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Miriam Colon
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Springfield Presence
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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