Who is Constance Marie?
Constance Marie is an actress who gained popularity for her roles in the TV series “George Lopez”, Switched at Birth” and “Undone”. Her other notable movie appearances include “Selena”, “Tortilla Soup”, “My Family”.
She was born under the Zodiac sign Virgo on 9 September 1965, in East Los Angeles, California, USA, so as of 2021, he is 56 years old and holds American nationality. Constance is of Mexican descent.
Early life and family
Not much is known about her early life and family. Reportedly, Constance was very interested in dancing during her childhood, which prompted her to take dancing classes and perfect her art.
After matriculating from a high school in 1985, she relocated to Japan, the land of the rising sun, where she was cast in the musical entitled “Cosmopolis”, composed by the renowned and successful dancer, actor and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.
After garnering some success with her performance, she returned to the US, where she planned to build her career as a professional dancer. Her lucky break came in 1987 after a dance choreographer noticed her in a club, who soon after offered her a dancing part in David Bowie’s “Glass Spider Tour”, garnering even more experience, success and recognition. The tour, conceived as a theatrical show with intricate costume designs and choreography, included performances in various European countries such as Austria, Italy, and Spain.
Rising through her ranks, the following year she featured as a dancer in a romantic movie entitled “Salsa”, which opened the gates for a potentially different career to dancing, and the actress soon began landing acting roles in various TV shows.
In 1988 she made her TV debut with a recurring role in the comedy-drama series entitled “Dirty Dancing”, in which she portrayed Penny Rivera, appearing in 11 episodes. The following year she starred as Nikki Alvarez in the Emmy-winning daytime soap opera “Santa Barbara”, receiving a nomination for a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Female Newcomer. In the following period, she mainly landed single episode appearances in various TV shows, such as “The Man in the Family”, “Jake and the Fatman”, and “Reasonable Doubts”.
In 1993 she starred in the made-for-TV movie “12:01”, followed by other appearances in TV films such as “Island City” and “Fast Company”. In 1995 she landed the role of Toni Sanchez in the commercially successful drama movie “My Family”, opposite Jimmy Smits and Esai Morales. In addition to earning $11 million at the box office, the film garnered positive reviews from the critics, and several awards and nominations.
After making minor appearances in “Sentinel” and “The Underworld” in 1997, Constance appeared as Marcela Quintanilla in the biographical musical drama “Selena” opposite Jennifer Lopez, followed by her role in the “Union Square” as Gabriella Diaz, which earned her a nomination for an ALMA Award in the category Outstanding Actress in the Comedy Series.
In 1998 she starred as Toni in six episodes of the fantasy comedy series “Early Edition”, followed by her appearance in the sitcom “For Your Love”. After starring in the HBO movie “Dancing in September”, she made several single episode appearances in popular shows such as “Ally McBeal” and “The ‘70s Show”. In 2001, she portrayed Yolanda in the comedy-drama entitled “Tortilla Soup”, which garnered positive reviews.
The following year she landed the role of Nina Gonzalez in the sitcom “American Family”, created by Gregory Nava, then during the same year she scooped her most recognized role as Angie Lopez, one of the main characters in the sitcom “George Lopez”, and in 2004 Constance won the Imogen Award for Best Actress in Television Comedy for her performance.
The show garnered substantial success and popularity among all audiences throughout its six-season run, but after 120 episodes, following the finale of the sixth season in 2007, the show was canceled due to lower ratings.
After making one-episode appearances in TV series such as “CSI: Crime Investigation” and “According to Jim”, in 2011 she was cast as Regina Vasquez in the teen/family drama “Switched at Birth”. Her portrayal of Regina as Daphne’s hard-working single mom earned her several nominations and awards, including the ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress- Supporting Role. The show ran for five seasons, concluding in 2017. During the same year, she lent her voice to Imelda in the popular animated movie “Puss in the Boots”.
In 2016, she appeared as Linda in the fantasy sitcom “Angel From Hell”, and also voiced the character Dona Paloma in the animated series “Elena of Avalor”. The following year she portrayed Marta Cano in the procedural crime series “Law and Order True Crime”, appearing in eight episodes.
After landing the recurring voice role as Camilla Diaz in the animated series “Undone”, Constance portrayed Dr. Corts in the Netflix sitcom “Alexa& Katie”. The show ran for three seasons, and in 2020 it was announced that the third season would be final. Later that year she appeared in the sitcom “Connecting”, which is set against the backdrop of the COVID 19 pandemic in the U.S. However, the show was short-lived as it was canceled after just four episodes.
Regarding her dating history, she dated NBA yoga trainer and guru Kent Katich in 2000, and the couple welcomed their daughter on 5 February 2009, who they named Luna Marie Katich. At some point, the couple even announced their engagement, which proved to be short-lived as they parted ways in 2015; the reason for their break-up remains unknown. After her separation from Kent, Constance has not been linked to anyone.
Physical stats and Hobbies
Constance is 5ft5ins (164cm) tall, weighs around 123lbs (56kgs) with vital statistics of 35-25-35. Her natural hair is dark brown, further adorned with hazel eyes.
Constance is very socially active; she is a long-time vegetarian and has been a partner and supporter of P.E.T.A (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for over ten years.
She often shares their posts or appears in their ads, encouraging people to spay and neuter their pets.
As an individual who has seen the injustice and unfair treatment women have been suffering in the US, Constance joined the East Los Angeles Women’s Center, founded to help women to live in a healthy and safe environment without abuse or violence, focusing on Latino communities. It provides a confidential hotline for all women who have endured or suffered some type of mental or physical abuse, domestic violence, or sexual assault.
In addition to these endeavors, she also collaborates on similar projects, encouraging women to speak up and help break the stigma surrounding sexual abuse and victim mentality. One of these is “More Than Survivor”, a collaborative project between East Los Angeles Women’s Center and Journalism.
— Constance Marie: check me out-Instagram & Tik Tok (@goconstance) October 22, 2021
Would you like to know her net worth?
As of 2021, her estimated net worth is around $5 million, acquired through her acting career now spanning well over three decades.
Constance is very active on her social media – her Instagram counts nearly 300,000 followers, while her Twitter has nearly 80,000 fans. She uses her media to comment on and criticize governmental decisions, as the recent one in Texas virtually banning abortion, which will disproportionately harm Black, Brown, and low-income people. Additionally, she has been very vocal about vaccines and wearing masks, which has been such a sensitive and controversial topic. Constance encourages vaccination, sharing information and educating people.