Tina Marie Majorino (/meɪdʒɵˈriːnoʊ/; born February 7, 1985) 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.Despite her early success, she took a sabbatical from 1999 to 2004. She returned for one of her best known roles to date, the character Deb in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite. Since her return to acting, Majorino has been in television series such as Veronica Mars, Big Love, True Blood and Grey's Anatomy. Majorino was given the role of Mac in the Veronica Mars movie, and has played the part of Maggie Harris on TNT's Legends TV series. Wikipedia
Appears in the music video for Pink's single, "F**in' Perfect".
Her father is of half Italian, one quarter Cuban, and one quarter French, descent. Her mother has English and German ancestry.
Met 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."
She has a potentially life-threatening allergy to peanuts and related nuts.
Just 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!
Was voted #42 on the E! Networks "50 Cutest Child Stars All Grown Up".
Graduated high school at 15 years old.
Enjoys surfing and running.
Once in a band - The AM Project
Celebrity Judge for UCLA Spring Sing 2005
Started singing before she could talk. Has been a trained Opera Singer since the age of 7 and still studies it.
Parents: Sarah and Bob Majorino
Has an older brother named Kevin
Has a black belt in the martial art of Tang Soo Do
As a child, she frequently appeared in films that were set in time periods other than the present.
Often portrayed children in the midst of a dramatic, life-changing event
"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)
"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)