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Elizabeth Peña (1959–2014)


Her love for the arts came naturally, as her father was a well-known playwright, actor, director and novelist, so its not hard to understand that by the time she was eight, Cuban-American Elizabeth Pena already had designs to become an actress. Born in New Jersey and raised in New York, her parents, who opened off-Broadway's "Latin American Theatre... See full bio »

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 2014 Girl on the Edge
Esther
 2013 Modern Family (TV Series)
Pilar
- The Old Man & the Tree (2013) ... Pilar
- Fulgencio (2013) ... Pilar
 2013 Plush
Dr. Lopez
 2013 Disney Infinity (Video Game)
Mirage
 2013 Blaze You Out
Dona
 2013 Major Crimes (TV Series)
Rosa Vega
 2013 In the Dark (TV Movie)
Dr. Weinette
 2013 King John (TV Movie)
Olga
 2012 Kinect Fun Labs: Kinect Rush - A Disney Pixar Adventures: Snapshot (Video Game)
Mirage (English version, voice)
 2012 Prime Suspect (TV Series)
Gloria Lopez
 2011 Off the Map (TV Series)
Inez
- Hold on Tight (2011) ... Inez
- I'm Home (2011) ... Inez
 2011 Funny or Die Presents... (TV Series)
Triple-Chief Rodrigomirez (segment "United States Police Department")
- Episode #2.10 (2011) ... Triple-Chief Rodrigomirez (segment "United States Police Department")
 2010 Outlaw (TV Series)
Judge Patino
- In Re: Tyler Banks (2010) ... Judge Patino
 2009 Down for Life
Mrs. Castro
 2009 Becoming Eduardo
Leticia
 2009 Prototype (Video Game) (voice)
 2009 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Marla
 2008 A Single Woman
Storyteller
 2008 Racing for Time (TV Movie)
Flores
 2007 Love Comes Lately
Esperanza
 2007 Dragon Wars: D-War
Agent Linda Perez (as Elizabeth Pena)
 2007 American Dad! (TV Series)
Store Owner
- American Dream Factory (2007) ... Store Owner (voice)
 2007 Adrift in Manhattan
Isabel Parades
 2006 Minoriteam (TV Series)
Maria / Gold Digger
- Landon in Love (2006) ... Maria / Gold Digger (voice)
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Sonya Benavides
- Assassin (2005) ... Sonya Benavides
 2005 The Lost City
Miliciana Muñoz
 2005 Keep Your Distance
Holly
 2005 Sueño
Mirabela
 2004-2005 Justice League (TV Series)
Paran Dul
- Hunter's Moon (2005) ... Paran Dul (voice)
- Starcrossed: Part III (2004) ... Paran Dul (voice)
- Starcrossed: Part II (2004) ... Paran Dul (voice)
- Starcrossed (2004) ... Paran Dul (voice)
 2005 Down in the Valley
Gale
 2005 Transamerica
Margaret
 2005 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Rosie Diaz
- Neither Rain Nor Sleet (2005) ... Rosie Diaz
 2004 The Incredibles (Video Game)
Mirage (voice)
 2004 The Incredibles
Mirage (voice)
 2004 Maya & Miguel (TV Series)
Rosa Santos
- Rhymes with Gato (2004) ... Rosa Santos (voice)
 2004 Suburban Madness (TV Movie)
Clara Harris
 2002-2003 Boston Public (TV Series)
Superintendent Elizabeth Vasquez
- Chapter Fifty-Four (2003) ... Superintendent Elizabeth Vasquez
- Chapter Forty-Seven (2002) ... Superintendent Elizabeth Vasquez
 2002 Ten Tiny Love Stories
Nine
 2002 Zig Zag
Ms. Tate
 2001 Impostor
Midwife (as Elizabeth Pena)
 2001 On the Borderline
Connie
 2001 Old Love (Short)
 2000-2001 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
Bibi Corrales
- Arriba Y Abajo (2001) ... Bibi Corrales
- Juntos (Together) (2001) ... Bibi Corrales
- Un Pacto con el Diablo (2001) ... Bibi Corrales
