Maria Elena Infantino
Was born in Italy on the 20th of February .
She grew up in a family of Opera singers where art and life
blended together in perfect unison. She moved to London at the
age of 18 to attend the Foundation Acting course at East 15 , after
which she trained for three years at the Academy of Live and
Recorded Arts (ALRA).
Her past jobs include a part in Emmerdale for ITV Yorkshire
television and roles in various Shakespeare productions in the
theaters of Rome and London .
On the 28th of October 2010 Maria Elena was specially chosen to
perform at the Beatles 50th Anniversary star-studded concert along
with Special star guest Dame Shirley Bassey, at the Royal Albert
Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Her rendition of
"Do you Want to Know a Secret" was a smash hit.The song was
specially arranged for her from Maestro Umberto Scipione, who's
been nominated for the “David di Donatello Award “in Italy for
best Music Score for the movie "Ben Venuti al Sud” and the sequel
On the 23rd of January 2011, she has also ventured in
hosting and producing her own show in the West End at the
Leicester Square theatre in London, as a tribute to her famous
father, the tenor Luigi Infantino, where she also performed her
father's song from the Godfather part 2 .
Maria Elena has also been nominated for the 21st annual
L.A. Music Awards as an International artist, in Los Angeles on
the 23rd of June 2011.
While in Rome, she created her one woman show on the legendary
French icon, Edith Piaf , which was a great hit amongst the Italian
audience. Maria Elena premiered this sold out show to the USA, in
Los Angeles at the Marilyn Monroe Theatre, at the Lee Strasberg
On June 12th she inaugurated the Piaf and Miles Davis forever
stamp , celebrating the Artist’s 50th Anniversary , at the Rubin Museum in
August 2012 saw Miss Infantino involved with her one woman
show in Europe at the Apollonia Festival in Bulgaria and in Italy,
where again it was a smash hit.
On the 29th and 30th of September, Maria Elena was invited to
perform for the Jimmy Kimmel ,5th annual ,San Gennaro festival
On April 27th 2013 Maria Elena delighted once more the L.A.
audience at the historical Grammy Museum.
Right after that, she
filmed “Job’s daughter”a feauture film, which she co-produced and
starred in, with 5 time Emmy winner Doris Roberts and a cast such
as Thaao Penghlis from “Mission Impossible” , “Days of our
Lives”, and Eric Roberts.
On May 4th The Soka University awarded Maria Elena for her
vocal ability and interpretative versatility as an actress and singer,
in front of 10.000 people.
On 14th of July, in occasion of Bastille day, Maria Elena has been
invited to perform the National Anthem, Marseillaise, for the
French Consul in L.A.
In September 2013 she toured her Piaf show in the best European
venues in cities such as Rome, Luxembourg and Bulgaria.
Once back in L.A. she performed, for her second consecutive year,
at the Jimmy Kimmel , San Gennaro festival.
She is now starring in a horror movie, alongside Clark Gable jr.
and Victor Alfieri, premiering November 1st at the Raleigh
December 9th, she has been personally invited by Mike Stoller to
perform at the 92Y event in New York, celebrating the legendary
Lieber & Stoller.
Maria Elena is also involved in charity events for ALS, and
children’s education programs.