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Also Known As: Died: October 14, 2014
Born: September 23, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Grandma (2015)
Elle Reid has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing 600 dollars before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames e
2.
Ana Maria in Novela Land (2015)
After twenty-something Ana Maria gets fired from her job, bails on her best friend, blows off her sister's bridal fitting and gets into a fight with her mom day, she seeks solace by watching her favorite TV show, the telenovela Pasión Sin Limites. In the novela, scheming seductress Ariana is also ha
3.
In the Dark (2013)
Ali loses her sight in a car accident that claims the lives of her husband and child. Her hired aide is a big help in her recovery, but when he becomes obsessed with her, Ali must use her remaining senses to fight back.
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Down for Life (2011)
South-Central Los Angeles. A day in the life of a 15-year-old Latina gang leader. She discovers that leaving the gang is more difficult than joining it.
6.
Perfect Family, The (2011)
Suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish-an award she has coveted for years-her final test is introducing her family to the board for the seal of approval. Now she must finally face th
7.
Mother and Child (2009)
Three women's lives share a common core: they have all been profoundly affected by adoption. Karen had a baby at 14, gave her up at birth, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child; she's a bright and ambitious lawyer, but a flinty loner in
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Love Comes Lately (2008)
Max Kohn is a writer in his seventies who is increasingly haunted by his weakening body and ebbing sexual prowess. Asleep on an Amtrak train, Max dreams the conductor asks him if he sleeps with women anymore; the questioning becoming so intense and distressing that Max awakens, still disturbed by t
9.
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
It''s Christmas time and the far-flung members of the Rodriguez family are converging at their parents'' home in Chicago to celebrate the season and rejoice in their youngest brother''s safe return from combat overseas. For Jesse, coming home has rekindled feelings for an old flame, although she can''t seem to forgive him for leaving. His older sister Roxanna, a struggling actress, has been chasing her Hollywood dreams for years with little to show for it. And much to the dismay of their mother Anna, eldest brother Mauricio brings home a high-powered executive wife who would rather raise capital than a child. In the course of one eventful week, traditions will be celebrated, secrets revealed and major life decisions made. It all begins when Anna announces to her children she is divorcing their father Eduardo. The shock waves from this familial upheaval prompt Roxanna, Mauricio and Jesse, each in their own way, to reevaluate the past and rethink the future. But when the Rodriguezes learn that one of their own is facing a true crisis, they instinctively pull together: Old resentments are forgotten, familial bonds are re-affirmed and the healing power of laughter works its magic as the family discovers they are much stronger than they ever realized.
10.
Racing For Time (2008)
This tells the story of troubled teens full of hate and anger, spending time in a youth correctional facility. A correctional officer forms a track team in an effort to give the girls an outlet through which to channel their aggression.
11.
Dragon Wars (2007)
A beautiful young woman possesses the power to transform a legendary giant serpent into an almighty dragon who can only ascend into heaven with the woman's ultimate sacrifice. But the forces of darkness are out to claim the young woman as their own and her reincarnated lover and his aged mentor sta
12.
Adrift in Manhattan (2007)
Rose, an optometrist paralyzed by crushing grief after the death of her infant, has built a wall around herself, unable to relate to her estranged husband or anyone else. When an elderly patient, a painter losing his eyesight, begins to visit her office unannounced, Rose registers how alone he is, u
13.
Transamerica (2005)
Bree is a highly educated, conservative, transsexual woman who passes as a G.G. (a genetic girl), living in a poor section of Los Angeles and working two jobs to save money for her final sexual reassignment surgery. When she receives a phone call from Toby, a jailed teenage runaway looking for his f
14.
Lost City, The (2005)
During the Cuban Revolution of 1958-59, the three brothers of the Fellove family are ruined: brother Luis supports Castro as a clandestine terrorist and is killed by the forces of Batista; brother Ricardo joins Castro's forces as a freedom fighter and kills himself when he realizes that Castro is ju
15.
Down in the Valley (2005)
When Harlan Carruthers, a charismatic cowboy who seems as if he would be much more at home in Monument Valley than in the San Fernando Valley, has a chance encounter with Tobe, a bored and restless suburban teenager, both of their lives are turned upside down. To Harlan, Tobe embodies all the purity
16.
Suburban Madness (2004) as Clara Harris
Based on the real-life story of Clara Harris, convicted February 2003 of killing her philandering orthodontist husband by repeatedly running over him with the family Mercedes as seen by private detective Bobbi Bacha.
17.
Things Behind The Sun (2003) as Carmen
Owen Richardson, a hip music journalist, is dispatched to write a piece on young rock musician Sherry McGrale. With her fame on the rise and a hard-living Janis Joplin-like reputation, Sherry is no easy assignment for the young reporter. When their paths cross, their pasts collide. Soon it becomes c
18.
ZigZag (2002) as Ms Tate
An account of a robbery in reverse where two unlikely heroes fight to return a large sum of stolen cash. The tale revolves around ZigZag, an unusual urban hero who is a 15-year-old inner-city kid with a remarkable genius for remembering numbers. His best friend is Singer, a social worker who has dec
19.
Impostor (2002) as Midwife
The year is 2079. The earth has been at war with an alien force for over a decade. Spencer Olham is a lauded government scientist whose latest work promises to save the planet. But suddenly he is accused of being an alien spy, and becomes the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Olham is faced with a tw
20.
On the Borderline (2001)
Luke and Nicole are a young couple anxious to start a promising new life in California. During their long, cross-country drive they decide to make a scenic pit-stop at the Mexican border. But when all their money is stolen, they are stranded in the small town of locals. In need of quick cash, Luk
21.
Tortilla Soup (2001) as Letitia Naranjo
Retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo shares an L.A. home with his three gorgeous, but single, adult daughters. Though he long ago lost his ability to taste, Martin still lives to cook incredibly lavish dinners for his loved ones and to serve them in a family-style ritual at traditional sit-d
22.
Pass, The (2000) as Zeena
A salesman gets lured into a game of cat-and-mouse with a psychopathic hitchhiker.
23.
Seven Girlfriends (1999) as Martha
After his umpteenth relationship goes belly-up, perennial bachelor Jesse turns to some former girlfriends for advice on his dating skills.
24.
Border Line (1999) as Maria
Allison Westlin, a Los Angeles-based immigration lawyer and single mother, investigates a murder with the help of private detective Mario Sparks and INS officer Dan McIvers. As the investigation continues and Westlin uncovers a human-smuggling ring, Westlin's nanny Maria jeopardizes her life to prot
25.
Aldrich Ames: The Traitor Within (1998) as Rosario Ames
