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Jenny Gago

Highest Rated:   89% Under Fire (1983)
Lowest Rated:   9% The Tie That Binds (1995)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
84% Nurse Betty
  • Mercedes
2000
No Score Yet Misión Alien: El Legado Udara
  • Zepeda
1997
No Score Yet Alien Nation: Body and Soul
  • Zapeda
1995
9% 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
81% 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
62% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
86% Southland
2009-2013
  • Det. Josie Ochoa
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet NCIS: Los Angeles
2009
  • Wendy Morrison
  • 2012
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Principal
  • 2002
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Bernice
  • 2001
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Dr. Mia Pontes
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Pretender
1996-2000
  • Esparza
  • 1999
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Dr. Cabrera
  • 1999
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Santina
  • 1988

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