- La Visita (2001) ... Bibi Corrales
- Lagrimas en el Cielo (2001) ... Bibi Corrales
 2001 Things Behind the Sun
Carmen
 1999 Seven Girlfriends
Martha
 1999 Border Line (TV Movie)
Maria Rodriguez
 1998 Aldrich Ames: Traitor Within (TV Movie)
Rosario Ames
 1998 Strangeland
Toni Gage
 1998 The Pass
Zeena
 1997 Dellaventura (TV Series)
Simone
- In Deadly Fashion (1997) ... Simone
 1997 Dead Man's Gun (TV Series)
Madam Gisella
- Fortune Teller (1997) ... Madam Gisella
 1997 The Second Civil War (TV Movie)
Christina
 1997 Contagious (TV Movie)
Det. Luisa Rojas
 1996 Two (TV Series)
Elizabeth Gaitan
- Unaired Pilot ... Elizabeth Gaitan
 1996 Recon
 1996 Lone Star
Pilar
 1995 The Invaders (TV Movie)
Ellen Garza
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. Jennifer Martinez
- Living Hell (1995) ... Dr. Jennifer Martinez
 1995 Across the Moon
Carmen
 1994 Roomates (TV Movie)
Lisa
 1994 Dead Funny
Viv Saunders
 1993-1994 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Jinx Baldasseri
- Whistle Stop (1994) ... Jinx Baldasseri
- Eli's Gumming (1993) ... Jinx Baldasseri
- Pacific Rimshot (1993) ... Jinx Baldasseri
- Leap of Faith (1993) ... Jinx Baldasseri
 1993 Dream On (TV Series)
Debra
- Super Freak (1993) ... Debra
 1992 Fugitive Among Us (TV Movie)
Flo Martin
 1992 The Waterdance
Rosa
 1990-1991 Shannon's Deal (TV Series)
Lucy Acosta
- Trouble (1991) ... Lucy Acosta
- Matrimony (1991) ... Lucy Acosta
- The Inside Man (1991) ... Lucy Acosta
- Greed (1991) ... Lucy Acosta
- The Bad Beat (1991) ... Lucy Acosta
 1990 Drug Wars: The Camarena Story (TV Mini-Series)
Mika Camarena
 1989 Shannon's Deal (TV Movie)
Lucy Acosta
 1989 Blue Steel
Tracy Perez (as Elizabeth Pena)
 1988 Vibes
Consuelo
 1987-1988 I Married Dora (TV Series)
Dora Calderon
- The Millionaire's Club (1988) ... Dora Calderon
- Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Forever? (1987) ... Dora Calderon
- The Thirty-Five Year Itch (1987) ... Dora Calderon
- West Coast Story (1987) ... Dora Calderon
- Dora Steps Out (1987) ... Dora Calderon
 1986 Tough Cookies (TV Series)
Off. Connie Rivera
- Temper Fidelis (1986) ... Off. Connie Rivera
- The Stoolie (1986) ... Off. Connie Rivera
- The Unfantasy (1986) ... Off. Connie Rivera
- Naked City (1986) ... Off. Connie Rivera
- Grudge Match (1986) ... Off. Connie Rivera
 1986 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Alice
- Come and Get It (1986) ... Alice
 1985 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Maria
- Rip-Off (1985) ... Maria
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Adelita Carrena
- Ordinary Hero (1985) ... Adelita Carrena (as Elizabeth Pena)
 1985 Crossover Dreams
Liz Garcia
 1981 They All Laughed
Rita
 1980 Times Square
Disco Hostess (as Elizabeth Pena)
Show Show Director (3 credits)
Show Show Self (12 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in the music video, "She and I", for the band, Alabama.

Publicity Listings:

1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Elizabeth Pena

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

(on her refusal to portray Latin stereotypes) There are a lot of jobs I've turned down because they wanted me to play what I call "Miss Cuchifrito" types.

Trivia:

Classmates with Ving Rhames and Esai Morales. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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