Jenny Gago

Highest Rated: 89% Under Fire (1983)
Birthday: Sep 11, 1953
Birthplace: Peru
Jenny Gago is one of Hollywood's most versatile and respected Latinaactresses. Her powerful portrayal of the matriarch Maria Sanchez inGregory Nava's hit film, My Family (1995), was a critically acclaimedcontribution to what she describes as "an honorable and poignant script."Gago has starred in many feature films, including Coach Carter (2005) withSamuel L. Jackson, The Tie That Binds (1995), Bound by Honor (1993), UnderFire (1983) and Nurse Betty (2000) with Renée Zellweger. She was honoredwith the Golden Eagle Award for her performance as Garduna in the film OldGringo (1989) in which she starred with Gregory Peck and Jane Fonda. Hertelevision films include Grand Avenue (1996) (TV), Nowhere to Hide (1994)(TV) and Sweet 15 (1990) (TV). Series regular roles include "DEA" (1990),"Dangerous Minds" (1996), "Alien Nation" (1989), and "Freddie" (2005).Gago was also a member of the esteemed cast of the recent GoldenGlobe-nominated mini-series, "American Family" (2002), on PBS. Some of hermore recent guest starring roles include "Crossing Jordan" (2001), "24"(2001), "The West Wing" (1999), "The Agency" (2001), "Alias" (2001), "Jack& Bobby" (2004), "Without a Trace" (2002), and "Lost" (2004).Gago earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from UCLA. She wasthen personally awarded a scholarship by Lee Strasberg to attend hisInstitute.Honored by such prestigious organizations as the Association for theAdvancement of Mexican Americans, the Image Awards, the National Councilof La Raza, the TELACU Education Foundation, The Hispanic Women's Networkof Texas, the BRAVO Awards and the Alma Awards, Gago has also receivedawards from the County of Los Angeles and El Centro. The U.S. House ofRepresentatives recently acknowledged her for "her talents and portrayalof Latino characters in the film and television industry, as well as herdedication and drive to pursue nontraditional roles to pave the way forother Latinos."Gago's passion is her 13-year-old son, Sean. She loves family, friends,music and dancing (especially salsa), and believes in the spiritualevolution of man towards one human family on earth. She volunteersregularly in schools to support the importance of education.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Gallowwalkers Mistress 2009
No Score Yet Road Dogz Ana Carrasco 2002
No Score Yet The Princess and the Barrio Boy Mrs. Torres 2001
83% Nurse Betty Mercedes 2000
No Score Yet Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy Zepeda 1997
No Score Yet Alien Nation: Body and Soul Zapeda 1995
8% The Tie That Binds Maggie 1995
85% My Family Maria Sanchez 1995
55% Blood In, Blood Out (Bound by Honor) Lupe 1993
No Score Yet Sweet 15 Actor 1990
42% Old Gringo La Garduna 1989
No Score Yet Valentino Returns Actor 1989
50% No Man's Land Tory Bracey 1987
71% Best Seller Woman in Laundry 1987
82% Innerspace Lab Technician 1987
No Score Yet Convicted: A Mother's Story Angie 1987
No Score Yet Shattered Spirits Actor 1987
No Score Yet Out on a Limb Actor 1987
57% Irreconcilable Differences Tracy 1984
48% The Lonely Guy One of the Seven Deadly Sins 1984
89% Under Fire Miss Panama 1983
76% The Man with Two Brains Nurse #1 1983
No Score Yet A Gun in the House Actor 1981
No Score Yet B-Girl Actor 1970

TV

CREDIT
87% Southland
2009-2013
Det. Josie Ochoa
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
Wendy Morrison
  • 2012
No Score Yet Freddie
2005-2006
Grandma
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Boston Public
2000-2005
Angela Sanchez
  • 2003
86% 24
2001-2014
Principal
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Agency
2001-2003
Mrs. Anaya Ms. Anaya
  • 2002
  • 2001
75% The West Wing
1999-2006
Bernice
  • 2001
61% Ally McBeal
1997-2002
Dr. Mia Pontes
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
Esparza
  • 1999
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
Dr. Cabrera
  • 1999
No Score Yet Dangerous Minds
1996-1997
Amanda Bardales
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Quantum Leap
1989-1993
Tearsa
  • 1991
43% Alien Nation
1989-1990
Det. Zepeda
  • 1990
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Santina
  • 1988
No Score Yet DEA
1991
Teresa Robles

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