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Elizabeth Pena

23 Sep 1961 (Age 57)

Elizabeth Pena Biography

Elizabeth Peña is an American actress.

Peña was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, daughter of Estella Margarita (née Toirac), an arts administrator and producer, and Mario Peña, a Cuban-born actor, writer, and director who co-founded the Latin American Theatre Ensemble. Peña graduated from New York's famed High School of Performing Arts in 1977. Her classmates include Ving Rhames (with whom she later co-starred in with in Jacob's Ladder) and Esai Morales (with whom she co-starred in with in La Bamba).

Peña has appeared in movies such as La Bamba, Lone Star, Vibes and Rush Hour. She starred in Showtime's Resurrection Blvd. as Tia Bibi Corrades and voiced the character Mirage in Pixar's animated film The Incredibles. She guest stars in the 18th episode of Numb3rs season two as Sonya Benavides.

Peña also starred in the television series I Married Dora, a sitcom best known for lasting less than three months in 1987.

Her first marriage to William Kibler ended in divorce in 1988. She then married Hans Rolla, a carpenter by trade, in 1994. They have two children, a daughter and son.
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