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.
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Mia Maestro Facts
|Birthday||June 19, 1978 (44)|
|Birthplace||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Deepwater (2005) as Iris|
|Alias (2004) as Nadia Santos (breakthrough)|
|La Niña santa (2004) as Inés|
|Secuestro express (2004) 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|