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Wanda De Jesus is an American actress. She is most notably recognized for her role as the fourth actress to portray Santana Andrade in NBC's soap opera Santa Barbara.

Biography

Early life

Wanda De Jesus was born on August 28, 1958 in Manhattan, New York.

Career

Wanda De Jesus' first role was as Gomez in an episode of Another World which aired in 1986.

She played Santana Andrade in Santa Barbara from 1991 to 1992.

Aside from her work in soap operas, De Jesus appeared in several TV shows in a guest starring role, and she had a recurring role on the CBS crime series CSI: Miami as MDPD Detective Adelle Sevilla. On the week of June 14, 2010, she made her debut on All My Children as Iris Blanco, the mayor of Pine Valley. In 2010, De Jesus was cast as the head of of the police squad on Law & Order: Los Angeles, but the role - which had already been changed significantly before De Jesus joined - was changed again and reshot with a different actress after two episodes had been filmed.

Personal life

Wanda De Jesus has been in a long term relationship with Jimmy Smits. Their relationship started in 1986.

Roles

Credits

Actor

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