Constance Marie life and biography

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Constance Marie biography

Date of birth : 1965-09-09
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California, Unites States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-15
Credited as : Actress, George Lopez, Switched at Birth

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Constance Marie is an American actress. She currently portrays Regina Vasquez on the ABC family drama Switched at Birth.

Constance Marie grew up in East Los Angeles, California to a third generation Mexican-American family that moved from apartment to apartment. She was raised by her mother and grandmother. While in her teens she had a passion for dancing and by age 19 she was tapped to dance in a musical called "Cosmopolis" by famed composer Ryuichi Sakamoto in Japan. When she returned to Los Angeles, her dancing career took a huge step when she was spotted in a club by a dance choreographer for pop icon David Bowie. She was chosen out of 500 dancers to tour with David Bowie (Glass Spider).

Constance Marie's acting career also began when she was just a teen. She landed a spot in the movie Salsa. Other credits include Early Edition, Dirty Dancing, Selena, Spin City, The Underworld Ally McBeal Switched at Birth.

Constance Marie was chosen for the role of Angie Lopez on the TV comedy series George Lopez. She played the ever faithful wife of the titular character, who had to deal with her exigent marriage, her husband's happy go lucky approach to parenthood, her mother-in-law's wisecracks and other complications. Marie then took on the part of Yolanda in the 2001 film Tortilla Soup. She also gained fame for her performance in the critically acclaimed series American Family.

In the summer of 2011, Marie has a starring role on ABC Family's new drama Switched at Birth (TV series), playing the birth mother one of the girls and de facto mother of the other.

She is currently dating Kent Katich. They have one child together, Luna Marie Katich born February 5, 2009.

In October 2007, she launched her own clothing line called The Constance Marie Collection, a line that allows women to feel confident, stylish and comfortable when wearing and is sold in women and petite sizes. The line is stated to be "affordable for women with real budgets and flattering to women with real bodies".

Filmography:
2000 : Dancing in September
2001 : See Spot Run
2001 : Tortilla Soup
2006 : Puff, Puff, Pass
2011 : Puss in Boots

Television:
2002-2007 : George Lopez (Angie Lopez)
2008 : CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2009 : The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2009 : According to Jim
2011-present : Switched at Birth

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