- Seidy Lopez is a Mexican-American actress, director, and producer
- The 1997 Selena actress has been married to Pete Panos for 23 years and has the alias Seidy Lopez-Panos
- The $5 million worth actress stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches
Seidy Lopez has spent more than 3 decades in the competitive world of Hollywood, wearing the hats of an actress, director, and producer. The fame of the Mexican-American is tied to her roles in several critically acclaimed works such as Selena and award-winning Shevolution (short film, 2021)
Seidy Lopez Born in Mexico but Lived Many Years of Her Life in America
One of the mysterious things about the life of Seidy Lopez is her age and date of birth. Nonetheless, she was born in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico where she also lived a quiet life until the age of 4 when she alongside her parents and 2 siblings moved to the United States.
By the time she was 10, her parents relocated to their home country, Mexico where she stayed until the age of 12 before returning to America with a vast knowledge of Spanish and English.
She Started Her Life as an Entertainer at the Age of 12
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Seidy Lopez did not immediately start showbiz as an actress but as a songster who formed that Sensation group that participated and won several talent shows in Los Angeles. At 14, she started to intensively work on developing her vocal skills with the assistance of Mr. Gleason who was her high school teacher.
Following several performances as a singer, Lopez at about the age of 15 started to pay attention to acting, and by the time she reached the age of 17, she had already started performing and became a member of Project Able, an educational theater troupe.
In 1991, she appeared in Veronica Clare where she was featured as Consuelo. A year afterward, she played Luz in a short film, Tanto Tiempo.
However, her big break came in 1993 with Mi Vida Loca and later Showdown and Painted Desert.
Films and TV Series Lopez Featured in
- Selena: The Series (2020-2021)
- House (2010)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006)
- Training Day (2001)
- Resurrection Blvd (2001-2002)
- Blink of an Eye (1999)
- Running Woman (1998)
- Selena: The Movie (1997)
- Solo (1996)
- My Family (1995)
- ER (1995)
- Showdown (1993)
- Veronica Clare (1991)
She Has a Career as a Director and Producer
In a bit to explore more in Hollywood, Lopez took the channel of directing and producing films and TV series. Among the works has directed and produced works that include Shevolution (short film, 2021), CREO.8 (TV Series, 2015), and is the producer of American Born (1999).
Some Awards and Nominations of the Actress
- Winner of Best Short Film at the Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival (2021)
- FILMHAUZ: Berlin Film + New Media Competition for Best Drama (2021)
- Best Director at the Indie Short Fest (2021)
- Best Romantic Drama at the Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival (2021)
- Nomination at Imagen Foundation Awards for Best Supporting Actress – Television Drama (2021)
- Reale Film Festival for Best International Film (2021)
- Red Movie Award for Best Drama (2021)
- Top Shorts Film Festival for Best Drama (2021)
- World Film Carnival, Singapore Outstanding Achievement Award for Bets Short Film and Film on Women (2021)
- Focus International Film Festival (Commendation) for Best Supporting Actress (2020)
Who is Seidy Lopez Married to?
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The Selena actress became married to Pete Panos on June 24, 2000. Together, they share 2 children. As a result of the union, Lopez is sometimes referred to as Seidy Lopez-Panos.
Although there are little to no details about her husband, there’s a man believed to be her husband. He is also an actor who shares the same name as her husband and who appeared in her produced film American Born as Costas (1999). He is also a producer, director, and writer.
Interesting Facts About the Mexican-American Actress You Probably Never Came Across
1. She is a Major Character That Played a Role in the Movie That Was Pushed to be Added to National Film Registry
Sometime in 2021, it was recorded that a United States lawmaker thought that there was no adequate representation of Latinos in the American culture. In relation, the 1997 movie Selena where Seidy played Deborah was nominated for inclusion in the National Film Registry. This came after 2 decades of its first release.
2. Seidy Lopez sees playing different roles in Selena at different decades as an honor
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Selena was released as a film in 1997 and Seidy played the role of Deborah, Selena’s (Jeniffer Lopez) friend. Its sequel was released by Netflix in 2020 as a series. This time around, Lopez played the role of Selena’s (Christian Serratos) mother, Marcella Quintanilla.
To her, getting to play a role in Selena after more than 2 decades is a journey that brings her honor. This would lead to her expressing her love for it.
3. Selena: The Series Became the First Work That Her Husband Read With Her
According to the former Sensation group singer, she missed the audition of Netflix’s Selena. Nonetheless, she received a call a week later that would lead to her getting a role in the series.
However, she was initially not sure if she wanted to try making a clip when she was asked to. Instead, her husband encouraged her and even opted to read with her.
4. How Much is Her Net worth?
Seidy Lopez has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She made a major part of her wealth from her career as an actress where she professionally started in 1991.
At present, the mother of 2 has spent more than 3 decades in Hollywood.
5. Height of Seidy Lopez
The Mi Vida Loca actress stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall (1.63 m). Her other body measurement is under review at the time of this writing.