Who is Tina Majorino?
American actress Albertina Marie ‘Tina’ Majorino was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 7 February 1985, making Aquarius her zodiac sign. She has 40 acting credits and is perhaps still known best for playing Deb in the 2004 comedy movie “Napoleon Dynamite”, which starred Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez, and was written and directed by Jared Hess. It follows a teenager as he’s helping his new friend become the class president at their small western high school – the film won 10 of its 33 award nominations.
Tina’s today quite active in the film industry, and is currently recording for the upcoming TV series “Cyko KO: The Animated Series”.
Education and early life
Tina was raised in Los Angeles alongside her older brother Kevin, by their father Bob Majorino and mother Sarah; not many details have been disclosed about Tina’s family, because she respects their privacy, while it’s known that she and her brother are both fans of rock ‘n’ roll, and are today members of their own band The AM Project.
One can say that Tina was thrown into the film industry by her parents, as she was only four when cast to appear in the comedy series “ABC TGIF”. Her following role came in 1992, when cast to star as Sophie Wilder in all 19 episodes of the comedy “Camp Wilder”, which also starred Mary Page Keller and Jerry O’Connell, and was created by Matthew Carlson. It follows a single mother who’s become her younger siblings’ guardian now that their parents have passed away, and the series was nominated for three awards. Tina’s been active in the film industry ever since.
She studied at a local high school in Los Angeles, matriculating at the age of 15 in 2000.
Roles in movies
Tina’s debut film role was playing Jess Green in the popular 1994 romantic drama “When a Man Loves a Woman”, which starred Andy Garcia and Meg Ryan, and was directed by Luis Mandoki; it follows the relationship between a man and an alcoholic woman, and the film was nominated for four awards. Some of Tina’s following roles were in 1994 in the romantic comedy “Corrina, Corrina” and the family adventure “Andre”, and the 1995 action science fiction adventure “Waterworld”.
The year 1997 saw her play Janie Bailey in the fantasy “Merry Christmas, George Bailey”, which starred Casey Kasem and Bill Pullman, while she then portrayed the lead character Alice in the critically acclaimed 1999 family adventure comedy “Alice in Wonderland”, which also starred Robbie Coltrane and Whoopi Goldberg, and was directed by Nick Willing. The film follows Alice who’s fallen down a rabbit hole and has ended up in Wonderland, and it won 12 of its 26 award nominations.
Tina had only a couple of film roles in the next decade, including in the 2006 comedy “Think Tank”, the 2007 biographical musical “What We Do Is Secret”, and the 2010 comedy “In Security”.
In 2012, she portrayed Alice in the comedy “Should’ve Been Romeo”, which starred Edward Asner and Paul Ben-Victor, and was directed by Marc Bennett. It follows a middle-aged man who’s just been fired from his job at a potato chip factory.
Some of Tina’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2014 short comedy “You Me & Her”, the 2022 comedy “I, Challenger”, and another 2022 comedy “Bury Me”.
Roles in TV series
In 2004, Tina portrayed Serene Barnes in the episode “Lost and Found” of the crime mystery “Without a Trace”, and from 2004 through 2007, she played Cindy ‘Mac’ Mackenzie in the hit crime mystery “Veronica Mars”, which starred Jason Dohring and Kristen Bell, and was created by Rob Thomas. It follows a woman who became a detective following her best friend’s murder, the series aired from 2004 through 2019 and won six of the 26 awards for which it was nominated.
In 2010, Tina played Addy Fiisher in all seven episodes of the drama “The Deep End”, and from 2006 through 2011, she portrayed Heather Tuttle in 26 episodes of the drama “Big Love”, which starred Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn, and was created by Will Scheffer. It follows the life of a man who has three wives, and the series won seven of the 52 awards for which it was nominated.
Tina’s also known for playing Florence in 12 episodes of the crime action “Scorpion”, which starred Katharine McPhee and Elyes Gabel, and was created by Nick Santora. It follows the life of an eccentric genius, and the series won one of the seven awards for which it was nominated.
Some of Tina’s most recent TV series roles have been in the 2020 episode “Delivered” of the fantasy horror “Into the Dark”, the 2020 episode “You Me & Her” of the action horror “Etheria”, and the 2022 episode “Cheat Day” of the drama “The Good Doctor”.
Tina sang four songs in the 1999 movie “Alice in Wonderland”.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Whatever Happened To?”, “The Bronx Bunny Show” and “Entertainment Tonight”.
Awards and nominations
Tina’s been nominated for seven awards, including a 1995 Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress, for her performance in “Corrina, Corrina”, a 1998 Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Supporting Young Actress in a TV Movie, for “Before Women Had Wings” and a 1999 YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Made for TV Film, for “Alice in Wonderland”.
Love life and relationships
Tina’s been keeping the details of her love life away from the media’s attention since the launch of her acting career, and no names of her past boyfriends (and/or girlfriends) have been disclosed.
Many of Tina’s fans have written on the internet about the possibility of her being lesbian, claiming that this might be the reason why she seems uncomfortable when asked questions about her love life during interviews, but none of these rumors have been addressed by her.
There are some who believe that she’s today married, but is keeping her marriage away from media, but this hasn’t been confirmed either.
Tina seems to be unattached as of June 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Tina’s been passionate about martial arts since a very early age, and today holds a black belt in Tang Soo Do.
She began her opera singing training at the age of seven, and has been studying it to this day.
Tina’s a computer geek, just as her character in the series “Veronica Mars”.
She has a strong allergy to peanuts, and has revealed that she could die if left untreated after eating them.
Tina was featured in Pink’s music video “F**in’ Perfect”.
She and American actress, screenwriter and producer Deborah Ann Wolf were born on the exact same day.
Julia Roberts is one of Tina’s favorite actresses, and some of her favorite movies include “Everyone Says I Love You”, “I Love Trouble” and “The Normal Heart”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Tina’s age is 38. She has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs about 125lbs (57kgs).
Tina’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million, as of June 2023.