Who is Constance Marie?
Constance Marie or Constance Marie Lopez is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in George Lopez, Switched at Birth, and Undone. One of her first notable roles was in the film Selena where she played the mother of the singer Selena Quintanilla, who tragically was killed at a young age.
East Los Angeles, California, the United States of America
Constance Marie grew up in California and started working as a teen.
Between 2000 and 2015, the actress was in a relationship with Kent Katich, a yoga instructor. In 2009, they had a daughter.
At the age of 19, Marie worked as a dancer in Cosmopolis from Ryuichi Sakamoto in Japan. Shortly after, she was hired for the Glass Spider Tour after a choreographer for David Bowie saw her in a club. In 1988, the actress debuted in the film Salsa. Then, she would go on to appear in Early Edition, Dirty Dancing, and Spin City. On television, she was in Ally McBeal.
In 1988, Marie debuted on screen, albeit as a dancer in Glass Spider. In 1995, she was in My Family. Her role in Selena came in 1997, and in 1999, she was in The Last Marshal.
Marie played Angie Lopez in George Lopez and would star in this successful sitcom between 2002 and 2007. In 2000, she was in Dancing in September, followed by See Spot Run the following year. In 2001 as well, she was in Tortilla Soup alongside Hector Elizondo. She would also appear in American Family. In 2006, she was she was in Puff, Puff, Pass. In 2011, she voiced Imelda in Puss in Boots. Finally, in 2014, she appeared in Sweet Surrender.
On television, Marie debuted in the series Dirty Dancing, where she portrayed Penny Rivera between 1988 and 1989 for eleven episodes. She appeared in Santa Barbara between 1989 and 1990. In 1991, she was in The Man in the Family, Jake and the Fatman, and Sibs. In 1992, Marie appeared in Reasonable Doubts and The Hat Squad. In 1996, she was in The Sentinel, and 1997 saw her appear in The Underworld, Spin City, and Union Square. Between 1998 and 2000, she had a role as Toni in Early Edition. She would also appear in Two Guys and a Girl, That ‘70s Show, American Family, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and more. In the 2010s, she was in Angel from Hell, did voice acting for Elena of Avalor, appeared in Lopez in 2017, and played Camila Diaz between 2019 and 2022 on Undone.
2007 saw Constance Marie launch her line of clothing: The Constance Marie Collection.
In 2011, Marie was cast in a starring role in Switched at Birth, a drama following a situation of two girls exchanged between two families. Marie played one of the mothers involved, Regina Vasquez.
In 2007, Marie was in an ad for PETA that encouraged people to spay and neuter their pets. The actress is also a vegetarian and raised her daughter with a vegetarian diet too.
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