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Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña (born September 23, 1961 - died October 14, 2014) was an American actress, and the daughter of a theater-company co-founder, who has also compiled experience as a television director in her own right. Peña was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, daughter of Estella Margarita (née Toirac), an arts administrator and producer, and Mario Peña, the Cuban-born actor, writer, and director who jointly founded the Latin American Theatre Ensemble. It is unknown whether Peña was named after the town of her birth. Peña graduated from New York's High School of Performing Arts in 1977. Her classmates included Ving Rhames, alongside whom she would later co-star in Jacob's Ladder, and Esai Morales, alongside whom she would later co-star in La Bamba. She is also a founding member of the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors. In 1979, Peña appeared in her first film, El Super, "an exceptionally moving and melancholy comedy about a family of lower-middle-class Cuban refugees attempting to adjust to life in Spanish Harlem.", New York City. Peña worked once again with film director, Leon Ichaso in his next feature Crossover Dreams opposite Ruben Blades. Peña has appeared in movies such as La Bamba, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Lone Star, Vibes, and Rush Hour. In 2002, she starred in Showtime's Resurrection Blvd. as Tia Bibi Corrades in the episode "Justicia," which she also directed. During the next year, 2003, she appeared in and directed "It Was Fun While It Lasted," an episode of The Brothers Garcia. She also provided the voice of the character Mirage in Pixar's animated film The Incredibles. She guest starred in the 18th episode of Numb3rs, Season Two, as Sonya Benavides. Although the actress does speak Spanish, she does not dub her own voice for Spanish releases. Peña is also noted for having starred in I Married Dora, a sitcom that lasted only 13 episodes in 1987, as Dora Calderon, the "Dora" of the show's title. In the final show, the cast broke the "fourth wall" of suspended disbelief by announcing their cancellation on-camera and taking a curtain call. Writer-director John Sayles produced the critically acclaimed but short-lived television series Shannon's Deal (1989–1991) co-starring Peña alongside series lead Jamey Sheridan. In 1996 Sayles wrote and directed the mystery film Lone Star and again cast her in a co-starring role. Peña died on October 14, 2014 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California at the age of 55. Description above from the Wikipedia article Elizabeth Peña, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 23, 1961 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
Primul film:
In movie El Super 1979-04-28
Ultimul film:
Film Grandma 2015-06-04
Cunoscut pentru
Poster of Transamerica
Poster of Ghost Whisperer
Poster of The Incredibles
Poster of NCIS
Filme in care a jucat
Film Grandma Carla 2015-06-04
Film Ana Maria in Novela Land Sra. Soto 2015-02-27
Film Girl on the Edge Esther 2015-02-23
Film Plush Dr. Lopez 2013-09-13
Film Blaze You Out Dona 2013-07-30
Film In the Dark Dr. Weinette 2013-01-12
Serial Charlie's Angels Unknown 2011-09-22
Film The Perfect Family Christina Rayes 2011-04-30
Film Racing for Time Flores 2008-02-16
Film Nothing Like the Holidays Anna Rodriguez 2008-12-12
Film Love Comes Lately Esperanza 2007-09-09
Film Goal! II: Living the Dream Rosa Maria 2007-02-09
Film Dragon Wars: D-War Agent Linda Perez 2007-02-08
Film Adrift in Manhattan Isabel Parades 2007-01-10
Serial Numb3rs Unknown 2006-03-05
Film Down in the Valley Gale 2005-05-13
Film How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer Lolita 2005-01-23
Serial American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Film Sueno Mirabela 2005-09-30
Film Keep Your Distance Holly 2005-09-02
Serial Ghost Whisperer Unknown 2005-09-23
Film Transamerica Margaret 2005-12-23
Film The Incredibles Mirage (voice) 2004-11-05
Film Suburban Madness Clara Harris 2004-10-04
Serial NCIS Unknown 2003-09-23
Serial Without a Trace Unknown 2002-09-26
Serial CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Film Zig Zag Ms. Tate 2002-06-14
Film Ten Tiny Love Stories 2002-01-01
Film On the Borderline Connie 2001-10-23
Film Things Behind the Sun Carmen 2001-10-12
Film Tortilla Soup Leticia Narnjo 2001-08-21
Serial Boston Public Unknown 2000-10-23
Serial Resurrection Blvd. Beatrice 'Bibi' Corrales 2000-06-26
Film Strangeland Toni Gage 1998-10-02
Film Rush Hour Tania Johnson 1998-09-18
Film The Pass Zeena 1998-05-07
Film Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within Rosario Ames 1998-11-29
Film The Second Civil War Christina 1997-03-15
Film Contagious Det. Luisa Rojas 1997-01-22
Film Lone Star Pilar 1996-06-21
Film Across the Moon Carmen 1995-03-28
Serial The Outer Limits Unknown 1995-03-26
Film The Invaders Ellen Garza 1995-11-12
Film Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home Kate Haley 1995-07-19
Film It Came from Outer Space II Ellen Fields 1995-12-31
Film Roomates Lisa 1994-05-30
Film The Waterdance Rosa 1992-05-13
Film Fugitive Among Us Flo Martin 1992-02-04
Film Drug Wars: The Camarena Story Mika Camarena 1990-01-07
Serial Drug Wars: The Camarena Story Mika Camarena 1990-01-07
Film Jacob's Ladder Jezebel 1990-11-02
Film Blue Steel Tracy Perez 1990-03-16
Serial Shannon's Deal 1990-04-16
Film Vibes Consuelo 1988-08-05
Film *batteries not included Marisa Esteval 1987-12-18
Film La Bamba Rosie Morales 1987-07-24
Serial L.A. Law Unknown 1986-09-15
Film Down and Out in Beverly Hills Carmen 1986-01-31
Film Crossover Dreams Liz Garcia 1985-08-23
Serial Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1982-03-25
Serial T. J. Hooker Unknown 1982-03-13
Serial Hill Street Blues Unknown 1981-01-15
Film Times Square Disco Hostess 1980-10-17
Film El Super Aurelita 1979-04-28