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Mia Maestro
Mia Maestro
Biographical Information
Date of Birth: June 19, 1978
Birth Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Full Name: Mia Maestro
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
Appearance Information
Portrays: Elise Martin
First appearance: Dog-Whistle Politics
Final appearance: Get Out of Jail, Free
Appearance Count: 3


Mia Maestro is an Argentine actress and singer-songwriter who portrayed Elise Martin in Season Five of Scandal.

BackgroundEdit

Maestro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1978.[1] She made her screen debut in Carlos Saura’s Tango, which received Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for best foreign film. Initially trained in Argentina, Maestro traveled to Berlin to develop a vocal repertoire of the works of Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler. Her first proper acting turn was in the play The Summer Trilogy by Carlo Goldoni, and by 1998, she secured the coveted role of 'Lulu' in Frank Wedekind’s Pandora’s Box at the San Martin Theater in her hometown of Buenos Aires. For this she garnered an "Ace" Award for Best New Artist of the Year.

Career BackgroundEdit

Maestro made her television debut in 2000, when she starred in the television movie For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000). She starred in two major films during the time: she played Cristina Kahlo in the film Frida, and the acclaimed film The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), based on the biography of Che Guevara when he was still young. She also appeared in the film Poseidon.

In 2004, Maestro was cast in the spy drama Alias. She originally met with the show's producer, J.J. Abrams, intending to get a role on another one of his projects, Lost. Introduced late into the third season, she plays Nadia Santos, the daughter resulting from the affair between Arvin Sloane (Ron Rifkin) and Irina Derevko (Lena Olin); thus, she is the half-sister of Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner). She later works as an Argentinean intelligence agent as well as a special agent for the CIA, which marked her character being turned into a regular one starting from the fourth season. She won an Imagen Award-given out to honor Latino members of the entertainment industry-for Best Supporting Actress in 2004. After her stint on Alias, Maestro starred in the films The Box and Visioners.

Maestro played "Nora Martinez" in the first two seasons of the FX series The Strain (2014).

AwardsEdit

  • She won an ACE Award for her performance in the stage production of Pandora's Box.

External Links Edit

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