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]



  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". 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'?". 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. 
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