Renée Victor: A Legend in the Making

Renée Victor
©2014 Angela María Ortíz S.

We had a chance to sit down recently with Renée Victor, an accomplished (and still growing!) Latina actress, voice-over artists and so much more.

You’ll recognize Renée at first glance, though you may not know why. Most remember her best from her work as Lupita on Weeds or the abuela in Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, but there’s so much more.

In our talk, we chatted about her childhood in San Antonio and being both Mexican and Italian. (Her mother’s family originated with the Spaniards who dominated the whole southeastern U.S.; they moved to Mexico from Louisiana).

The interview covers her voice over work in English and Spanish, her longtime love of dancing and singing, her recent works, her films with Robert Duvall (The Apostle, Assassination Tango) and a new one called A night in Old Mexico…not to mention her role as a cougar in an upcoming independent film, Entanglement. And TNT’s Major Crimes.

Her wide-ranging insights and adventures and the amazing amount of work she’s done and risk she’s taken makes for some fascinating viewing…and proves once again that working actors–especially Latinos–are much more than their imdb listing.