Laura Cerón

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Laura Cerón
Born (1964-09-28) September 28, 1964 (age 53)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actress
Years active 1986–present

Laura Cerón (born September 28, 1964) is an Alma Award winning Mexican born-American actress.[1] Her most recognizable role is that of Nurse Chuny Marquez on the television series ER.

Early life[edit]

Cerón was born in Mexico City, Mexico. She moved to Elgin, Illinois at the age of 10. She is the third oldest of two brothers and three sisters.[2] In junior high school she became involved with theater. After leaving high school she joined the Latino Chicago Theater Company and went on to become one of their leading actresses. She has performed in dozens of plays, including Each Day Dies With Sleep, Heroes and Saints, and Federico García Lorca's Once Five Years Pass.


Laura's first film appearance was in the 1992 movie The Public Eye, starring Joe Pesci. This was followed by a small part in the 1995 movie Losing Isaiah. After playing the recurring role of Anita Marrón on the short-lived 1993–1994 ABC drama Missing Persons, Laura joined the supporting cast of the NBC drama ER in 1995, near the end of its first season. Laura was one of only six actors to appear in every season of ER until the final episode in April 2009. She guest starred in Strong Medicine in 2004. In 2009, she starred in the fifth installment of Bring It On, alongside singer/actress Christina Milian.


Year Film Role Notes
1992 The Public Eye Puerto Rican Woman Film Debut
1995 Losing Isaiah NICU Woman
1996 The Big Squeeze Letter Carrier
2000 Details Dr. Diaz
2002 King Rikki Emalita Ortega
2004 Criminals Waitress
2006 Broken Circle Sgt. Campos
2007 Rails & Ties Susan Garcia
2008 Oh Baby! Betty
2009 Bring It On: Fight to the Finish Isabel Direct-to-DVD
2010 Political Disasters Lenora (Post-production)
Flights of Fancy María Luisa Saca (In-production)
2011 The Perfect Family Carmelita
Year Title Role Notes
19931994 Missing Persons Anita Marrón Recurring role
19952009 ER Nurse Chuny Marquez
2001 Touched by an Angel Lorena Acosta 1 episode
2002 The Brothers Garcia Alena
2003 Luis Unknown Role
Judging Amy Alma Zapata
2004 Strong Medicine Taryn
2008 The Unit Ana Rocha
2009 CSI: Miami DeeDee Curson

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Group Award Result Film/Show
1998 ALMA Award Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Nominated ER
1999 Nominated
2000 Won
2001 Nominated

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