Marlene Forte's Main TV Roles[no roles found]
Main Movie Roles2009 - Star Trek
2007 - Adrift in Manhattan
2002 - Real Women have Curves
2000 - Our Song
Guest TV Roles
Ana Marlene Forte Machado was born in Cuba, Havana. Forte appeared on the many independent films since early 1990's. She received Imagen Foundation Awards nomination for performance on the 2008 movie Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story. On television, Forte appeared in a recurring roles on House of Payne, Crossing Jordan and The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Her film appearances include the transporter chief in the 2009 Star Trek reboot and Mrs. Glass in Real Women Have Curves.
In 2012, she began appears on TNT's revamped Dallas, playing Carmen Ramos, longtime Ewing family housekeeper and mother to Elena (played by Jordana Brewster).
Her younger sister is television journalist Lesley Ann Machado. Her daughter is actress Giselle Rodriguez. She is married to Playwright and USC tenured professor, Oliver Mayer.
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