June 28, 2022

Zabryna Guevara Biography, Age, Career, Gotham, Interview, and Filmography.

Zabryna Guevara Biography

Zabryna Guevara is an actress(both film and theatrical) from the United States. She is best known for her portrayals of the roles of Melania Ortiz in 3 lbs and Sarah Essen in Gotham.
In 2013, she had the role of Yazmin in the award-winning play Water by the Spoonful, composed by Quiara Alegría Hudes at Second Stage Theater.

Zabryna Guevara Age

She was born on the 12th of January in 1972. She was 47 years old as of 2019.

Zabryna Guevara Career

Her debut role was in Law & Order playing the character Lucita in 1997. Additionally, in 1997, she starred in the film, The Hotel Manor Inn playing the role of Denise. She would then go on to guest star in 2 episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in 2002 and 2005. She played the roles, Annie Colon and Julia Ortiz, respectively. She guest starred again in Law & Order. This time playing the role of Salma in 2003. She starred in the 2006 series 3 lbs playing the role of Melania Ortiz.
In 2013 she was awarded the role of Yazmin in the award-winning Quiara Alegría Hudes play Water by the Spoonful. The play was performed at the Second Stage Theater. She landed the role of Trask’s Secretary in the 2014 film X-Men: Days of Future Past. Additionally, in 2014, she got the role of Sarah Essen in Gotham.

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Zabryna Guevara Gotham Interview

How has being on “Gotham” changed your life?
Being a part of such a highly-anticipated show with such a strong and supportive fan base has been incredible. It will always be a wonderful show to have been part of from the beginning. Also, getting recognized on the street has been more common and that has been an adjustment to my usual anonymous New Yorker feel.
Your character, Sarah Essen, has to be tough to be taken seriously in her field. Who or what inspires your performance?
The women in my family have always been an incredible source for me to pull from. I have 16 aunts and all with a thread of strength and resilience that, many times, has helped me develop the characters I’ve played.
As Sarah is a real-world interpretation of a comic book character, how did you prepare for the role? Before the show aired, did you ever worry that Batman fans might compare your interpretation to the original character?
I prepared by reading a great deal of the Batman canon and some real-world accounts of life as police captains and detectives. With regard to being compared – I realized this take was so reimagined that it actually freed me from feeling that pressure. I just hoped the fans liked what we had come up with.
As you have such a strong theater background, was the adjustment to television hard in any way?

The adjustment for me was more about adjusting my performance to the camera vs. a two thousand seat house. On stage, you have to project your gestures and emotions enough for the back row to see. On TV, getting used to my “back row” being right where the camera is has been interesting.
Are either of your young children aware of or a fan of Batman yet? Do they understand your day job?
The 1-year-old has no idea, but the 5-year-old understands enough to tell his classmates that his mom is on a show called “Gotham”, but that they are too young to watch it. Beyond that, he has a Batman costume that he wore for Halloween and regularly in between. You could say he’s a fan.
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Zabryna Guevara Filmography

A list of films she has appeared in:

Year

Title

Role

1997

The Hotel Manor Inn

Denise

2003

Whispers

Woman on Train

2005

Everyone’s Depressed

Donna

2008

Marley & Me

OB-GYN Nurse

2009

The Rebound

Teacher at Museum

2010

All Good Things

Waitress

Pariah

Mrs. Alvarado

2011

Yelling to the Sky

Aracely Oriol

2012

The Guilt Trip

K-mart Executive

2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Trask’s Secretary

2017

The Incredible Jessica James

Mrs. Phillips

2018

Irreplaceable You

Dr. Michaelson

2019

Swallow

Alice

A list of TV series she has appeared in:

Year

Title

Role

1997

Law & Order

Lucita

2001

The Sopranos

Clerk

2002

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Annie Colon

2003

Law & Order

Salma

2005

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Julia Ortiz

2006

3 lbs

as Melania Ortiz

2011

Future States

Gina

Person of Interest

Monica Ramirez

2012

Blue Bloods

Angela

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Dr. Amy Berkman

Common Law

Marta Perez

Burn Notice

Ayn

2014 – 2015

Gotham

Sarah Essen

2016

The Get Down

Lydia Cruz

Chicago Med

Meghan Scott

2017

The Handmaid’s Tale

Mrs. Castillo

2018–present

New Amsterdam

Dora

2019

The Twilight Zone

TBA

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