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Lusha, Masiela 1985–

Lusha, Masiela 1985–

PERSONAL

First name is pronounced Ma-see-la; born October 23, 1985, in Tirana, Albania; immigrated to the United States, c. 1992; daughter of Max and Daniela Haglund. Education: Student at Macomb Community College, Glendale College, and University of California, Los Angeles; studied drama and dance. Avocational Interests: Writing, painting, skating and other athletic activities, cooking, dancing, singing, hockey.

Addresses: Agent—Wendi Green, Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., 11th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Manager—Strong Morrone Entertainment, 8522 National Blvd., Suite 101, Culver City, CA 90232.

Career: Actress. Appeared in music videos, commercials, and print advertisements; also worked as a model. Great American Bake Sale charity campaign, volunteer.

Member: Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Named one of the best poets in North American and the world, 1998; named most likely to succeed, Teen magazine, 2000; Young Artist awards, best performance by a leading young actress in a television comedy or drama series, Young Artist Foundation, 2003 and 2004, both for George Lopez; Young Artist Award nomination, best performance by a young actress in a voice-over role, 2004, for Clifford's Puppy Days.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Carmen Lopez, George Lopez (also known as The George Lopez Show), ABC, 2002–.

Voice of Nina, Clifford's Puppy Days (animated), PBS, beginning 2003.

Also the host of Real Life Teens.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Mary Lou, The James Bond Story (also known as 007: The James Bond Story), 1999.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Friend, "Last Year's Model," Lizzie McGuire (live action and animated; also known as What's Lizzie Thinking?), The Disney Channel, 2001.

Herself, "Press Junket Interviews for The Princess Diaries," Movie Surfers (also known as Disney's "The Movie Surfers"), The Disney Channel, c. 2001.

Herself, Soap Talk, SoapNet, 2004.

Herself, Unscripted, HBO, 2005.

Film Appearances:

Lisa, Father's Love, 2000.

Blonde girl, Summoning (short film), American Film Institute, 2001.

Kim, Cherry Bomb, '68 Productions, 2004.

Some sources cite appearances in Down with Me, Living with Mushuggana Shiksa, My Father's Eulogy, and 007th Grade Young James Bond Chronicles.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in stage productions.

WRITINGS

Screenplays:

Author of The Group and Starla; some sources state that Lusha wrote other screenplays.

Teleplays:

Some sources state that Lusha wrote for the animated program The Pixies.

Poetry:

Inner Thoughts (poetry in English and Albanian), G&D Publishing, 1998.

Work represented in anthologies, including Last Good-Byes and Luminescent Night, both Watermark Publishing.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

In Touch Weekly, February 9, 2004, p. 84.

Parade, May 2, 2004, p. 18.

Tiger Beat, April, 2004, p. 66.

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