Young Wanda De Jesus (Source: Pinterest)While appearing on Broadway, De Jesus got her first taste of daytime the role of Gomez, on television soap opera series "Another World" in 1986. Then, she became the star in the nighttime series "Mariah," played the role Leda Cervantes in 1987. The series reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s.That shot up in Toronto and had a life for about seven months. When Mariah was canceled, De Jesus kept herself busy with episodic work and theater. Many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot topic issues such as capital punishment, abortion, racism, gay rights, homophobia, sexual harassment, AIDS, and domestic violence.In 2000, she landed in a role of Jackie in the film "Once in the Life." Where Laurence Fishburne, served as a director, writer.Fishburne adapted the script from his own play, Riff-Raff.The show also won 18 Soap Opera Digest Awards and won various other awards.Santa Barbara aired in over 40 countries around the world.Some episodes of the series were written by or adapted from the works of famous authors.
At the age of 13, the native New Yorker was accepted to the High School of Performing Arts. She got turned on to acting by watching Peter O'Toole do 'The Lion in Winter' when she was a kid.Robert "Bobby" Simone is a fictional character in the television series NYPD Blue.Played by Jimmy Smits he was introduced in the fifth episode of the second season remaining until the fifth episode of the sixth.Wanda De Jesus, a scene from Santa Barbara Source: Santa Barbara Blog In 2003, she won Imagen Award in the category of Best Actress in a Television Film "the Almost a Woman." The film was directed by Betty Kaplan, which was based on the autobiographical book of the same name by Puerto Rican writer Esmeralda Santiago.This movie is about a young woman named Esmeralda and her family move to New York from a rural area of Puerto Rico.Wanda De Jesus showing Imagen Award Source: Purepeople From 2002-2003, she had a recurring role on the CBS crime series "CSI: Miami," where she played the role as MDPD Detective Adelle Sevilla.In 2006, BBC News published an article stating that CSI: Miami was the world's most popular television series, featuring in more countries' top ten rankings for 2005 than any other series.In 2007, she made her breakthrough role in the film "Illegal Tender." She appeared alongside Rick Gonzalez and Dania Ramirez.She played Millie De Leon, for which she was nominated for Imagen Awards.At the same year, she featured in the cyberpunk action film "Robo Cop 2" as Estevez, directed by Irvin Kershner.She played a role, Luisa Diaz along with her co-stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan and Gabriel Damon.