Saundra Santiago

Saundra Santiago

Highest Rated: 83% Hi-Life (1998)

Lowest Rated: 57% Beat Street (1984)

Birthday: Apr 13, 1957

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

An accomplished Broadway actress who also has made her mark on television, Saundra Santiago had a bit part in the drama "The End of August" and a supporting role in the hip-hop movie "Beat Street" before being cast on the hit show "Miami Vice" in 1984. As Detective Gina Calabrese, she had a co-starring role on the Miami-set show throughout its long run. In the '90s, Santiago kept a lower profile, appearing in several TV movies and in the 1997 romantic comedy "Nick and Jane." But in 1999, she accepted two recurring roles; on the daytime drama "Guiding Light" and on HBO's gangster hit, "The Sopranos." After the end of "The Sopranos," she found work on the Glenn Close legal drama "Damages" while also continuing her recurring role on the soap "One Life to Live." Santiago's Broadway credits, meanwhile, include the Tony Award-winning musical "NINE" and Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge."

Highest rated movies

Beat Street




No Score Yet 45% The House That Jack Built Martha (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 7% Meddling Mom Valeria (Character) - 2013
83% 25% Hi-Life Elena (Character) $8.0K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick and Jane Stephanie (Character) $11.3K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan Rosinha Zulueta (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cosby Mysteries Amy Flusser (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 95% Miami Vice 2 - The Prodigal Son Unknown (Character) - 1985
57% 83% Beat Street Carmen (Character) - 1984


No Score Yet 79% Madam Secretary Margarita Garcia (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Carmen Baez (Guest Star) 2016
77% 67% Gotham Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
41% 89% Gang Related Marciela Acosta (Guest Star) 2014
92% 76% Person of Interest Patti D'Agostino (Guest Star) 2011
72% 100% The Unusuals Melanie Trumble (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 0% Cashmere Mafia Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
92% 96% The Sopranos Joan/Jean Cusamano (Guest Star) 1999-2001 2007
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1992 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
71% 91% Miami Vice Det. Gina Navarro Calabrese (Character) 1984-1990