Miriam Colon - Details


Miriam Colon, who plays the strong-willed Dona Alfonsa, most recently appeared in Sidney Lumet's "Gloria" with Sharon Stone and Jeremy Northam. Prior to that she won acclaim in John Sayles' "Lone Star" and starred in such films as "Sabrina," "The House of the Spirits" and "City of Hope." Other film appearances include "Scarface," "Backroads," "Isabel La Negra," "The Profession of Joel Delaney," "One-Eyed Jacks" and "The Appaloosa."

A distinguished stage actress, Colon appeared on Broadway in "The Wrong Way Lightbulb," "In the Summer House" and "The Innkeepers." She is the Artistic Director and Founder of the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater. Her off-Broadway credits include appearances in the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater's production of "The Boiler Room." "Julius Caesar" at the New York Shakespeare Festival, "The Oxcart," "Simpson Street" and Bertoldt Brecht's "Senora Carrar's Rifles." In 1993, Colon received an Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater.

On television, Miriam Colon has been seen in more than 250 shows including guest spots on "NYPD Blue," "The Cosby Show," "Highway to Heaven," "America's Most Wanted," "L.A. Law," "Murder, She Wrote" and many others.