The Cast Of ‘Selena’ Where Are They Now?

Selena told the story of the short, but magnificent life of Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla-Perez. It is also responsible for Jennifer Lopez launch into super stardom. But not everyone else in the cast was able to keep up with her momentum. So where is the cast of Selena now? Here are what the eight of the main actors are up to now.

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Jennifer Lopez - Selena Quintanilla-Perez
Jennifer Lopez, Selena, Shades of Blue
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The star of the movie amazed audiences with her beauty and performance. Afterwards she continued acting in romantic comedies like Maid in Manhattan and Monster-in-Law. She is now the star of her own show, Shades of Blue, playing the corrupt cop Harlee Santos. Oh and she's had a super successful career as a singer (thanks to Selena), and she has been busy performing at her residency in Las Vegas.

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Jackie Guerra - Suzette Quintanilla
Jackie Guerra, Selena
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She played older sister, Suzette who played the drums. She continued her movie career with Eat Your Heart Out, Picking Up the Pieces, and King of the Open Mics. She then made the switch to TV by playing Gordie in American Family. You probably haven't seen her around because she left acting and opened a boutique.

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Constance Marie - Marcela Quintanilla
Constance Marie, Selena
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She played mother and bustier maker, Marcela. The funny thing is the actress auditioned for the lead role and was only four years older than Jennifer Lopez. After the movie she got regular roles on TV shows including Union Square and Early Edition, though you most likely recognize her for her long stint on George Lopez, as matriarch Angie Lopez. You probably saw her recently playing yet another mother, Regina, on Switched at Birth. Now she's Linda on Angel from Hell.

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Jon Seda - Chris Perez
Jon Seda, Selena, Chicago PD
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He played the quiet and handsome husband, Chris Perez. Since then he has been bouncing around to different TV shows including Homicide: Life on the Street, Third Watch, OZ, and more. You can now catch him playing police officer, Antonio Dawson in Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.

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Edward James Olmos - Abraham Quintanilla
Edward James Olmos, Selena
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The actor played the father and manager, Abraham. He continued acting in TV shows like Battlestar Galatica, American Family, and Dexter. He recently was in a few movies including 2 Guns. Today you can catch him in El Americano: The Movie voicing Gayo.

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Jacob Vargas - Abie Quintanilla
Jacob Vargas, Selena, Colony
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He played little brother and bass player, Abie. The actor went on to do more movies like Traffic, Jarhead, and The 33. You might have recently seen him on TV too. He played Montez in Sons of Anarchy, Julio in Hand of God, and more recently played Carlos in Colony. 

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Rebecca Lee Mezan - Young Selena
Rebecca Lee Meza, Selena
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The young actress played the younger Selena who sang beautifully and learned to do the washing machine. Although she did well in the movie her career didn't go very far. After the movie the 9-year-old came out with an album of songs for children called "Vive Tu Sueno." However, her singing career also didn't pan out. She now has a boutique called Rebecca Lee's Flowers and Bridal Boutique in Texas.

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RIP Lupe Ontiveros
Lupe Ontiveros, Selena
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The actress played the murderer and manager of Selena in the movie. She went on to do a lot more movies including As Good As It Gets and Chuck & Buck. She also worked in television including Greetings from Tuscan, Los Americans, Rob, and Desperate Housewives. Sadly the actress died in 2012 from liver cancer. She does have one more movie coming out this year called Cry Now.

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