Eva Tamargo

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Eva Tamargo
Born (1960-12-24) December 24, 1960 (age 56)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994-present

Eva Tamargo (born December 24, 1960) is an American actress, best known for her roles as Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald on the NBC daytime soap opera Passions (1999—2008), and as Celine Gonzales in the Oprah Winfrey Network primetime soap opera The Haves and the Have Nots.

Life and career[edit]

Tamargo was born in Brooklyn, New York to Puerto Rican immigrants.[1] She was married to Michael Lemus from 1985 to 2003 and is sometimes credited as "Eva Tamargo Lemus".[2] She is the daughter of the Cuban journalist Agustin Tamargo[3] and Rosalba Nápoles. She has two children, Matthew and Gabriella.

From 1999 to 2008 Tamargo played Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald in NBC soap opera Passions.[4] Tamargo is also known in the international Latino community for her work on the daytime telenovela El Magnate as well as the reality dating show La Cenicienta.[2] She has appeared in television, radio and print commercials as well as stage work with the Repertorio Español in New York City.[5] She also starred in Marielena and Más Sabe el Diablo, and well has made guest appearance on NCIS.[6]

In 2013 Tamargo was cast as Celine Gonzales, the spiteful domestic of John Schneider and Renee Lawless in Oprah Winfrey Network primetime soap opera The Haves and the Have Nots.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1994 El silencio de Neto Elena Yepes
1994 Marielena Cecilia Series regular
1999 Any Given Sunday Tunnel Reporter
2007 Saints & Sinners Helen 3 episodes
1999-2008 Passions Pilar Lopez-Fitzgerald Series regular
Nominated -ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama (2002, 2008)
2009 NCIS Adrianna Lopez Episode: "Love & War"
2009-2010 Más Sabe el Diablo Arianna de Dávila 180 episodes
2010 El fantasma de Elena Mariela Lafé 3 episodes
2011 No Me Hallo Leonor 15 episodes
2012 El Talismán María Rivera 2 episodes
2012 Our Boys Angelica
2013-2015 The Haves and the Have Nots Celine Gonzales Series regular (seasons 1-3)
2014 The First Madre
2014 The Lookout Sandra Allen
2014 Accidental Porn Star Theresa Caiola TV Movie


  1. ^ "Eva Tamargo Biography". BuddyTV. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Telemundo to air 'La Cenicienta,' reality dating show". Augusta Chronicle. 29 July 2003. Retrieved 2009-09-25. [dead link]
  3. ^ De Valle, Elaine (9 March 2007). "Passionate voice for a free Cuba dies at 82: Agustin Tamargo...". The Miami Herald. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  4. ^ Weinraub, Bernard (22 March 2004). "Love Fest for Soap Opera Fans, in Two Languages". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  5. ^ Shepard, Richard F. (18 December 2008). "Reviews/Theater; Don Juan In His Own Language". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  6. ^ a b "Eva Tamargo as Celine Gonzales". Oprah Winfrey Network. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 

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