Tessie Santiago

Tessie Santiago

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Birthday: Aug 10, 1975

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA

Best known for her debut as the bold adventuress female version of Zorro in the 2000 television series "Queen of Swords," actress Tessie Santiago has parlayed that success into a diverse career on the small screen. Attracted to acting at the University of Miami, Santiago appeared in numerous student films and graduated with a degree in film and theater arts, before going on to learn film production in Prague. A brief stint studying Shakespearean drama in London followed. Santiago was waitressing when she auditioned for the role as the daring swordswoman Maria Teresa Alvarado on "Queen of Swords." The success of the show led Santiago to the role of an arrogant salsa dancer who callously dumps her partner in "The Way She Moves" in 2001. A Miami native of Cuban descent, Santiago noted with some irony that her recurring role on the comedy series "Good Morning, Miami" was shot entirely in Los Angeles. Santiago continued in comedy with another regular role in "Kitchen Confidential," co-starring opposite Bradley Cooper and big screen and theater stalwart Frank Langella. Santiago was able to return to her home state of Florida to make her feature film debut opposite luminaries Julie Harris and Ruby Dee in "The Way Back Home" in 2006. Santiago guest-starred on several series before her next regular role in the comedy-drama "Twentysixmiles," co-starring with John Schneider. In 2010, Santiago was featured in her second film, "Angel Camouflaged," a drama set in the world of rock 'n' roll music.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 33% Drink Slay Love Mother (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 56% Devil's Whisper Lucia (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 64% The Cheerleader Murders Jane (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched Maria Luther (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Lesson in Romance Amara (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 40% Angel Camouflaged Desdemona (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wishing Well Rachel (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 7% The Cell 2 Maya Casteneda (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 20% One Hot Summer Anabel Aguilera (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Way Back Home Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Break-In Joani (Character) - 2006

TV

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93% 73% Scandal Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 84% Major Crimes Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
94% 74% Royal Pains Donna (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
65% No Score Yet Kitchen Confidential Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning, Miami Unknown (Character) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Queen of Swords Unknown (Character) 2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twentysixmiles Jennifer Calderon (Character)

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