Masiela Lusha
Actress, writer, author
Masiela Lusha
Masiela Lusha is an Albanian author, actress, producer and humanitarian who first gained recognition after starring in film and TV projects such as ABC's George Lopez and Sony Picture's Blood: The Last Vampire. As an author, Lusha has translated poems and prayers by Mother Teresa, and has written several books in various languages. Lusha spent her childhood chiefly in Albania, Hungary and Austria.
Biography
Masiela Lusha's personal information overview.
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Eerie Of Silence Trailer - HorrorMovies.ca
Google News - over 5 years
Of Silence is written & directed by Jeremiah Sayys and stars Jeremiah Sayys, Masiela Lusha, Ashlee Gillespie, Najarra Townsend, Suzanne Ford, Paul Cuneo, Matthew Lawrence and Muse Watson. Synopsis: “After returning home, a former scuba diver tries to
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New Of Silence Trailer Hits the Web With a Whisper - Dread Central
Google News - over 5 years
Written, produced and directed by Jeremiah Sayys, the film stars Sayys himself along with Masiela Lusha, Ashlee Gillespie, Najarra Townsend, Suzanne Ford, Paul Cuneo and Matthew Lawrence with Muse Watson. After returning home, a former scuba diver
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George Lopez Cast - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
Carmen played by Masiela Lusha is George's teenage daughter who is very smart. She is the typical teenage girl and doesn't offer up to much trouble to the family. Ernie is George's bestfriend and they work together at the factory
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A look at Erlich houses - Pasadena Star-News
Google News - almost 6 years
Masiela Lusha seeks to encourage children ages 4-8 to pursue their passions with "Boopity Boop Writes Her First Poem" (Little Black Dog, $12). Six-year-old Boopy gets the courage to follow her dream and happily succeeds. Burbank resident Lusha's poems,
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TELEVISION REVIEW; Among New Sitcoms, A Funny Latino Father
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Passing through the revolving door of new sitcoms are a Latino father, a living puppet and the staff of a fictional television network; that scent in the air is one of slapdash desperation. Of the three shows that begin tonight, only ''George Lopez'' is worth a glance. Never mind what ABC says about its star; hardly anyone has a clue who George
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Masiela Lusha
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 30
    In a 2016 interview, Lusha credited her childhood memories as refugee for the drive behind her efforts as a humanitarian.
    More Details Hide Details In the same interview Lusha noted that her earliest memory was on a bus with her mother, fleeing Albania. Because of numerous bomb threats targeted at the bus, an international organization provided volunteers to sit in the bus with the refugees, allowing the people to enter Hungary safely. Lusha stated that because of these experiences, "humanitarianism is the bedrock of her existence and identity." In 2010, Lusha was appointed Ambassador for Prince Harry's charity, Sentebale. The charity was founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, Africa in memory of their mothers, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Queen Mamohato of Lesotho. The cause helps vulnerable children in Lesotho, Africa through various grassroots efforts. Lusha was the spokesperson for Scholastic's Read for Life, and she has been involved in national PSA commercials and school readings across the country. Throughout her career, Lusha has promoted "the value of appreciating the written word". As the national spokesperson for the Great American Bake Sale, a hunger-relief program, Lusha visits local towns throughout the United States and supports food drives to help battle childhood hunger. For her role as a national spokesperson, Lusha promotes the importance of raising funds to help local communities.
    In an interview in 2016, Lusha credits her early memories as a refugee for her lifelong humanitarian efforts.
    More Details Hide Details At the age of seven, Lusha moved to Michigan where she and her mother reunited with her great uncle Dr. Joseph H. Ali. English was Lusha's fourth language, after Albanian, Hungarian, and German. At the age of twelve, Lusha began a modeling career in Michigan. After a few months of professional modeling and acting in local theater plays, she was discovered by a Hollywood talent agent who held an open call in Detroit, Michigan. That following year, while acting in Los Angeles, Lusha became a published author with her first book of poetry, Inner Thoughts. As a poet, Lusha was recognized as one of the Top Ten Talented Poets of North America for her published work, and also received the public recognition of former President Bill Clinton. Upon graduating high school, Lusha had published two collections of poetry. As of 2010, Lusha has since written seven books.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 28
    In 2014, Lusha was also appointed the World Assembly of Youth's Goodwill Ambassador.
    More Details Hide Details As an author, Lusha has written four books of poetry, Inner Thoughts, Drinking the Moon, Amore Celeste, The Call, a novel The Besa, and two children's books. Lusha has also written and translated poetry in English and Albanian. She has also translated poems and prayers by Mother Teresa.
  • 2013
    Age 27
    In the spring of 2013, Athgo International appointed Lusha as their Ambassador for Youth.
