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Mia Maestro

Actress Mia Maestro made her feature film debut in 1998 in Carlos Saura's Tango, which received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Foreign Film. She subsequently appeared in two films for director Mike Figgis, Timecode (2000) and Hotel (2001).

In 2002, Maestro played Cristina Kahlo in director Julie Taymor's acclaimed biopic Frida. She is best known for her performance in The Motorcycle Diaries, which was based on the diaries of Che Guevera. Directed by Walter Salles, this 2004 release was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film and won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. That same year, Maestro also appeared in Lucrecia Martel's Argentine drama The Holy Girl.

More recently, she starred in Secuestro Express, a film by first-time director Jonathan Jakubowicz. Last summer, she also starred in the off-Broadway play My Life as a Fairytale, which was performed during the Lincoln Center Theater Festival.

In 2004, Maestro joined the cast of the popular television series Alias. She also starred with Andy Garcia and her Poseidon co-star Freddy Rodriguez in the Emmy Award nominated HBO telefilm For Love or County: The Arturo Sandoval Story.

Maestro was born and raised in Argentina and currently resides in Los Angeles.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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Mia Maestro Facts

OccupationActress, Musician
BirthdayJune 19, 1978 (39)
SignGemini
BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina

Selected Filmography

Deepwater (2005) as Iris
Alias (2004) tv as Nadia Santos (breakthrough)
La Niña santa (2004) as Inés
Secuestro express (2004) user recommendation as Carla
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) as Chichina
Four Lean Hounds (2003) as Kay
Frida (2002) as Cristina Kahlo
Hotel (2001) as Cariola
In the Time of the Butterflies (2001) as María Teresa 'Mate' Mirabal
El Astillero (2000) as Mujer
For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000) as Marianela
Picking Up the Pieces (2000) as Carla
Timecode (2000) as Ana Pauls
The Venice Project (1999) as Danilla
Tango (1998) as Elena Flores
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