Argentine-born Mia Maestro has been a presence in American film and television for over a decade. Most people probably noticed her first in "Motorcycle Diaries," or a few years later when she became a regular on the cult-hit ABC spy drama "Alias."
What most folks don't know is that Mia is a classically trained vocalist (in fact, she left Argentina for Berlin at the tender age of 18 to study singing). So they were surprised by two things recentlyÔÇôMia showing up as Carmen of the Denali Clan in the latest installment of the teen-dream vampire romance "Twilight: Breaking Dawn." (You can't blame her; how often does one get the chance to play a Spanish vegetarian vampire who lives in Alaska, and is a cousin of the most famous vampire of the decade?)ÔÇªand by the inclusion of Mia's song "Llovera" on the end credits and the soundtrack.
Since "Alias," Mia appeared in the short-lived NBC series "Crusoe," and has starred in a number of small independent movies. She's got a busy future, too, with another independent called "Grand Street," where she stars alongside Kelly McGillis and Renoly Santiago, and she's part of Oliver Stone's next big project, "Savages," with Salma Hayek, Benicio del Toro, Demi?ín Bichir, and John Travolta, among (as usual) many others, set to premiere in September 2012.
Mia's own album will be coming in 2012; in the meantime, you can buy "Llovera" as part of the "Breaking Dawn" sound track right here, or you can pick a wide variety of her movies and TV work, from "Alias" to "Frida" to "Secuestro Express," on Amazon.