Zabryna Guevara

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Zabryna Guevara
Guevara at the 2014 NY PaleyFest 2014 for Gotham
Born (1972-01-12) January 12, 1972 (age 51)
Years active1997–present
Known for
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)

Zabryna Guevara (born January 12, 1972) is an American actress. She is known for playing the role of Melania Ortiz in 3 lbs and Sarah Essen in Gotham.[1][2] Guevara is also a theatrical actress and in 2013 held the role of Yazmin in the award-winning Quiara Alegría Hudes play Water by the Spoonful at Second Stage Theater.[3] She is of mixed Hispanic and Black descent.


Zabryna Guevara was born January 12, 1972.[4] Her first role was in Law & Order as Lucita in 1997. Also in 1997, she starred in the film, The Hotel Manor Inn as Denise. Guevara would then guest star in 2 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2002 and 2005 as Annie Colon and Julia Ortiz respectively. She would guest star in Law & Order again as Salma in 2003. In 2006, Guevara starred in the series 3 lbs as Melania Ortiz. In 2013 held the role of Yazmin in the award-winning Quiara Alegría Hudes play Water by the Spoonful at Second Stage Theater.[3] In 2014, she landed the role of Trask's Secretary in the film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Also in 2014, Guevara landed the role of Sarah Essen in Gotham.[1][2]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Hotel Manor Inn Denise
2003 Whispers Woman on Train
2005 Everyone's Depressed Donna
2008 Marley & Me OB-GYN Nurse
2009 The Rebound Teacher at Museum
2010 All Good Things Waitress
2010 Pariah Mrs. Alvarado
2011 Yelling to the Sky Aracely Oriol
2012 The Guilt Trip K-mart Executive
2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past Trask's Secretary
2017 The Incredible Jessica James Mrs. Phillips
2018 Irreplaceable You Dr. Michaelson
2019 Swallow Alice


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Law & Order Lucita Episode: "Harvest" (S 8:Ep 4)
2001 The Sopranos Clerk Episode: "Employee of the Month" (S 3:Ep 4)
2002 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Annie Colon Episode: "Protection" (S 3:Ep 12)
2003 Law & Order Salma Episode: "Bitch" (S 13:Ep 15)
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Julia Ortiz Episode: "911" (S 7:Ep 3)
2006 3 lbs as Melania Ortiz 6 episodes
2011 Future States Gina
2011 Person of Interest Monica Ramirez Episode: "Judgment" (S 1:Ep 5)
2012 Blue Bloods Angela Episode: "Women With Guns" (S 2:Ep 16)
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Dr. Amy Berkman Episode: "Dune and Gloom" (S 12:Ep 21)
2012 Common Law Marta Perez Episode: "In-Laws vs. Outlaws" (S 1:Ep 10)
2012 Burn Notice Ayn 4 episodes
2014–2015 Gotham Sarah Essen Main cast (20 episodes)
2016 The Get Down Lydia Cruz 6 episodes
2016 Chicago Med Meghan Scott 2 episodes
2017 The Handmaid's Tale Mrs. Castillo Episode: "A Woman's Place" (S1:Ep 6)
2017 Snowfall Elena Usteves 2 episodes
2018 Castle Rock Maret 3 episodes
2018 Tell Me a Story Detective Renee Garcia Season 1, Recurring role
2018–2019 New Amsterdam Dora Recurring role
2019 The Twilight Zone Anna Fuentas Episode: "Point of Origin"[5]
2019–2020 Emergence Dr. Abby Fraiser Main role (13 episodes)
2021 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Catalina Machado Episode "Wolves in Sheep's Clothing" (Season 22, Episode 16)


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Water by the Spoonful Yazmin At the Second Stage Theater


  1. ^ a b c Mulkerrins, Jane (October 12, 2014). "Gotham: the Batman cometh". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved October 13, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Wilson, Matt D. (February 11, 2014). "'Gotham' Casts Robin Taylor As Penguin, Sean Pertwee As Alfred And Zabryna Guevara As Sarah Essen". ComicsAlliance. Townsquare Media. Archived from the original on February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Piepenburg, Erik (January 8, 2013). "In Performance: Zabryna Guevara of 'Water by the Spoonful'". The New York Times. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Rose, Mike (January 12, 2023). "Today's famous birthdays list for January 12, 2023 includes celebrities Howard Stern, Issa Rae". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved January 12, 2023.
  5. ^ Boucher, Geoff (January 14, 2019). "'The Twilight Zone': DeWanda Wise, Jessica Williams Recruited For Jordan Peele Sci-Fi Show". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 14, 2019.

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