Constance Marie, born as Constance Marie Lopez, is an American actress who is best known for her role as Regina Vasquez in TV series ‘Switched at Birth’ and as Angie Lopez in the series ‘George Lopez’. She is also recognized for her role as Marcela Quintanilla in the movie ‘Selena’. Besides these, the actress has appeared in many other small screen as well as big screen projects. These include movies like ‘Salsa’, ‘My Family’, ‘Tortilla Soup’, ‘Puff, Puff, Pass’ and ‘Sweet Surrender,’ and TV shows like ‘Dirty Dancing’, ‘Union Square’, ‘Early Edition’ and ‘American Family’. Constance Marie has also done several television movies in her career. She has portrayed the character of Teresa Lopez in HBO’s ‘Dancing in September’. Apart from this, she has appeared in the TV movies, namely ‘Island City’, ‘The Underworld’ and ‘Class’. The American star has also worked as a voice actress in the movie ‘Puss in Boots’ in which she lent her voice to the character of Imelda.
Before starting her acting career, Constance Marie appeared as a dancer in a musical titled ‘Cosmopolis’. Soon after this, she was hired for the ‘Glass Spider Tour’. She then made her acting debut in the 1988 movie ‘Salsa’. The same year, she appeared in the TV series ‘Dirty Dancing’. The following year, Constance Marie got featured in the soap opera ‘Santa Barbara’. After this, she guest-starred in a few TV shows such as ‘The Man in the Family’, ‘Jake and the Fatman’, ‘Sibs’, ‘1992 Reasonable Doubts’ and ‘Hat Squad’.
Then in 1993, the actress did the TV movie titled ‘12:01’ which was followed by the TV movies ‘Island City’ and ‘Fast Company’ in 1994 and 1995 respectively. Soon after that, she appeared in the flick ‘My Family’. Then Constance Marie did the television movie named ‘The Underworld’ in 1997. The same year, she was cast as Gabriella Diaz in the series ‘Union Square’. After that, she was offered a role in the series ‘Early Edition’. Then in the year 2000, she appeared in the TV show ‘For Your Love’. During this time, she also did the HBO movie ‘Dancing in September’.
A year later, the American actress guest-starred in the shows ‘Ally McBeal’ and ‘That '70s Show’ as well as starred in the film ‘Tortilla Soup’. She was then offered the shows ‘American Family’ and ‘George Lopez’. In 2006, the American star did the flick named ‘Puff, Puff, Pass’. Four years later, she got featured as Victoria Corrales in the TV movie ‘Class’. After this, she got the main role of Regina Vasquez in the TV series ‘Switched at Birth’ and also a voice role in the movie ‘Puss in Boots’. Then she did the flick named ‘Sweet Surrender’.
In 2016, Constance Marie had a recurring role in the show ‘Angel from Hell’. She then appeared in the shows ‘Lopez’ and ‘Law & Order True Crime’. Currently, she plays the recurring role of Doña Paloma in the television series 'Elena of Avalor'.
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Constance Marie was born as Constance Marie Lopez on September 9, 1965 in East Los Angeles, California, USA. She dated yoga instructor Kent Katich for a long period of 15 years before separated from him in 2015. Together the couple has a daughter named Luna Marie. In 2007, the actress launched her clothing line named ‘The Constance Marie Collection’.