Biography

PortraitMarabina Jaimes is a powerful presence in all areas of entertainment.
She is on camera as the main subject, along with her other "Desperate Housewives" in the PBS-VOCES/ Migratory Films documentary on the trials and tribulations of Latina Actresses in Hollywood titled "Now En Espanol". She played the controversial Pammy in Emmy Award nominated East Los High's "Mexifornia"; had a successful run as the no holds barred 'Power Woman' in the Spanish World Premiere of Menopause the Musical, produced by multiple Tony Award wining G-Four Productions at the Montalban Theater.
Blessed with a unique talent, Marabina's (pronounced as Mara-Vina) powerful and sexy voice is in high demand for English and Spanish language voice over. Marabina Jaimes' voice was recognized in Spanish every week as Mary Alice Young on ABC's "Desperate Housewives." Additionally, Marabina Jaimes is heard weekly as voice talent for several shows, including From Dusk till Dawn, Telenovela, and JLo's new Shades of Blue.
Self described as a Mexi-Rican, she is always being recognized by adoring fans as "MARA", the Emmy-Award-Winning Host of PBS' "Storytime!" As the first Spanish speaking talking Barbie voice, Marabina is firmly established in pop culture. As a cartoon voice talent, Marabina starred as Carmen de la Antchez with Tony Plana in the first Latin centered cartoon by Klasky-Csupo called "Santo Bugito" on CBS. Other TV Voice and On Camera includes: Enlightened, New Girl, CSI NY, Tru Blood, Weeds, CSI Miami, Law and Order, Beverly Hills 90210, and General Hospital. Films: Liz & Dick, Stand Up Guys, New Year’s Day, Singing Siren in "Pirates of the Caribbean", Oscar Winning "Crazy Heart", "Beverly Hills Chihuahua", "Bordertown", "Shark Tale", "High School High" and "White Oleander."
Other theater credits include Paquito's Christmas - also an Imagen Award winner - (by Luis Avalos, music by Emilio Kauderer) at Washington's Kennedy Center and Bandido! at the Mark Taper (by Luis Valdez, Music by Lalo Shifrin). Jaimes has won several theater drama awards including the LA Women's Theater Festival Rainbow Award. She has done hundreds of commercials in both Spanish and English, including IKEA , Payless Shoes, and Home Depot to name a few. In addition to her promo work for Fox Network TV and KCET Los Angeles, Marabina has been both Host and Segment Producer for several projects including the 2010 Imagen Award winning “YLSE: Behind The Scenes”. Marabina is a singer and songwriter who composed the theme music for "Let's Talk". 2012 marks the iTune releases of the Salsa single “Te Extrano” (Luis Eric Gonzalez) supported by a sexy and innovative video by Colombian film maker Julian ToroDuque, as well as “Echale Tierrita” (with Matt and Dave Amper), featured in “Fixing Paco”, where she co-stars with funny man Paul Rodriguez and Mexican Pop Idol, Christian Chavez.
IMDb Mini Biography By: Roz Wolf

Highlights

Television * East Los High
* Desperate Housewives en Espanol
* Emmy-Award-Winning Host " Storytime!"
* Voice Casts "Shades of Blue", "From Dusk Till Dawn", "Telenovela", etc.

Film * "Now En Espanol" by Andrea Meller
* Miranda July's "Somebody"
* "Charity" - the Anti-Bullying film by Alexander Haney
* Award Winning (and zany) "Revenge of the Bimbot Zombie Killers"

Stage MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, SPANISH WORLD PREMIERE - GFour Prods
PAQUITO'S CHRISTMAS
RAINBOW AWARD (LA Women's Theater Festival)

Commercial Tons! In both English and Spanish, On-camara , Voice-over, and Jingles.
IKEA, AOL, QUICKBOOKS, OFFICE DEPOT, WELLS FARGO, to name a few...

Training Rickie Gole - Voice
Improv - Off The Wall
Theater - Jaime Jaimes
Animation/Voice Matching - Kat Cressida
Voice-Over / ADR - 25 plus years experience!


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Height: 5' 2"   Weight: 125
Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown

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