True story of Aldrich Ames, former head of counter-espionage for the CIA, who is currently serving a life sentence in prison for passing secrets to the KGB during the course of eight years in order for him and his wife Rosario Ames to pay off amassed debts. With the help of veteran CIA analyst Jeanne Vertefeuille and her associate Sandy Grimes, Ames was convicted.
26.
Rush Hour (1998) as Tania Johnson
As the FBI scrambles to save the life of the kidnapped daughter of the Chinese Consul, the diplomat hires trusted Hong Kong police detective Lee to find the girl. Unwilling to have their investigation invaded by a meddling outsider, the FBI assigns a rogue LAPD detective to keep Detective Lee away from the case at any cost. Carter, the detective, covertly embarks on a one-man crusade to solve the case, having first distracted Lee. Within hours, Carter realises he has greatly underestimated his Hong Kong counterpart, who has seen through his ruse, given Carter the slip, and landed in the middle of the FBI''s investigation. Both excluded by the FBI, these two cops from very different worlds must join forces to save the young girl.
27.
Dee Snider's StrangeLand (1998) as Toni Gage
Angela meets a man called Captain Howdy on the Internet and makes a date with him. He turns out to be a psychopath and strings her up with her lips sewn shut. Her father is one of the detectives assigned to the case, and they catch the culprit. However, he is released from the mental hospital only a
29.
Contagious (1997) as Lou
While Dr. Hannah Cole finds herself investigating a possible cholera epidemic, her husband begins to develop the symptoms himself while on a camping trip. Meanwhile, a narcotics detective helping Hannah with the case busts a cholera-tainted drug transaction.
30.
Second Civil War, The (1997) as Christina Fernandez
Set in the not-too-distant future, the Governor of Idaho decides to close his state''s borders when a planeload of orphaned refugees from Pakistan are heading that way. Fed up with immigration policies that have transformed the nation into a tumultuous melting pot, the Governor vows to keep the American way of life intact and even threatens to secede from the Union if the federal government responds to his blockade with force. The White House responds with a 67-hour deadline for lifting the blockade. As anarchy reigns in the streets, a news service goes behind the scenes to cover what could be the news event of the century.
31.
Lone Star (1996) as Pilar
The sheriff of a sleepy border town investigates his predecessor''''s murder.
32.
It Came From Outer Space II (1996) as Ellen Fields
Updated remake of the 1953 feature film about a small desert community shaken up when an alien crash lands nearby and begins to take over the minds and bodies of the town's inhabitants.
33.
Recon (1996)
34.
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995) as Kate Haley
In the two years since they said good-bye, Jesse and Willy have both become part of their own families: Jesse has been adopted by his foster parents, Glen and Annie Greenwood, and Willy has found his own Orca "pod," including his mother and younger siblings, in the seas off the Pacific Northwest. On a camping trip with his foster parents and newly discovered half-brother, Elvis, Jesse finds his old friend, Willy, off the coast, and the two quickly rediscover the us-against-the-world camaraderie that they shared before. But their happy reunion is cut short when an offshore oil spill threatens to trap Willy, his sister and his brother away from their mother and family of whales forever. As the danger moves closer, Jesse must call upon all the trust, loyalty and faith Willy has in him to return Willy--along with his brother and sister--back to their mother in the open seas.
35.
Dead Funny (1995) as Vivian Saunders
Vivian and Reggie share an erratic romance filled with feuding, passion and Reggie's bizarre practical jokes. But the joke's on Reggie when he ends up dead on Vivian's kitchen table.
36.
Across the Moon (1995) as Carmen
Two women from different backgrounds--one an unwed barrio mother, the other a Beverly Hills brat--form an unlikely friendship after their boyfriends are sentenced to prison in the Mojave desert.
37.
Roommates (1994) as Lisa
Two men with AIDS, one a heterosexual ex-con, the other a homosexual, Harvard-educated professional, develop a close friendship while roommates at a residence for people living with the disease.
38.
Waterdance, The (1992) as Rosa
Made a paraplegic from a hiking accident, a novelist fights to cope with his recovery and his relationships with his girlfriend and the other patients at the rehabilitation center.
39.
Fugitive Among Us (1992) as Flo Martin
A television movie based on the true story of a policeman's obsessive pursuit of an escaped convict.
40.
Jacob's Ladder (1990) as Jezzie
A Vietnam veteran suffers from the belated impact of government sanctioned LSD experiments.
41.
Drug Wars: the Camarena Story (1990) as Mika Camarena
A three-part miniseries based on the events surrounding the 1985 abduction and murder by drug traffickers in Guadalajara, Mexico, of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a U.S. agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency. His death helped expose the underworld of South America's drug cartel and its influence on powerf
42.
Blue Steel (1989) as Tracy
A policewoman becomes embroiled in a romance with a psychotic murderer.
43.
Shannon's Deal (1989) as Lucy Acosta
A television movie pilot in which a Philadelphia lawyer loses his partnership in a prestigious law firm and tries to start over again with his own small, private practice. However, his plan to start over is short-lived when he inadvertently becomes involved in an international drugs-for-arms scheme,
44.
Vibes (1988) as Consuela
At the urging of an eccentric, two mismatched psychics team up for a mysterious mission to find a lost city of gold in Ecuador.
45.
*batteries not included (1987) as Marisa Esquivel
Frank and Faye Riley are an elderly New York City couple living in a depressed part of town. They run a diner as well as an apartment building, which is home to a poor but friendly group of people. One day, Frank and Faye learn a property developer wants them to sell the apartment. When they refuse, their diner is vandalized. However, Frank, Faye and their tenants are aided by mysterious flying saucers, which help them repair the diner and fight back.
46.
La Bamba (1987) as Rosie Morales
Singer Richie Valens fights family problems and bigotry to become a recording star.
47.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) as Carmen
Jerry is a homeless man who decides to commit suicide by drowning himself in the Whiteman''s Beverly Hills swimming pool. After Mr. Whiteman rescues him, Jerry''s presence has an impact on the dysfunctional family''s lifestyle.
48.
Crossover Dreams (1985) as Liz Garcia
Rudy Veloz is a popular salsa star in a New York barrio. Determined to become a success in the mainstream music business, Rudy attempts a crossover, and in the process adopts a new lifestyle that includes drugs, fast women, moral compromises and ultimately leads to broken dreams.
49.
They All Laughed (1981) as Rita
Three private detectives who work at the same agency are given the assignment of following three attractive women whose husbands suspect them of cheating on them. Before long, the women are romantically involved with the detectives.
50.
Times Square (1980) as Disco Hostess
Two runaway teenage girls, from opposite sides of the track, become media stars and develop their own rock band through their connection with a Times Square radio disc jockey.
51.
Super, El (1979) as Aurelita
A group of Cuban exiles arrive in New York City in the coldest part of winter and move into a chilly basement apartment. The building superindendent Reymundo Hidalgo-Gato is also a Cuban expatriate who has lived in the U.S. for ten years. Reymundo feels out of place in New York, but realizes that he

