Masiela Lusha is an Albanian-born American actress and writer best known for her starring role as rebellious and passionate daughter Carmen Lopez on the television sitcom George Lopez, from 2002-2007.
Raised in Tirana, Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria, Masiela settled in Michigan at the age of seven. English is her fourth language.
Her acting talents span well into films, voice-overs, print work with Ben Affleck and television. Among other roles, Masiela portrayed the voice of Nina, the lovable and energetic best friend on the animated series Clifford's Puppy Days.
Film work includes My Father's Eulogy, a biographical drama in which she portrays Lisa, the reflective lead who reminisces on her experiences with her father; Sony Picture's Blood the Last Vampire, where she portrays a demon vampire; Pathe's Time of the Comet, in which she stars as Saint Agnes; and Muertas, in which she plays the determined and sensitive lead, Aracelli.
Masiela was named The Youngest Author in the World to publish a book in two languages. She designed the cover herself at the age of 12 and was also named as one of The Best Top Ten Talented Poets for North America, for her first book Inner Thoughts.
Masiela's writing also includes screenplays, short stories and her first completed novel, The Besa.
Three important aspects of Masiela's life are 1736 Family Crisis Centre based in Los Angeles, UNICEF, and her own Children of the World Foundation.
Masiela graduated from high school at 15 and was accepted as a junior to UCLA at the age of 18, majoring in English. Before becoming an actor, she was named by Teen Magazine as one of five Most Likely to Succeed.
After arriving in Michigan, Masiela first gained attention by modeling. She was discovered among 600 aspiring actors by a Los Angeles based talent agent and shortly thereafter was one of three invited to Hollywood at the age of 13.
She loves honing her craft in front of the camera and exploring different characters, and continues to pave her path to success as an actress and author.