Maureen Mendoza was born in 1975 as Maureen Cecilia Mendoza, better known as Maui.
She's a Filipino American Actress born to a Former Filipino International Singer Ofrecila Cecilia Mendoza with her twin sister Ofelia Nuestro in Asia, and Maui's Father is a Chemical Engineer, Mr. Domingo Mendoza. Her family migrated to Chicago, Illinois back in November 1995. Maureen has 4 other siblings. Maureen loves dancing,singing,modeling and acting.During her high-school years she participated in school programs like Dance Club and Drama Club, that's the time she realized she wanted to be part of the creative world of entertainment, after high-school she pursued her dreams of acting in 1993.
Maui took acting classes, workshops and theatrical Arts in College. Since Maui loves cooking, baking and event planning she then pursued a double Associate Degree in Culinary Arts Management and Associate Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management.
Now, besides the world of performing arts, Maureen is also a Professional Personal Chef, Chef Instructor and Event Planner that specializes in Social Events, Weddings, Fashion Shows, and Bridal Expos. Maureen loves to play volleyball, tennis and live her life to the fullest, she's been a Cancer Survivor since 2008.
Maureen Mendoza is married to Keith Abbeduto since July 23, 2005. They are blessed with beautiful daughter Nicole Abigail Abbeduto.