Constance Marie (full name Constance Marie Lopez) was born on September 9, 1965 in East Los Angeles, California and she is an American actress of Mexican descent. Constance Marie's height: 5'5"/1.64 m.
Biography Career :
Constance Marie started her career as a dancer on David Bowie's The Glass Spider Tour. Constance Marie later began an acting career and won the role of Nikki Alvarez on the now defunct 1989 NBC soap opera, Santa Barbara. Constance Marie later made her feature film debut alongside Jennifer Lopez in the 1997 biopic, Selena. Afterwards, she guest starred on many television shows such as FOX's Ally McBeal.
Constance Marie floored audiences with her performance as Selena's mother in Selena (1997), the biographical drama about the pop artist's rise and the tragic
ending of her life. Through extensive makeup preparation, Constance Marie was transformed to look substantially older than her on-screen daughter, played by Jennifer Lopez - the actual age difference between the two actresses was merely one year. Constance Marie's emotional portrayal in the role left no doubt of her maturity as a performer, with or without the makeup.
Constance Marie had several roles on TV series, including one recurring on the NBC series Union Square in 1997. Additionally, her film credits continued to grow, mainly in the vein of drama. In 2000, she was featured in the Sundance Film Festival feature Dancing in September.
Constance Marie appeared in See Spot Run and as Yolanda in Tortilla Soup a year later. After a few years without much emphasis on her television career, she returned to the tube, appearing simultaneously on two different networks. She starred as Angie, the wife of standup comic George Lopez, in the 2002 ABC sitcom The George Lopez Show, and as Nina Gonzales in the critically acclaimed PBS dramatic series American Family of the same year.
- She is of Mexican descent.
- Constance Marie is best known for her role of Nikki Alvarez from 1989 until 1990 in the soap opera Santa Barbara
- She has starred in 4 TV shows Santa Barbara, Early Edition, Dirty Dancing, and Union Square
- Constance Marie is now starring in her 5th TV show "American Family" airing Wednesdays at 8PM for PBS with Raquel Welch, Liz Torres, and Edward James Olmos
- Constance got her start from dancing
- Constance Marie has played in three different movies/tv shows with Edward James Olmos. Selena (husband and wife), Mon famillia (brother and sister), Union Square (Father and daughter).
- Constance got the part of Angie Lopez because George's wife liked her audition.
- In Selena she had to play a woman twice her age. (edit) She did commercials
1. Puff, Puff, Pass (2006) .... Montana
... aka Puff, Puff, Pass (Canada: English title: DVD title)
2. "George Lopez" .... Angie Lopez (2002-)
- A Funeral Brings George to His Niece (2006) TV Episode .... Angie Lopez
- I Only Have Eyes for You (2003) TV Episode .... Angie Lopez
3. "American Family" (2002) TV Series .... Nina Gonzalez
... aka American Family: Journey of Dreams (USA: second season title)
4. Tortilla Soup (2001) .... Yolanda
5. "For Your Love"
- The Forbidden Dance (2001) TV Episode .... Samantha
- The Replacements (2001) TV Episode .... Samantha
- The Second Big Breakup (2001) TV Episode .... Samantha
- The Not-So-Hostile Takeover (2001) TV Episode .... Samantha
- The Truth About Cats and Dogs (2000) TV Episode .... Samantha
6. See Spot Run (2001) (uncredited) .... The Neighbor
7. "Ally McBeal"
- Hats Off to Larry (2001) TV Episode .... Inez Cortez
8. "Early Edition"
- Occasionally Amber (2000) TV Episode .... Police Detective Toni Brigatti
- Fatal Edition: Part 2 (1999) TV Episode .... Police Detective Toni Brigatti
- Fatal Edition: Part 1 (1999) TV Episode .... Police Detective Toni Brigatti
- The Iceman Taketh (1999) TV Episode .... Police Detective Toni Brigatti
- Crumb Again (1999) TV Episode .... Police Detective Toni Brigatti
9. Dancing in September (2000) .... Theresa Lopez
10. The Last Marshal (1999) .... Rosa
11. "Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place"
... aka Two Guys and a Girl (USA: third season title)
- Two Guys, a Girl and Ashley's Return: Part 1 (1999) TV Episode .... Vanita
- Two Guys, a Girl and the Storm of the Century (1999) TV Episode .... Vanita
12. "Union Square" (1997) TV Series .... Gabriella Diaz
13. Selena (1997) .... Marcela Quintanilla
14. "Spin City"
- Gabby's Song (1997) TV Episode .... Chief of Staff Gabrielle 'Gabby' Sanchez
15. The Underworld (1997) (TV)
16. "The Sentinel"
- Killers (1996) TV Episode .... Beverley Sanchez
17. Fast Company (1995) (TV) .... Liz Shelby
18. My Family (1995) .... Toni Sanchez
... aka Cafe con leche
... aka East L.A. (UK: video title)
... aka My Family, Mi Familia
19. Island City (1994) (TV) .... Connie Sealle
- Nowhere to Run (1993) TV Episode .... Marie
21. 12:01 (1993) (TV) .... Joan Zevo
22. "The Hat Squad"
- The Widow Marker (1992) TV Episode
23. "Reasonable Doubts"
- The Discomfort Zone (1992) TV Episode
- Warren: The Final Days (1991) TV Episode
25. "Santa Barbara" (1984) TV Series .... Nikki Alvarez (1989-1990)
26. "Dirty Dancing" (1988) TV Series .... Penny Rivera
27. Salsa (1988) (as Constance Marie Lopez) .... Dancer
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