Vanessa Marquez

Vanessa Marquez was born on December 21, 1968 in Los Angeles County, California. She decided that she wanted to be an actress after she first saw The Wizard of Oz (1939) when she was only 3 or 4. She made her film debut as Ana Delgado in Stand and Deliver in 1988. In the Nineties Miss Marquez was very much in demand as an actress, appearing in such films as Twenty Bucks (1993), Bound by Honor (1993, also known as Blood In, Blood Out), and Father Hood (1993). On television she guest starred on such shows as Wiseguy, Seinfeld, Nurses, and Melrose Place. She appeared in the first three seasons on the hit TV show ER in the role of Nurse Wendy Goldman. Vanessa Marquez died on August 30, 2018 in South Pasadena, California.

Bound by Honor (1993)

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Damian Chapa  •  Jesse Borrego  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Enrique Castillo

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members of an East L.A. gang known as the "Vatos Locos", and the story focuses on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Taylor Hackford
CAST:  Damian Chapa  •  Jesse Borrego  •  Benjamin Bratt  •  Enrique Castillo

Stand and Deliver (1988)

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  Edward James Olmos  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Rosanna DeSoto  •  Andy García

Jaime Escalante is a mathematics teacher in a school in a hispanic neighbourhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to try and turn gang members and no-hopers into some of the country's top algebra and calculus ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  Edward James Olmos  •  Lou Diamond Phillips  •  Rosanna DeSoto  •  Andy García

Twenty Bucks (1993)

A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keva Rosenfeld
CAST:  Linda Hunt  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Shohreh Aghdashloo  •  George Morfogen

A story about the life of a twenty dollar bill as it weaves in and out of the various lives of several people.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Keva Rosenfeld
CAST:  Linda Hunt  •  Brendan Fraser  •  Shohreh Aghdashloo  •  George Morfogen

Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)

A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everything and anyone that stands in his way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Smithee  •  William Lustig
CAST:  Robert Davi  •  Robert Z'Dar  •  Caitlin Dulany  •  Paul Gleason

A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everything and anyone that stands in his way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Smithee  •  William Lustig
CAST:  Robert Davi  •  Robert Z'Dar  •  Caitlin Dulany  •  Paul Gleason

Fire & Ice (2001)

While many celebrities believe their fame gives them good luck with the opposite gender, one man with a successful television career discovers fame is spoiling his chances with the woman he loves in the made-for-TV romantic drama. Holly Aimes (Lark Voorhies) is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Goeres
CAST:  Lark Voorhies  •  Kadeem Hardison  •  Glynn Turman  •  Tempestt Bledsoe

While many celebrities believe their fame gives them good luck with the opposite gender, one man with a successful television career discovers fame is spoiling his chances with the woman he loves in the made-for-TV romantic drama. Holly Aimes (Lark Voorhies) is the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Goeres
CAST:  Lark Voorhies  •  Kadeem Hardison  •  Glynn Turman  •  Tempestt Bledsoe

Locked Up: A Mother’s Rage (1991)

This women in prison drama tells us a story about the mother of three children, who was falsely accused for a crime she did not commit (drug dealing), arrested and locked up behind bars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bethany Rooney
CAST:  Cheryl Ladd  •  Jean Smart  •  Dean Norris  •  Ariana Richards

This women in prison drama tells us a story about the mother of three children, who was falsely accused for a crime she did not commit (drug dealing), arrested and locked up behind bars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bethany Rooney
CAST:  Cheryl Ladd  •  Jean Smart  •  Dean Norris  •  Ariana Richards

Hit Me (1996)

A bellhop living with his mentally impaired brother becomes involved with an unbalanced woman and a scheme to steal guests' valuables.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Shainberg
CAST:  Elias Koteas  •  Laure Marsac  •  Jay Leggett  •  Bruce Ramsay

A bellhop living with his mentally impaired brother becomes involved with an unbalanced woman and a scheme to steal guests' valuables.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Shainberg
CAST:  Elias Koteas  •  Laure Marsac  •  Jay Leggett  •  Bruce Ramsay

Sweet 15 (1990)

Nothing is more important to Mexican-American Marta Delacruz than her quinceanera -- the traditional 15th birthday celebration that symbolically ushers a young girl into adulthood. Marta is understandably angry and resentful when her father cancels the gala event, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victoria Hochberg
CAST:  Karla Montana  •  Panchito Gómez  •  Jerry Stiller  •  Tony Plana

Nothing is more important to Mexican-American Marta Delacruz than her quinceanera -- the traditional 15th birthday celebration that symbolically ushers a young girl into adulthood. Marta is understandably angry and resentful when her father cancels the gala event, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Victoria Hochberg
CAST:  Karla Montana  •  Panchito Gómez  •  Jerry Stiller  •  Tony Plana

State of Emergency (1994)

Medical drama about a major hospital whose emergency room regularly faces an overload of patients. One of the doctors finds it necessary to adopt an unorthodox procedure to try to save a patient, and finds himself in trouble in consequence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Linka Glatter
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Lynn Whitfield  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Paul Dooley

Medical drama about a major hospital whose emergency room regularly faces an overload of patients. One of the doctors finds it necessary to adopt an unorthodox procedure to try to save a patient, and finds himself in trouble in consequence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesli Linka Glatter
CAST:  Joe Mantegna  •  Lynn Whitfield  •  Melinda Dillon  •  Paul Dooley

Father Hood (1993)

Deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus to an abusive foster home and they go on a run. The cops are after them, they bicker constantly and his idea of a way out is grim, yet this dangerous ride might just turn them into a family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darrell James Roodt
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Halle Berry  •  Sabrina Lloyd  •  Brian Bonsall

Deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus to an abusive foster home and they go on a run. The cops are after them, they bicker constantly and his idea of a way out is grim, yet this dangerous ride might just turn them into a family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darrell James Roodt
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Halle Berry  •  Sabrina Lloyd  •  Brian Bonsall

Night Children (1989)

A veteran cop (David Carradine) investigates the crimes of an anarchist street gang that causes chaos wherever they go. Meanwhile, his wife (Nancy Kwan), a police counselor, investigates a teenage runaway case which leads to the same gang. Showdowns ensue that pits ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norbert Meisel
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Patrick Culliton  •  Tawny Fere  •  Nancy Kwan

A veteran cop (David Carradine) investigates the crimes of an anarchist street gang that causes chaos wherever they go. Meanwhile, his wife (Nancy Kwan), a police counselor, investigates a teenage runaway case which leads to the same gang. Showdowns ensue that pits ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norbert Meisel
CAST:  David Carradine  •  Patrick Culliton  •  Tawny Fere  •  Nancy Kwan

All Lies End in Murder (1997)

A policeman's wife suspects he is corrupt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Wolk
CAST:  Kim Delaney  •  Jamey Sheridan  •  Kevin Kilner  •  Amy Pietz

A policeman's wife suspects he is corrupt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andy Wolk
CAST:  Kim Delaney  •  Jamey Sheridan  •  Kevin Kilner  •  Amy Pietz