Mariela Garriga was born in Habana, Cuba. She has Italian, English, Spanish and France ancestry. She started her artistic career at the age of 13th. She professionally danced in theater and television at “Cuban Television Ballet” until she moved to Italy at a very young age where she stared to take part in some international advertising campaigns as a model.
Although her dream was to be an archeologist, destiny wanted her to do something else. After a full year living in Italy she was strongly encouraged by a casting director to study acting, and after thinking about it for several months she stared to be train at Michael Rodgers Acting Studio in Milan.
Later on she continued her acting studies in NYC at the Terry Schreiber Studio and The Actors Studio. She’s been working as an actress since then, dividing her time between TV series and movies in Italy and the United States.