|Born||New York, New York, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Joel Marshall (m. 2007)|
Lopez has worked as an actor in over thirty feature films including I Heart Huckabees, Born in East L.A., Deep Cover, and The Burning Season and over seventy television shows including Lie To Me, Alias, Star Trek Voyager, NYPD Blue and It's Garry Shandling's Show.
Lopez directed the Spanish language short film Ese Beso in Madrid, Spain, starring Daniel Freire and Lia Chapman. She directed A Single Woman, about the life of first US congresswoman, Jeannette Rankin. The film was adapted from the play of the same name, written by Jeanmarie Simpson, a relative of Lopez. 
In 2009 Lopez created the ERA Education Project, a national media campaign to raise awareness about the Equal Rights Amendment in the United States. Lopez began interviewing women nationwide about how civil rights issues such as equal pay and domestic violence affect their daily lives.
MovieMaker Magazine said "indie director Kamala Lopez fought, wheedled and meme'd her way to 158 percent Kickstarter funding with her campaign for women's rights doc 'Equal Means Equal'. Equal Means Equal is Lopez's documentary about the status of women in America. Gloria Steinem appears in the film, along with more than 100 interviewees.
July 14, 2009, Lopez and Heroica Films received the Exceptional Merit Media Award for A Single Woman.
July 2013, Lopez won the Jury Award at the Senorita Cinema Festival. 
December 2013, Lopez Spanish language short film, Ese Beso won the Audience Award at the Boyle Heights Latina Film Festival.
April 2015, Lopez was named Woman of the Year from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Women's Commission.
April 2016, the State of California awarded her the Latino Spirit Award for Achievement in Advocacy and Entertainment. 
July 2016, Lopez was the winner of the Best U.S documentary-Audience award by Michael Moore at the Traverse City Film Festival.
- Gonzalez, Luis Manuel (January 29, 1995). "Kamala Lopez-Dawson", La Opinión 69 (136): 1D.
- Profile, imdb.com; accessed April 18, 2015.
- "Wired Science". PBS. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- Torres, Vicglamar (October 4, 2007). "La Ciencia al Alcance de Todos" Hoy Nueva York,
- (October, 2007). "Latina Plugs In For Wired Science" Latino Perspectives Magazine "LP Journal"
- "Kamala Lopez defends women's rights". The Times of India. July 26, 2011.
- Cynthia Schwartz - Advancing Women Peace Artists (2011-05-26). "Civilization Needs Peace as Bread Needs Yeast-Jeannette Rankin, Back in the Kitchen". PRLog. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- "A Single Woman - Movie About Historic Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin". Asinglewomanmovie.com. Retrieved 2012-03-18.
- "The Striking Writers Speak!". Time. 2007-11-24. Retrieved November 24, 2007.
- "Kamala Lopez defends women's rights". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 2012-07-22. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- Profile, more.com; accessed April 18, 2015.
- Kamala Lopez Awards, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0520234/awards; accessed March 9, 2017.
- MovieMaker coverage of film, moviemaker.com; accessed April 18, 2015.
- Equal Means Equal (film), un.org; accessed April 18, 2015.
- "Kamala Lopez on". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- "Museum of Latin American Art homepage". MOLAA. Retrieved 2012-03-18.
- Staff (2011-11-06). "2011 Exceptional Merit in Media Awards (EMMAs) | National Women's Political Caucus". Nwpc.org. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- WeNews Staff (2012-01-01). "Women's eNews Announces 21 Leaders for the 21st Century 2012". Women's eNews. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- "Kamala Lopez-Global Compact Network Canada". Global Compact. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
- "Boyle Heights Latina Independent Film Extravaganza". BHLIFE. Retrieved 2012-03-18.
- "2016 Latino Spirit Awards: Kamala Lopez". Vida En El Valle. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
- "Kamala Lopez, 2016 Champion of Justice". Equal Rights Advocate. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
- "TCFF XII". TCFF XII. Retrieved March 9, 2017.