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      Evelina Fernandez

      Evelina Fernandez

      Highest Rated: 73% American Me (1992)

      Lowest Rated: 69% Luminarias (1999)

      Birthday: Not Available

      Birthplace: East Los Angeles, California, USA

      Evelina Fernández is an actress, producer, and writer working in film, television, and theater. The native Angelino's most significant roles have been collaborations with industry stars from the Chicano community. She made her TV debut on a 1987 episode of the cop drama "Hill Street Blues," and then, the following year, began an eight-episode run as Juanita Herrera over the first two seasons of "Roseanne," the hit sitcom with a decidedly working class character base. Over the course of the '90s, Fernández alternately took on bit player parts in Hollywood and meatier roles in smaller, Chicano-led productions. The former included a role as "Latin Woman" in the sci-fi thriller "Flatliners," an "Airline Employee" in "Postcards from the Edge" (starring Meryl Streep and Shirley MacLaine), and brief guest stints on the soap "Knots Landing" and the show-biz comedy "The Larry Sanders Show" on television. In 1994, she had a more substantial supporting role in the Paul Rodriguez-starring comedy "A Million to Juan," a comedic take on the Mexican immigrant story, and in 1997, she had another key part in the Edward James Olmos-starring television crime drama, "Hollywood Confidential," which earned her an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series. In 2000, Fernández finally claimed a starring role--albeit in a film for which she penned the screenplay and served as executive producer--as Andrea in the romantic comedy "Luminarias," which co-starred Scott Bakula and Cheech Marin. The film was directed by her husband, José Luis Valenzuela.

      Highest rated movies

      American Me poster
      American Me
      Luminarias poster
      Luminarias

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 70% Gabriela Sofia (Character) $2.3M 2001
      69% 67% Luminarias Andrea (Character),
      Writer,
      Executive Producer
      $428.5K 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Adios East Los Unknown (Character) - 1999
      73% 90% American Me Julie (Character) $11.3M 1992

      TV

      Credit
      93% 48% The Conners Juanita (Guest Star) 2020
      No Score Yet 67% NCIS: Los Angeles Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 1999 2001
      20% No Score Yet City of Angels Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sparks Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
      76% 73% Roseanne Juanita Herrera (Guest Star) 1988-1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaron's Way Unknown (Guest Star) 1988