Seidy López

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Seidy López
Born Seidy Guadalupe Lopez
Mérida, Yucatán, México
Occupation Actress and director
Years active 1991-present

Seidy López is a Mexican-American actress and director.

López is best known for her starring debut in the critically acclaimed film Mi Vida Loca. She appeared in Solo, the hit film Selena, an episode of ER directed by Quentin Tarantino, and in Showtime's Resurrection Boulevard. López co-starred in Luminarias and The Elián González Story for the Fox Family Channel, and starred in Blink of an Eye. She also recently directed her first film, American Born, which is in post-production.

Early life[edit]

Seidy López was born in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. At the age of four, she and her family moved to the United States in search of a more rewarding life.[1] When she turned ten, her parents found it necessary to return to Yucatán with their three children in order to learn how to properly read, write and speak the Spanish language.[2] The López family returned to the States two years later with their children completely bilingual.[2]

Career[edit]

Seidy's experience as a performer began at age 12 when she formed a singing group called "Sensation". The group won several talent competitions in Los Angeles. At the age of 14 she decided to focus on her vocal skills, and with the help of her Jr. High teacher, Mr. Gleason, she auditioned for the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts at California State University.[1] As a member of their vocal ensemble, Seidy was given the opportunity to perform in such prestigious venues as the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The following year at Hollywood High School of the Performing Arts, Seidy discovered theater and focused her attention on acting. At the age of seventeen Seidy also became a member of an educational theater troupe called "Project Able". The theater troupe toured venues throughout California, including jails and juvenile halls, teaching AIDS education.

Seidy's big break came in 1993 when Alison Anders cast her as Mousie in her critically acclaimed movie Mi Vida Loca,[3][4]

Starring in this film helped Seidy gain recognition in the Latino community and gave her the opportunity to work with other directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Joel Schumacher and Antoine Fuqua. She has appeared in many of Gregory Nava's films, such as Mi Familia and Selena. Nava later reunited her with Esai Morales in his series American Family. Seidy's career has continued with roles such as Cindy in the film Luminarias, Elian's mother in The Elian Gonzales Story, Gabriela in the self-titled film, and the bakery girl Cynthia Limon in the television series Resurrection Blvd.

Personal life[edit]

Seidy lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles, California.

Filmography[edit]

Actress[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1992 Tanto tiempo Luz
1993 The Painted Desert Freda
Mi Vida Loca Mousie Alternate title: My Crazy Life
Showdown Gina
1995 My Family Lena, Chucho's Girlfriend Alternate titles: Cafe con leche
East L.A.
Family, Mi Familia
Above Suspicion Theater Clerk Alternate title: The Rhinehart Theory
1996 Depraved Ophelia Ramos
Solo Agela
Last Resort Rita
1997 Selena Deborah
El aroma del Copal Sybille Alternate titles: Scent of Copal
Scent of Vengeance
1998 Running Woman Carmela Alternate title: Urban Jungle
1999 Blink of an Eye Sophia
2000 The Stray Tanya
Luminarias Cindy
2001 Gabriela Gabriela
Training Day Dreamer


Television
Year Show Role Notes
1991 Veronica Clare Consuelo "Naked Hearts"
1995 ER Rosaria 'Puppet' Gutierrez "Motherhood"
1997 Riot Iris Television movie
2000 A Family in Crisis: The Elian Gonzales Story Elian's mother Television movie
2001–2002 Resurrection Blvd. Cynthia Limon Three episodes
2002 American Family Laura Six episodes
Alternate Title: American Family: Journey of Dreams
2003 The Shield Coco "Coyotes"
2004 30 Days Until I'm Famous Jackie Moreno Television movie
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lucita Ruiz "Fannysmackin'"
2009 NCIS: Los Angeles Gail Ramirez "The Only Easy Day"
2010 House Christina "Unwritten"

Director credits[edit]


 
Year Film Studio Cast Notes
1999 American Born Panos Productions Otis Bell, Jack Kyle, P.J. Marino, Pete Panos

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""VIVA LA MEXICO": Seidy Lopez". Gray Law News - May 1994.  Retrieved on August 25, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Seidy Lopez: Bio". MovieTome. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ de la Paz, Danny. "Seidy Lopez: A talented Latina actress in Hollywood talks to qvMagazine about her life, her childhood, and her gay fans". qvMagazine. Retrieved August 26, 2009. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Gabriela: meet the cast". Gabriela Partners. Archived from the original on March 13, 2009. Retrieved August 26, 2009. 

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