Ayanna, Charlotte 1976–

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AYANNA, Charlotte 1976–

(Charlotte Lopez, Charlotte Roldan)


Original name, Charlotte Lopez; born September 25, 1976, in San Juan, Puerto Rico; biological mother's name, Emma; adoptive parents' names, Al and Jill. Education: Attended University of California Irvine.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Manager—Nine Yards Entertainment, 8530 Wilshire Blvd., Fifth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211. Publicist—PYR Public Relations, 139 South Beverly Dr., Suite 230, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress and writer. Spokesperson for foster children. Pageant contestant and Miss Teen USA, c. 1993. Also worked as a waitress.

Awards, Honors: Tied for Best Actress Award, International Festival of Action and Adventure Films, 2002, for Love the Hard Way.


Film Appearances:

(As Charlotte Lopez) Nina, Trojan War (also known as Rescue Me), Warner Bros., 1997.

(As Lopez) Allison Fazio, Telling You (also known as Love Sucks), Cinetel Films, 1999.

(As Charlotte Roldan) Elizabeth "Liz" Purr, Jawbreaker, TriStar, 1999.

Tracy Campbell, The Rage: Carrie 2 (also known as Carrie 2 and Carrie 2, Say You're Sorry), United Artists, 1999.

Jessie, Dancing at the Blue Iguana, Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Lisa Hoyt, Training Day, Warner Bros., 2001.

Patrice, Kate & Leopold, Miramax, 2001.

Claire Harrison, Love the Hard Way, 2001, Kino International, 2003.

Samantha "Sam" Parkes, Rennie's Landing (also known as Stealing Time), 2001, Crazy Dreams Entertainment, 2003.

Amy, Spun, Newmarket Film Group, 2003.

Margarita, Isla Bella, Outrider Pictures, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, "Adoption—Part Deux," The Sinbad Show, Fox, 1994.

(As Charlotte Lopez) Annie, "Dead Can Dance," Weird Science, USA Network, 1995.

Beth Rawlings, "Here We Go Again," Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1996.

Cheerleader, "Slow Times at Farber High," Weird Science, USA Network, 1996.

Hannah Mercury, "The Understudy," The Secret World of Alex Mack, Nickelodeon, 1996.

(As Lopez) Jessie, "Puppet Love," Weird Science, USA Network, 1996.

(As Lopez) Jody, "Pool Sharks Get Bit," The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 1996.

(As Lopez) Wendy, "Phantom Scampi," Weird Science, USA Network, 1996.

Hannah Mercury, "A Desperate Man," The Secret World of Alex Mack, Nickelodeon, 1997.

Hannah Mercury, "Without Feathers," The Secret World of Alex Mack, Nickelodeon, 1997.

Kristen, "Cravings," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

Entourage, HBO, 2004.


Music Videos:

"She's All I Ever Had," by Ricky Martin, 1999.



(As Charlotte Lopez; with Susan Dworkin) Lost in the System (autobiography), Fireside Books, 1996.



Celebrity Skin, August, 2002, pp. 2, 28, 34–35; August, 2003, p. 70.

Playboy, June, 2003, pp. 17–18.


CNN Online,http://www.cnn.com, January 27, 2000.

Foster Club,http://www.fosterclub.com, August 25, 2004.