Born as Mia Maestro on June 19, 1978 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she is an Argentine actress and singer, songwriter. Her screen debut was in Carlos Saura’s Tango, which was nominated for the Best Foreign Film awards at Golden Globe and Academy Award. She received initial training in Argentina, but, Maestro later travelled to Berlin to develop a vocal range of the works of Kurt Weill and Hanns Elster. Her first major acting role was in a play The Summer Trilogy by Carlo Goldoni, and by 1998, she had landed the prized role of Lulu in Frank Wedekind’s Pandora’s Box at the San Martin Theater in her hometown, Buenos Aires. She won an “Ace” Award for Best New Artist of the Year for it.
In the year 2004, she was cast on the highly acclaimed ABC series Alias for two seasons. She also appeared in the Argentine movie La Nina Santa (aka The Holy Girl) in the same year, and also in the Focus Feature film The Motorcycle Diaries (Golden Globe nominee) in the year 2005 as Best Foreign Film. Maestro appeared as a kidnapping victim in Venezuela in Jonathan Jakubowicz’s film Secuestro Express, released by Miramax. In December 2005, she appeared in Prince’s music video for “Te Amo Corazon” directed by her friend Salma Hayek.
In the year 2006, she co-starred in a Wolfgang Petersen film Poseidon, a remake of the 1972 film bearing the same name. She played the role of Elena Gonzalaz, a stowaway girl who wasgoing to meet her sick brother in the hospital with friend and writer Valentine.
Maestro was cast as the lead character in Cutthroat, an ABC television pilot for the 2010-2011 season. Maestro guest-starred in White Collar as Maya, a restaurant owner with whom Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) had an affair while on the run.
She also appeared as Dr. Nora Martinez in the vampire horror series The Strain, created by Ghillermo del Toro. She also guest-starred in the NBC TV series Hannibal in 2015, where she played the role of Allegra Pazzi, the wife of an Italian inspector. In the year 2017, she made a comeback to theater and played the role of Diana Salazar in Ferdinand von Schirach’s Terror.