Wanda De Jesús

A first-rate character actress, Wanda De Jess specialized in portraying strong woman whose time on screen might have been limited but whose impact was not. Born Aug. 26, 1958 in Manhattan, Wanda De Jess graduated from ... Read more »
Born: 08/25/1958

Filmography

Actor (35)

Sons of Anarchy 2012 (Tv Show)

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Law & Order: LA 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ministers 2009 (Movie)

Captain Diaz (Actor)

Illegal Tender 2007 (Movie)

Millie DeLeon (Actor)

Arthur Hailey's Detective 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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CSI: Miami 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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The 29th Annual People's Choice Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Blood Work 2002 (Movie)

Graciela Rivers (Actor)

First Monday 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars 2001 (Movie)

Akooshay (Actor)

Once in the Life 2000 (Movie)

Jackie (Actor)

Civil Wars 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Diagnosis Murder 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Flawless 1999 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

NYPD Blue 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Nash Bridges 1987 - 1988, 1991 - 1992, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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Promised Land 1987 - 1988, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

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The Insider 1999 (Movie)

Geologist/FBI Woman (Actor)

Brooklyn South 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Elmore Leonard's Gold Coast 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Executive Power 1997 (Movie)

Debra (Actor)

Live Shot 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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SeaQuest 2032 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Touched By an Angel 1987 - 1988, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

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Santa Barbara 1983 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Jackie Collins' "Lucky/Chances" 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Downtown 1990 (Movie)

Luisa Diaz (Actor)

Prime Target 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Robocop 2 1990 (Movie)

Estevez (Actor)

L.A. Law 1987 - 1988 (Tv Show)

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Mariah 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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Almost a Woman (TV Show)

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Fatal Friendship (TV Show)

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The Pursuit of Happiness (TV Show)

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Biography

A first-rate character actress, Wanda De Jesús specialized in portraying strong woman whose time on screen might have been limited but whose impact was not. Born Aug. 26, 1958 in Manhattan, Wanda De Jesús graduated from the city's famed High School of Performing Arts. Breaking into the world of Broadway and New York theater, De Jesús soon made her screen debut on the soap opera "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999) before landing a series regular gig on the prison drama "Mariah" (ABC, 1987). After a supporting role as a tough police officer in "RoboCop 2" (1990), she stepped into the role of Santana Andrade on the soap "Santa Barbara" (NBC, 1984-1993), but left after a year, landing another regular role on the drama "Live Shot" (UPN, 1995-96). A steadily working journeywoman actress, De Jesús balanced film roles in projects like "Flawless" (1999), "Ghosts of Mars" (2001) and "Blood Work" (2002) with a season-long stint as a detective on "CSI: Miami" (CBS, 2002-2012) and Imagen Award-winning work in "Almost a Woman" (PBS, 2006) and Imagen-nominated work in "Illegal Tender" (2007). After a long-running role on "All My Children" (ABC, 1970-2011), De Jesús dazzled in a juicy arc on "Sons of Anarchy" (FX, 2008- ) as the formidable Carla, the forceful lover and right-hand woman to gangbanger Nero Padilla (Jimmy Smits). Adding a fun twist for viewers in the know was the fact that De Jesús and Smits had been a real-life couple since 1986, and the two frequently worked together on the stage.

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