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Vanessa Marquez (I) (1968–2018)

A California native, sweetly-voiced actress Vanessa Marquez knew from an early age of her passion for acting. Originally wanting to become a child actress, she admired young starlets like Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, and Bessie Love. She sent out letters to producers and agents hoping to be noticed, initially to no avail, but Vanessa never lost ... See full bio »

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Blood In, Blood Out Montana's Daughter
ER Nurse Wendy Goldman
Seinfeld Receptionist


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 1990-2009 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Consuelo Burns
- Point of No Return (2009) ... Consuelo Burns
- Changing Houses (1990) ... Consuelo Burns
 2006 Return of Pink Five (Video short)
Pink Squadron Pilot
 2001 Fire & Ice (TV Movie)
Wanda Hernandez
 2000 Under Suspicion
Singer (voice)
 1999 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Janice Ramos
- Worst Impressions (1999) ... Janice Ramos
- As You Strike It (1999) ... Janice Ramos
- The Fool Monty (1999) ... Janice Ramos
 1994-1997 ER (TV Series)
Nurse Wendy Goldman
- Calling Dr. Hathaway (1997) ... Nurse Wendy Goldman
- Faith (1997) ... Nurse Wendy Goldman
- Whose Appy Now? (1997) ... Nurse Wendy Goldman
- Night Shift (1997) ... Nurse Wendy Goldman
- No Brain, No Gain (1996) ... Nurse Wendy Goldman
 1997 All Lies End in Murder (TV Movie)
Yvonne Valesquez
 1994 Melrose Place (TV Series)
Linda Cortez
- The Doctor Who Rocks the Cradle (1994) ... Linda Cortez
 1994 Nurses (TV Series)
- The One After the Earthquake (1994) ... Angelica
 1994 State of Emergency (TV Movie)
 1993 Father Hood
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out
Montana's Daughter
 1993 Twenty Bucks
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Cheever Letters (1992) ... Receptionist
 1992 Tequila and Bonetti (TV Series)
- Brooklyn and the Beast (1992) ... Lupe
 1991 Locked Up: A Mother's Rage (TV Movie)
 1990 Sweet 15 (TV Movie)
 1990 To My Daughter (TV Movie)
Student #1
 1989 Night Children
 1988 Stand and Deliver
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Stage Play: Anna in the Tropics - playing Marela, at the Sierra Madre Playhouse, Sierra Madre, CA See more »

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Any film that not only allows you to dream, but LIVE the dream, is worthy of every accolade. Thirty something years later, the body may be weak but the heart and mind and soul are just as inspired perhaps even more so. You see, for some of us, it's not just a movie. It's become a way of life, a way of thinking, living and dealing with the world around us in the most hopeful, inspired and ... See more »


When Jaime Esalante, the real-life teacher who inspired the movie Stand and Deliver (1988), developed cancer, Vanessa Marquez helped raise money for his treatment. She was later one of the pallbearers at his funeral. See more »

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