Kamala Lopez-Dawson is a film and television actress, producer, director, writer and editor who has appeared in movies as Born in East L.A., Deep Cover and The Burning Season (co-starring the late Raúl Juliá) in addition to numerous other English and Spanish-language films. She has also appeared on such television shows as Beverly Hills, 90210, Murder She Wrote, 21 Jump Street and Hill Street Blues.
A student of Sanford Meisner and Jerzy Grotowski, Lopez-Dawson studied theatre at Yale University from which she graduated with a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Theatre Studies. She was Executive Director of the Yale In Hollywood annual film festival.
She directed the film, A Single Woman, which premiered in the United States Congress and has since been invited to screen at The Smithsonian Institution, The United Nations, The National Arts Club and Yale University among others. It is currently being sold on DVD.
Lopez-Dawson is of Tamil origin on her mother's side and Venezuelan on her father's side and grew up in Venezuela. She dated Ben Affleck in the early 1990s. She was married to actor Joel Marshall in 2007.
2. (retired) Municipal Court Judge B. Fred Ashmead, Houston, Texas, U.S.A