Tina Majorino

Actor
This talented tot actor smoothly segued from neighborhood plays to national TV commercials to a TV sitcom ("Camp Wilder", ABC 1992-93) to big screen exposure, Majorino made her stage debut at three-and-a-half and soon ... Read more »
Born: 02/06/1985 in Westlake, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (27)

Legends 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

New York Crossing 2014 (Movie)

Laura (Actor)

Veronica Mars 2014 (Movie)

Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie (Actor)

Grey's Anatomy 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bones 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Napoleon Dynamite 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

True Blood 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Love 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Deep End 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

What We Do is Secret 2008 (Movie)

Michelle (Actor)

The Bronx Bunny Show 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Veronica Mars 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Napoleon Dynamite 2004 (Movie)

Deb (Actor)

Without A Trace 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Alice in Wonderland 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Merry Christmas, George Bailey 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Santa Fe 1998 (Movie)

Crystal (Actor)

Family Film Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Waterworld 1995 (Movie)

Enola (Actor)

Andre 1994 (Movie)

Toni Whitney (Actor)

Corrina, Corrina 1994 (Movie)

Molly Singer (Actor)

When A Man Loves A Woman 1994 (Movie)

Jess Green (Actor)

Camp Wilder 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Before Women Had Wings (TV Show)

Actor

True Women (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

This talented tot actor smoothly segued from neighborhood plays to national TV commercials to a TV sitcom ("Camp Wilder", ABC 1992-93) to big screen exposure, Majorino made her stage debut at three-and-a-half and soon began taking dance and voice classes as well. 1994 would be prove to be a breakthrough year. Her feature acting debut was in "When a Man Loves a Woman" (1994), playing the elder daughter of Meg Ryan and Andy Garcia in a family shaken to its foundations by alcoholism. Majorino received excellent notices for her portrayal of a little girl forced by family chaos to grow wise beyond her years.

Relationships

Bob Majorino

Father

Sarah Majorino

Mother

Kevin Majorino

Brother
born in April 1980

Milestones

1999

Cast in title role of NBC minseries "Alice in Wonderland"

1997

Played the daughter of an abusive alcoholic mother (Ellen Barkin) in the acclaimed ABC movie "Before Women Had Wings"

1995

Had co-starring role in "Waterworld"

1994

First film lead, "Andre"

1994

Feature acting debut, "When a Man Loves Loves a Woman"

1992

Debut as a TV series regular, playing Sophie on the sitcom "Camp Wilder"

1988

Appeared in her first TV commercial at age three-and-a-half

1987

Became a vegetarian at age two

1987

Stage debut, playing an oyster in a suburban production of "Alice in Wonderland" at age two-and-a-half

1986

Began walking at 16 months

1986

Began speaking at age one

Enrolled in dance and voice classes by her mother

Appeared in national TV commercials

Began appearing in dance recitals

Acted in neighborhood plays

Bonus Trivia

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"Ask her what she thought about for her teary moments in "When a Man" and "Corrina", and the older soul emerges. 'It's basically a process. You can't just cry on cue. I think of what's going on in the scene.'" --Majorino quoted in "Learning to Act Her Age" by Kate Meyers, Entertainment Weekly, August 19, 1994.

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"'Tina can be the next Jodie Foster,' predicts Jessie Nelson, the writer, director and producer of "Corrina, Corrina". 'She's not like some other child actors who just imitate what you do and parrot it back. Tina actually breaks down her character. It's through the eyes of a 9-year-old, but the process is that of an adult.'""Annette Benson, the casting director for "Andre", adds 'She's not getting by on looks and a precocious personality.'""Believe it.""'I don't want to be known as a little Tinkerbell cutesy actress,' Tina scoffs. 'I want to be known as a good child actor.'"--from "She Sings; She Dances; She Has Made 3 Movies; She's 9," The New York Times, August 7, 1994.

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