November 26, 2011

Constance Marie Biography
Constance Marie, known professionally as Constance Marie, she is known for her role as Angie Lopez on George Lopez (2002–2007) and for her role as Marcella Quintanilla (mother of Selena) in the 1997 film Selena. She currently portrays Regina Vasquez on the ABC family drama Switched at Birth. grew up in East Los Angeles, California, in 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 on his 1987 worldwide Glass Spider Tour.

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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, and Ally McBeal.

Marie was chosen for the role of Angie Lopez on the TV comedy series George Lopez. She played the ever faithful and beautiful 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 and Kent Katich 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. The line is stated to be "affordable for women with real budgets and flattering to women with real bodies".

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