Tina Majorino Biography: age, net worth, career and relationships

Albertina Marie ‘Tina’ Majorino is an American film and television actress born on 7 February 1985. She started her career as a child actress, starring in films such as AndreWhen a Man Loves a WomanCorrinaCorrina, and Waterworld. As an actress, Tina Majorino introduced herself to the world at the age of 7 and enjoyed some success. However, she took a step back from the industry to later resurface at the ripe age of 18.

With the role of Deb in the 2004 film Napoleon Dynamite, Tina marked her return to acting. From 2004 to 2007, she portrayed Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie on Veronica Mars and reprised the character in the 2014 spinoff film. Later, in 2019, she turned down the offer to reprise her role in the show’s fourth season.

Tina has also appeared in the TV series Big Love, True Blood and Grey’s Anatomy. She played the part of Maggie Harris on the television series Legends, and more recently, Tina appeared in the recurring role of Florence in the television series Scorpion. Other than acting, she has aspirations to direct, write, produce and design in the near future. The multitalented diva also holds a black belt in Tang Soo Do, a form of martial art.

Many Hollywood stars started as child actors. However, while Tina’s trajectory may be a little different than the others, she took a break from the scene only to reappear much later after coming of age. Fortunately, that has not affected her growth adversely, and she continues to thrive at what she loves.

Want to know more about Tina Majorino? Stick around as we dive into her life, career and more. Before we proceed, here are some facts about her.

10 interesting facts about Tina Majorino

  1. Tina made her acting debut as a 7-year-old child in 1992 and was active for five years before taking a step back. In 2004, she made her return and has remained active since then.
  2. On E! Networks’ list of “50 cutest Child stars All Grown Up,” the beautiful Tina was voted 40th.
  3. Tina started singing very early in her childhood and has been a trained Opera Singer since the age of 7 and continues practising.
  4. Acting and singing are not the only things Tina is great at, as she is also a trained martial artist and holds a black belt in the martial art of Tang Soo Do.
  5. At the age of 13, Tina emailed Rob Thomas (creator of Veronica Mars) about a report she had to write on one of his books for a school project. They eventually met and decided to work together. After she resumed acting in 2004, he offered her a job to play computer geek Mac in Veronica Mars.
  6. Tina’s part as a computer geek in Veronica Mars is not just a film role as she is actually a tech person in real life and has five computers.
  7. Some of her hobbies are playing guitar and piano, surfing, skateboarding, horseback riding, writing, painting and watching films.
  8. Tina was the lead vocalist for The AM Project rock band, which she formed along with her older brother – Kevin.
  9. Majorino is also a professional hip-hop dancer, and she appeared in music videos for Lifehouse’s song “Blind” and Pink’s song “F-----g Perfect.”
  10. Based on reports from Celebrity Networth and other sources, Tina Majorino has a net worth of about $1.2 million to $2 million.

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Tina Majorino, Enola Waterworld, Heather Brooks Grey's Anatomy
Tina Majorino, Enola Waterworld, Heather Brooks Grey’s Anatomy

Early life and background

Tina Majorino was born in Westlake, California, in 1985, to Robert and Sarah Majorino. Her father worked as an estate agent, while her mother was a former professional skater. Tina’s mother is of English, Scottish, German, and Filipino ancestry, whereas her father has Italian, Cuban, and French ancestry. Majorino has an older brother, Kevin, with whom she has formed a rock band, The AM Project. Not much is known about her educational background.


Tina Majorino started her acting career in 1992 when she appeared in the sitcom, Camp Wilder. Two years later, she landed a role in the romantic film When a Man Loves a Woman. She subsequently starred in leading roles in the family films Corrina, Corrina and Andre, both of which were released in August 1994. Her next film was the 1995 action film Waterworld, playing a child named Enola. It practically became her most popular role at the time.

Little Girl from Waterworld

Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic action film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It was based on Rader’s original 1986 screenplay and starred Kevin Costner, who also produced it with Charles Gordon and John Davis. The film is set in the distant future when the polar ice cap has completely melted, and the sea level has risen over 7,600 m (25,000 ft), covering nearly all of the land. The plot of the film centres on an otherwise nameless antihero known simply as The Mariner. He is a drifter sailing around the Earth in his trimaran. 

Waterworld was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Sound at the 68th Academy Awards. Tina’s Enola character is a little girl believed to have a map to Dryland tattooed on her back. The Smokers, a group of pirates who needed the map, target her all through the movie.

Tina Majorino, as Enola the little girl from Waterworld
As young Enola in Waterworld

Heather Brooks Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on 27 March 2005. The fictional series focuses on the lives of surgical interns, residents, and attendings as they develop into seasoned doctors while balancing personal and professional relationships. It revolves around the title character, Dr Meredith Grey, who is first featured as an intern and later becomes the chief of general surgery. Grey’s Anatomy is the longest-running scripted primetime show currently airing on ABC and the longest scripted primetime series carried by ABC. As of February 2019, it was the longest-running American primetime medical drama series.

Tina played the recurring role of Dr Heather Brooks, one of the five new surgical interns at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. Before her internship, her parents had a messy divorce and always put her in the middle of it. Heather slept with Alex Karev because she has social anxiety, and having sex is easier than talking. She, unfortunately, died from electrocution before completing her internship.

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Tina as Dr Heather Brooks in Grey's Anatomy
Tina as Dr Heather Brooks in Grey’s Anatomy

Tina Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite is an American animated sitcom based on the 2004 indie film of the same name. Set in the small town of Preston, Idaho, it follows the adventures of the titular 16-year-old boy, who thinks he is skilled at everything. The series received mixed to positive reviews; critics were divided on how well the source material translated to the animation.

Tina voiced the main character, Deborah “Deb” Bradshaw, a shy, quiet, sweet, and artistically inclined girl, fascinated with Napoleon upon first meeting him.

Tina has received several award nominations for her performances over the years, but she is yet to win any. A year after returning to acting, she was nominated for Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Love Scene with her co-star, Jon Heder, for their Napoleon and Deb high school dance scene in Napoleon Dynamite. In 1998, she was nominated for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Miniseries/Made-for-TV Movie for her role in Before Women Had Wings. The following year, she was nominated for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Mini-Series/Made for TV Film for her performance in Alice in Wonderland.

Personal life

Tina’s personal life has been kept private for the most part. Of course, fans want to know about her love life and such, so here is a little scoop. The actress is not married yet. However, she is in a relationship with a man named Rossi. Tina disclosed his identity when she shared a photo of him on her Instagram page.

Rossi is an athletic man who displays his knack for adventure, music, and rifles on his Instagram page. Tina and her boyfriend have been together for over a year now, and it looks very serious. On Rossi’s birthday, Tina shared a long loving message she wrote to him on her social media. Sooner or later, all things being equal, the couple will walk down the aisle and exchange their vows. Fingers crossed on that.

Tina Majorino net worth

As said earlier, Tina Majorino net worth is somewhere between $1.2 and $2 million. Her primary known source of income is her acting career.


 Albertina Marie Majorino has been in the acting business for over twenty years. She has had success both as a child actor and as a full-time actor. Still just 36, there is a long road or possibilities ahead of her, and she is far from done. We hope the coming years of her career will be the best years of it. 

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