Most recently seen as “Maria” in the Image Comics/Sony production “Deadly Class”, Maria Gabriela de Faria is an award-winning, 26 year old Venezuelan actress and singer. Before that, Maria starred as “Franky” in the Nickelodeon Latin America hit series “Yo Soy Franky”, and as the rebellious heroine “Zaita” in Fox Telecolombia’s acclaimed period drama “Sitiados”.DeFaria has been acting since the age of 4, and her career has been a lucky one, with each of her series becoming huge successes across Latin America and internationally (over 22 countries total). She starred as “Juana” in the RTI / Televisa series “La Virgen de la Calle” (basis for the US hit series “Jane The Virgin”), and when added as “Mia” to Season 2 of Nickelodeon LatAm’s popular “Grachi” series, the show doubled its ratings in its time slot. Her first starring role for Nick, as “Isa” in Nickelodeon’s global hit “Isa TKM” (dubbed the “Latin American High School Musical” by the Los Angeles Times), spawned legions of shrieking adolescent Maria Gabriela de Faria fans who still idolize her today.De Faria has been nominated for thirteen Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, including “Favorite Latin Star” in the US Kid’s Choice Awards in 2016. She has won seven assorted “Favorite Actress”, “Favorite Villain”, “Favorite Character” and “Favorite Series” awards from 2010 thru 2016.Her first feature film, “El Paseo 2” with John Leguizamo, opened #1 in Colombia on Dec 25, 2012. “Crossing Point”, her second film (and first in English), was released in 2016, and rom-com “Plan V” released earlier this year. Out soon is the effects-heavy Colombian thriller “Pacifico”.