Seidy López is a Mexican-American actress, director, and producer who is known for her performance in the American films Solo (1996) and Selena (1997), and television series ER (1995), Resurrection Blvd. (2001), and Selena: The Series (2020).
Seidy Guadalupe López was born in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. Seidy moved with her family to the United States when she was just four years old. When she turned ten, her parents returned to their home country for their children (Seidy and her siblings), whom they wanted to learn Spanish. Her family moved back to the states two years later after Seidy and her siblings became bilinguals. She is an alumna of Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), California, where she studied Acting. Gray Law Newsletters Archive
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Family & Ethnicity
Not much is known about her parents. She has a sister, and a brother named Miguel Lopez.
She got married to Kru Pete Panos, an instructor at a martial arts and fitness institute Uprise MMA, on Saturday, June 24, 2000. She has a son and a daughter; her daughter’s name is Sophia.
She began her career as a performer at the age of twelve when she formed a singing group called “Sensation,” which gave performances at several talent competitions in Los Angeles. She performed in the venues in Los Angeles such as Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, as a member of the vocal ensemble of the Sensation. She decided to focus on her vocal skills at the age of fourteen. She received help from junior high teacher Mr. Gleason and auditioned to get into the Los Angels County High School for the Arts at California State University, where she discovered her interest in acting after she indulged herself with musical theatre. While studying at LACHSA, she joined an educational theater troupe called ‘Project Able,’ which toured venues throughout California, including jails and juvenile halls, teaching AIDS education.
Television & Films
In 1991, she started her television career with the series ‘Veronica Clare’ in the role of ‘Consuelo.’
She then acted in the TV series: ER (1995), Ressurection Blvd. (2001), CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2006), NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), and Selena: The Series (2020). In 1992, she made her film debut with the short ‘Tanto Tiempo’ in the role of ‘Luz.’ She has also acted in the American short films: Butterfly (2011), Last Chance (2015), and Slipping Into Darkness (2020). In 1993, she made her feature film debut in the role of ‘Mousie’ in the American crime drama ‘Mi Vida Loca’ (1993). Her performance in the film helped her gain recognition in the Latino community and also provided her with the chance to work with the directors such as Quentin Tarantino, Joel Schumacher, and Antoine Fuqua.
She has also performed in American films: My Family (2005), Solo (1996), Blink of an Eye (1999), Luminaries (2000), and Gabriela (2001). She made her Japanese film debut with the 1993 English-language drama ‘Painted Desert’ in the role of ‘Freda.’
She made her Spanish debut with the 1997 film ‘El aroma del Copal’ in which she played ‘Sybille.’
She made her French debut with the film ‘How Much Do You Love Me?’ (2005) in the role of ‘Collègue François.’
In 1999, she turned director with the film ‘American Born,’ which starred the actors like Otis Bell, Jack Kyle, P.J. Marino, and Pete Panos. In 2015, she made her television debut as a director with the series ‘CREO.8,’ which aired on MCBN TV Network (United States). Seidy is also a producer and has produced the TV series ‘CREO.8’ (2015) and the short film ‘Shevolution’ (2020).
- Book: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
- Artist: Anna Alvarado
- According to Seidy, she had to face visa issues because her family moved to the United States without a visa. As a result, she found it tough to find a job after her high school graduation. She often tried to get a visa but faced failures as the lawyers she contacted always swindled money from her. Gray Law Newsletters Archive She said,
I tried different lawyers, and other people, who said that they could get me a visa for this or that amount. But they all just ended up taking my money, and I still didn’t have a working permit. Nothing happened until I was working with this music producer, and he thought it was time that I got my papers. He introduced me to Humberto Gray. And he took over. That’s about three years ago now. My whole family received professional and personal legal representation. When I went to Humberto R. Gray, A Professional Law Corporation, it was amazing how quickly everything went when they started working on my case.”
- Seidy has taken part in documenting the life of Selena Quintanilla two times; the first time, she appeared as ‘Deborah’ (Selena’s friend) in the 1997 film ‘Selena,’ and the second time, she portrayed ‘Marcella Quintanilla’ (Selena’s mother) in the 2020 Netflix series ‘Selena: The Series.’
- In 2020, she won the Best Supporting Actress award for the short film ‘Slipping into Darkness’ at the Focus International Film Festival.
- She loves animals. She owns a dog named Zoey and a rabbit named Lilly.