    More Details Hide Details As an Ambassador, Lusha encouraged a dialogue between aspiring global entrepreneurs and Athgo's bodies of support such as the World Bank Group, the United Nations, and international universities. Lusha will participate with Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda and Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General of ITU and Vice-Chairman of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development. World Assembly of Youth appointed Lusha as their first Goodwill Ambassador. WAY co-operates with the UN and many of its special agencies, particularly with UNAIDS, UNEP, ILO, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO. As ambassador, Lusha promoted diverse causes concerning the global youth, such as improving gender equality, promote the democratic participation,increase inter-ethnic respect and to foster inter-cultural and international understanding and cooperation. Lusha's career and television influence has been discussed in a number of books, most notably How to Become a Magnet to Hollywood Success by Michele Blood and Rock Riddle. Lusha has also been mentioned in Whiz Kids by Jesee K Mwaura; The Albanian Poets Almanac; The American Family on Television by Maria Brooks; Become a Magnet to Success: Through the Sea of Unlimited Consciousness by Bob Proctor; Contemporary Theater, Film and Television by Thomas Riggs; Albania - Webster's Speciality Crossword Puzzles; George Lopez: Latino King of Comedy by Lila Guzman and Rick Guzman, as well as George Lopez's own autobiography, Why You Crying?: My Long, Hard Look at Life, Love, and Laughter.
  • 2012
    Age 26
    In 2012, Lusha began dating financier Ramzi Habibi. In July 2013, it was announced that the two were engaged. On December 28, 2013, the couple married on Wanaka Peak in Queenstown, New Zealand.
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    In 2012, Lusha starred in the film Orc Wars, portraying the role of Princess Aleya, the last remaining elven warrior.
    More Details Hide Details Lusha re-teamed with George Lopez creator and executive producer Bruce Helford on the FX series Anger Management. Lusha portrayed the love interest, Molly, in the episode "Charlie and Sean Fight Over A Girl." Lusha was cast as one of the leads in SyFy's Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. Lusha portrayed Gemini, the cousin of Ian Zeiring's character, and niece of David Hasselhoff's character.
    In 2012, Lusha also starred in the film, Of Silence, alongside Muse Watson.
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  • 2011
    Age 25
    In 2011, Lusha also starred in the films, Katie Malone and The Architect.
    More Details Hide Details In Katie Malone, she portrayed the role of Ginger, a premed college student who is tormented by the ghost of a slave girl. One Tree Hill actor Stephen Colletti and Superman star Dean Cain costarred in the movie. The film was released by American World Pictures. In The Architect, Lusha acted alongside Stacy Keach.
  • 2009
    Age 23
    In December 2009, Lusha joined the original cast of George Lopez for a televised reunion on Lopez Tonight.
    More Details Hide Details During the live reunion taping, when asked about her experiences on the show, Lusha said: "it is the show that keeps giving. Every year it offers something to society and it offered something to each and every one of us. It brought us all together for a lifetime". Lusha has since appeared as Mira on an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. At the suggestion of George Clooney, Lusha has also appeared in the Spanish language film Muertas (2008) in which she portrayed the main character Aracelli. Lusha also starred as Saint Agnes in the Albanian production of Time of the Comet (2008) based on the novel A Difficult Year by Ismail Kadare. Throughout the film, Lusha's dialogue was in a specific Albanian dialect. In the film, Lusha plays a catholic nun who falls in love with a Muslim rebel.
    It has been reported that portraying the character of Nina introduced Lusha to children's entertainment, inspiring her to write a children's book in 2009.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2001
    Age 15
    In 2001 she was picked to play Carmen Lopez on the newly developed ABC sitcom, George Lopez.
    More Details Hide Details The show was executive produced by Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock and Bruce Helford. After completing its 120th episode, the show reached global syndication and established Lusha as a TV veteran by the age of 20. That following year, the George Lopez show won an Emmy and was established as the second-longest-running sitcom in television history to star a Hispanic lead, after I Love Lucy. To this date, it continues to be Nick at Nite's highest rated series. In 2007, the character was written off the show by George Lopez due to "creative differences". Lusha won two consecutive Young Artist Awards for Best Leading Actress in a Comedy and Drama for her portrayal as Carmen. While working on George Lopez, Lusha also voiced the role of Nina for four years on the PBS series Clifford's Puppy Days.
    Lusha made her acting debut in Summoning in 2001.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she made her television debut in the Disney Channel series, Lizzie McGuire. After George Lopez, Lusha appeared as a main cast member in Clifford's Puppy Days (2003-2005) for PBS. Lusha also appeared in Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Anger Management with Charlie Sheen. Lusha starred in a variety of genres, including Cherry Bomb (2004), My Father's Eulogy (2007), Muertas (2007), Time of the Comet (2008), Ballad of Broken Angels (2009), Kill Katie Malone (2010), Dragonfyre (2013), The Architect (2014), Of Silence (2014), Fatal Instinct (2014), and Branded (2016). In 2010, Lusha was appointed Ambassador of Prince Harry's charity, Sentebale.
  • 2000
    Age 14
    Lusha made her film debut in the 2000 film A Father's Love, as Lisa, the lead who reminisces on her experiences with her father.
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    Then in 2000 it was Lusha's television debut with a guest appearance on the Disney Channel series, Lizzie McGuire as the character Olivia in the episode Last Year's Model.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1990
    Age 4
    Lusha was born in Tirana, in Albania and is the only child of Max and Daniela. Her mother was a magazine publisher. In 1990, Lusha and her family left Albania as refugees.
    More Details Hide Details Upon leaving Albania, Lusha moved to Budapest, Hungary, and Vienna, Austria.
  • 1985
    Born
    Born on October 23, 1985.
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