big Love2006-2011TV SeriesHeather Tuttle
P!nk: Fuckin' Perfect2011Video shortAdult Angel
In Security2010TV Movie
The Deep End2010TV SeriesAddy Fisher
What We Do Is Secret2007Michelle
Veronica Mars2004-2007TV SeriesCindy 'Mac' Mackenzie
A Sharp2006ShortThe Daughter
Think Tank2006Sal
Testing Bob2005TV MovieAllison Barrett
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesSerene Barnes / Andrews
Napoleon Dynamite2004Deb
Alice in Wonderland1999TV MovieAlice
Merry Christmas, George Bailey1997TV MovieJanie Bailey
Before Women Had Wings1997TV MovieAvocet Abigail 'Bird' Jackson
Santa Fe1997Crystal Thomas
True Women1997TV MovieYoung Euphemia Ashby
New York Crossing1996TV Movie
Andre1994Toni Whitney
Corrina, Corrina1994Molly Singer
When a Man Loves a Woman1994Jess Green
Camp Wilder1992-1993TV SeriesSophie Wilder
ABC TGIF1990TV SeriesSophie


Alice in Wonderland1999TV Movie performer: "Cherry Ripe", "The Blossom Tree", "Beautiful Soup", "Will You Won't You Join The Dance"


MTVu Fandom Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
By the Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie2014Video documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHerself
The Bronx Bunny Show2007TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-1997TV SeriesHerself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Grey's Anatomy2013TV SeriesDr. Heather Brooks
Sexo en serie2008TV Movie documentaryHeather Tuttle
50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography1999TV Series documentaryMolly Singer


Nominated Awards

2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Love SceneNapoleon Dynamite (2004)
1999YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Mini-Series/Made for TV FilmAlice in Wonderland (1999)
1998Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series - Supporting Young ActressBefore Women Had Wings (1997)
1998YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Miniseries/Made-for-TV MovieBefore Women Had Wings (1997)
1995CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActressAndre (1994)
1995Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance by an Actress Under Ten in a Motion PictureAndre (1994)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Actress Under Ten in a Television SeriesCamp Wilder (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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