Elizabeth Pena — American Actress born on September 23, 1961, died on October 14, 2014

Elizabeth Peña was an American actress known for her work in films such as La Bamba, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Jacob's Ladder, Lone Star, and The Incredibles... (wikipedia)

I love acting. When I'm acting I feel like I'm on vacation. I'm just having a wonderful time. The nightmare is just getting the work to happen.
I figured, if I failed, I'd tried something that I hadn't tried before and if one movie was going to destroy my career than I didn't have much of a career to start with. I just went for it. God willing I wasn't over the top and didn't embarrass myself.
Every time I work with a European director, I find they hire the person that captures the spirit of the role. Americans tend to hire the best face. The person that looks more like the role, whether they can perform the role or not is a bonus.
I believe the director is the one that sets the mood and if you have this hysterical director it's a domino effect. I would work for him forever, for nothing. Don't tell my agent that.
The work is getting the work.

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