| Jenny Gago|
| September 11, 1953 (age 62) (1953-09-11) Peru|
University of California, Los Angeles
ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress - Drama
Gallowwalkers, My Family, Freddie, Old Gringo, Alien Nation
Andrew Goth, Kenneth Johnson, Rockne S O'Bannon, Gregory Nava, Luis Puenzo
Jenny Gago (born September 11, 1953) is a Peruvian-American actress.
Gago has appeared in movies and television for 25 years; she has appeared in countless of TV shows including recurring roles as Captain Santina on MacGyver, Detective Beatrice Zapeda in Alien Nation, Anaya on The Agency, and Grandma on Freddie. She has also made guest appearances on such shows as Falcon Crest, Remington Steele, Chicago Hope, The Pretender, Ally McBeal, Crossing Jordan, Lost, and The Closer.
Gago has also had recurring roles on General Hospital, Knots Landing, The Agency, Southland (with Michael Cudlitz), and Freddie (with Freddie Prinze Jr.). She has also appeared in the show Alien Nation, as well as its films, playing the role of Detective Beatrice Zapeda.
Gago has been honored as a positive role model by the National Council of La Raza, the Image Awards, the Association for the Advancement of Mexican-Americans, the Hispanic Women's Network of Texas and won a Golden Eagle Award for Old Gringo in 1989. Gago played the role of Detective Josie Ochoa on the third season of TNT's Southland.
Besides her work in TV shows, Gago has also appeared on films like Innerspace, The Tie That Binds, and Nurse Betty. However, she is perhaps most remembered for her role on the film My Family (with Esai Morales).
Gago was born in Peru. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts from UCLA and attended the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute on a scholarship. She has a son.
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