(m. 1984;div. 1987)
Rachel Ticotin (born November 1, 1958) is an American film and television actress. She has appeared in films such as Fort Apache, The Bronx ; Total Recall , Falling Down , and Con Air . She has appeared in the NBC legal drama Law & Order: LA as Lt. Arleen Gonzales, and guest starred in the "Warriors" episode of Blue Bloods in 2013 (season 3, episode 15), appearing as "Carmen Castillo".
Ticotin (pronounced "tick-oh-tin") was born in the Bronx, New York City, the daughter of Iris Torres, a Puerto Rican educator, and Abe Ticotin, a Russian-Jewish used-car salesman.Her sister, Nancy Ticotin, is also an actress. She also has three brothers, Marcus, Daniel, and David A. Ticotin, a first assistant director who lives in Calabasas, California, with his wife Alexis and their children. Her brother Daniel, now known as Sahaj, is a musician and lead singer for the rock group Ra. Ticotin grew up, and received her primary and secondary education, in the Bronx, which has a large Puerto Rican community. Her parents enrolled her in the Ballet Hispanico of New York, where she took ballet lessons.
In 1978, Ticotin made her film debut as a dancer in the film King of the Gypsies. She also acted in the off-Broadway production of Miguel Piñero's The Sun Always Shines for the Cool. During this period, she received an onscreen credit as a production assistant on Brian De Palma's Dressed to Kill . Her first big break came when, working as a production assistant alongside her brother David in 1981, she was given a significant role as Isabella, Paul Newman's love interest in the movie Fort Apache, The Bronx . That same year, she was listed as one of 12 promising new actors in John Willis' Screen World Vol. 33.
In 1983, she landed a regular role on NBC's television drama Love and Honor. Other television series in which she has appeared include: Ohara (1987), Women on the Inside (1991), Crime & Punishment (1993), and Disney's Gargoyles (1994).
Ticotin's film work includes: Critical Condition (1987) as Rachel Atwood, Where the Day Takes You (1992) as Officer Landers, Falling Down (1993) as Detective Sandra Torres, Total Recall (1990) as Melina alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone, First Time Felon (1997) as Mcbride alongside Omar Epps, and Con Air (1997) alongside Nicolas Cage, in which she earned an ALMA Award for her role as prison guard Sally Bishop. In 1995, she played the role of Doña Inez, the Mexican mother of Don Juan in the tongue-in-cheek romantic comedy Don Juan DeMarco , with Johnny Depp playing the title role.
Ticotin has participated in over 40 films and television series, appearing in Man on Fire (2004) as Mariana and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005). Ticotin was cast as Vangie Gonzalez Taylor in the second season of PBS's television series American Family alongside Edward James Olmos, Esai Morales, Raquel Welch, and Kate del Castillo. Ticotin also appeared on television in season two of the ABC series Lost as Captain Teresa Cortez, mother of Michelle Rodriguez's character Ana Lucia Cortez.
In September 2010, she joined the cast of the NBC legal drama Law & Order: LA as Lt. Arleen Gonzales in place of Wanda De Jesus, who originally played the role. Ticotin reshot the scenes originally performed by De Jesus.
|1978||King of the Gypsies||Gypsy Dancer|
|1981||Fort Apache, The Bronx||Isabella|
|1987||Critical Condition||Rachel Atwood|
|1991||One Good Cop||Grace|
|1992||Where the Day Takes You||Officer Landers|
|1993||Falling Down||Detective Sandra Torres|
|1994||Natural Born Killers||Wanda Bisbing (scenes deleted)|
|1994||Criminal Passion||Tracy Perry|
|1994||Don Juan DeMarco||Doña Inez|
|1995||Steal Big Steal Little||Laura Martinez|
|1997||Con Air||Guard Sally Bishop|
|1998||Gargoyles: Brothers Betrayed||Captain Maria Chavez (voice)||Video short|
|2000||Can't Be Heaven||Maggie|
|2001||Full Disclosure||Armiti Khalq||Video|
|2001||Warden of Red Rock||Maria McVale||Video|
|2003||Something's Gotta Give||Dr. Martinez|
|2004||Man on Fire||Mariana Garcia Guerrero|
|2005||The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants||Carmen's Mom|
|2008||The Eye||Rosa Martinez|
|2008||The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2||Carmen's Mom|
|2008||The Burning Plain||Ana|
|1983||For Love and Honor||Cpl. Grace Pavlik||TV film|
|1983–1984||For Love and Honor||Cpl. Grace Pavlik||12 episodes|
|1985||Love, Mary||Rachel Martin||TV film|
|1985||Our Family Honor||Karen Pellagrino||Episode "Crimes of Passion: Part 1"|
|1986||Our Family Honor||Karen Pellagrino||Episode: "Crimes of Passion: Part 2"|
|1986||Rockabye||Victoria Garcia||TV film|
|1986||Stingray||Elena Ballesteros||Episode: "Ancient Eyes"|
|1986||When the Bough Breaks||Raquel Santos||TV film|
|1987–1988||Ohara||Asst. U.S. Atty. Teresa Storm||14 episodes|
|1988||Spies, Lies & Naked Thighs||Sonia||TV film|
|1991||Prison Stories: Women on the Inside||Iris||TV film|
|1992||Keep the Change||Astrid||TV film|
|1992||From the Files of Joseph Wambaugh: A Jury of One||Christine Avila||TV film|
|1993||Crime & Punishment||Det. Annette Rey||Episode: "Our Denial"|
Episode: "Fire with Fire"
|1994||Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story||Diane||TV film|
|1994||Deconstructing Sarah||Elizabeth Davis||TV film|
|1994||Tales from the Crypt||Charbonnet / Lilian||Episode: "Staired in Horror"|
|1994–1996||Gargoyles||Capt. Maria Chavez (voice)||12 episodes|
|1995||The Wharf Rat||Dexter Ireland||TV film|
|1996||Gargoyles: The Goliath Chronicles||Capt. Maria Chavez (voice)||3 episodes|
|1997||First Time Felon||McBride||TV film|
|1999||Aftershock: Earthquake in New York||Elizabeth Perez||TV film|
|2001||The Outer Limits||Theodora 'Teddi' Madden||Episode: "Mona Lisa"|
|2002||American Family||Vangie Gonzalez||6 episodes|
|2003–2004||Skin||Laura Roam||6 episodes|
|2005–2006||Lost||Capt. Teresa Cortez||Episode: "Collision"|
Episode: "Two for the Road"
|2007||John from Cincinnati||Woman in Jail Cell||Episode: "His Visit: Day One"|
|2009||Weeds||Candela||Episode: "All About My Mom"|
|2010–2011||Law & Order: LA||Lt. Arleen Gonzalez||Main role|
|2012||Unforgettable||Sharon Vega||Episode: "Allegiances"|
|2012||NCIS: Los Angeles||Monica Tenez||Episode: "Dead Body Politic"|
|2013||Blue Bloods||Carmen Castillo||Episode: "Warrior"|
|2015||The Curse of the Fuentes Women||Esperanza Fuentes||TV movie|
|2016||Secret Summer||Ms. Annie Archer||TV movie|
|2017||Homeland||Mercedes||Episode: "The Return"|
|2018||Grey's Anatomy||Dr. Marie Cerone||3 episodes|
|2019||The Act||Gina||4 episodes|
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