Saundra Santiago Bio

(Carlotta, OLTL)

Steven Bergman

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BIRTHDAY: April 13
HOMETOWN: The Bronx, NY
MARITAL STATUS: Married musician Roger Squitero on November 21, 1999
YEARS ON SHOW: 2009-present

Raised in the Bronx, Saundra Santiago moved with her family to Homestead, Florida, when she was 13. While attending the University of Miami, where she majored in psychology, Santiago was set on becoming a special education teacher until acting caught her eye. She studied theater in graduate school at Southern Methodist University and went on to major success as a theater and film star, who is probably most known for her MIAMI VICE role as Gina Calabrese, which she landed in 1984.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Her nickname is Sandy.
  2. She is of Cuban and Puerto Rican descent.
  3. Santiago admits she can't speak Spanish very well but knows many Spanish songs.
  4. While doing an appearance for MIAMI VICE, the actress once got to fly on her very own private jet.
  5. Santiago played her MIAMI VICE role in one episode of DAYS in 1985 when the soap went on location in Miami.
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Other Roles

Other Soap Roles
ONE LIFE TO LIVE (Isobella/Angelina, 2004)
GUIDING LIGHT (Carmen, 1999-2002)

TV Roles
THE UNUSUALS (Melanie Trumble, 2009)
CASHMERE MAFIA (Dr. Jane, 2008)
DAMAGES (Karen Gonzales, 2007)
THE SOPRANOS (Jean, 1999-2007)
LAW & ORDER (Mariela/Sandra, 1992-2004)
TO SIR, WITH LOVE II (1996)
DEADLINE FOR MURDER: FROM THE FILES OF EDNA BUCHANAN (Rosinha, 1995)
NEW YORK UNDERCOVER (Juanita, 1995)
COSBY MYSTERIES (Amy Flusser, 1994)
WITH HOSTILE INTENT (Sgt. Lucille Preston, 1993)
MIAMI VICE (Detective Gina/Elena, 1984-1990)

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