Wanda De Jesus

How tall is Wanda De Jesus? What is Wanda De Jesus ethnic background?


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Wanda De Jesus is an American actress born on August 16th, 1958, in Manhattan New York and of Hispanic ethnicity. Wanda's mother is Puerto Rican and a nurse while her father is a native New Yorker. Wanda's height of 5 feet and 4 inches or 1.63 meters.


 Wanda's Personal Life. How old is the actress Wanda De Jesus?

The aspiring actress completed BFA in The Leonard Davis Center for Performing Arts in New York in 1979. Wanda participated in school plays which ignites her interest in acting. Wanda is also active in social media. However, she still keeps some part of her life private as her Twitter and Instagram account are not open to the public. She is 60 year old now.

Is Wanda Married? Who is Wanda De Jesus married to?

Wanda has not yet married, but she is with her long-time partner Jimmy Smits who is also an actor who finished his Master in Fine Arts at Cornell University. The two is living together in New York since 1986. The couple has no children. In an interview, Wanda said she has no plans of getting married as the thought of divorce frightens her.


 Wanda's Acting Career

The young Wanda started to dream of becoming an actress when she watched the movie The Lion in Winter. Wanda began to work at a Public Theater which led her to Broadway acting. Wanda made her first appearances in commercials in 1986. In that same year, she played a role as Gomez in Another World series. In 1987, Wanda had played characters in the series Mariah and LA Law. The actress also landed roles in the series The Pursuit of Happiness and Tales of the Darkside in 1988. Wanda made appearances in various television series including Live Shot. The talented actress continues playing roles on drama series and sitcoms.

In 1990, she started doing films. The actress' first movie was Downtown which she played the character of Luisa Diaz. Some of her film in the 90's are Robocop 2, The Glass Shield, Captain Nuke and the Bomber Boys and Flawless. The series of offers to play roles followed. Wanda had a portrayed as Jackie in Once in the Life. Other movies are Ghost of Mars, Blood of Work, The Ministers, Water, and Power. Wanda also played Millie de Leon in Illegal Tender.


 Awards, Wanda has won

Wanda made a notable role as the fourth actress to play the character as Santana Andrade in the soap opera Santa Barbara from 1991 to 1992. The series was aired in 40 countries around the world and consider an award-winning soap opera as it had collected awards from the different associations: won 24 Daytime Emmy Awards and nominated 40 times also from Emmy's. The movie became the longest running television in Russia. This incident made her known to people around the world.

Besides the popularity she gained in the Barbara series, she was also nominated Best Actress in Imagen Award in 2007 for her portrayal in Illegal Tender. Wanda earned a nomination NCLR Bravo Award for Outstanding Actress for Drama Series in Live Shot and also in 2003, she won Best Actress in Television Film for the series Almost A Woman.

22 Nov, 2018