Elizabeth Peña
Elizabeth Peña

Gender

Female

Known Credits

15

Elizabeth Peña

Date of Birth: Sep 23, 1961

Birthplace:  Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

 

 

Biography

Elizabeths love for the arts came naturally, as her father was a well-known playwright, actor, director and novelist, so its not hard to understand that by the time she was 8, Cuban-American Elizabeth Pena already had designs to become an actress. Born in New Jersey, raised in New York, Elizabeths, and her sister, sister, Tanias parents, Mario and Estella Margarita Peña, had opened off-Broadways Latin American Theatre Ensemble, and were more than encouraging. Elizabeth attended New York Citys High School of the Performing Arts, now the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts, and found occasional work in repertory theatre and in television commercials. Her film debut in the independent Spanish-speaking feature, El Super (1979), and started her on a long line of independent and rebellious characters which showed plenty of independence.

Known For

Filmography

Grandma

Grandma

as Carla

2016

Major Crimes

Major Crimes

as  Rosa Vega

2012

Nothing Like the Holidays

Nothing Like the Holidays

as Anna Rodriguez

2008

D-War

D-War

as Agent Linda Perez

2007

The Incredibles

The Incredibles

as Mirage (voice)

2004

Rush Hour

Rush Hour

as Tania Johnson

1998

Lone Star

Lone Star

as Pilar

1996

Blue Steel

Blue Steel

as Tracy Perez

1990

Vibes

Vibes

as Consuelo

1988

Batteries Not Included

Batteries Not Included

as Marisa Esteval

1987

La Bamba

La Bamba

as Rosie Morales

1987

The Outer Limits

The Outer Limits

as  Dr. Jennifer Martinez

1969