Who is Constance Marie?

American actress Constance Marie Lopez was born in East Los Angeles, California USA, on 9 September 1965, making Virgo her zodiac sign. She has 53 credits to her name, but is perhaps still known best for starring as Angie Lopez in all 120 episodes of the comedy “George Lopez”, which besides George Lopez also starred Luis Armand Garcia, and was created by Bruce Helford and Robert Borden. It follows the life of a plant manager from Los Angeles, the series aired from 2002 through 2007, and won 10 of its 42 award nominations.

Education and early life

Constance was raised in East Los Angeles by her parents, however, she’s yet to speak about her mother and father in public, because she respects their privacy; it’s believed that she’s an only child, as she hasn’t spoken about having siblings.

She studied at a local high school and became interested in acting during her freshman year; Constance was also passionate about dancing, and was a cheerleader during her sophomore and junior years. She matriculated in 1984 and then performed as a dancer in the Ryuichi Sakamoto’s musical “Cosmopolis” in Japan.

Upon her return to the USA, she was hired to work as the late British singer-songwriter David Bowie’s dancer during his 1987 Glass Spider Tour; having already become a successful dancer, Constance chose not to pursue a college degree.

Roles in movies

Constance’s debut film role was playing Featured Dancer in the 1988 romantic musical “Salsa”, and some of her following roles were in the 1993 science fiction thriller comedy “12:01”, the 1994 science fiction “Island City” and the 1995 drama “My Family”.

What marked the ‘90s for Constance was perhaps playing Marcela Quintanilla in the 1997 biographical musical “Selena”, which starred Edward James Olmos and Jennifer Lopez, and was written and directed by Gregory Nava. It follows the life and death of Tejano singer Selena, and the movie won nine of its 15 award nominations.

The year 2001 saw Constance appear in both the action crime comedy “See Spot Run” and the romantic comedy “Tortilla Soup”, and in 2006, she played Montana in the comedy “Puff, Puff, Pass”, which starred Danny Masterson and Ronnie Warner, and was directed by Mekhi Phifer. It follows two stoners who’ve inadvertently become involved in a plot to rip off Mr. Big. The remainder of the decade saw Constance appear in only a single movie: the 2010 romantic drama “Class”.

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She voiced Imelda in the critically acclaimed 2011 animated adventure comedy “Puss in Boots”, which starred Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas, and was directed by Chris Miller. It follows the life of an outlaw cat, and the movie won nine of its 52 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year.

Constance’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2014 family comedy “Sweet Surrender”, the 2015 romantic drama “The Right Girl”, and the 2020 romantic comedy “Winter in Vail”.

Roles in TV series

Constance’s debut TV series role was playing Penny Rivera in 11 episodes of the 1988 romantic drama “Dirty Dancing”, and in 1989 and 1990, she starred as Nikki Alvarez in 90 episodes of the soap opera “Santa Barbara”, which aired its 2,100 episodes from 1984 through 1993. It starred A Martinez and Marcy Walker, was created by Bridget and Jerome Dobson, and follows the members of the wealthy Capwell family from Santa Barbara, California; the series won 47 of its 161 award nominations.

The first half of the ‘90s saw Constance appear in an episode of various series, such as the comedy “The Man in the Family”, the crime drama “Jake and the Fatman” and the crime drama “The Hat Squad”. From 1997 through 2000, she starred as Gabriella Diaz in all the 15 episodes of the comedy “Union Square”, which also starred Jim Pirri and Harriet Sansom Harris, and was created by Fred Barron and Marco Pennette. It follows the lives of several people who’ve met at a New York City diner, and the series won one of its five award nominations.

Constance appeared in an episode of only a couple of series in the 2000s, as she spent the decade focused on shooting for “George Lopez”; some of these appearances were in the mystery “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, the family comedy “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”, and the romantic comedy “According to Jim”.

From 2011 through 2017, she played the main character Regina Vasquez in all 105 episodes of the romantic family drama “Switched at Birth”, which also starred Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc, and was created by Lizzy Weiss. It follows two teenage girls who’ve learned that they were switched at birth – the series won nine of its 33 award nominations.

Some of Constance’s most recent TV series roles have been in the 2022 episode “Lopez vs. Christmas” of the short comedy “Lopez vs. Lopez”, nine episodes of the romantic comedy “With Love” since 2021, and two episodes of the 2023 comedy “How I Met Your Father”.

Other credits

Constance sang the song “Let Love Light the Way” in the 2016 episode “Navidad” of the animated action adventure series “Elena of Avalor”.

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Hollywood First Look”, “The Real” and “Entertainment Tonight”.

Awards and nominations

Constance has won four of her 16 award nominations.

She won a 2004 Imagen Foundation Award for Best Actress in a Television Comedy for “George Lopez”, and then three awards for her performance in “Switched at Birth”: a 2012 ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress – Supporting Role, a 2012 Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series or Special and a 2013 Imagen Foundation Award for Best Supporting Actress/Television.

Love life and relationships

Constance hasn’t shared many details about her love life with the public, as she prefers to keep it away from the media’s attention, but has still allowed her fans a glimpse into it.

From 2000 through September 2015, she was in a relationship with American yoga instructor Kent Katich; the two could often had been seen spending time together at public, whether they were walking hand in hand through New York City’s Central Park or dining in Los Angeles restaurants. They were engaged at the time of their split.

Constance gave birth to her and Kent’s daughter Luna Marie Katich on 5 February 2009.

She seems to be unattached as of June 2023, hasn’t married and has a daughter with former fiancé Kent Katich.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Constance is of Mexican descent.

Her two best friends are American actor, screenwriter and producer George Lopez and American actor, producer and director Edward James Olmos.

Constance is a huge lover of animals, which has led her to become a vegetarian; she’s also raising her daughter as a vegetarian.

She’s followed by close to 300,000 people on Instagram and has posted over 8,000 pictures and videos, while most of these show Constance during her everyday life.

She does yoga and meditates on a daily basis, while she also has several training sessions at the gym every week.

Constance’s favorite actress is Scarlett Johansson, and some of her favorite movies include “Under the Skin”, “Don Jon” and “Lost in Translation”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Constance’s age is 57. She has brown eyes and hair, is 5ft 4ins (1.64m) tall and weighs around 115lbs (52kgs).

Constance’s net worth’s been estimated at over $5 million, as of June 2023.

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