|Tessie Santiago Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||August 10, 1975|
Tessie Santiago is an American actor and voice actor who has been cast in shows and movies like Queen of Swords, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Scandal, Kitchen Confidential, Major Crimes, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Twentysixmiles, One on One, Bizaardvark, The Cell 2, The Way Back Home, Vivo, and Good Morning, Miami.
Tessie Marie Santiago
Miami, Florida, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Tessie Santiago studied at Miami Coral Park High School, graduating class of 1993. She then attended the University of Miami and graduated in 1999 with a double major in film and theater arts.
She also attended the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU) in Prague, Czech Republic.
Actor, Voice Actor
- Father – Joe Santiago (Musician)
- Mother – Tess Stebbins (Painter, Went on to earn a college degree from Barry University as a working adult in Florida and served as the Executive Director of Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine)
- Siblings – Tessie has a younger brother and a younger half-sister.
Tessie Santiago has been signed with A3 Artists Agency, Talent and Literary Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
62 kg or 136.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Tessie Santiago has dated –
- Carlos Bernard (2010-Present) – In 2010, she started going out with Carlos Bernard, an actor, director, voiceover artist, stage actor, producer, and writer. The couple got married in December 2013 and their son, Jax, was born in August 2018. Tessie is also the stepmother of Natalie, Carlos’ daughter from his previous marriage.
Race / Ethnicity
Tessie Santiago is of Cuban and Spanish descent.
Tessie Santiago Favorite Things
- Authors – Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Milan Kundera
Source – Wikipedia
Tessie Santiago Facts
- She is a first-generation American.
- In the early 1960s, her parents and grandparents fled from Cuba after Fidel Castro took power of the country.
- Tessie was 7 years old when she learned to play the piano.
- She rescued a dog named Zion while working in Spain on Queen of Swords and eventually adopted the dog.
- During her college years, she worked on many independent student films.
- Tessie Santiago made her first TV show appearance as Tessa Alvarado/The Queen in the Canadian action-adventure television series Queen of Swords in 2000. She co-starred in the show alongside Anthony Lemke, Elsa Pataky, Peter Wingfield, Paulina Gálvez, and Valentine Pelka. For this performance, Tessie was nominated for a 2001 ALMA Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Syndicated Drama Series”.
- She was placed at #50 on the Maxim “Hot 100 Women of 2001” list.
- From 2002 to 2003, she brought to life the character of Lucia Rojas-Klein, Gavin’s morning co-host, in the sitcom Good Morning, Miami.
- Tessie Santiago was cast as a waitress named Donna in the sitcom Kitchen Confidential from 2005 to 2006.
- She played the character of Desdemona in the 2010 drama film Angel Camouflaged.
- She was cast as Sonya in a few episodes of the teen drama television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager in 2013.
- In 2017, Tessie Santiago appeared as Luna Vargas, the widow of the President-Elect of the United States Francisco Vargas and the mastermind behind Francisco’s assassination, in the political thriller drama television series Scandal.
Featured Image by Tessie Santiago / Instagram