Masiela Lusha Biography
Birth Name - Masiela Lusha
Date of Birth - October 23, 1985
Nickname - Mas
Height - 5' 7" (1.70 m)
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European born actress/writer Masiela Lusha portrayed Carmen Lopez for five seasons as George Lopez's rebellious and passionate daughter on the syndicated ABC series, "George Lopez". She was born on October 23, 1985 to parents Max and Daniela. Raised in Tirana, Albania; Budapest, Hungary; and Vienna, Austria, Masiela settled with her mother in Michigan at the age of seven. English is her fourth language.
Her acting talents span well into voice-overs, films, music videos, commercials, print work with Ben Affleck, and of course television. Among other things, Masiela portrayed Nina, the lovable and energetic, fast-talking best friend on the popular animated PBS series, "Clifford's Puppy Days". Film work include "My Father's Eulogy" a biography in which she portrayed Lisa, the reflective lead who reminisces on her experiences with her father; "Cherry Bomb" and most recently, "Muertas" in which she plays the determined and strong-willed lead, Aracelli; a young factory worker from Juarez who dreams of America and all its promises and during which falls in love with an El Paso journalist, Ethan.
Masiela has been named "The Youngest Author in the World" to publish a book in two languages. She designed the cover herself at the age of twelve, and was also named as one of "The Best Top Ten Talented Poets for North America", for her first book "Inner Thoughts." She views writing as an expression of herself where she can "create secret worlds without boundaries", and her second book of poetry "Drinking the Moon" was recently released in print this summer by Dorrance Publishing. Through her poetry she paints portraits of character, human emotions, experience, insecurity, and pride; and reflects on the betrayal of friendships, and on the society surrounding her.
Her writing also includes screenplays, short stories, and her first novel, The Besa which is completed and waiting for publication. She is currently drafting an essay on why poetry could never die.
Masiela graduated from high school at 15, and was warmly accepted as a junior to UCLA at the age of eighteen, majoring in English. In her spare time she also enjoys affiliating with Reading Programs around the country where she promotes the utter importance of understanding and appreciating the written language.
Before becoming an actor, she was named by Teen Magazine as one of five to "Most Likely to Succeed" in 2000. Overcoming language and culture barriers, Masiela feels she has had many examples that have set the precedence in her life of knowing that one can accomplish anything and everything if one believes and has the courage to make things happen.
After arriving in Michigan, Masiela first gained attention by modeling. She was discovered among 600 aspiring actors by a Los Angeles based talent agent, and shortly there after was one of three invited to Hollywood at the age of thirteen. She loves honing her craft in front of the camera and exploring different characters, and continues to actively pave her path to success as an actress and author.
More information on Masiela Lusha
Born in Europe, published a book in two languages at age 12, making her the youngest author to do so. Her name is combination of both her parents names.
Often thought to be Hispanic but is not. Masiela was born in Albania, a small mountainous nation in the Balkan Peninsula of southeastern Europe, surrounded by Serbia,Macedonia and Greece.
Personal quotes from Masiela Lusha
"Staying busy, and doing what you love to do, is the greatest blessing."
"I find time to write the way kids find time to ride their bikes."
"It is wonderful to sense an overall community making up The Tolucan Times. As an actress and a girl, I can relate to the stories because they hit close to home, both professionally and emotionally. Thank you for such and in-depth look at our society and beyond."
Many countries had a hand in raising me. I am the product of many contradicting philosophies and cultures... My entire universe is comprised of these foreign traditions. If any one of these experiences are to be ignored, I wouldn't be the same.
Masiela Lusha Filmography
Blood: The Last Vampire (2008) .... Sharon
Time of the Comet (2007) .... Agnes
Muertas (2007) .... Araceli
"George Lopez" .... Carmen Lopez (102 episodes, 2002-2007)
- George's Mom Faces Hard Tambien (2007) TV episode .... Carmen Lopez
- It's a Cliffhanger, by George (2006) TV episode .... Carmen Lopez
- George Discovers How Mescal-ed Up His Life Would Have Been Without the Benny-Fits (2006) TV episode .... Carmen Lopez
- George Vows to Make Some Matri-Money (2006) TV episode .... Carmen Lopez
- George Gets Cross Over Freddie (2006) TV episode .... Carmen Lopez
"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" .... Mira (1 episode, 2006)
... aka Law & Order: CI (USA: promotional abbreviation)
- Blasters (2006) TV episode .... Mira
"Clifford's Puppy Days" .... Nina (12 episodes, 2003-2005)
- The Big, Big Present: Hanukkah Plunder Blunder (2005) TV episode .... Nina
- Clifford the Scary Puppy: Things That Go Bump (2005) TV episode .... Nina
- Celebrating Spring: Garden Delights (2005) TV episode .... Nina
- Sandcastle Hassle: School Daze (2005) TV episode .... Nina
- Puppy Dog Power: Extra! Extra! (2005) TV episode .... Nina
Cherry Bomb (2004) .... Kim
Muertas de Juarez, Las (2002) .... Aracelli
"Lizzie McGuire" .... Friend (1 episode, 2001)
- Last Year's Model (2001) TV episode (as Stacey Haglund) .... Friend
Summoning (2001) .... Blonde Girl
Father's Love (2000) .... Lisa
Self: 2000s 1990s
"Vivo" (2006) TV series .... Herself (unknown episodes)
"Unscripted" .... Herself (1 episode, 2005)
- Episode #1.1 (2005) TV episode .... Herself
"Teen Nick" (2005) (mini) TV mini-series .... Herself
TV Guide Close Up: From Comedy Club to Primetime (2004) (TV) .... Herself
"SoapTalk" .... Herself (1 episode, 2004)
- Episode dated 10 March 2004 (2004) TV episode .... Herself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade (2003) (TV) .... Herself
A Merry Mickey Celebration (2003) (TV) .... Herself
The James Bond Story (1999) (TV) .... Mary Lou
... aka 007: The James Bond Story (New Zealand: English title)
"Movie Surfers" .... Herself (1 episode)
... aka Disney's the Movie Surfers (USA: promotional title)
- Press Junket Interviews for the Princess Diaries (????) TV episode .... Herself