Miriam Colon

Actor
Mriam Colon started her acting career appearing largely in Westerns. Though some of her characters recurred regularly, she played a variety of different parts on the Western television drama "Gunsmoke." She also ... Read more »
Born: 08/20/1936 in Puerto Rico

Filmography

Actor (44)

Better Call Saul 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Girl Is In Trouble 2015 (Movie)

Grandma (Actor)

Top Five 2014 (Movie)

Chelsea's Grandmother (Actor)

Bless Me, Ultima 2013 (Movie)

Ultima (Actor)

Gun Hill Road 2011 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

HawthoRNe 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

How to Make it in America 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cry 2008 (Movie)

Gloria (Actor)

Goal! The Dream Begins 2006 (Movie)

Mercedes (Actor)

The Blue Diner 2001 (Movie)

Meche (Actor)

Third Watch 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

All the Pretty Horses 2000 (Movie)

Dona Alfonsa (Actor)

Gloria 1999 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Lone Star 1996 (Movie)

Mercedes Cruz (Actor)

Edipo Alcalde 1995 (Movie)

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L.A. Law 1990 - 1992, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1990 - 1992, 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

Rosa (Actor)

The House of the Spirits 1994 (Movie)

Nun (Actor)

Murder, She Wrote 1990 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Actor

City of Hope 1991 (Movie)

Mrs Ramirez (Actor)

Law & Order 1990 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Life of Sin 1989 (Movie)

Isabel LaNegra (Actor)

Martin Luther King: The Dream and the Drum 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Mothers By Daughters 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Scarface 1983 (Movie)

Mama Montana (Actor)

Back Roads 1981 (Movie)

Angel (Actor)

The Possession of Joel Delaney 1971 (Movie)

Veronica (Actor)

The Appaloosa 1966 (Movie)

Ana (Actor)

The Outsider 1962 (Movie)

Anita Goode (Actor)

Thunder Island 1962 (Movie)

Anita Chavez (Actor)

One-Eyed Jacks 1960 (Movie)

Redhead (Actor)

Crowded Paradise 1956 (Movie)

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Best Kept Secrets (TV Show)

Actor

Dr. Max (TV Show)

Actor

Mistrial (TV Show)

Actor

Starstruck (TV Show)

Actor

The Cosby Mysteries (TV Show)

Actor

The Desperate Mission (TV Show)

Actor

The Lightning Incident (TV Show)

Actor

They Call It Murder (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Míriam Colon started her acting career appearing largely in Westerns. Though some of her characters recurred regularly, she played a variety of different parts on the Western television drama "Gunsmoke." She also appeared in two Western films with Marlon Brando. In the first, "One-Eyed Jacks," Colon had a very minor part, though the film was more notable because Brando directed and starred. In the second film, "The Appaloosa," Colon had a slightly larger role as a childhood friend of Brando's character. In the biopic "A Life of Sin," co-starring Raul Julia, Colon took the starring role as notorious Puerto Rican madam and brothel owner Isabel la Negra--a legendary figure in Puerto Rico's folk history. One of Colon's more high-profile projects in the latter half of her career include crime epic "Scarface," in which she was Mama Montana, mother of Cuban gangster Tony Montana, played in an iconic performance by Al Pacino. In the 2000s, Colon had a costarring role in the "Goal!" trilogy of movies, which follow the life and career of a working class Mexican-American who becomes a professional soccer player. Colon plays his encouraging grandmother. In addition to Colon's longevity in the television and film industries, she is the founder of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York City, in which she also acts.

Relationships

George Edgar

Husband

EDUCATION

Actors Studio

New York, New York
studied with Lee Strasberg

University of Puerto Rico

Erwin Piscator Dramatic Workshop of the New School for Social Research

New York, New York

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