Fuentes, Daisy 1966–

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FUENTES, Daisy 1966


Born November 17, 1966, in Havana, Cuba; immigrated to Spain, 1969, then to the United States, c. 1973; daughter of Amado (a grocer and real estate broker) and Maria (a painter) Fuentes; married Timothy Adams (an actor), August 5, 1991 (divorced, 1994). Education: Bergen Community College, degree in communications, 1986; studied acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Addresses: Agent William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager Ray McKigney, Shelter Entertainment, 9255 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1010, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Career: Actress, television personality, and model. Worked as a runway model as a college student; WXTVTV (Spanishlanguage station), New York City, weather reporter, 198687; WNJUTV (Spanishlanguage station), New York City, began as weather anchor, became news reader and news anchor, 198790; MTV Networks, New York City, "veejay," beginning c. 1988. Revlon cosmetics, spokesperson, beginning 1993; appeared in Spanishlanguage versions of Cosmopolitan, Vanidades, Vanity Fair, and Harper's Bazaar magazines, and in television and print advertisements, including ones for milk and M&Ms candy. Dish (restaurant), New York City, coowner.

Awards, Honors: Outstanding Woman in Media Award, Latin Coalition for Fair Media, 1992; Bravo Award nomination, outstanding performance by a female in a variety or music series or special, National Council of La Raza, 1996, for Latino Laugh Festival; ALMA Award nomination, outstanding host in a variety, music, or comedy special or series, American Latin Media Arts, 1999, for America's Funniest Home Videos.


Television Appearances; Series:

Host, MTV Internacional, syndicated, Telemundo, 19871993.

Tess, Loving, ABC, 1992.

Host, MTV US Top 20 Countdown, MTV, beginning 1992.

Host, Beach MTV, MTV, 19931995.

Host, Rock n' Jock, MTV, 19931995.

Host, Daisy Fuentes, CNBC, 1994.

Host, Mt. MTV, MTV, 1995.

Host, MTV's Top 20 Video Countdown, MTV, beginning 1996.

Host, MTV Latino's Top 20 Video Countdown, MTV Latino, beginning 1996.

Guest host, The Vicki Lawrence Show, Fox, 1997.

Host, House of Style, MTV, 19971998.

Cohost, America's Funniest Home Videos (also known as AFHV, AFV, America's Funniest Videos, and America's Funniest ), ABC, 19972000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Herself, The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992.

Galaxy Girl, "Am I Blue?," Ghostwriter, PBS, 1993.

"The Taking of Pablum 123: Parts 1 & 2," Dream On, HBO, 1994.

Carmen, "Glove Story," Can't Hurry Love, CBS, 1995.

Voice of Princess Daisy, "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (animated), HBO, 1995.

Herself, "Bringing Home the Bacon," Cybill, CBS, 1996.

Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 1996, 1997.

Herself, "All Teed Off," Clueless, ABC, 1997.

Herself, "Larry's New Love," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1997.

Herself, "Al Plays Hooky," The Weird Al Show, CBS, 1997.

Guest, Pajama Party, Oxygen, 2000.

Maya Morgan, "Stone Cold," Baywatch (also known as Baywatch Hawaii ), syndicated, 2000.

Isabel Selvera, "Running Wild," Queen of Swords, syndicated, 2000.

Isabel Selvera, "End of Days," Queen of Swords, syndicated, 2001.

Herself, "Infidelity Test," The Test, FX Channel, 2001.

Herself, "On Call with Dr. Luv," RendezView, 2001.

Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002, 2003.

Herself, I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!, 2003.

America's Funniest Home Videos, 2003.

Judge, America's Most Talented Kid, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Cool People/Hot Places, syndicated, 1993.

Cable Crossings: The Early Months, America's Talking, 1994.

Concert of the Americas, PBS, 1994.

Talk Back America II, CNBC, 1994.

Cohost, The 1994 Miss Teen USA Pageant, CBS, 1994.

Host, Fox All Star Challenge, Fox, 1995.

Host, The 1995 Miss USA Pageant, CBS, 1995.

Host, The 1995 Miss Universe Pageant, CBS, 1995.

Host, You Gotta See This!, ABC, 1996.

Cohost, Latino Laugh Festival, Showtime, 1996.

Host from Las Vegas, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve '98, ABC, 1997.

The American Red Cross Celebrates Real Life Miracles, CBS, 1998.

Wild on Key West, E! Entertainment Television, 1998.

Host, Will You Marry Me?, ABC, 1998.

Wild on South Beach, E! Entertainment Television, 1999.

House of Style: 10th Anniversary Special, MTV, 1999.

25 Years of No. 1 Hits: Arista Records' Anniversary Celebration, NBC, 2000.

Take 2: Living the Movies, USA Network, 2002.

Host, Miss Universe Pageant, CBS, 2002.

Host, Miss Universe Pageant (also known as Miss Universe 2003 ), NBC, 2003.

Host, Miss USA 2003, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1992.

Jim Thorpe Pro Sports Awards, ABC, 1994.

The VIDA Awards, NBC, 1995.

The 1996 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1996.

The 27th Annual NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 1996.

Host, The 1998 ALMA Awards, ABC, 1998.

Cohost, The 1998 World Music Awards, ABC, 1998.

Presenter, The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1998.

Presenter, The 25th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1998.

Host, The 1999 ALMA Awards, ABC, 1999.

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 1999.

Presenter, The 1999 World Music Awards, ABC, 1999.

Host, 13th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, NBC, 1999.

Presenter, The 26th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1999.

ESPY Awards, 2000.

Presenter, 5th Annual ALMA Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, 6th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, The 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, CBS, 2003.

2nd Annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America, MTV, 2003.

Television Appearances; Other:

Kenzie Pearson, Shutterspeed (movie), TNT, 2000.

I Spike (pilot), UPN, 2000.

I Love the '80s (miniseries), VH1, 2002.

Film Appearances:

Clara, Curdled, Miramax, 1996.



I Want My MTV, 1996.

Daisy Fuentes: Totally Fit Workout, 1996.



Notable Hispanic American Women, Book 2, Gale, 1998.


Entertainment Weekly, February 11, 1994, p. 42; June 27, 1997, p. 54.

George, July, 1999, p. 100.

Hispanic, August, 1993, pp. 1415.

In Style, February, 2000, p. 210.

Los Angeles Times, August 17, 1993, p. F1.

Mademoiselle, December, 1999, pp. 96101, 15859.

New York Times, April 25, 1993, p. 8; October 10, 1993, section 9, p. 3.

People Weekly, September 19, 1994, p. 72; September 2, 1996, p. 65; July 7, 1997, p. 37.

Playboy, February, 1999, p. 21.

TV Guide, March 14, 1998, pp. 5254.

Us, February, 1999, p. 72.

USA Today, January 13, 1995, p. D1.

Vogue, August, 1991, p. 11016.