Marlene Forte

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Marlene Forte
Marlene Forte.jpg
Forte at the 2012 Alma Awards
Born Ana Marlene Forte Machado
Havana, Cuba
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present

Ana Marlene Forte Machado is a Cuban American actress and producer.[1] She is known for her role as Carmen Ramos on the TNT drama series, Dallas (2012–2014).[2]

Life and career[edit]

Forte was born in Havana, Cuba. She has appeared in many independent films since the early 1990s. She received an Imagen Foundation Awards nomination for performance in the 2008 movie Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story.[3] On television, Forte appeared in recurring roles on House of Payne, Crossing Jordan, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Her film appearances include the transporter chief in the 2009 Star Trek reboot and Mrs. Glass in Real Women Have Curves.[4]

In 2012, Forte was cast on TNT's revamped Dallas, playing Carmen Ramos, longtime Ewing family housekeeper and mother to Elena (played by Jordana Brewster).[5] She played another housekeeper in the 2013 comedy film, A Haunted House, and co-starred in the Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club (2014). After Dallas, Forte had recurring roles in the ABC Family drama series, The Fosters.[6]

In 2016, Forte played Celia Flores, the main antagonist during the first half of season 2 of the AMC horror drama series, Fear the Walking Dead.[7][8][9] Later, she was cast in the Netflix science fiction drama Altered Carbon.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 The Color of Love
1991 The Bronx War
1997 Lena's Dreams Lena
1998 Mob Queen Chica
1998 Bury the Evidence The Naked Woman
2000 Our Song Pilar Brown
2000 The Love Machine Becca Campbell
2000 The Accountant
2000 Cusp Mother Short
2001 Reunion Margaret
2002 Real Women Have Curves Mrs. Glass
2003 What Really Happened During the Cuban Missile Crisis Socorro Short
2004 Darkness Minus Twelve Marta Gutierrez Short
2004 Anyone Short
2004 Indocumentados Mother
2005 Cuco Gomez-Gomez Is Dead! Cuban Lady Short
2005 Shooting Vegetarians Amber
2006 Cut Off Lydia
2007 Adrift in Manhattan Marta Colon
2008 Glow Ropes: The Rise and Fall of a Bar Mitzvah Emcee Mrs. Lopefrawitz
2009 Star Trek Transport Chief
2011 My Last Day Without You Luz
2011 Deep Blue Breath Nurse Talbot Short
2013 A Haunted House Rosa
2013 Plush Dr. Ortiz
2013 Unidentified
2013 Times Like These Gladys Short
2014 The Single Moms Club Manny's Mother
2015 I Am Gangster Tia
2016 Irving Vivian Short

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996 New York Undercover Mrs. Flores "Blue Boy"
1997 The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Monica Smith TV film
1997 Law & Order Sandra Pena "Double Down"
1999 Law & Order Alicia Bowers "Shield"
2000 Judging Amy Margaret Lopez "Zero to Sixty"
2000 Family Law Silvia Guerrero "The Choice"
2000 Mysterious Ways Gloria Capistrano "Reason to Cry"
2001 Walker, Texas Ranger Elena Guerro "Golden Boy"
2001 My Wife and Kids Rosa Lopez "Pilot", "A Little Romance"
2001 Crossing Jordan Gloria Recurring role
2002 For the People Marisol Martinez "Racing Form", "Nascent"
2003 Nip/Tuck Miss Michaels "Pilot"
2003 George Lopez Sylvia "Dubya, Dad and Dating: Part 1"
2004 CSI: Miami Judge Veracruz "Pro Per"
2005 Bones Ambassador Olivos "A Boy in a Tree"
2006 The West Wing SSA Linda "The Last Hurrah"
2006 Windfall Mrs. Maduro "Crash Into You"
2006 The Unit Maritza Calderon "Off the Meter"
2007 Day Break Mrs. Garza "What If They're Connected?", "What If He's Not Alone?", "What If It's Him?"
2007 Lost Det. Mason "The Man from Tallahassee"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mrs. Pamela Gentry "Big Shots"
2007 Lincoln Heights Mayor Giselle Amezcua "Flashpoint"
2007 ER Mrs. Gonzalez "The War Comes Home"
2008 Jericho Teresa Clemons "Return to Jericho"
2008 Ylse Bianca TV series
2008 Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story Tatita TV film
2008 Cold Case Yesenia Ramos "True Calling"
2008–09 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Rosie Hernandez Recurring role
2010 Criminal Minds Sheriff Ruiz "Rite of Passage"
2010 Community Doctora Escodera "English as a Second Language"
2010 Past Life Lucinda Morales "Gone Daddy Gone"
2010 Eastbound & Down Soledad "Chapter 11"
2010 The Whole Truth Louisa Diaz "Cold Case"
2011 Castle Blanca "The Final Nail"
2011 The Mentalist Isabella Artega "Rhapsody in Red"
2011 Law & Order: LA Inez Gomez "Westwood"
2011–13 Caribe Road Capt. Garcia Recurring role
2012–13 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Kathy's Grandmother "Past History", "Girlfriends", "It's a Miracle", "Money for Nothin'"
2012–14 Dallas Carmen Ramos Recurring role
2013 Major Crimes Mary Torres "The Deep End"
2015 Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story Evelyn Chavez TV film
2015 Code Black Lucia "We Plug Holes"
2015–17 The Fosters Elena Gutierrez Recurring role
2016 NCIS: New Orleans Rita Ortega "Undocumented"
2016 Fear the Walking Dead Celia Flores "Blood in the Streets", "Sicut Cervus", "Shiva"
2017 Superstore Connie Sosa "Integrity Award"
2017 APB Mita "Hard Reset", "Personal Matters", "Above & Beyond", "Last Train to Europa"
2018 Altered Carbon Alazne Ortega 6 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marlene Forte Biography, film reference
  2. ^ Dallas Exclusive Interview: Marlene Forte Gives Us Info On The New Generations of Ewings , TVOvermind, June 13, 2012
  3. ^ Awards for Marlene Forte
  4. ^ Brooks, Summer (May 25, 2009). "Marlene Forte: On A Trek Full of Forte'tude". Slice of Sci-Fi. Farpoint Media. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  5. ^ Keck, William (April 21, 2011). "TNT's Dallas Casts Final Series Regular Role". TVGuide.com. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  6. ^ Lesley Goldberg. "'The Fosters' Books Patrick Duffy, Two More (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Who Is Celia Flores on 'Fear the Walking Dead'?". 2Paragraphs.com. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  8. ^ Dominic Patten. "'Fear The Walking Dead': Gale Anne Hurd On Fiery Midseason Finale – Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  9. ^ "'Fear the Walking Dead' Mid-Season Finale Burns Abigail Property, Splits The Cast". Inverse. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  10. ^ http://deadline.com/2016/09/altered-carbon-marlene-forte-trieu-tran-cast-netflix-series-1201818380/

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