Kamala Lopez

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Kamala Lopez is an award-winning film and television actress, producer, director, writer, and editor, as well as an internationally recognized political activist, blogger and published editorialist. Born in New York City to a South Indian mother and a Venezuelan father, Lopez lived with her parents in Caracas until age 14, when the family returned ... See full bio »

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Day of the Dead (S8, Ep19)
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I Heart Huckabees Molly Corn


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 2021 This Is Us (TV Series)
- The Music and the Mirror (2021) ... Markie
 2020 6 Rounds of Chloë
Stella Gupta
 2020 Joel Marshall's Lunch Therapy (TV Series)
 2020 Lunch Therapy (TV Series)
 2019 Black Jesus (TV Series)
- The Compton Carter (2019) ... Judge
 2014 Perception (TV Series)
Kenny's Foster Mom
- Brotherhood (2014) ... Kenny's Foster Mom
 2013 The Mentalist (TV Series)
Woman in Chapel
- Red John (2013) ... Woman in Chapel (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2012/I Any Day Now
Agent Martinez
 2009 Lie to Me (TV Series)
- Control Factor (2009) ... Inez
 2009 The Intervention
Rachel (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2007 Permanent Vacation
Iris Garcia (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2005-2007 Medium (TV Series)
Walter Paxton's Attorney / Paxton's Attorney / Miss Romney
- Everything Comes to a Head (2007) ... Walter Paxton's Attorney (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
- Head Games (2007) ... Paxton's Attorney (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
- Judge, Jury and Executioner (2005) ... Miss Romney (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2007/II Game of Life
Nadia (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2005 Meet Me in Miami
Marta (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2005/I The Circle
Hilga (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2004 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Ms. Nunez
- Accountability (2004) ... Ms. Nunez (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2004 I Heart Huckabees
Molly Corn (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2004 24 (TV Series)
Theresa Ortega
- Day 3: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (2004) ... Theresa Ortega (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2003 The $cheme
Laura (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2003 The Handler (TV Series)
- Hardcore (2003) ... Carlita (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2002 The Division (TV Series)
- Secrets, Lies and Weddings (2002) ... Connie (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2002 Alias (TV Series)
Dr. Lemon
- Rendezvous (2002) ... Dr. Lemon (as Kamala Lopez Dawson)
 2001 Ice (TV Movie) (as Kamala Dawson)
 2000-2001 Resurrection Blvd. (TV Series)
Sulinda Serrano
- Arriba Y Abajo (2001) ... Sulinda Serrano (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
- La agonia y el extasis (2001) ... Sulinda Serrano (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
- La Visita (2001) ... Sulinda Serrano (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
- Lagrimas en el Cielo (2001) ... Sulinda Serrano (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
- No Te Muevas (2000) ... Sulinda Serrano (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2000 Burglars (Short) (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2000 JAG (TV Series)
Princess Fatima 'Fannie' al-Amatula
- The Princess and the Petty Officer (2000) ... Princess Fatima 'Fannie' al-Amatula (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1995-2000 The Eddie Files (TV Series)
Aunt Rosa
- Length and Area: Sleep Like a Dog (2000) ... Aunt Rosa (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
- Variables: The Green Thumb (1998) ... Aunt Rosa (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
- Ratios: The Lonesome Pine (1998) ... Aunt Rosa (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
- Charts & Graphs: The Dessert Derby (1998) ... Aunt Rosa (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
- Volume: The Day Manhattan Ran Dry (1997) ... Aunt Rosa (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 2000 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
- Virtuoso (2000) ... Tincoo (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1999/II Black and White
Carmela (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1999 Love and Action in Chicago
Anna (as Kamala Dawson)
 1998 Vengeance Unlimited (TV Series)
Elena Amayo
- Security (1998) ... Elena Amayo (as Kamala Dawson)
 1998 Where's Marlowe?
Penny (as Kamala Dawson)
 1997 Tupperware Party (Short)
Katie (as Kamala Dawson)
 1996 Wedding Bell Blues
Pregnant Woman (as Kamala Dawson)
 1995 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Maria Galvan
- Vishy-Vashy-Vinny (1995) ... Maria Galvan (as Kamala Dawson)
 1994 The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (TV Movie)
Ilzamar (as Kamela Dawson)
 1994 Clear and Present Danger
Venezuelan Telephonist
 1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis (TV Series short)
- A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story (1994) ... Jeannie (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1994 Lightning Jack
Pilar (as Kamala Dawson)
 1994 Erotique
Rosie (segment "Let's Talk About Love") (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1994 Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series)
Mary Wells
- The Legend of Running Bear (1994) ... Mary Wells (as Kamala Dawson)
 1993 Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (TV Series)
Carmen Alvarado
- Pilot (1993) ... Carmen Alvarado (as Kamala Dawson)
 1993 Crossroads (TV Series)
- The Harvest (1993) ... Rosina
 1992 Small Kill
Jenny (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1992 Exiled in America
Amy / Marla Soto
 1992 Wild Card (TV Movie) (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Beth Nielsen
- The Back Story (1992) ... Beth Nielsen
 1992 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Rosa García
- Day of the Dead (1992) ... Rosa García
 1992 Deep Cover
 1991 Dollman (Video)
Debi Alejandro (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1991 Crazy from the Heart (TV Movie)
Alcira Zavala
 1991 Shoot First: A Cop's Vengeance (TV Movie) (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1989-1990 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
- Number One with a Bullet (1990) ... Marta (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
- Come from the Shadows (1989) ... Marta
 1990 Equal Justice (TV Series)
- Cop's Story (1990) ... Brenda
 1990 Total Recall
Additional Voices (voice)
 1989-1990 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Susanna Lozada
- Vietnam Rag (1990) ... Susanna Lozada
- Green Christmas (1989) ... Susanna Lozada
- I Am What I Am (1989) ... Susanna Lozada
 1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Maria Gonsalves
- The Nightmare (1990) ... Maria Gonsalves
 1989 Night Children (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1989 Protect and Surf (TV Movie)
Ramona Diaz
 1988 Break of Dawn (TV Movie)
Linda (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1988 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Alicia Rojas
- Gangs (1988) ... Alicia Rojas (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1988 Stones for Ibarra (TV Movie)
Manuela Reyes
 1987 Born in East L.A.
 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Lola Martinez
- A Pound of Flesh (1987) ... Lola Martinez
 1987 Police Story: The Freeway Killings (TV Movie)
Lydia Chacon (as Kamala Lopez-Dawson)
 1987 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Maria Herrera
- Garry Met a Girl Named Maria (1987) ... Maria Herrera
 1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
- In a Safe Place (1986)
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Maria Rojas
- Definitely Miami (1986) ... Maria Rojas
Show Show Producer (16 credits)
Show Show Director (11 credits)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Editor (5 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer (1 credit)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Production manager (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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