Theresa Saldana

Theresa Saldana

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1954-08-20 · Deathday: 2016-06-06 (61 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA

17 Movies · 17 TV shows

Biography

Theresa Saldana (August 20, 1954 – June 6, 2016) was an American actress, activist, and writer. She is known for her role as Rachel Scali, the wife of Police Commissioner Tony Scali, in the 1990s television series The Commish, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, in 1994. Major film roles include Lenora LaMotta, the wife of Joe Pesci's character in the 1980 film, Raging Bull, and as a Beatles fan in Robert Zemeckis' 1978 Beatlemania ensemble I Wanna Hold Your Hand. She was also known for raising public awareness of the crime of stalking after surviving a knife attack by an obsessed fan at her home in 1982.

Personal Life

Saldana's first marriage was to Fred Feliciano from February 11, 1979 to 1986. In March 1989, she married for second time, to Phil Peters, with whom she had a daughter, Tianna Saldana Peters (born August 30, 1989, in Los Angeles). They remained together until her death.

Early Life

Saldana was born in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, and was adopted at five days old by Divina and Tony Saldana, a family of Puerto Rican and Italian-American heritage.Saldana took dance lessons as a child. After suffering a serious shoulder injury while part of a tumbling team, she enrolled in acting classes at age 12. After being spotted by a talent scout while performing in an Off Broadway musical called The New York City Street Show in 1977, she was cast in the 1978 film Nunzio.

Movies & TV shows

2004.

2 Movies
Illusion Infinity

Illusion Infinity

2004
Patricia Paradise, a successful Las Vegas singer, is married to a Vegas Casino Mogul. Having made sacrifices for her career and her husbands business Patricia has postponed her greatest desire to buil...
Gang Warz

Gang Warz

2004
L.A.'s top Latino gang leader was released from jail on a technicality, swearing to kill both the cop who put him away and the priest who testified against him.

2001.

1 TV show
TV
The Bernie Mac Show

The Bernie Mac Show

7
2001
The Bernie Mac Show aired on Fox for five seasons from 2001 to 2006 The series featured a comic actor and his wife raising his sister's three kids.

2000.

1 Movie
Ready to Run

Ready to Run

2000
A girl is training a horse to become a winner at a racetrack.

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Time Shifters

The Time Shifters

1999
Tom was nearly killed in an accident while reporting on a fire at the power plant. The sight of a man leaving the place saved his life when he was supposed to be killed with his crew.
TV
Batman Beyond

Batman Beyond

6.55
1999
Terry McGinnis, a troubled teen, discovered Bruce Wayne's secret after 20 years. After his father is murdered by the man who now controls Wayne Enterprises, McGinnis is fitted into a high-tech Bat sui...

1996.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
She Woke Up Pregnant

She Woke Up Pregnant

1996
A dentist sexually assaults his patients. A woman is fighting after beingimpregnated.
TV
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

1
1996
The Real ADVENTURES OF JIMMY QUEST is an American series.

1995.

1 Movie
Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber Insects

Jonny Quest vs. the Cyber Insects

1995
The bad doctor. He has genetically modified household pests into large insects that he calls assassinoids, fearless and devoted warriors that will carry out his plan for world domination. The team is ...

1993.

1 TV show
TV
Diagnosis: Murder

Diagnosis: Murder

6.46
1993
Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.

1991.

1 TV show
TV
The Commish

The Commish

6
1991
The Police Commissioner of a small upstate city is a former Brooklyn cop. This is not a desk job for Scali. He's a compassionate boss, a loving husband and father, and a law enforcement officer with a...

1990.

1 Movie
Angel Town

Angel Town

1990
A graduate student and martial arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother and her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant is trying to keep him out ...

1988.

2 Movies
The Night Before

The Night Before

1988
The Night Before is a 1988 film. The vice president of the Astronomy club is played by Reeves. Tara Mitchell is the pretty and popular head cheerleader who also happens to be the local police chief's ...
Double Revenge

Double Revenge

1988
An innocent bystander goes on a vendetta against a bank robber.

1987.

1 TV show
TV
The Highwayman

The Highwayman

1987
The Highwaymen fight crime in the near future.

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Matlock

Matlock

6
1986
Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Produc...

1985.

2 TV shows
TV
MacGyver

MacGyver

5.87
1985
The Department of External Services in the United States has an agent named MacGyver. During the Vietnam War, MacGyer was a bomb team technician. He solved complex problems with everyday materials, al...
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

6
1985
The style of the 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series is similar to that of the original anthology series. The stories are usually horror or suspense and have a surprising twist at the end. The ...

1984.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story

Victims for Victims: The Theresa Saldana Story

1984
Before stalking became a well-known crime in North America, there was Theresa Saldana's story. A drifter from the U.K. flies to the U.S. To look for Saldana. Jackson wanted the death sentence for hims...
The Evil That Men Do

The Evil That Men Do

1984
When one of Holland's friends, a Latin American journalist, was killed, Holland was forced out of retirement to break the Central American government's political torture ring. There is a sadist behind...
TV
Hunter

Hunter

1984
Frank Lupo is the creator of Hunter, a police drama series that features Fred Dryer as Sgt. They were Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer. Dee Dee McCall was on NBC from 1984 to 1991. After the sixth sea...
TV
Tales from the Darkside

Tales from the Darkside

5.38
1984
George A created Tales from the Darkside. Each episode had a plot twist. The series' episodes ranged from horror, science fiction, and fantasy to black comedy and more lighthearted themes.

1983.

1 Movie
Miss Lonelyhearts

Miss Lonelyhearts

1983
Although based on a novel that trashes the journalist's trade as cold-hearted and Machiavellian, director Michael Dinner has decided to make his journalist a pathetic figure. The story centers on a re...

1982.

2 TV shows
TV
T. J. Hooker

T. J. Hooker

6
1982
Sergeant Thomas Jefferson Hooker is a tough-as-nails veteran police officer with the LCPD who turns his back on a gold badge and goes back to patrolling the streets and training recuits. Lake City's t...
TV
Cagney & Lacey

Cagney & Lacey

1982
Both Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are NYPD police detectives. One of the great crime-fighting duos of all time is made up of a person who is tough and a person who is sensitive.

1981.

3 TV shows
TV
Nurse

Nurse

1981
Nurse was a medical drama that aired on CBS from 1981 to 1982. Michael Learned won an award for her work on the show.
TV
Simon & Simon

Simon & Simon

6
1981
The original run of Simon & Simon was from 1981 to 1989. Two brothers ran a private detective agency.
TV
Falcon Crest

Falcon Crest

1981
In the US, the CBS network aired nine seasons of Falcon Crest. The feuding factions of the wealthy Gioberti/Channing family in the Californian wine industry are the focus of the series. Robert Foxwort...

1980.

4 Movies
Defiance

Defiance

1980
In a New York neighborhood with a violent gang, Tommy takes up temporary housing. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does ...
Raging Bull

Raging Bull

6
1980
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.
Home Movies

Home Movies

1980
A cult guru urges a shy disciple to make life a movie and be its star.
Sophia Loren: Her Own Story

Sophia Loren: Her Own Story

1980
The life of Sophia Loren, who plays herself during adulthood and also that of her mother, was dramatized.

1979.

1 TV show
TV
240-Robert

240-Robert

1979
The American drama series was on ABC from 1979 to 1981 The series title refers to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's search and rescue teams.

1978.

1 Movie
I Wanna Hold Your Hand

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

1978
If they didn't see the Beatles in the U.S.A. They wouldn't like themselves for the rest of their lives.
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