Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Marieh is the daughter of a ballet dancer and entrepreneur. At the age of six, she moved with her family to Miami where she and her sister, Majandra ("Roswell") were raised.

"I was born singing and dancing," she says. "But my mother always said that kind of career was comparable to winning the lottery." After graduating from the elite girls' boarding school Miss Halls in Massachusetts ("It was like camp, and I absolutely loved it!"), Marieh moved to Los Angeles in 1998 where she studied psychology at UCLA.

Marieh, who is fluent in Spanish and speaks some French, is trained in voice, piano and dance. Her passion for the arts is rivaled only by her enthusiasm for outdoor sports. She learned to water ski in Miami and spent summers and winters in Sun Valley, Idaho, where she fell in love with horseback riding, fishing, whitewater rafting, snow skiing and snowboarding. She is also an avid tennis player, and she recently learned to scuba dive.

"I'm always up for an adventure," says the independently-spirited Marieh, who grew up trekking throughout Europe and South America and still loves to travel. Her parents believed that their children should be exposed to as much culture as possible. Everywhere they went, they would always take them to museums, plays, ballets, operas and symphonies.

Marieh's infectious enthusiasm is prevalent in all aspects of her life, whether it's on stage or on a pair of skis. "You could drop me in the middle of anywhere," she offers," and I'd be in my element!"