Constance Marie’s Birth
Constance Marie is a pretty and gorgeous American actress. She was born on 9th of September, 1965 as Constance Marie Lopez. She is professionally known as Constance Marie. She was born in East Los Angeles, California, United States of America. She is one of the renowned actresses of the United States. She is an American and is of Mexican Descent. She was an accomplished dancer during her childhood.
Constance Marie’s Early Life
In the year 1985, she went to the land of the rising sun, ‘Japan’at the age of 19 and there she appeared in the musical Cosmopolis. This Cosmo was organized by the popular composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. Constance Marie was selected as a dancer. After achieving grand success as a dancer, she later moved back to the United States. Two years later, in 1987, she got noticed by a popular dance choreographer while she visited the club, there she was offered to appear in the Glass Spider Tour in 1987.In this debut appearance, she performed overwhelmingly well. After this event, she was well recognized in the dance industry. Not only this, she has also appeared in the movies and TV series since her childhood days. She had worked extremely hard and focused on her work throughout her childhood days. This enthusiasm and passion for her career continued till her late teenage. With her best efforts, she was able to make a debut in the Hollywood.
Constance Marie’s Acting Career
She began her acting career in the year 1988. She started her career as a featured dancer in TV series and films. She played a role of featured dancer in the romance film Selena. The same year she also portrayed the role of Penny Rivera in the TV series Dirty Dancing. This year was seen very busy for her. Later, she was also seen as a featured dancer in the album Glass Spider, which was offered by dance choreographer in a club. In 1989, she appeared in a role of Nikki Alvarez in the TV series Santa Barbara. Later she appeared in the TV series like the Fatman, The Man in the Family and Sibs and Jake. She also starred in the TV series Two Guys and a Girl.
She appeared in the movie, Selena in the year 1997. These years in the late 90’s she got her rise to fame. She portrayed the role of Marcela Quintanilla in a romantic movie Selena. She is known for her popularity in the TV series George Lopez for her leading role of Angie Lopez. She has worked in more than 10 films and around 27+ TV series and specials. She is very popular in her dance and acting.
Constance Marie’s Personal Life
In the year 2000, Marie got engaged to Kent Katich. He is a renowned yoga instructor. Marie expressed her feeling to make Kent her loving husband, but this engagement couldn’t last for more than 15 years and ended their relationship in September 2015. Five years later she became a mother on 5th of February in 2009. Her experience of becoming first time mother was beautiful. She, along with her ex-fiance Kent Katich happily welcomed their child. This was first and only child they had together. It was a baby girl. They named her Luna Marie Katich. She is actively looking after her baby for her birth.
Constance Marie Life As A Mother
She is actively looking after her baby for her birth. She admits that being an old mother is good as compared to a younger mother. One most important role in her life is the role of mom of two teenage girls in Switched at Birth TV serial. There she is the mom of teenage girls and at the home of a 7-year-old girl. She expresses her thoughts that the experience she got to be with teenage girls has made her learn to care for her 7-year old child. She is happily enjoying her life with her child. She was a tomboy as a child.
Constance Marie’s Awards
She was nominated in a Television Drama and Comedy for Best Actress. The award ceremony was held in the year 2004 by Imagen Foundation. In the year 2012, she got nominated in ALMA awards for 4 different times. But unfortunately, she was honored only once. She won the ALMA award for the first time in the year 2012. She won this award for her best TV Actress – Supporting Role. From the year 2011, she has been playing the role of Regina Vasquez in the TV series Switched at Birth Playing. For her role as Regina Vasquez, she got nominated for the first time in Gracie Allen Awards in 2012. She won this award for Outstanding Female Actor in a supporting role in a Drama Series or Special.
Constance Marie’s Television Appearance
As a television appearance, she played the role of Penny Rivera for 11 episodes in the year 1988.
- She played Santa Barbara for the popular Daytime soap opera Nikki Alvarez during the year 1989-90.
- She did several television shows during the year 1991 which include some popular shows like:
- The Man in the Family where she played the role of ‘Jenny’.
- Jake and the Fatman where she played the role of ‘Bianca Alaman’.
- During the year 1995, she played in ‘Fast Company’ and played the role of ‘Liz Shelby’.
- During the year 1994, she played in ‘Island City’ and played the role of ‘Connie Sealle’.
- During the year 1992 she played in ‘ Reasonable Doubts. She played the role of ‘Officer Petra Delgado’.
Her popular television shows and the year are tabulated below.
|1988-89||Dirty Dancing||Penny Rivera|
|1989-90||Santa Barbara||Nikki Alvarez|
|The Man in the Family||Jenny|
|Jake and the Fatman||Bianca Alaman|
|1992||Reasonable Doubts||Officer Petra Delgado|
|The Hat Squad|
|1994||Island City||Connie Sealle|
|1995||Fast Company||Liz Shelby|
|1996||The Sentinel||Beverley Sanchez|
|Spin City||Gabby Sanchez|
|1997-98||Union Square||Gabriella Diaz|
|1998-2000||Early Edition||Toni Brigatti|
|1999||Two Guys and a Girl||Venita|
|2000||Dancing in September||Teresa Lopez|
|2000-2001||For Your Love||Samantha|
|2001||Ally McBeal||Inez Cortez|
|2002||American Family||Nina Gonzalez|
|2002-2007||George Lopez||Angie Lopez|
|2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Det. Carolina Flores|
|2009||The Secret Life of the American Teenager||Virginia Molina|
|According to Jim||Victoria|
|2011-present||Switched at Birth||Regina Vasquez|
|2016||Elena of Avalor||Dona Paloma|
Constance Marie’s Hollywood Appearance
- She appeared as a Featured Dancer in the film Salsa in 1988.
- The same year she played a role of Feature Dancer in the film Glass Spider. She also did a tattoo @ tatuajes
- In 1995 she played as Toni in the film My Family.
- Two years after she played as Marcela Quintanilla in the film Selena.
- In the film The Last Marshal, she played a Rosa in 1999.
- In 2001, she played as The Neighbor in See Spot Run.
- The same year, in Tortilla Soup she appeared as Yolanda.
- Played as Montana in Puff, Puff, Pass in the year 2006.
- In 2011, she appeared as an Imelda in the film Puss in Boots.
- The film Cupid’s Bed and Breakfast started in the year 2014 is in post-production.
A tabular description of her successful career as an actress in films is summarized in the table below.
|Glass Spider||Featured Dancer|
|1999||The Last Marshal||Rosa|
|2001||See Spot Run||The Neighbor|
|2006||Puff, Puff, Pass||Montana|
|2011||Puss in Boots||Imelda|
|2014||Cupid’s Bed and Breakfast|