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Miriam Colon
Springfield Presence
Maria Santos (1999 to late 2002 [recurring])
At A Glance


Miriam Colon, who plays Maria Santos, the villainous head of the Santos family, was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Miriam wanted to be an actress since childhood and performed in many school plays and was a member of the drama department of the University of Puerto Rico where she received a scholarship to study at the Dramatic Workshop and Technical Institute in New York.

In addition to an extensive number of film credits, she has over 250 television credits. Miriam has guest starred in a variety of programs from Alfred Hitchock, Gunsmoke, The Virginian, Ben Casey, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Sanford & Son, Murder, She Wrote, NYPD Blue, and Third Watch. Miriam is also the artistic director of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater that she founded in 1969, which has produced 104 plays. In addition to her work with the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, she has also appeared in numerous Broadway and off-Broadway productions.

Miriam is married to plastic surgeon Dr. Fred Valle, whom she met while she was auditioning for a role in the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater's production of The Oxcart.

Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION

For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story
2000

Guiding Light
Maria Santos
1999 to late 2002; Recurring

Mistrial
Mrs. Cruz
1996

One Life to Live
Maria Delgado
1996-1997

Streets of Laredo
1995

Lighting Field
1991

Deadline: Madrid
1988

Best Kept Secrets
Ina Dietz
1984

The Hemingway Play
1977

Dr. Max
Mrs. Camacho
1974

The Call It Murder
Anita Nogales
1971

The Desperate Mission
Claudina, Otilia's servant
1971

The Meanest Men in the West
Eva Talbot
1967

Acting Portfolio
FILM

The Blue Diner
Meche
2000

All the Pretty Horses
Dona Alfonsa
2000

Gloria
Maria
1999

Lone Star
Mercedes Cruz
1996

Sabrina
Rosa
1995

The House of the Spirits
Nana
1993

City of Hope
Mrs. Ramirez
1991

Scarface
Mama Montana
1983

Back Roads
Angel
1981

A Life of Sin
Isabel
1979

The Confession of Joel Delaney
Veronica
1972

The Appaloosa
Ana
1966

Habor Lights
Gina Rosario
1963

Thunder Island
Anita Chavez
1963

The Battle at Bloody Beach
Nahni
1961

The Outsider
Anita
1961

One-Eyed Jacks
Redhead
1961

Crowded Paradise
1956

Los Peloteros
Lolita
1953

Acting Portfolio
THEATRE

The WrongWay Lightbulb
In the Summer House
The Innkeepers
On Broadway

Floating Islands
At the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles

Awards & Acclaim


ALMA Awards Nominee, Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama (2002)
Dramalogue Award Winner, Outstanding Achievement in Theatre (1994)
Obie Winner, Lifetime Achievement (1992)
Vital Statistics


PLACE OF BIRTH: Ponce, Puerto Rico
HAIR: Reddish brown
Miscellaneous

Founder of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in New York City.
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