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Masiela Lusha

American actress and author

Masiela Lusha is ...


Born 23 October 1985 in Tirana
Age 37 years, 5 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship United States of America and Albania
Occupation actor, poet, writer, television actor and film actor
Instrument voice
Notable work George Lopez and Blood: The Last Vampire
Educated at University of California, Los Angeles, Burbank High School, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and Glendale Community College
Field of work poetry

About Masiela Lusha

Masiela Lusha: From War-Torn Kosovo to Hollywood Stardom

Masiela Lusha's journey to fame is nothing short of remarkable. Born on October 23, 1985, in Tirana, Albania, she fled with her family to Hungary and Austria before settling in Michigan as a refugee from the Kosovo War. Despite the language barrier and cultural shock, Lusha excelled in school and discovered her passion for acting and writing.

At the age of 12, Lusha landed a role on the hit sitcom "George Lopez" as Carmen Lopez, the rebellious daughter of the titular character. Her natural talent and charisma made her a fan favorite, and she stayed with the show for five seasons. Lusha also appeared in films like "Blood: The Last Vampire" and "Of Silence," as well as TV shows like "Law & Order: SVU" and "Sharknado 4."

But Lusha's talents extend beyond acting. She is also a prolific writer, with several books to her name, including the poetry collection "Inner Thoughts" and the memoir "Besa: A Journey of Hope and Survival." The latter chronicles her family's escape from Kosovo and their struggles to rebuild their lives in America.

Lusha's humanitarian work is also noteworthy. She is a UNICEF ambassador and has worked with organizations like the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In 2017, she founded the Children of the World Foundation, which provides education and healthcare to underprivileged children in developing countries.

Despite her success, Lusha remains humble and grounded. She credits her upbringing and her family's resilience for her drive and determination. "I come from a place where survival is the norm," she told Rolling Stone. "I feel like I have a responsibility to use my platform to make a positive impact in the world."


- "Masiela Lusha: From 'George Lopez' to UNICEF Ambassador," Rolling Stone, May 16, 2017.

- "Masiela Lusha: Actress, Author, Humanitarian," HuffPost, October 23, 2018.

- "Masiela Lusha: The Refugee Who Became a Hollywood Star," BBC News, September 22, 2016.

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