(Bio as of December 2016)
Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Ms. Fernández recently played Sister Sonia in Destiny of Desire at South Coast Repertory. She began her professional career at the Mark Taper Forum in Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit and is a founding member of the Latino Theater Company in Los Angeles, where her credits include A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story, Luminarias. Dementia, Solitude, Premeditation and La Victima. Her film and television credits include Luminarias (Best Actress Award at Ibero-American Film Festival in Huelva, Spain), Dementia, American Me (Golden Eagle Award), Go for Sisters, Roseanne, NCIS: LA, Judging Amy and East Los High. She is a TCG Fox Foundation Actor Fellow and has received several awards for her work as an actor including the Alma Award for Hollywood Confidential and recognitions from Lifetime, Latina Business Women Association, La Opinion’s Mujeres Destacadas Award, the Spirit Award from the Latino Legislative Caucus, the Community Coalition Award and others.