"Tina Majorino, the little girl, is like my best friend on the set.I tell her all these great inside jokes that only me and like five other people on the planet know." ("Camp Wilder" co-star Jay Mohr) That same year, in 1994, Tina snagged her first film lead role in George Miller's children's film, Andre, adapted from the true story-based book by Harry Goodridge and Lew Dietz.Her turn as a nine-year-old girl named Toni Whitney, who befriends an orphaned baby seal, received a nomination at the Young Artist Awards for Best Performance by an Actress Under Ten in a Motion Picture.
She played Andy Garcia and Meg Ryans daughter in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) and Ray Liotta's emotionally troubled daughter in Corrina, Corrina (1994) before landing her first film lead role in that year's children's film, Andre.
She then played Enola, the girl who has the map of Dryland tattooed on her back, in Waterworld (1995) and portrayed the titular character in the acclaimed made-for-television Alice in Wonderland (1999). Networks "50 Cutest Child Stars All Grown Up," returned as the title roles best friend/love interest Deb in Napoleon Dynamite (2004) and as computer genius Cindy "Mac" Mackenzie (2004-Present) in Veronica Mars.
Next up, the 5' 5" blue-eyed actress will co-star opposite Shane West and Bijou Phillips in What We Do Is Secret, an upcoming biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Besides acting, Tina is a professional dancer and the lead singer of The AM Project. Tina, who has a black belt in Tang Soo Do, enjoys surfing and running during her free time. When asked if she felt that she missed out on a normal childhood while pursuing an acting career, Tina replied, "No, because I chose to have the childhood that I had.
Tina Marie Of Italian descent, Tina Marie Majorino was born on February 7, 1985, in Westlake, California, to Sarah and Bob Majorino. 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've had great opportunities and have met great people.I'm completely satisfied with how I grew up and the choices I made." Cute Kid Growing Up "My mother always kept trying to scare me out of being an actress. It's always been my dream to be on stage and entertaining people." Tina Majorino At the tender age of two-and-a-half, Tina Majorino made her stage debut as an oyster in a suburban production of "Alice in Wonderland." She was enrolled in dance and voice classes and at age three, she began appearing in dance recitals.She later made her first TV commercial at age three-and-a-half."When I was little, I used to watch lots of movies and I always wanted to be on the screen, so I asked my mom.She thought I was joking and she laughed." Tina Majorino At age seven, Tina secured a regular role as Sophie Wilder on the sitcom "Camp Wilder." Her performance was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Actress Under Ten in a Television Series.She followed it up with her feature acting debut in director Luis Mandoki's 1994 romantic drama When a Man Loves a Woman, portraying the daughter of Andy Garcia and Meg Ryans lead characters.