Masiela Lusha, born on October 23, 1985, is an Albanian-born American actress, author, and philanthropist. Lusha gained fame after starring in the globally syndicated ABC sitcom “George Lopez” as Carmen Lopez. This role gave her two consecutive Young Artist Awards for Best Leading Young Actress in a Comedy or Drama. Lusha is also an author with eight pieces of written work under her name. We’ll help you celebrate her birthday.
October 23, 1985
Masiela Lusha is an American actress, author, and humanitarian born in Tirana, Albania. She is an only child to parents Max and Daniela Lusha. At the age of seven, Lusha moved to Michigan and began a modeling career, and while modeling and starring in plays, a Hollywood talent agent discovered her. While acting in Los Angeles, Lusha became a published author with her first book of poetry, “Inner Thoughts.”
Her first acting gig was in 2000 when she played the character Lisa in the film “Father’s Love.” She then went on to star in one of the episodes of “Lizzie McGuire,” which was her initial role in television productions. From 2002 to 2007, Lusha snagged the main role of Carmen Lopez in the hit television sitcom “George Lopez.” While playing the character, Lusha won ‘Best Leading Young Actress in a Comedy or Drama’ at the Young Artist Awards in 2003 and 2004.
Her other acting credits include roles in the films “Blood: The Last Vampire” and “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens,” to name a few, as well as appearances in “Law and Order: Criminal Intent” and “Anger Management.” Lusha also wrote four more collections of poetry entitled “Drinking the Moon,” “Amore Celeste,” “The Call,” and “The Living Air.” She also published a novel, “The Besa,” and two books for children. In her other ventures, Lusha is also an avid activist and is involved in numerous charities and foundations around the world.
Masiela Lusha stars in the film “Father’s Love.”
Lusha is cast in the sitcom “George Lopez” where she plays a lead character for five years.
She wins the ‘Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a T.V. Series (Comedy or Drama) — Leading Young Actress.’
She stars in the cult-classic “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming” as Gemini and reprises her role again in 2018 in “The Last Sharknado: It's About Time.”
Why We Love Masiela Lusha
She loves inspiring people
Masiela Lusha loves the fact that some may feel inspired by her work whether it be film, television, or writing. And she certainly is an inspiration.
She is a humanitarian
She is a massive activist and credits her childhood memories as a refugee for her efforts. She is actively involved in Prince Harry's charity, Sentebale, Scholastic's Read for Life, and Children of the World Foundation, which she founded.
She is very intelligent
Lusha finished school two years earlier than normal and went on to graduate from Glendale College in Southern California with an Associate in Arts degree. She then transferred to U.C.L.A. where she majored in creative writing. Lusha has also earned a degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
5 Surprising Facts
Her first name has a story
Her name is a combination of her parents’ names, Max and Daniela.
She was written off of “George Lopez”
Her character, Carmen Lopez, was written off due to “creative differences.”
She is fluent in four languages
Masiela Lusha can speak Albanian, Hungarian, German, and English fluently.
She was a dance captain
In school, Lusha was the captain of her dance team.
She is a critically-acclaimed writer
She was named one of the ‘Top 10 Talented Poets of North America’ for her published work and was publicly recognized by former President Bill Clinton.
Masiela Lusha FAQs
Who is Masiela Lusha married to?
She is married to financier Ramzi Habibi.
Does Masiela Lusha have children?
Yes, she has two children — a son born in February 2018 and a daughter born in October 2020.
How old was Masiela Lusha on “George Lopez?”
She was 17 years old when she landed the role of Carmen Lopez.
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