Photo: Constance Marie's New ABC Sitcom "Switched at Birth"
You are likely to have seen one of Constance Marie’s many onscreen portrayals of loving Latino mothers, like in the film Selena or like her role as George Lopez’s wife on George Lopez. This season, Marie is back as mom Regina Vazquez in the ABC Family sitcom Switched at Birth.
The sitcom will tell stories around the lives of two teenage girls who discover that they were accidentally swapped at birth. Bay Kennish (Vanessa Marano) grew up in a well-to-do family with mom (played by Lea Thompson), dad and two brothers, while Daphne Vásquez (Katie Leclerc), grew up with a single mother in a poor neighborhood and lost her hearing as a child.
“We’re thrilled to have such acclaimed actresses as Lea Thompson and Constance Marie join the cast in two of our leading roles,” said Elizabeth Boykewich, Vice President, Casting, ABC Family. “For the critical role of Daphne, we set out to meet actors with all ranges of hearing loss to play the part. When we auditioned Katie, we knew she was perfect for the role. Not only is she a talented actress, but like her character, Katie is comfortable in both the hearing and deaf worlds.”
Switched at Birth is written and executive produced by Lizzy Weiss (“Blue Crush”). The sitcom is set to launch on June 6, 2011.