Who is Constance Marie?
Constance is an award-winning American actress, perhaps best remembered as Angie Lopez in the TV series “George Lopez” (2002-2007), then as Nina Gonzalez in the TV series “American Family”, and recently as Regina Vasquez in the TV series “Switched at Birth” (2011-2017), in addition to several other roles that she’s had during her career.
Constance Marie Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Cnstance Marie Lopez was born on 9 September 1965 in East Los Angeles, California, USA. Of Mexican ancestry, Constance hasn’t talked much about her parents, there’s no information about their names and vocations, and she also hasn’t revealed whether she has any siblings or not.
Her educational background is also a mystery, but it’s believed that she matriculated from a local high school in Los Angeles, after which she began establishing her career in performing arts.
Before she made her acting debut, Constance pursued a dancing career, and performed as a dancer in the musical “Cosmopolis” by Ryuichi Sakamoto, played in Japan. Upon her return to the US, Constance was selected as a dancer in David Bowie’s music video “Time Will Crawl”, and then went on tour with the late-great musician.
She was next cast as a dancer in the film “Salsa” (1988), starring Draco Rosa, Rodney Harvey and Magali Alvarado. Her dancing skills were used once more in the TV romantic-drama series “Dirty Dancing”, starring Melora Hardin, Patrick Cassidy and Paul Feig, and which is a continuation of the story from the film of the same name.
Before the ‘80s ended, Constance was chosen for the role of Nikki Alvarez in the soap opera “Santa Barbara”, which follows the Capwell family.
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She began the new decade with a string of guest appearances in such TV series as “The Man in the Family” (1991), then “Jake and the Fatman” (1991), and “Cobra” (1993), among others.
In 1995, Constance appeared in the Academy Award-nominated drama film “My Family”, starring Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales and Edward James Olmos, which tells the story of a man who moves from Mexico to Los Angeles and starts a family; the film then focuses on his children and their families.
From 1997 to 1998, she was Gabriella Diaz in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated comedy series “Union Square”, with Harriet Sansom Harris, Jim Pirri and Jonathan Slavin in the lead roles.
Furthermore, she was Marcela Quintanilla in the award-winning Gregory Nava’s biopic “Selena” about Selena Quintanilla, a Texas-born Tejano singer who was murdered at the height of her fame, with Jennifer Lopez in the lead role.
She began the new millennium with the part of Teresa Lopez in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated drama film “Dancing in September”, starring Tichina Arnold, James Avery, and Jenica Bergere, and in 2002 portrayed Nina Gonzalez in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated family drama series “American Family”.
Rise to Prominence
Later in 2002, Constance was chosen for the role of her career as Angelina ‘Angie’ Lopez, the matriarch of the Lopez family, in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy-drama series “George Lopez”, created by and starring comedian George Lopez. His character is a plant manager, and the series follows him and his wacky family on their many adventures.
Constance starred in all 120 episodes of the critically acclaimed series, which launched her to stardom, and for which she won the Imagen Award in the category for Best Actress in a Television Comedy; she was also nominated for the ALMA Award in the category for Outstanding Actress – Television Series, Mini-Series, or Television Movie.
After “George Lopez” concluded, Constance continued her career with a string of one-time appearances, in such TV series as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2008), “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” (2009), and “According to Jim” (2009).
In 2011, she secured another long-running and successful role as Regina Vasquez in the TV romantic family-drama series “Switched at Birth” (2011-2017), which follows the lives of two teenage girls who learn that they were switched at birth, co-starring Katie Leclerc and Vanessa Marano. Constance’s character is the birth mother of one of the girls, and the legal mother of the other. She received wide praise for her work on the award-winning series, and took home an ALMA Award in the category for Favorite TV Actress – Supporting Role, and a Gracie Allen Award in the category for Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series or Special.
Constance didn’t appear in that many projects while working on “Switched at Birth”, but still made a few appearances, including in the role of Dee Walker in the television movie, and Linda in the TV series “Angel from Hell” in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
In 2017, she starred in the TV mini-series “Law & Order True Crime”, alongside Edie Falco, Gus Halper, Chris Bauer and Miles Gaston Villanueva.
To speak further of her accomplishments, she has starred as Camila Diaz in the live-action adult animated psychological thriller series “Undone” (2019-2022), co-starring Rosa Salazar and Angelique Cabral, while in 2021, she portrayed Beatriz Diaz in the short-lived TV romantic comedy series “With Love”. Moreover, she appeared in the TV comedy series “Lopez vs. Lopez” in 2022.
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According to reports, Constance Marie’s net worth is estimated at over $5 million as of late 2022. In addition to her acting career, in 2007 Constance launched her own clothing line, The Constance Marie Collection, which is apparently profitable.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Children
Constance has never married, but was in a 15-year-long relationship with yoga instructor Kent Katich from 2000 to 2015. The couple had a daughter Luna Marie Katich, born on 5th February 2009.
Constance practices yoga, and is a longtime vegetarian. She raised her daughter as a vegetarian as well.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Constance Marie has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), weighs approximately 130lbs (58kgs), with vital statistics of 35-25-35, and bra size 40B.