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Maria Mena


Pop singer and performer whose 2005 record Apparently Unaffected garnered 3 Spellemann nominations. She began documenting music at age thirteen as a way to handle her parents’ divorce. Her one “You’re the only person” managed to get towards the twenty-fifth slot machine over the U.S. Best 40 Mainstream. Her parents divorced when she was nine yrs . old. She was raised using a sibling called Tony. She made an appearance on the Later Present with David Letterman.

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Full Name Maria Mena
Date Of Birth February 19, 1986
Place Of Birth Oslo, Norway
Height 1.83 m
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality Norwegian
Spouse Eivind Sæther
Parents Charles Mena
Siblings Tony Mena
Nominations MTV Europe Music Award for Best Norwegian Act, Echo Award for Best International Newcomer, MTV Europe Music Award for Best Nordic Act, Spellemann Award for Pop soloist of the Year
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1Nominated for Best Norwegian Act, MTV Europe Music Awards.
2She and her younger brother Tony are named after the main characters in West Side Story.
3Her father, Charles Mena, is a drummer. He comes from Nicaragua, but grew up in New York.
4Her parents divorced when she was 9.
5Made her artist debut in 2002.
6Suffered from eating disorders (2002-2003)



Skam2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Der Lehrer2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
LevensliedTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 2013
Machen wir's auf Finnisch2008TV Movie performer: "Just Hold Me" / writer: "Just Hold Me"
So You Think You Can Dance2007-2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Deadline - Jede Sekunde zähltTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne2005-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Buddy2003performer: "Lullaby"



Skavlan2011-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest and Musical Guest / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest
I kveld med YLVIS2011-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
BingoLotto2002-2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Pau!l2011TV SeriesHerself
En vakker dag2011TV SeriesHerself
De tafel van 52009TV SeriesHerself
No disparen al pianista2008TV SeriesHerself
Schmidt & Pocher2008TV SeriesHerself
Jensen!2006TV SeriesHerself
Først & sist2005TV SeriesHerself
Nordic Music Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Late Show with David Letterman2004TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Snurre Snups søndagsklub2002TV SeriesHerself - Performer

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Schmidt & Pocher2009TV SeriesHerself

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