Cast (special)

52.
17th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2002) as Presenter
Coverage of the 17th annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards presentation, recognizing the achievements of filmmakers who work outside the studio system.
53.
Canned Ham: Rush Hour (1998) as Interviewee
A behind-the scene look at "Rush Hour," a film from New Line Cinema. Features interviews with the director and stars of the film.
54.
1996 NCLR Bravo Awards, The (1996)
Presentation of the NCLR Bravo Awards, which celebrates Latin music and culture and honors individuals who are responsible for the creation and positive portrayal of Latinos in American film and television.
55.
1995 NCLR Bravo Awards (1995)
First presentation of awards show celebrating Latin music and culture. The awards will honor individuals responsible for the creation of positive portrayals of Latinos in American film, television, and music.
56.
4th Annual Desi Awards, The (1992)
An awards telecast to recognize the achievements of Hispanics in music, film and television.
57.
Funny, You Don't Look 200 (1987)
A variety special saluting the bicentennial of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. An all-star cast strives to communicate the spirit of that document through a compilation of scenes, monologues, animation, and music.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

58.
Hollywood Mom's Mystery, The (2004) as Detective Terry Shoe

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

59.
Invaders, The (1995) as Ellen Garza
An update of the 1960s ABC television series about an extra-terrestrial invasion of Earth and the handful of humans who stand in their way.

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