Constance Marie is best-known for her role as the hard¬working and devoted wife, Angie, in "The George Lopez Show." For this role, the Imagen Awards honored her with a Best Actress in a TV Series award and a nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Recently, Marie has made guest appearances on "According to Jim," "CSI" and "The Secret Life of an American Teenager.
Marie's thriving career began when she was a teenager in Los Angeles' underground break-dancing scene, where was selected out of a group of 500 hopefuls to dance on tour with David Bowie. Upon returning to Los Angeles, she was cast as a dancer in the movie "Salsa." The film's choreographer, Kenny Ortega, introduced her to Steve Tisch, who offered Marie her very first acting job, a starring role as Penny on the CBS series "Dirty Dancing."
It wasn't long before Marie was working in feature films, including starring as Toni Sanchez in the New Line film "Mi Familia," directed by Gregory Nava. She won praise from fans for her portrayal of Tejano music legend Selena Quintanilla's mother, Marcella, in the blockbuster film "Selena." Only a year older than her onscreen daughter, Marie had to undergo four hours of extensive make-up in order for her to portray Selena's mother. Marie also starred in the celebrated film, "Tortilla Soup," playing Yolanda, the daughter of Raquel Welch. The film received an Alma Award nomination for Outstanding Motion Picture.
Television producer Gary David Goldberg soon offered Marie a role as Michael J. Fox's antagonist love interest, Gabby, on the hit series "Spin City." She also played Gabriella Diaz on "Union Square," for which she received an Alma Award nomination for Outstanding Female in a Comedy Series.
In her personal life, Marie recently welcomed her first child into the world, Luna Marie Katich. Marie has been candid about the difficulties she faced trying to get pregnant and eventually turning to IVF. She is determined to reach out to women in similar situations, and is proud to let them know that they are not alone.