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Theresa Saldana

Rachel Scali in The Commish

Photos Theresa Saldana Birth name: Theresa Saldana
Birth date: 1954/08/20 (68 years old)
Birth place : Brooklyn New York

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Biography for Theresa Saldana

Theresa Saldana is an American actress born on August 20, 1954 in Brooklyn New York

Theresa Saldana is an American actress born on August 20, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. She is best known for her role as Rachel Scali in the television series "The Comishist" and for having played in the films "Raging Bull" and "The Bear".

Saldana grew up in Brooklyn and began her acting career at the age of 17, making appearances in television advertisements. In 1976, she made her cinema debut in the film "The Slumber Party Massacre", followed by "Raging Bull" in 1980, where she played the role of Lenore La Motta, the wife of the Boxer Jake La Motta.

In 1984, Saldana obtained a recurring role in the television series "The Comishist", where she played Rachel Scali, the wife of Commissioner Tony Scali, performed by Michael Chiklis. The series lasted five seasons and was greeted by criticism. Saldana has also played in other television productions, including "The Wizard", "The Combe: Shadows of the Past" and "The Equalizer".

In 1986, Saldana played in the film "The Bear", where she interpreted the wife of a hunter hunted down by an angry bear. She also played in other films, such as "The Role of A Lifetime" and "Crossroads".

In the 1990s, Saldana continued to appear in television productions, such as "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" and "The Young and the Restless". She also appeared in reality TV shows, such as "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" and "Celebrity Ghost Stories".

In 2002, Saldana founded Theresa Saldana Victims Foundation, a non -profit organization aimed at helping victims of violent crimes. She also became an activist for the fight against domestic violence and wrote a book on her own fight against a Stalker who attacked her in 1982.

Saldana is still active in the entertainment industry and continues to make appearances in television and cinematographic productions. She is considered a talented and courageous actress who has inspired many people thanks to her strength and determination.


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Title Role
Gang Warz (2004) Carmela Cruz
The Bernie Mac Show Lydia (1 episode, 2003)
Paradise (2003/I) Maria
Batman Beyond Mother (1 episode, 2001)
Ready to Run (2000) (TV) Sonja Ortiz
The Time Shifters (1999) (TV) Cortez
Carlo's Wake (1999) Theresa Brock
Martial Law Maria Hamilton (1 episode, 1998)
All My Children (1970) TV series Christina Vargas (unknown episodes, 1997)
Nothing Sacred Rachel's Mother (2 episodes, 1997)
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Estella Velasquez (2 episodes, 1996-1997)
Diagnosis Murder Kirsten Foxx (1 episode, 1997)
She Woke Up Pregnant (1996) (TV) Doris Cantore
The Commish Rachel Scali (10 episodes, 1992-1996)
Shameful Secrets (1993) (TV) Rachel Morales
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990) TV series Mame Slaughter (unknown episodes)
Double Revenge (1990) Angie Corello
Angel Town (1990) Maria
MacGyver Maria (1 episode, 1990)
Of Men and Angels (1989) Maria
The Night Before (1988) Rhonda
Falcon Crest Pretty Woman (1 episode, 1988)
Santa Barbara (1984) TV series Carlotta Quivar (unknown episodes, 1987)
The Highwayman (1987) (TV) Angela Brown
CBS Schoolbreak Special Laura Chacon (1 episode, 1987)
Hunter Jennifer Hartman (1 episode, 1987)
Tales from the Darkside Audrey Webster (1 episode, 1986)
Matlock Sonia Cardenas (1 episode, 1986)
Simon & Simon Mrs. Karnofsky (1 episode, 1986)
Cagney & Lacey Dr. Strathmore (1 episode, 1985)
The Twilight Zone Inez the maid (segment Dead Woman's Shoes) (1 episode, 1985)
The Evil That Men Do (1984) Rhiana Hidalgo/Nancy
Miss Lonelyhearts (1983) (TV) Pregnant Again
T.J. Hooker Maria Santini (1 episode, 1983)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Angelina (1 episode, 1983)
Raging Bull (1980) Lenore
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story (1980) (TV) Maria Scicolone
Home Movies (1980) Judy
Defiance (1980) Marsha
240-Robert Rosie (1 episode, 1979)
Nunzio (1978) Maryann


Founded the organization Victims for Victims after surviving a nearly fatal knife attack by a deranged admirer.

Shortly after her appearance in Raging Bull (1980), a lunatic religious fanatic, who claimed to have been ordered by higher powers, attacked and attempted to murder her. After a long, hard recovery, Ms. Saldana has devoted her life to helping other women who have had similar traumatic experiences.

While the lunatic was struggling with Saldana on her front lawn, a bottled-water deliveryman was driving by. He rushed to Saldana's assistance, subdued the lunatic and summoned medical help for her. When the media reported that the young deliveryman had hoped to pass the exam for deputy sheriff and join the department, the sheriff of Los Angeles County ordered that he be immediately given the written exam and placed in the training academy. He graduated from the academy and became a deputy sheriff.

Was considered for the hosting job on "America's Most Wanted" (1988).

Began training as a teen with well-known acting guru Sanford Meisner.

Won major attention in 1980 as Joe Pesci's wife in Raging Bull (1980).




Spouse : Phil Peters (1988 - present) 1 child

Has one child by her husband Phil Peters, Tianna Peters(b. August 30th 1989).

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 08/09/2008 by abdest

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