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Kamala Lopez-Dawson (born April 15, 1964; age 56) played Theresa Ortega, the wife of Gael Ortega, during Season 3 of 24.

Biography and career Edit

Kamala Lopez was born in New York City to a South Indian mother and a Venezuelan father. She lived with her parents in Caracas, Venezuela until she was 14 years old. At that point, Lopez returned to the US with her family. She was attending high school in Brooklyn, New York, when she was cast on Sesame Street. Lopez remained on the show for two seasons before being accepted in Yale University, where she studied Philosophy and Theatre Studies. After Yale, she trained at the Herbert Berghof Studio in New York.

Through her career, Lopez has appeared in TV shows like Miami Vice (with Albert Hall), Alias, NYPD Blue (with Jimmy Smits), Medium (with John Prosky), Lie to Me, The Mentalist, and Perception (with Arjay Smith and Boo Arnold). She has also appeared in films like The Circle, Permanent Vacation, I Heart Huckabees (with Jake Muxworthy), The Intervention (with Scott Paulin), and Any Day Now (with Chris Mulkey).

Aside from acting, Lopez has also worked as a producer, writer, director, editor, and cinematographer, among other roles. She is also very active in social and charity causes and has been recognized as such by many organizations.

24 credits Edit

Selected filmography Edit

  • Any Day Now (2012)
  • The Intervention (2009)
  • Permanent Vacation (2007)
  • Meet Me in Miami (2005)
  • The Circle (2005)

Television appearances

  • Black Jesus (2019)
  • Perception (2014)
  • The Mentalist (2013)
  • Lie to Me (2009)
  • Medium (2005, 2007)
  • Judging Amy (2004)
  • The Handler (2003)
  • The Division (2002)
  • Alias (2002)
  • Miami Vice (1986)

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