Marlene Forte is a Cuban-American TV and movie actress, who has served for more than 25 years in the entertainment industry. In her years of career, she has played in numerous TV shows and movies as well. Some of her notable works include 1998’s Bury the Evidence (Movie), 2007’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series), and 2012-14’s Dallas (TV Series).
Marlene has also made her appearance in Tyler Perry's film, The Single Moms Club (2014 ). Likewise, in 2019, she appeared as Marta's Mom in the 2019’s movie Knives Out, alongside Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and more.
Besides her acting career, Marlene is one of the founders of the theatre company named Labyrinth Theater Company.
Bio: Birthday & Nationality
Marlene Forte was born just outside of Havana, Cuba, on 5 July 1961, as Ana Marlene Forte Machado. She has a birth sign of Cancer.
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She was raised by her parents in North Jersey-bridge and tunnel to New York City alongside her younger sister Lesley Ann Machado. Her sister is also a popular actress.
Married Life- Husband & Kids
Marlene Forte is a married woman, and her husband is Oliver Mayer, who is a playwright, poet, and librettist.
She and Oliver first met in 2003 during Oliver’s play called The Righting Moment. Following their first meeting, they started to hang out and eventually fell in love. After three years of dating, they decided to take an important step in their relationship—on the 4th of July 2006; they shared the wedding vows.
Marlene Forte with her husband, Oliver Mayer, and daughter, Giselle Forte-Rodriguez at Knives Out's the premiere on 30 November 2019 (Photo: Marlene Forte's Instagram)
From her previous relationship, Marlene has four children: two daughters named Alexis Rodriguez and Giselle Forte-Rodriguez, and two sons named Andre Rodriguez and Christian Rodriguez. Her daughter, Giselle, is also an actress.
Career: Movies & TV Shows
Marlene Forte was interested in the field of acting from an early age. Carrying the same passion, she moved forward and started to take acting classes.
In 1991, she made her first acting debut in the movie entitled The Bronx War. Since then, she has performed in more than 85 films and TV shows, till 2020. Some of her movies and TV shows which includes 1997’s Lena's Dreams (Movie), 2001’s Walker, Texas Ranger (TV Series), 2015-17’s The Fosters (TV Series), and 2019's Ghostwriter (TV Series).
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Her upcoming movies include 2020’s Finding the Way Back (post-production) and 10-13 (pre-production).
Besides, Marlene has also starred in numerous plays written by her husband.
Some Quick Facts About Marlene Forte
Marlene stands at the height of 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters).
She regards her daughter, Giselle, as her best production till now.
Her daughter is of Cuban and Spanish descent. Also, she can speak Spanish fluently.
She and her husband Oliver Mayer celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary on 4th July 2016.
Her daughter has attended the University of Southern California.
She was nominated in the Imagen Foundation Awards in 2009 and for Online Film & Television Association Film Award in 2020.