Isidra Vega

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Isidra Vega
Isidra Vega

(1979-03-23) March 23, 1979 (age 39)
OccupationActor, Painter, Writer, Animator
Years active1997–present

Isidra Vega (born March 23, 1979) is an American actress, of Spanish descent, born and raised in the Morningside Heights section of New York City. She attended school with Christina Ricci.[1]

Vega acted in the New York Undercover television series. She debuted as a movie actress in 1997, as 'Melena', in the critically acclaimed movie Hurricane Streets.[2] In that movie, the Boston Globe described her performance as "natural-seeming."[3] The New York Times felt that the confrontations between the character played by Vega and the character's father were "perfunctory and unidiomatic" in Hurricane Streets.[4]

Vega has gone on to play more adult characters in mostly independent features such as Gurinder Chadha's What's Cooking.[5]

Currently Isidra, produces animations on her YouTube account, Bad Dog Animations[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Hurricane Streets Melena[7] Film
1998 Edge City[8] Tammy Film
1998 Desert Blue[9] Haley Gordon Film
1999 What's Cooking Gina Avila[10] Film
2005 Dirty Deeds (2005 film) Goth Girl Film
2006 The Favor (2006 film)[11] Mariana Film


  1. ^ Hochman, Steve (1999-06-13). "Morgan J. Freeman / Writer-director". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  2. ^ Gire, Dann (1998-02-13). "'Hurricane Streets,' a Howling Success at Sundance, Strikes All the Right Teen Buttons". Daily Herald – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).
  3. ^ Carr, Jay (1998-02-13). "A Captivating Slice of Life on the 'Streets'". The Boston Globe – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (1998-02-13). "Dead End Kids, in Modern Dress". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
  5. ^ Turner, Miki (2000-11-24). "Will Yun Lee savors starring role in indie film `What's Cooking?'.(Knight Ridder Newspapers)". Knight Ridder/Tribune – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)).
  6. ^ "Bad Dog Animations". YouTube.
  7. ^ Gardner, Kyle (Fall 2010). "Hurricane Streets". Teen Ink. 22 (1): 29 – via EBSCOhost. (Subscription required (help)).
  8. ^ Harvey, Dennis (11 May 1998). "Edge City". Variety Movie Reviews (91): 1 – via EBSCOhost. (Subscription required (help)).
  9. ^ Hearty, Kitty Bowe (1999-06-05). "Movie Magic". Tampa Bay Times. p. 91. Retrieved 2017-10-19 – via
  10. ^ Turner, Miki (2000-11-25). "What's Cooking for Will Yun Lee?". Chicago Tribune. p. 32. Retrieved 2017-10-19 – via
  11. ^ Chang, Justin (19 June 2006). "The Favor". Variety Movie Reviews. Retrieved 19 October 2017 – via EBSCOhost. (Subscription required (help)).

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