Marianly Tejada

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Marianly Tejada - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Marianly Tejada is an American actress and model. She earned mainstream fame for starring in One of Us Is Lying (2021), which also marked her small screen debut.

Modeling-wise, she started her career as “Miss Dominican Republic” and competed in Miss World beauty pagent competition before.


Marianly Tejada initially started her career in the entertainment industry by becoming a model and established her modeling career.

This Cancer actress then started to model by joining a beauty pageant competition, Miss Mondo Dominicana, in 2011.

In that competition, she successfully became the winner and officially became the Miss Dominican Republic before she competed in Miss World.

After that, Marianly got more modeling job offers, such as for brands and also magazine covers, especially fashion magazines.

But later, she then was attracted to the acting industry.

Trying to reach her dream, she moved to the United States and began her acting lesson by joining Stella Adler for 2 years.

After graduating from school, she then appeared in two movies, such as Who’s the Boss? (2013) and Once Upon a Fish (2014).

Two years later, Marianly then was offered to act in a short movie, Cordones Nacios (2016).

She got her career breakthrough after becoming a guest star for The Purge (2019), followed by Orange Is The New Black (2019), and finally One of Us Is Lying (2021).

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  • Real Name: Marianly Tejada Burgos
  • Stage Name: Marianly Tejada
  • Nickname: Marianly
  • Birthday: July 4, 1992
  • Birthplace: New York, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Actress, Model
  • Education: Stella Adler Studio of Acting
  • Hobbies: Swimming, Playing volleyball, Painting, Dancing, Acting
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  • Twitter: @MarianlyTejada
  • Instagram: @marianlytejada
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 54 Kg (119 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Dark brown
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Body Measurements: 34-28-36 (Bust -34, Waist -28, and Hips -36 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 8 (US)
  • Dress Size: 6 (US)


  • Father: Telesforo Tejada 
  • Mother: Rosina Burgos
  • Brother: Anthony Tejada, Albert Tejada
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History

Marianly appeared to never be in a publicly known relationship. She most likely wants to keep her personal and dating life private.

Net Worth

The exact amount of her net worth is not known, however, some sources estimated it to be around $700 thousand.

She earns her income and builds her net worth primarily through working as an actress.


  • Before she moved to the United States, she spent most of her life in the Dominican Republic.
  • Marianly’s mother works as an interior designer.
  • One of her brothers, Albert, is a software engineer.
  • Meanwhile, her other brother, Anthony, is a doctor.
  • Marianly was used to being a ballerina.
  • She first learned ballet at the age of 6 until she was 14.
  • She is able to paint.
  • When she was younger, Marianly had joined a painting class.
  • She said that initially, acting wasn’t her priority.
  • Marianly is fluent in speaking English and Spanish.
  • She is also able to speak French.
  • Marianly loves sports, such as swimming and volleyball.
  • She is good at dancing.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • Once Upon a Fish (2014), as Mujer 3
  • Who’s the Boss? (2013), as Patricia

TV Series

  • One of Us Is Lying (Peacock | 2021), as Bronwyn Rojas
  • The Purge (USA Network | 2019), as Sofia Carmona
  • Orange Is The New Black (Netflix | 2019), as Elena
  • Bridecon (2018), as Estephany


“I think discipline of a craft stays with you, especially when you start off so young. I was six when I first enrolled in ballet and did it until I was 14. So I think the structure of that stays with you.”

“I do still prefer a more intimate setting to this day. I think I don’t get so anxious as I used to before when I’m around a lot of people, but I definitely do get really nervous, especially before I go out on stage to do a play or any sort of live performance. But then it goes away when you start playing.”

“I’m an introvert to this day. I just think I developed a way to navigate these social settings where I find enjoyment and I think it’s always good to know new people and get to network, for the lack of a better word.”

“To rely on one another and instead of doing it your way by yourself, it always plays out better to do things with other people.”

“Life is always gonna throw curveballs at you and that if the plan you had didn’t work out, that life is still good and things are gonna work out and you just take it one day at a time.”

“Life just doesn’t happen exactly the way that you want it to happen. But that’s okay. And I think as long as you stay focused on what your goals are there is going to be a way to them. It just might be slightly different than what you had in your head to begin with.”

“I was similar to Bronwyn in a sense. Like her, I feel like I was very much all about my academics, but I managed to have a social life. I didn’t take it as seriously as she did.”

“I haven’t played drums in a very long time because I don’t have a place to play them. I’d tell you I could play, but If I was to sit down at a drum kit, you’d be like–– this guy cannot play drums.”

“I think the whole concept of regret for me, is about learning from everything. I think it’s important to not make regrets feel like an ideology. Or something that you end up holding onto. Because you learn from them, and they make you who you are and have brought you to where you are today.”

“I’ve always known that I liked taking photos. I started shooting film around 2017 as well, in New York. it started with Polaroids. I was really obsessed with Polaroids and I would buy disposables too. I really like capturing candid moments.”

“I also had to work on my accent. I know it’s not perfect and I’m still working on it. I feel like when you say an “American accent” there isn’t a standard American accent. There are so many regions and so many parts.”

“What do I do on the internet? Probably just Google things that I need to know. But, there’s this one blog called BrainPickings where this writer takes excerpts of poems or books and she writes a piece on them. I don’t read it every day, but I try and start my mornings with reading some of her posts because it’s really good.”

“I definitely gravitated towards the arts, from a very young age. I think I can attribute a lot to the fact that my mom is an interior designer. […] But my first interaction with performing was through ballet. I danced from when I was six to fourteen and dancing was my first passion. I think that’s where the seed to perform was planted.”

“The Miss World Dominican Republic was such an unplanned and unexpected adventure. I view it is as one more role I’ve played on stage or screen.”

“There’s a lot of creatives I’d love to work with like Tanya Saracho, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Sam Levinson, and Christopher Nolan. Also, A24 and Plan B have produced a lot of films that I love and I’m not going to lie, a superhero would be so much fun to play.”

Marianly Tejada is an actress that loves to take any risks to reach her dream. She is such an awesome actress, isn’t she?


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